Organic foodies and health nuts are growing Ferndale's Natural Food Patch faster than the space can keep up. Staying in Ferndale is the grocer's goal and moving to a bigger place is the dream.
Retailing fresh veggies, organic cereals and green teas have proved
healthy for Joel Fisher's business, Natural Food Patch. He outgrew his
5,200 square foot store in downtown Ferndale and needs a larger space
to cultivate more customers.
"We have a wonderful, mixed
clientele who come for good prices, real customer service. We couldn't
get this demographic anywhere but Ferndale," Fisher said as he begins
his 10th year in business.
Any time he introduces a new product
to his 30,000 stock items, he has to cancel another, otherwise the
shopping carts won't fit in the aisles. He adds 15 to 20 new customers
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