NCGA Welcomes Harmony Natural Foods Co-op as New Member

Jun 18, 2009

National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), a member-owned cooperative of independent natural food co-op grocers nationwide, today announced the addition of its 112th member: Harmony Natural Foods Co-op in Bemidji, Minn.

“Retail food cooperatives are a strong and growing part of the natural and organic food market,” said Robynn Shrader, chief executive officer for NCGA.“Harmony Natural Foods Co-op has a rich history of serving their community and fostering a connection between shoppers and local food producers. We’re delighted they are part of the NCGA family.”

Since its founding in the 1970’s, Harmony has maintained its down-to-earth, vibrant, community-oriented identity. Located in north central Minnesota, Harmony Co-op serves a remote but growing region of local food preservationists and is an integral part of the community.

The co-op emphasizes products from local, organic, and socially responsible sources, and works to build connections among customers and farmers. Harmony Natural Foods Co-op believes that the purity, wholeness, nutrition and flavor of food contribute to the quality of life. Commitment to good health, a clean environment and cultural diversity is manifested in all that they do.