The doors of Bundaberg’s newest health food store, The Barn Wholefoods, have opened with a focus on organics.
The Barn Wholefoods offers an organic and healthy range of food, including fresh organic produce and pantry items along with takeaway organic coffee.
Shaylea Small and her dad Brendan Coan came up with idea to open The Barn Wholefoods during a family dinner, and they’re excited to share the healthy new business with the community.
Born and bred in Bundaberg Shaylea said opening a small grocery store was something new for them both, and the local support they had already received had blown them away.
“As a nutritionist and a bit of a foodie I noticed that Bundaberg didn’t have a large range in the way of healthy, plant based and organic products,” she said.
“So, I really wanted to be able to bring that here.
“It was a bit of a leap for us – as neither of us have done this before.
“It was actually a bit of a shock to see the interest on Facebook before we’ve even opened.
“I worked at Woolies for a couple of years, and I’m really excited about this new venture.”
The 24-year-old said as the doors opened for the first time on Friday, 28 January, they served takeaway coffee and they would add smoothies and cold-pressed juice in the coming weeks.
“We will be offering a variety of products which are focused on organic, and supportive of specific dietary requirements,” Shaylea said.
“People can expect a friendly and helpful environment, we have a large range of products to suit a lot of individual needs.
“As well as a coffee window serving takeaway coffee and clean treats, with plans for cold press juice and smoothies also.”
Shaylea said anyone with an interest in both health and retail could drop their resume in.
“We are always open for anyone who has a passion for health, organics, or sustainability to apply or come in for a chat,” Shaylea said.
The Barn Wholefoods will be open seven days at 62 Takalvan Street.
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