Welcome to
The Gentle Rain!

Stratford's health food store since 1979

About Us

We are excited to announce we now have a Webcart option for your shopping experience. This will show you what we have in stock as well as other options to choose from. We have organized it in categories to assist you in locating what you are looking for.

 

For detailed instructions on how to use our curbside webcart, go to: 

Webcart Instructions

 

Please check out the Gentle Rain Webcart  

 

 

We are excited to announce that we are OPEN to the public 

 

Doors open to public :  Monday – Friday 9am-7pm , Saturday 9am-5pm

 

Curbside Pick up (WEBCART): Monday- Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm

We continue to be CLOSED on Sundays

We are CLOSED on Monday October 12th ~ Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

     Shopping in the store guidelines

  • We will be limiting customers into the store, asking 1 person per household. 
  • If you are sick, please use our Curbside pick up (WEBCART) option.
  • We will provide a sanitized cart to each shopper. 
  • Each shopper must sanitize their hands before entering the store. 
  • Masks are required and will be provided if needed. 
  • No outside gloves will be allowed; fresh gloves are available.
  • We have arrows on the floor indicating the direction to move around the store. 
  • We ask you follow the arrows for the safety of staff and other shoppers and maintain physical distancing of 6 feet at all times.
  • Please come prepared with a list and limit your shopping to 15 minutes or less. 
  • If you have questions please call ahead to discuss your options. 
  • Our public washrooms will remain closed to the public.  

We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Preferred payment methods accepted are Credit Card, Debit and Gift Cards. 

 

 

 

 

 

About Us

We provide a wide and ever-growing selection of fresh organic produce, gluten-free foods, a variety of raw foods, supplements, body and baby care and all your household needs.

 

Our grocery department includes organic dairy from a variety of sources such as cow, goat, sheep, and soy/rice/almond alternatives, organic grass-fed meats (with both vegetarian & vegan options as well). We have an ever-growing bulk section with dried fruits and grains, as well as many dry goods and weekly deliveries of fresh-baked bread (including wheat and gluten-free options). We have a selection of Keto products to assist you in transitioning over to a low carb, sugar-free lifestyle. We also have weekly deliveries of fresh salads from LIVE Organic Restaurant in Toronto (Wednesdays) & The Pulp Restaurant. We also do special orders to ensure that your favourite salad is here for you!

 

As part of the VIP Program, you will be able to collect points in our supplement area, which is redeemable for FREE products (for information check out VIP Rewards). We strive on locating the very best quality products we can find to benefit your health and wellness. With knowledgeable staff to assist you in finding the product you are looking for, your experience is sure to be a great one. As with all areas of the store, special orders are accepted.

 

In addition to the above, we have a wide selection of organic dried herbs and spices as well as fair trade coffee and tea.

 

The Gentle Rain Natural Health Food Store has been a member of the Health First Network since 2002.

 

 

 


Location

You can find us at:

 

30 Rebecca St
Stratford, Ontario

N5A 3P1, Canada

 

Phone: 519-271-0388

 

The Gentle Rain

30 Rebecca Street
Stratford, ON N5A 3P1
(519) 271-0388
info@thegentlerain.ca
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Loyalty Program & Rewards

 

VIP Loyalty Program

NEW – Sign up for our VIP Loyalty Program, earn points and redeem them for FREE products!

 

How it works:

  • Earn 3 points for every dollar spent on supplements and 2 points for every dollar spent on body care
  • Earn double the points on Health First supplements
  • Watch for special promotions throughout the year on other store merchandise to earn extra points
  • Start redeeming at 500 points for $5 OFF your entire purchase!

Other benefits include:

  • Special promotions and coupons just for VIP members!
  • Easy returns
  • Have your receipt automatically emailed to you instead of printed
  • Bonus offers on your birthday!

To get started, CLICK HERE for your registration form!


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