About Our Store
• Sunny Rewards — earn points on every purchase when you sign up for our free rewards card!
• Student Discount on Saturdays. Receive 10% off your purchase on Saturdays with a valid Student ID.
• Senior Citizen Discount on Wednesdays and Sundays. Receive 10% off your purchase with a valid ID.
• Free Wi-Fi! Access the internet on your laptop while sitting at a table in front of the store.
• HyperHealth Encyclopedia of Nutrition & Natural Health — a comprehensive natural medicine database covering thousands of topics for improving health using natural remedies. Browse HyperHealth on our Vitamin Dept computer.
Your Local Natural Foods Source Since 1971
We support the health of our customers and our community by offering a comprehensive selection of natural foods with a strong emphasis on organics, completely organically grown produce and wine departments, cutting edge nutritional supplements, natural cruelty-free body care, Fair Trade gifts, and more!
We are committed to supporting our local suppliers because local food is fresher, has better flavor, reduces the use of fossil fuels, and benefits the local economy.
Organically grown food is good for our health and good for the planet. Organic growing methods keep chemicals out of the air, water, soil and our bodies while promoting biodiversity. It reduces farm pollution, protecting farm workers and the surrounding environment. Organic food tastes better and has more nutritional value.
GMO's and Organic Foods
The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is prohibited in organic products. This means an organic farmer can’t plant GMO seeds, an organic cow can’t eat GMO alfalfa or corn, and an organic food producer can’t use any GMO ingredients. To meet the USDA organic regulations, farmers and processors must show they aren’t using GMOs, and that they are protecting their products from contact with prohibited substances, such as GMOs, from farm to table.
Many (but not all) products that are non-GMO carry the "Non-GMO Project Verified" seal
Fair Trade is an international movement ensuring that disadvantaged artisans and farmers worldwide get a fair deal — a fair price for their goods, safe working conditions, long term contracts; and support to gain the knowledge and skills to develop their businesses. There are a number of Fair Trade organizations including Transfair USA which certifies Fair Trade products (though not all products that are made or grown using Fair Trade practices are certified). Country Sun supports Fair Trade by offering an increasing variety of Fair Trade items including:
• Gifts (bags, scarves, jewelry, baskets & more).
We’ve been committed to the health of the environment since we opened our doors in 1971. We recycle cardboard boxes and packing materials. We encourage our customers to use reusable bags, whether paper, plastic or cloth. We sell cotton string bags, nylon Chico Bags, and cotton canvas totes. We also carry a variety of eco-friendly products from dishwashing and laundry soap to paper towels made from recycled materials.
Country Sun is very pleased to have two exceptional creations to share with our community:
Artists Jeffrey Reed and Jennifer Madden, installed in 2002. Sculptural California poppy “umbrellas,” spiraling like lazy pinwheels, rise from the earth to shelter bistro tables while breezes catch at them to create movement. Once night falls solar batteries hidden in the up-lighted canopy will power dozens of sparkling lights, suggesting a grotto in which to enjoy a bite to eat or to drink.
Funded by: City of Palo Alto Utiltities, Country Sun Natural Foods, CAADA (California Ave Area Development Association), Palo Alto Public Art Commission and Private Contributions
Under the Sun
In 2004, Mohamed Soumah, a talented artist from Guinea created an elaborate California-inspired mural that graces the side of our building to the delight of people of all ages. Funded by City of Palo Alto Art in Public Places, Country Sun Natural Foods and CAADA.
Scott Otte -- For questions about grocery, perishables, bakery and frozen products email or call 650.324.9190 X103
Grocery & Bulk Foods Buyer
Allison Perdue -- For questions about Grocery items or Bulk Grocery, email or call Allison at 650.324.9190
Vitamin and Wine & Beer Buyer
Kevin Wright -- For questions about nutritional supplements and organic wine & beer selection, email or call Kevin at 650.324.9190 X109
Place an Order -- To place an order, click on the link to email us or call us 650.324.9190.
Senior Citizen Discount: 10% off on Sundays and Wednesdays.
Student Discount: 10% off on Saturdays.
Case Discounts: 10% off when an entire case is purchased.
If you’re looking for a product that we don’t ordinarily carry or for a quantity we don’t have in stock, place a Special Order with a refundable $5 deposit.