Natural Grocers’ New Idaho Store Features Demo Kitchen
Two days after opening, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage’s Idaho Falls sotre offered its first free cooking class in its dedicated demonstration kitchen and events facility on Nov. 14.
Nutrition expert Cary Tamburro showed how to make "Smoothies to Jump Start Your Health," including organic, gluten-free and dairy-free options.
The retailer offers free seminars, guest speakers and cooking demonstrations. A schedule is available online.
In addition, the Longmont, Colo.-based natural and organic foods retailer offers free nutritional health coaching to its customers—including individualized nutrition sessions, meal planning, and other guidance about nutrition and health. Every Natural Grocers supports a full time credentialed Nutritional Health Coach and all staff are trained to help shoppers find products and resources to support their individual needs.
Natural Grocers offers only approved natural and organic groceries on its shelves, and only sells USDA certified organic produce. Meats are sourced from animals raised naturally without the use of antibiotics or hormones. The specialty foods retailer, which now has 72 stores in 13 states, also offers an extensive natural dietary supplement and body care department. Stores offer a large selection of gluten-free and other products for special diets, with an emphasis on local products.
Natural Grocers does not carry any foods that contain artificial ingredients such as colors, sweeteners, flavors, preservatives, hydrogenated oils, or produce grown with synthetic pesticides, or meats with antibiotics or hormones.