About us

We are Family Owned & Operated. 2 Generations of 'Woodstockers' with an incredible team of like-minded, dedicated employees.   Sunflower Natural Foods Market is our way of sharing our passion and desire for a better world, through better food, green products and a strong sense of community and human connection,  when we gather to dine on good food and shop for all that can nurture us.  At Sunflower,  we aim to offer:

  • The highest quality organic, GMO-free & locally grown produce.

  • Weekly, organic produce sales

  • The finest selection of grass fed, free range, wild farm, locally farmed dairy, meat & seafood.

  • HBA products with simple and clean ingredients.

  • Share our knowledge with you and assist you so that you can shop to meet your personal needs.

  • Free samples, product demos and healthy recipes, featuring weekly sale items

  • Everyday low prices on products storewide

  • Monthly sales, featuring over 700 items storewide

our history

Sunflower began as a journey for Bob Whitcomb, in Woodstock, back in June of 1978.  Peace, Love and Granola were still going strong and Bob felt that a source of healthy living for the community was something special that would unite people for the common good.  Years of hands-on experience & a degree in Food Service Management, Bob created the Food Oasis that Sunflower continues to be today!


At Sunflower, we strive for all interactions to be purpose driven, meaningful and rewarding.  Our Goal is to provide the largest selection of high quality organic and all natural foods and products that improve your WHOLE HEALTH.  Sunflower provides a safe place for you to shop, free of conventional foods and FULL of simple, natural & organic ingredients, sourced locally and with Universal benefit.

Robert Whitcomb, Prakash Misra, Melissa Misra & Roz Balkin - Proprietors

giving back

Part of what makes Sunflower, "Sunflower" is our desire to engage, connect & support our local community and larger causes that impact the environment, this beautiful planet we are blessed to walk upon.

Change for Charity


Every Month You can help Make Change in Our Community-

Sunflower Matches

every donation you make!

During November, Sunflower is making change for Family of Woodstock at our Woodstock location & Family Services at our Rhinebeck location.

Thank you for making a change with your change!

 Sunflower donates to charities of all sizes, all year & we believe the act of giving gives everyone purpose.  Pay it Forward!

More Charities We Support

Are You a local charity that would like to connect with us?

Click here

Store Policies

Being Green


In 2009 , we installed a 32 kw solar array system at our Woodstock location.

The Solar Array consists of 153 - 210 watt panels.  and produces no air pollution, noise pollution,

does not emit any greenhouse gas emissions, or hazardous waste!

For more information visit Solar Generation


All of our paper bags are Green Seal Certified.  All plastic bags are PET Free

All utensils & to go containers are either bioplastic & biodegradable, biodegradable, compostable and all are PET free.

Green Seal Certified

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