DENVER, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage® (NYSE: NGVC) is announcing the grand opening of its Topeka store, which will be located at 5836 SW 21 st Street. Joining Natural Grocers locations already open in Overland Park, Wichita and Lawrence, the Topeka store officially opens for business on September 17th. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121115/LA13448LOGO) "Healthy food should be affordable," said Kemper Isely, Natural Grocers Co-President. "We're looking forward to welcoming our neighbors into our store – and not just to shop. We hope they take part in our free nutritional education seminars, or pick up some practical ideas for healthy eating during one of our free cooking demonstrations." Natural Grocers will have its first free cooking class at noon on opening day, with nationally recognized nutrition expert Cary Tamburro, BS, making "Smoothies to Jump Start Your Health" Ms. Tamburro follows with a free evening seminar at 6pm on "Super Charging your Health: Protecting Against Stress". Both events are sponsored by Garden of Life & Minami products. Natural Grocers, based in Colorado, offers free health coaching to its customers—including individualized nutrition sessions, meal planning, and other guidance about nutrition and health. Every Natural Grocers supports a full time credentialed Nutritional Health Coach SM and all staff are trained to help shoppers find products and resources to support their individual needs. The company also offers free seminars, guest speakers and cooking demonstrations for the community (schedule: http://www.naturalgrocers.com/nutrition/nutrition-seminars). Natural Grocers offers only natural and organic products on its shelves. Shoppers will find only USDA-certified organic produce and meats from animals raised naturally without the use of antibiotics or hormones. The affordable grocery chain also offers an extensive natural dietary supplement and body care department, and a large selection of gluten-free and other products for special diets.