Address: 220 E. Mitchell, Petoskey MI 49770 / (231) 347-2381
About Us / Grain Train Natural Foods Market (Petoskey) History: Located on Little Traverse Bay in the northern part of lower Michigan,Petoskey has been home to the Grain Train Natural Foods Market for over 35years. The Grain Train began in 1971 as a buying club, and then moved totiny retail quarters on the second floor of a local bookstore. Another moveand 25 years in a small historic building in the downtown area, the co-opand membership grew. After years of fund-raising and active memberparticipation in developing a building fund and a plan, the Grain Trainbuilt and moved to its current 4,500 square-foot storefront on the westernedge of downtown in 2002. The Grain Train is a cooperatively-owned retailgrocer offering a wide range of whole and organic foods, locally grownproducts ranging from meat, poultry, honey, vegetables and fruits, tosupport the many small farms, growers and producers in our area. We striveto offer foods and products that are organic and safe for our customers andour environment. Additionally, we offer supplements, personal careproducts, and cleaning supplies that align with our mission and values. Wehave an in-house deli and bakery offering superior vegetarian and organiccuisine. A small cafe at the front of our store allows for eat-in orcarry-out deli service. In 2006, we began offering organic beer and wineselections. Our experienced, knowledgeable staff is committed to providingsuperior service to all our customers. In-store displays, samples andinformation cards with health and nutrition information, as well as freerecipe cards, are available throughout the store. Our health and body carebuyer is certified by the American Botanical Council (ABC) and the NationalTraining Institute (NTI) as an Herb Information Specialist. With thiscertification, we enable our members and customers to make the mostinformative decision when purchasing vitamins and supplements. The GrainTrain is committed to empowered individuals, vital communities and ahealthy planet. As a locally-owned natural foods cooperative, we are thetrusted source in northern Michigan for high quality, local, organic, andnatural products at a fair value to our members and community.