Natural Grocers, based in Colorado with 90 stores in the United States, is taking over the space formerly occupied by Fresh & Easy at 655 W. Indian School Road. The grand opening was May 31; the store boasts all organic produce and does not use plastic bags at checkout.
The Natural Grocers team hosts a Southwest Proud Expo and Tasting Fair, 12-4 p.m. Saturday, June 4. Sample products made locally in the Southwestern states of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, as well as those made with local ingredients. Also on June 4, enjoy two free education classes: Gluten Free Never Tasted So Good, from 12-1:30 p.m., and 5 Steps to Control Sugar Cravings, from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Free educational programs continue through out the month. To view them, visit www.naturalgrocers.com and select the Phoenix-Indian School Road location.