This is still our one stop shop for organics. However our latest experience was not fabulous.
We bought all of our beautiful organic produce and staff were very helpful, especially when they helped us to find something. Register staff were great, so we have absolutely no complaints about our experience in the marketplace. It changed when we went to the garden centre. My elderly mother in law wanted a fern. She chose the plant she wanted and I decided to wait just beyond the checkout while she paid. The young man who was serving was very engrossed in a conversation with his friend. He didn't stop talking to his friend for the whole time he ran through Mums purchase. Without ever looking at her, he held his hand out for payment, still talking to his friend. He never acknowledged the customer he was serving. I could see Mum was upset by this and as she left, she thanked him for hisread more
The owner of this place goes to every effort to make sure that the produce is of the highest quality. The dried fruits have no sulphites, like most dried fruits. This is our only port of call for all our dry cooking items, pulses and chocolate (the huge chunks of chocolate are so yummy).
The expertise of the staff gives you the confidence that they actually care for you as a person, not just the money they make. Sure the prices are generally higher than the supermarket, but the health benefits far outweigh that small negative.
The cafe is fantastic. Great food and service. Very prompt delivery. The only comment I have that they could work on is that the hot food should be delivered at the same time as the cold food so that people don't feel rude eatibg before others at their table have their food.
Still, it's great. Worth the drive.