September is Organic Month and Natural Grocers celebrates and promotes sustainable agriculture practices and optimizes healthy choices during this 30-day period, and well beyond. As the nation’s “Organic Month Headquarters,” Natural Grocers prides itself on educating customers about organic food and the extensive measures organic farmers and vendors enact to gain this certification. Furthermore, they hammer home why it should be a priority to you the consumer. What speaks to us about this company and brand is that the ultimate message they strive to convey is “that buying and eating organic food can be affordable.”

This year Natural Grocers honors Organic Month by offering month-long discounts, free samples, education and fundraising efforts for Beyond Pesticides and pesticide-free parks.

“Organic Month is one of our favorite celebrations of the year. It’s a chance for us to illuminate our commitment to Quality and our Always AffordableSM Pricing, two of Our Five Founding Principles,” said Raquel Isely, Vice President of Marketing for Natural Grocers.  “We only carry 100% USDA Certified Organic produce and every product that is on our shelves must go through a rigorous screening and approval process to make certain it adheres to our standards. We also work hard to secure the best possible pricing, as it’s important to us that everyone has access to quality organic and natural products. This helps communities thrive and helps our planet thrive, too.”


Throughout the month, customers can enjoy special savings on products that reflect Natural Grocers’ commitment to organic practices such as:

Interested customers can become {N}power members/join Natural Grocers’ free loyalty program by visiting:


For the eighth year as America’s Organic Headquarters, Natural Grocers is raising dollars and awareness for Beyond Pesticides, a 501(c)3 nonprofit advocacy and grassroots organization that aims to protect public health and the environment by leading the transition to a world free of toxic pesticides. Natural Grocers will raise funds in September for the Organic Parks Project with Beyond Pesticides with the following in-store fundraising opportunities:

  • For every limited-edition Organic Month reusable shopping bag sold (retail $1.99), Natural Grocers will donate $1 to Beyond Pesticides.
  • For every Ladybug Zip Pouch sold (retail $2.99), Natural Grocers will donate $2 to Beyond Pesticides.


“What is organic?” and “Why choose organic” are two common questions consumers pose routinely. Natural Grocers aims to answer these questions and more throughout the month of September.

    • Organic Month Facts from Natural Grocers – Here are some reasons why Natural Grocers believes supporting organic is better for human health, the environment and the economy.
    • “For the Love of Organics: Apeel™” – Organics are about transparency, about knowing exactly what goes into (and what doesn’t go into) the production of the foods we eat. This article reflects Natural Grocers’ concern over the product, Apeel, a post-harvest fungicide coating that has been approved for use on organic produce.
    • The Dirty Dozen & Reclaiming Your Plates with Organic” – Each year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes a Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce after a thorough analysis of the USDA’s fruit and vegetable testing data. Learn more about this list and how to reclaim your plates and savor the goodness of nature, the way it was meant to be enjoyed: pesticide-free.

Year-round Natural Grocers supports the organic food movement and honors its commitment by only partnering with farmers and suppliers who employ sustainable and regenerative agricultural practices and processing aids. That being said, they have a long, dynamic list of things not available in stores to include any produce that has been treated with the product  Apeel™, a post-harvest fungicide coating that has been approved for use on organic produce. When we shop at Natural Grocers, we are saying NO to synthetic pesticides, genetically modified (bioengineered) organisms (GMOs), polluted waterways, and dying soils.

Header photo courtesy of NRD