The Hazeltons’ Health Food Store (formerly Country Herbs)
Country Herbs (the former business name) has been your neighbourhood health and bulk foods store since 1985. New ownership took on the enterprise in the Summer of 2018. From their excellent selection of organic produce, local poultry and lamb, grains, legumes and nuts, Oso Negro coffee, to gluten-free, dairy-free, organic and so much more, The Hazeltons’ Health Food Store is the perfect one-stop shop for all your grocery needs.
In addition to whole foods, customers will discover a wide variety of vitamins, essential oils, Canadian-made pet food, Himalayan salt lamps, kitchen gadgets, water purification, baking products, environmentally-friendly cleaning supplies, baby essentials, plus paraben-free health and beauty products.
Come on by the homey and clean shop and experience customer service like no other. The staff are eager to point you in the right direction, backed with knowledge on countless quality products. There’s also a fun playground for families, making shopping with your little ones a great time for everyone. They even have a deck (and free wifi!) with a postcard view – making it a fantastic spot for everyone.
Meet Rhonda Taylor
Meet Rhonda Taylor
Rhonda and her partner Dave had been looking for a new home and lifestyle in Northwest BC and they made the move in 2018. Rhonda had worked in the alternative health industry for most of her adult life so the opportunity to take on Country Herbs was a natural fit.
Rhonda Taylor and Dave Marek are first and foremost a couple with a solid and loving foundation, making them the perfect duo to take on a thriving small business. As a lifelong entrepreneur, Rhonda has reveled in the creative vision that their new enterprise has afforded them. They thoroughly enjoy the challenge of entrepreneurship, along with the autonomy of decision making. “It gives me the opportunity to do what I love,” shares Rhonda.
While the business pair are relatively new to the Hazelton area, they are no strangers when it comes to appreciating the awe-inspiring beauty the surrounds them. Both Rhonda and Dave describe the Hazeltons as if it were a postcard, and they are especially fond of the diverse blend of people. “There is a beautiful tapestry of people here,” say the business owners.
In addition to the beauty, it was also the calm serenity that lured Rhonda and Dave to their new community. A lot of their energy has been focused on their new business, but when the time comes, Rhonda wants to venture out into the abundance of splendor provided by Mother Nature. Fishing, hiking or simply marveling at Hagwilget Peak are some of their favourite things to do in the Hazeltons.
As a wonderful addition to their team, Rhonda's sister, Brenda Parkes, joined in the adventure in the Spring of 2019. Brenda's experience in natural health wholesale made her a perfect fit.