Natural Grocers in O-Town
Founded in 1955 in Golden, Colo., by Margaret and Philip Isely, Natural Grocers is dedicated to providing customers with high-quality natural and organic products as well as nutrition education, along with living wages and excellent benefits for their employees. Sixty years and more than 90 stores in 19 states later, Natural Grocers and the Isely family continues their quest to "empower health" and eliminate the stranglehold chemical agriculture has on American farming. Natural Grocers recently opened a location in Bountiful (55 W. 500 South), and on Dec. 14 hosts a ribbon-cutting and grand opening at their new Ogden store (270 12th St.). The event takes place at 7:55 a.m., and the public is invited to attend. For more information, visit NaturalGrocers.com.
BoU on New Utah
The New Utah Podcast is devoted to enlightening folks about our sometimes misunderstood state, aka "The New Utah." "Buckle up while we tell you about the Utah your mama warned you about!" is the hosts' motto. Following City Weekly's annual Best of Utah issue, The podcast recently did an entertaining (and opinionated) breakdown of the award winners (and some losers), with a focus on food and drink. It's a fun listen. Find it on Soundcloud, iTunes and Stitcher.
Smith's and Shipt Delivers
Salt Lake City residents who prefer online shopping and home delivery can now include groceries in their shopping sprees. Beginning Dec. 15, Smith's stores in SLC offer home delivery of groceries via Shipt, which delivers to members for $99 per year or $14 per month. Annual members who sign up for delivery service prior to Dec. 15 receive $15 off their first grocery order. Interested in being a Shipt shopper? They need to hire 300 shoppers to fulfill deliveries. Visit Shipt.com and click on "Get paid to shop."
Quote of the week: "Don't wreck a sublime chocolate experience by feeling guilty. Chocolate isn't like premarital sex. It will not make you pregnant. And it always feels good."