Health comes first at Mother Natures

Profile on Mother Natures health food store in downtown Castlegar

Mickey and Sharon Tarasoff are ready to serve you at Mother Natures.

Mickey and Sharon Tarasoff are ready to serve you at Mother Natures.

If you’re seeking a natural remedy for whatever ails you, or maybe you’re just looking for some tasty, healthy snacks, check out Mother Natures in downtown Castlegar.

Mother Natures has been in business for over 40 years and still has the original owner, Mickey Tarasoff.

Tarasoff started the business in 1971 after graduating from high school here in Castlegar. A year later he married Sharon and the two of them have run the store ever since.

“We have a variety of everything here,” said Mickey. “We have a lot of gluten-free products, dairy-free products. We have a large selection of vitamins, minerals, and homeopathic combinations.”

Mother Natures  is an independent store that’s part of a large buying group called Health First.

“We also carry bulk foods, pre-packaged foods, and we have a large line of natural cosmetics,” he said.

The store also carries juice machines for smoothies and vita-mix drinks and flour mills.

The store attracts customers from all over the West Kootenay and beyond.

“We’ve been here in Castlegar for 40 years so we have a big customer base,” said Mickey. “We like to have the one on one service where we can spend time with people and work with them.”

Mother Natures has several staff members with strong nutritutional backgrounds who are ready to help answer any questions from customers.

Nearly four years ago, the Tarasoffs moved the store across the street into a much bigger building and have continued growing ever since.