Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage opened its newest location in Helena, Mont., on Tuesday. The Helena store at 3061 North Montana Ave. is the company’s third Montana location, following stores in Billings and Missoula earlier this year.
Natural Grocers, based in Colorado, offers only natural and organic products on its shelves: shoppers will find only USDA-certified organic produce, meats from animals raised naturally without the use of antibiotics or hormones, as well as other organic and natural groceries free of artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners and hydrogenated oils. The grocery chain also offers an extensive dietary supplement and body care department, and a large selection of gluten-free and other special dietary need products.
For more than 55 years, Natural Grocers has honored the Isely family’s founding principle to provide the highest standards in education and ingredients at everyday affordable prices. Natural Grocers will not sell any products that contain artificial ingredients such as colors, sweeteners, flavors, preservatives, hydrogenated oils or produce grown with synthetic pesticides.
“We feel we’re a great fit for Helena,” said Kemper Isely, Natural Grocers co-president. “We’re excited to open our doors for local residents who care about value and health, and who are looking for affordable options to help their families be healthy.”