Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage opened its 60th store Tuesday with its newest location in Missoula, Mont. The Missoula store at 2530 South 3rd St. West is the company’s second Montana location, after opening in Billings over the summer.
Natural Grocers is a grocery chain based in Colorado that offers only natural and organic products, giving Missoula residents and visitors a broad selection of healthful, fresh, organic and natural food, dietary supplement, home and body care choices.
As part of its core values, Natural Grocers offers only USDA-certified organic produce and meats from animals raised naturally without the use of antibiotics or hormones. The grocery chain has an extensive dietary supplement and body care department, a large selection of gluten-free and other special dietary need products.
For more than 55 years, the Isely family has managed Natural Grocers. Part of the family’s commitment to maintaining a true natural foods store is to avoid selling any products that contain artificial ingredients such as colors, sweeteners, flavors, preservatives, hydrogenated oils or produce grown with synthetic pesticides.
“For decades Missoula has been an epicenter of active and healthy lifestyles. Our new store product offerings and outreach programs fit perfectly with the city’s culture, residents and visitors,” said Kemper Isely, Natural Grocers co-president. “We’re excited to be growing our presence in Montana.”