Producer Spotlight: Ilias and Sons Greek Olive Oil

A recent study by Portugal’s Institute for Nature Conservation and Forests has revealed that millions of birds are killed by large scale olive oil production in the Mediterranean basin. Read the full story here.

Ottawa-based Ilias and Sons, specializes in producing organic non-GMO olive based products. They take pride in being a small, quality-focused olive grove. Their trees are some of the oldest in the region and range from being 30 to over 1000 years old.

When asked about their harvesting methods, they replied:

“We do not harvest at night nor do we have these expensive harvesting machines being used in large scale production.  We do everything by hand.”

You can find their oils and olives on our shelves. See more about their production methods here.

Collagen & its benefits- From skin to hair to joints

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, from skin to joints to tendons. We lose 1-2% per year after the age of 20.

Incorporating collagen into your diet on a regular basis can benefit hair and nail growth, better skin elasticity, joint and gut health. Learn collagen’s role, how you can boost yours through diet and what to look for in supplemental form.

Registration is required.

Women’s Health Night Out – May 8th

An Evening of Health & Wellness for Women

DATE: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
TIME: 6:00-9:00p.m.

Now in it’s 3rd year, Dandelion Foods’ Women’s Health Night Out is a fun evening for women in the area and beyond! In addition to yummy food and drinks, we’ll be providing useful information on health and wellness for women.

This year, we’re offering:

  • 2 great speakers:
    • 6:30 PM – 6:45 PM
      Healthy Breasts, Healthy Body
      Amber Young, RMT, Breast Health Educator, Yoga Instructor, Owner, Surya Daya Yoga
    • 7:00 PM – 7:15 PM
      Get out of the Comfort Zone and say YES to change
      Francesca Davila, InnergiZing Method & Inspirational Events
  • mini makeup sessions with Mineral Fusion makeup
  • chair massages with Linda Rawn
  • DIY aromatherapy project to take home
  • 2 great speakers
  • Prizes, demos and giveaways

Upcoming Partner Event: Women’s Health Lecture Series

Partner Event

Learn the latest health strategies from our experts about stress, anxiety, hormones, gut health, anti-aging, and weight management.



Don’t miss out! Get your FREE ticket today!

Be inspired and empowered to reach your optimal health through education and sharing. Experience engaging lectures from top natural health experts as they discuss today’s hot women’s health topics such as, stress, hormones, menopause, anti-aging, ketogenic diet, and weight loss.

It’s challenging to keep up with ever-changing health topics and sifting through all of the information can be overwhelming. Cut through the chaos with the Women’s Health Lecture Series! You’ll find reliable and trustworthy health news, trends, tips, and techniques from top experts, all while having fun and connecting with other women who are just like you!

Happy Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22, a day for all of us to take a good look at the big and little things that we can do to ensure the future sustainability of our planet.  Here’s a few of the little things that we’re doing at Dandelion Foods on a daily basis to do our part:

  • We offer you an option of a box or a paper bag to carry your purchases in an effort to reduce single-use plastic shopping bags. Watch for reusable shopping bags coming soon!
  • We offer a selection of reusable and sustainable products including beeswax food wraps, stainless steel water bottles, organic cotton produce/bulk bags, snack bags and more.
  • Though we wrap our produce in plastic bags, it is to maintain freshness and reduce spoiling. You can bring back the bags for us to recycle.
  • You can bring your own container to fill for bulk products, including shampoo and conditioner, nut butters, honey, kombucha, seeds, nuts, snacks, cereals, Epsom salts, herbs and spices and so much more.
  • We’re expanding our bulk section to include more products to help reduce packaging. Watch for our bulk cleaning products, coming soon!

We’re making efforts to increase this list every year. Got a suggestion? Let us know!

We’re Hiring: Full-time Supplements Assistant

Dandelion foods – Supplements Assistant

Dandelion Foods is an independent, employee-owned organic grocer and supplements store in Almonte, Ontario. With a focus on our community, we offer the best in whole, local and organic foods, as well as alternative foods for specialty diets and a large selection of vitamins and supplements.

Job Summary:

We’re looking for a customer-service oriented person to join our growing team at Dandelion Foods. As Full-Time Supplements Assistant, you will report to our Manager of Supplements and Health & Beauty. Your responsibilities will be to ensure the highest level of service possible to all Dandelion Foods customers while assisting in the departments of Supplements and Health & Beauty. We’re looking to fill this position immediately.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing excellent customer service, specifically: answering customer inquiries; guiding customers through our wide variety of supplements; making appropriate product recommendations; offering protocol support; and, assisting with dietary suggestions
  • Operating cash registers, scales, scanners, and point of sales systems
  • Maintaining a professional relationship with our company representatives and co-workers
  • Receiving, processing, and organizing inventory
  • Prompt communication with management and coworkers
  • Cleaning and organizing
  • Maintaining excellent product knowledge, including: attending company and product webinars, tele-trainings, and dinner trainings.

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • Strong natural health product knowledge
  • Post-Secondary Education — preferably Holistic Nutrition, Homeopathy or Naturopathy
  • Minimum of one year’s experience in retail, sales and customer service
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multitask and thrive in a very fast-paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Familiarity with MS Office and POS systems
  • Familiarity with natural foods, grocery industry

Physical Demands of Position:

  • Manual dexterity with ability to use hands, wrists, and fingers for extended periods
  • Ability to stand, walk, kneel, crouch for extended periods of time

Work Environment:

Fast- paced retail floor environment. Ability to work well with others while performing many tasks with emphasis on upholding department and product standards while ensuring a high level of friendly and community-oriented customer service.

Please send your resume/CV with cover letter to: Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.