Natural Grocers Celebrates Organic Harvest Month

Lakewood, CO—Natural Grocers is celebrating its 30-year history of selling only 100% organically grown produce with a month-long series of festivities for Organic Harvest Month, according to a press release.

The month will kick off on September 7, with a one-day-only free bag giveaway with any purchase; {N}power members will get a bounce-back offer of $5 off any purchase of $55 or more. There will be samplings of 100% USDA certified organic produce and Natural Grocers Brand Product tastings.

Other activities include:

  • Organic Farmers Association Fundraiser, with a $50,000 goal
  • Deals on September 19-21
  • 100% organic produce samples every Saturday
  • Natural Grocers Brand Product tastings every Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

This is the third year in a row that Natural Grocers is sponsoring a month-long national fundraiser for the Organic Farmers Association (OFA), the press release notes. Customers will have the opportunity to make contributions at any Natural Grocers location. Donations will help unite organic farms around the country, create scholarship programs, provide organic farmers with a national voice regarding government policies, increase organic farm acreage, and expand the number of organic family farms.

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Heather Isely, EVP of Natural Grocers, said in the release: “There are only about 17,000 certified organic farms in the United States, compared to the more than two million conventional farms. The Organic Farmers Association supports the organic farmer by elevating their influence on issues that matter to them. Better policy means more opportunities to increase organic acreage and improve the economic viability of organic farming methods, which makes organic farming a more attractive option.”

Kate Mendenhall, director of OFA, said: “Supporting this fundraiser is a great opportunity to vote with your dollars and tell America the kind of food system you want to see and support.”