Natural Grocers will open its first store in Little Rock, Ark., on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The store is located at 9210 Rodney Parham Road. This will be Natural Grocers' second location in Arkansas, with the company currently operating a store in Fayetteville.

As part the of the Jan. 19 grand opening, Natural Grocers will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony and will then distribute mystery gift cards to the first 60 customers in line. Gift cards will be in the amount of $5, $10, $25, $50 and $100. Customers won't know the amount of their gift card until they check out. The store will also offer a tasting of healthy and delicious food from its Paleo Wraps class.

Grand Opening Celebration
The opening of the Little Rock store begins with a live performance by Charlotte Taylor and Gypsy Rain from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m., followed by a series of free, grand opening celebrations, including food tastings, cooking demonstrations and nutrition classes with nutrition experts. All activities will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on the following dates:

Saturday, Jan. 23: Taste the Difference Food Standards Make

Saturday, Jan. 30: Gluten-Free Tasting Expo and Health Fair

Saturday, Feb. 6: Paleo Fair

Saturday, Feb. 13: Sweet Sensations Health Fair

Natural Grocers will provide the Little Rock community with fresh produce that is exclusively USDA Certified Organic, as well as other healthy, affordable, organic and natural products. The store will feature a mix of national brands and locally-grown, raised and manufactured products from Arkansas in a small, neighborhood market environment. The Little Rock store will also feature a Nutritional Health Coach and offer free nutrition education classes to the public. Natural Grocers Little Rock will be open 7 days a week.