After 36 years on Princes Street, Down to Earth moved from Princes Street to the more central location of 19 Trinity Street at the beginning of September 2015. It took a lot of thought and planning but having listened to customers over the two and a half years of being the ‘new owner’ a change was needed. Thankfully it came with the blessing of Mary Nesling, the founder of this precious independent store. We endeavour to retain the roots of being a natural food store specialising in Organic, Ethical, Local and Healthy whole foods. Much of our product is still loose so you can buy the quantities you require at competitive prices.
The new location offers a brighter more cohesive space with the benefit of being yards away from Trinity Street carpark, Bus routes C1 and C2, Taxi offices and bicycle racks. We are also nicely located from the Weymouth Avenue junction and South Street via New Street.
It is a bit sad leaving such a beautifully established premises with its historical feel, but creating a ‘new kind of cosy’ has been heartening, though sometimes a little scary. Human nature is to carry fear of failure, but where there is a spark of hope a fire can be lit. It is because of the support of our lovely customers that Down to Earth flourishes. The history and stories people bring to the counter, from everyday life to memories, is what makes the shop precious . In a world of commerce and profit it is easy to lose track of what is important to humankind. We try and carry positive strengths to be resilient to stresses.
There are many ‘psychological vitamins’ to help us on our way. We hope to continue Accepting, Believing, Counting our Blessings, Encouraging, Hoping, Laughing and Learning, Listening, Loving, Thinking, Talking, Relaxing and Resting. With your support we hope to be around another 36 years!
Our suppliers are also important to us in providing us with great products and information. Our lovely herbalist, Laura, supplies us with Sage Smudge sticks. Coming into a new space and embracing change was a perfect time to embrace positive energies.
Look forwards to welcoming customers old and new. Here to Help where we can ❤