Our Product Standards

As Natural Grocers has grown from one store to nearly 100 in the last 60 years, we have never strayed from our quality standards. In fact, those standards have only gotten stronger. From choosing to only sell organic produce to our unique non-confinement, pastured dairy standards, you would be hard-pressed to find a collection of standards as rigorous as ours in any other natural food store. Natural Grocers’ quality standards are second to none.

Organic Produce

One of our earliest business decisions was to sell only 100% USDA certified organic produce. You will never find any conventional produce in our stores. Furthermore, every store is certified as an organic produce handler.

Naturally-Raised Meat

When you buy your meat at Natural Grocers, you are buying meat that is always from animals that are raised without the use of hormones, growth-promoters, and antibiotics, and are fed healthy diets free of animal by-products. We also ensure that our suppliers utilize humane practices raising their animals.

Pastured Dairy

Our newest quality standard is built around the decision to only sell pasture-based dairy products. This means that all of the dairy products we sell are made with milk from animals that have grazed on pasture for a minimum of 120 days; are never fed animal by-products; are never administered antibiotics, hormones or other growth promoters; are never fed genetically-modified alfalfa; and are treated humanely, with plenty of time and space to exhibit their natural behaviors.

Grocery Quality

Natural Grocers was one of the first natural food stores to prohibit products that contain artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, and sweeteners, hydrogenated and partially-hydrogenated oils, bleached flours, and irradiated foods. And all of our bulk flours, nuts, and seeds are refrigerated to ensure optimal freshness.

Supplement Quality

Every supplement you find on our shelves has been through a rigorous checklist in which our purchasing team scrutinizes everything from raw materials to methods used to test for purity to ensure that the products meet our strict quality standards. All of the supplements we carry, including our private label products, are also required to comply with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) established by the FDA, which include identity testing for all botanical materials used.

The highest quality standards you can find in a natural food store. Just one more way Natural Grocers has been empowering health for 60 years.


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