Our December Independent of the Month is Raisin Rack! Raisin Rack was founded in Canton, OH in 1978 by Don Caster and Paulette Caster.  Despite their name, their origin doesn’t have anything to do with selling raisins!

What You’ll Find

Raisin Rack offers a wide variety of organic groceries, gluten-free foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, vegan and vegetarian food, beverages, and more. Raisin Rack stores have an extensive selection of vitamins and supplements.

Juice Bar & Café

The Canton location of Raisin Rack includes a smoothie and juice bar. Their juice bar uses fresh fruits and vegetables. They use simple, whole ingredients in their smoothies. We’d love to try their Energy Zinger! It’s made with pomegranate juice, organic banana, organic blueberries, organic tea extract, and Chinese ginseng extract.

Pink smoothie with opened pomegranates next to it.

The Westerville location of Raisin Rack hosts an in house café. There are gluten-free options for bread, pastries, and other bakery goods. The café includes a salad bar, soup of the day, and a make your own sandwich or wrap option. A quick and easy way to get fresh food on the go! Their bulk bar includes fresh ground almond and peanut butters. It’s a great place to stock up on coffee. Raisin Rack’s bulk bins include staples such as beans, rice, nuts, and cereals. You can also buy quantities of teas, herbs, and spices.

Bulk coffees available in the bulk section
Bulk Coffee
photo via Raisin Rack

In Store Specials

Raisin Rack has two useful in store programs. The first is their punch card! With this program you can earn a free product when you purchase multiple of that product. Secondly, they have a rewards program based on a points system. Raisin Rack points are assigned for all regularly stocked items. After you earn 500 points you can redeem your reward of $5. This is a great program for regular Raisin Rack shoppers. Lastly, here’s a list of their featured December sale items!

Organic Green Pears
Organic Pears photo via Raisin Rack

The name said something natural,” Don said, “about the history of food, the natural way that food came to be… Raisins are a transformation, just like our store has evolved.