Eric and Marsha Eberhardt helped establish The Gentle Rain in 1979. The business grew quickly and moved to a larger space at 30 Rebecca Street in 1989. A few renovations and additions later, we are still growing. This year we celebrate 36 years in business!!!


In July 2010, Eric passed away. He will always be remembered by customers and staff for all of his accomplishments with the store and in the community.


In July 2014, Marsha made the decision to retire, selling the store to Brendan Davidson.

In July 2014, Brendan Davidson purchased the Gentle Rain from Marsha. Brendan grew up in his mothers health food store in Guelph (The Stone Store) and acquired Green Valley Health & Herbs in Elmira, ON in 2005.


We happily support local farms and businesses and promote environmentally friendly products and utilities.

MICHELLE has been employed at the Gentle Rain since 1996. She was interviewed by Eric in the parking lot for a cashier position. Long term health nut and environmental enthusiast, Michelle has transitioned from cashier to General Manager along with day to day management of the store and ensuring high levels of customer service.