Whole foods market since 1981

The Food Store was established in 1981 by Jon and Sally Weaver Sommer. They opened a shop in their Main St. home after reading the book titled "Diet for a New Planet." In 1985, John and Sally moved the business to its current location at 103 S. Main St., Bluffton, Ohio, and became partners with Linda and Hans Houshower.

For more than 30 years, The Food Store has brought shoppers to Bluffton, by providing superior and hard-to-find foods and supplements, as well as personal care, cleaning, and pet products. We also have a selection of books, cards, and food containers. Our knowledgable staff helps customers select products, including items that are suited to specific health and dietary needs.

A long-time resource for organic and gluten-free foods, we have products for vegan and vegetarian diets, as well as preservative-free and non-GMO foods. You'll find a wide variety of packaged, refrigerated and frozen foods.

As an independent, local business, The Food Store has more freedom to work with community producers and small companies do not have wide distribution. We stock meat, egg and cheeses products from Luginbill Family Farm of Pandora, and Swiss Heritage Farms of Bluffton.

Shoppers can also choose from food sold in bulk, ranging from pantry staples like flour and peanut butter to snack mixes and granolas. When you order products by case, you recieve a bulk discount.

To inquire about brands and products that are available at The Food Store or to place a special order, call (419) 358-5411.