Our Story

At Huckleberry's Natural Market we've been keeping it local since 1996. It all started in October when Rosauers Supermarkets purchased a small South Hill grocery store called the Monroe Street Market. It was at that time we converted this small grocery store to what it is today: Huckleberry’s Natural Market, Spokane’s FIRST natural and organic grocery store.

We envisioned customers being able to shop fully at our store picking from organic produce, seafood, meats, dairy products, pre-packaged foods, to health, beauty and wellness items that are also clean, animal cruelty free, and sustainably sourced. The store instantly became a landmark for the surrounding neighborhoods; a meeting place where people could get together for LOCAL coffee, LOCAL baked goods, scratch made bistro food, and some great conversation with fellow neighbors.

Today we have evolved and grown as organic, non-GMO, and local food have become more important now than ever before to our community, and to us. Therefore we only offer food that is either made with CLEAN ingredients, organic or non-GMO ingredients, and or LOCALLY MADE. When determining whether or not to carry items in our store, we scour the ingredients, we look up the company history, manufacturing processes, and ensure that we can fully stand behind the product we are selling. Animal welfare is immensely important to us when choosing health and beauty products, as well as where the company has sourced its ingredients.

We are proud to say that we are the FIRST in Spokane to offer ALL NON-GMO CHICKEN in our Meat Department and Bistro. Not only do we have local grass fed beef from Idaho, and Country Natural Beef from Oregon, but we now offer OREGON COUNTRY CERTIFIED NON-GMO BEEF! Being able to offer clean and healthy food and wellness items to our customers is of the utmost importance, and it will continue to be.

Since the opening of the original Huckleberry’s in 1996 we’ve opened 15 additional “store with-in a store” concepts, all operating as a department with-in a Rosauers store.  Our satellite departments are in all 4 Pacific Northwest states: Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon. We adhere to the same standards within our departments as we do at our South Monroe flagship store. We strive to be a community partner and resource, and we’ll continue to do that in all of the markets we reside within.

Here are just a few additional reasons why you should come on in today:

  • Our people are amazing; they are helpful, energetic, creative, and fun!
  • Nearly all of our management team, and several of our employees have been with either Hucks or Rosauers for at least 10 years (several have been here since the beginning in 1996).
  • Our associates and managers have extensive knowledge in our departments, whether you need help ordering a special tray, a cut of meat, a local baked good, or picking out skin care products, we’ve got you!
  • We listen to our customers. Go ahead and try us out, make a suggestion or a request and see just how far we’ll go for you; we’ve been doing it for decades and we aren’t going to stop now!
  • We are a community partner, have been and always will be. Read on to find out more.
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Community Partnerships

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We’ve been an active partner with several local charities and organizations in Spokane since the beginning. Not only do we participate, donate, and facilitate in order to help, but we’re always looking for new ways to be involved. More recently we have made the move to support renewable energy through the participation in Avista's Community Solar Program. We subscribe to 2.2 kW (8 panel maximum) of the 423 kW (1,512 panels) community solar array. The solar array is located on Barker Road in Spokane Valley on four acres and is comprised of 1,512 ITEK Energy solar panels and 54 Solectria inverters, all manufactured in the state of Washington.

So of course Rosauers and Huckleberry’s Natural Markets have bought in! We believe in doing our part. Learn more here.
 

Additional Partnerships

  • Support renewable energy through Avista's Community Solar Program
  • Project Beauty Share
  • Grocery Rescue Program
  • The Women's & Children's Free Restaurant
  • The 60,000 lb. Challenge - held annually in June - Second Harvest Inland Northwest
  • The Annual Goodwill Donation Drive, for Goodwill Spokane
  • Participants of Bite Out of Hunger - Second Harvest Inland Northwest
  • Participants of Bike to Work Week Spokane
  • Participants of Earth Day Spokane
  • DownToEarth NW