Respond to Review of Nature's Pantry
Review: I notice that the most recent review of Nature's Pantry is close to 2 1/2 years old. Since that time, they have relocated to a much larger location with a parking lot that is significantly easier/ more safe to pull into/ out of. The same owner but a different and larger staff. Many are very knowledgeable and friendly but I miss Morgan whose humor was always welcome. Since the move to this location off of Commercial Blvd. (late March 2010), they have taken on more products and organic produce from different (not necessarily local) sources, added in workshops and more meat products in their now vast frozen and refrigerated sections. The bulk food area in the back is nice but we aware that the prepackaged and similar items' prices may be different and have no sell by/ expiration date. Save your receipt if you want an easy return/exchange of any rancid food item. Items that are out of stock and requested or special orders can take weeks even with regular and active suppliers that Nature's Pantry stocks. Occasionally they will have outdated produce or other items marked for quick sale. This can be a huge bargain but be aware of the quality and sell by dates upon purchasing. They have added to their cleaning and pet care products since the move. New and different items can sometimes be sampled in the back of the store but don't be surprised to see employees or their children eating them (and some of the self serve bulk items) as regular snacks. Nature's Pantry brings a lot to the State College area and I am glad for them. I am not enjoying how much more difficult it is to enjoy my shopping experience with sausage samples unavoidable at the new and fancy cashier station, vendors insisting that fish oil is vegetarian or Thanksgiving with bagged but bloody turkey carcasses crammed into EVERY available refrigerator until they are picked up. Be aware and sign up on their email list of FaceBook page to know when special discounts are being offered (Customer Appreciation Day is 20% off!) and the steep prices can be wisely tempered.