Corn Crib Natural Foods was incorporated in 1975 and began as a smaller store in Moncton than the one you know now. Although records are not easy to find, Corn Crib Natural Foods is likely connected to both the back-to-the-land movement of the 1960s and the health food movement of the 1970s and 1980s when people started to question whether there was any health value in food products that were made by big food corporations and sold in supermarkets.
For decades, the Corn Crib Natural Foods was the only health food store in Moncton and it has been a trailblazer since it opened. In its earliest days, the Corn Crib sold mostly bulk foods like oats, flour, and candied fruit — and of course spices — but gradually evolved with the health movement, as demand for healthier products grew.
The first line of supplements carried at the Corn Crib was Swiss Herbals. We still carry some Swiss Herbal products today, but our stores now carry over 1000 kinds of supplements from over 100 brands.
In the 1990s, the Corn Crib was known as the place to go in Moncton to purchase body building supplements! And, up until the early in the first decade of 2000s, we were one of the few stores in Moncton to carry gluten-free products — and a popular source for both products and support.
In 2012, a Corn Crib store was open in Saint John. It specializes in supplements and lifestyle. The Saint John store also provides space for natural health practitioners to offer treatments.
2013 was a monumental year for Corn Crib Natural Foods. The store effectively doubled its size in April 2013 to allow expansion of all of its lines — whole foods, supplements, health and beauty, and cleaning and lifestyle products. In 2013, Kelly McCarthy, who was behind the expansion, took over ownership of the Corn Crib.
Kelly McCarthy also became a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) at the Corn Crib in 2015. In January 2015, Rachelle Wood also a RHN, joined the Corn Crib and now works mainly from the Moncton store, but also sees clients in the Dieppe and Saint John stores.
In May 2016, Corn Crib Natural Foods opened its third location at Bien être Gallie Wellness in Dieppe, selling supplements and a selection of products from all its product categories to complement the wellness centre.
Through all of its changes and growth, some things are constant at Corn Crib Natural Foods — we will always be in constant evolution as new understandings about health science, trends, and natural products begin to emerge.
What we believe
We believe that our customers deserve our absolute attention, caring advice, and the most nourishing products we can provide. Our customers are the reason we exist.
We believe in helping our customers to achieve the best health possible. Nothing makes us happier than hearing, “I haven’t felt this good in years!”
We believe in sourcing and selling the best organic produce, whole foods, and products — from local sources whenever we can.
We believe in supporting our staff to be the best that they can be. We do this through education and constant learning, supporting their growth and desires whenever we can, and making them feel part of our family.
We believe that promoting and supporting our local growers and suppliers helps New Brunswick’s local farmers, ranchers, and product developers grow their businesses.
We believe in practicing environmental stewardship by reusing plastic bags for customers that don’t bring their own) and ensuring our outdated organic produce is used or given away.