The Country Aire Story
Humble beginnings are at the foundation of what we know Country Aire Natural Foods as today.
The owners, John and Robyn (Johnson) Miletich met here on the Olympic Peninsula. Robyn had just moved back home from Portland, OR and had a dream of opening a Natural Foods store of her own. John, who had been working in Olympic National Park, was also a knowledgeable and capable carpenter. After meeting the woman of his dreams, he was certainly ready to embark on the adventure of building a store with her.
Together they found the resources needed to obtain their first building, the material needed to renovate it, the product to fill it and the small staff (including Robyn's mother Eloise) to run it.
Country Aire, board by board, started to take form and at the impressively young age of just 24, Robyn opened her doors to the community on July 24th, 1975.
Expansion & Growth
In the years to come, they worked tirelessly to make Robyn's vision a reality and to distinguish their business as unique, welcoming and - above all - a place where holistic living was not only emphasized, but attainable for their customers.
The business grew. Product was being packed onto the shelves and in every nook and cranny of the establishment. Parking became more of a hassle for customers, requests for new products kept coming in, tourists coming to the area continued to discover the store making it more crowded for the locals. It was simply time to expand.
For more than 45 years, Country Aire Natural Food Market has been your one-stop shop for healthy food choices, supplements and natural health care products. Whether you are looking for the best selection of organic, gluten free & vegan products on the Peninsula, that unique gift for a special someone or you simply want to be sure your money is spent in the most environmentally friendly and socially responsible way, Country Aire is committed to bringing you the best selection possible. From fair-trade products to eco-friendly cleaners, local produce, natural supplements, guilt-free cosmetics and even a boutique! - We are proud to serve your needs.
A Whole New Store
So, in 2011 they did just that. John and Robyn once again took on a huge undertaking by building a bigger and arguably better version of what they had created. They purchased another building in downtown Port Angeles just blocks from their original location.
After a solid year of renovation on the building, taking it from a bland department store to a vivid and one-of-a-kind Natural Foods Market, they once again opened their doors to the community on May 1st, 2012.
From our family to yours, we hope that you experience the dedication, love and care we have for you, our valued customers, with every visit.