New shop offers healthy & sustainable products

Julia Woods welcomed her first customers last week
26th Jan 2022

The most recent addition to the high street of Guyra is ‘Timber and Thyme’, a health food and sustainable living shop run by Julia Woods. Julia said that she has often spoken of opening a shop or running a stall, selling sustainable living and local products as well has healthy living items.When the building became available she decided to forge ahead.
“It took the right time and frame of mind to take this big step,” Julia said. “My plan is to sell health food, organic and sustainable living products which are free trade as well as local.”
While this is her first time running a shop, Julia has 15 years experience as an administration manager at local schools, as was well as running the family farm with husband Robert, which she believes has put her in good stead to run this new venture.
“I knew there were similar shops in nearby towns, but not in Guyra, so that is why I felt it was something that would work in our little town,” Julia said. “The local community are looking for products that are healthy for us and kind to the planet.”
What you will find when you walk through the door is a wide range of organic products, including Moogoo skin care for adults and children and a pet range called Dr Zoo.
Foodwise you will find nuts, seeds and power foods, muesli, herbs, spices, chocolate and honey from the local region.
Also in stock are Greeting cards, Merino/Possum/Bamboo socks, organic bamboo underwear for men and women, all of which are Australian and sustainably made.
To complete the range Julia stocks reusable food bags and water bottles, essential oils and Himalayan salt lamps and much, much more. She is also sourcing new products each day to add to the collection and hopes to have an organic vegetable range soon.
Since opening the doors last week she said that everyone has been very kind and welcoming, and very supportive.
“People seem to be really pleased that there is now a health food and sustainable living shop which has opened up in the main street adding to the increasing good vibe.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has encouraged me to go ahead with this venture, who have supported me and given me wonderful advice and suggestions.
“To my dear friends and family, thank you. Special thanks to Robert who has been kind, patient and helpful throughout the whole process, offering guidance when I was spinning around, and to Joe and Trudy who I look up to and have always inspired and encouraged me.”

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