This year we are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Grain Train Natural Foods Market. From the original buying club that started it all in 1971, to the small walk-up on Mitchell Street, the first storefront on Howard Street, the move to our current location, the opening of the Boyne City store, and the creation of our Curbside service during the early days of the pandemic in 2020, what an amazing journey it has been.
Join us over the next few months for a nostalgic and sometimes poignant, sometimes curious, and many times hilarious walk back in time as we dig through our archives and bring you articles, photos, ads, newsletters, and memorabilia of days gone by.
23 YEARS AGO—
From our quaint little storefront on Howard Street (now Julienne Tomatoes), in the spring and summer of 1998 we were regularly advertising in the Petoskey News Review and making a statement about tofu, soy-based products, and vegetarian delights for the grill!
A few original logo submission drawings from the early 1980s have survived.
DID YOU KNOW?
In 1978, the Howard Street location not only housed a teeny-tiny cafe–the Mercado Café—in the back of the store, it also hosted the Spectrum Center & Coffee House in the upstairs over the store! Check out this "newsletter" from October 1978.
4-HOUR TURNAROUND IS HERE!
We've recently made a few exciting updates to our Curbside service—
Petoskey Curbside is now available 7 days a week AND we have a 4-hour turnaround during open store hours! That means you can shop online and place your order between 4 AM and 4 PM and get same-day pick up with your order delivered right to your car!!
In Boyne City, pick up days are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday after 12 PM. Orders placed by 9 PM on Sunday, Tuesday, or Thursday will be available for pick up after 12 PM the following day in Boyne City. A reminder for our Boyne City Curbside shoppers: You have access to the entire Petoskey store inventory conveniently delivered to Boyne City for pick up!
It's so easy! Shop online here and choose your pick up location. See you in the stores or Curbside!