LAKEWOOD, COLO. — In honor of its 66th anniversary and what would be co-founder Margaret Isely's 100th birthday, Natural Grocers is inviting the communities it serves to a three-day celebration Aug. 12 – 14.  

Community members are invited to enjoy the biggest sale of the year, giveaways (including a 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, or $30,000 cash), free ice cream and chocolate, and more.  

Natural Grocers was founded on a dream to make a healthy and balanced lifestyle accessible and affordable for everyone. In 1955, co-founders Margaret and Philip Isely set out on that mission, going door to door with just $200, lending out nutrition books, and samples of whole-grain bread. Today, the company, which is operated by the second and third generations of the Isely family, boasts 161 stores in 20 states, providing their communities with high-quality natural and organic groceries, supplements, household essentials, body care, and fresh 100% organic produce, along with free Nutrition Education. 

During this year’s celebration, customers will enjoy three days of Epic Savings of up to 65% off on more than 80 popular groceries, vitamins and supplements, and body care products throughout the store. 

Natural Grocers is donating 1% of all sales from Aug. 12 to the Natural Grocers Heroes in Aprons Fund, a newly established non-profit organization that provides short-term financial assistance to the company's good4u Crew members during unanticipated hardships and emergencies.  

"Our anniversary, and celebration of our mother Margaret's birthday, has always been one of our favorite and biggest events of the year," said Kemper Isely, Natural Grocers' co-president. "But after the year we've all been through together, the celebration means more to us than ever. We are thankful for our community and the way they've supported our mission and our good4u Crew for 66 years, and we are looking forward to seeing them all during these fun-filled three days in August."