Celebrity James Strawbridge Officially Opens The Natural Store and its new Vegetarian Café!

Local Press Release:

A wholefood shop stocking fresh and local produce, a take-away deli producing organic nutrient-packed juices, soups and salads, a community hub, staff that are full of health and well-being knowledge and tips, and now a vegetarian café to die for…. have the Natural Store in Falmouth created the dream wellness haven in Falmouth?!

NS Opening Party


 A friendly welcome was given to all that came to Falmouth’s exciting new vegetarian eatery, The Natural Store Café for its official opening on Saturday, and the general feeling was one of excitement and curiosity.  Regular customers familiar with the Natural Store as a supplier of groceries, natural products and health supplements turned out in impressive numbers to check out the new café and see what the fuss was about.  Set on the first floor and flooded with natural light the café boosts stunning views over the Prince of Wales Pier and offers a range of delicious healthy and nutrient-rich food and drink in an atmosphere that manages to be both relaxed and vibrant at the same time.

After the event Rob Kneebone, store manager, said  “ The official launch of The Natural Store and the café was a huge success.  There was a wonderful vibe and atmosphere throughout the day and we were really pleased to see many new faces come in to the store. ”

The Official Opening Party was attended by TV celebrity, Posh Pasty Co. Founder and Sustainability Expert James Strawbridge (the son of ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green’ star Dick Strawbridge).

James, his wife Holly and their three children came to support the event at the weekend and to promote its achievements in creating such a vibrant community hub celebrating all things healthy and wholesome.

James commented “Living sustainably isn’t about competition, it’s about collaboration, and The Natural Store is one of my favourite shops because it is the perfect example of local suppliers coming together via this one outlet”.

The celebration had a great turnout of customers old and new, and involved live music from local musicians such as Gavin Kaufman and Evening Chorus Choir. The delicious food samples flowed, local suppliers presented their products from Carleys, Cornish Seaweed Co, My Health to Owens Coffee and Bloom Remedies.

Bloom Remedies

Raffle hamper supplied by Bloom Remedies.

The new cafe is a progression for a business that has developed a well-earned reputation since opening in 1996 , moving with the times while always sticking to its founding principles.  This represents a new chapter, which owner Paul Johnson says involves making good food more accessible and everyone feel welcome from the moment they enter.

“Our commitment to providing a great health experience has led to the recent expansion, and a positive move from the High Street to a more prominent position on Market Strand,” Paul continues.  “We were delighted to have James Strawbridge join in with our celebrations and we look forward to seeing everyone popping  in to the shop for supplies, for the cafe or just to talk about food and health”.

Opening hours at the cafe are Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm.

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