Heavens Peak Organic Grocery
Running a business in a small town can be a challenge. Running a successful business can be an even bigger challenge. So when Heavens Peak Organic Grocery opened in 1996, who would have thought it would still be in business and doing a fabulous job serving the Tobacco Valley twenty years later? Heavens Peak first opened in downtown Eureka in the front of a building that used to be a five and dime (for those of you who remember what a five and dime was). The business started off a tad slow, but with good business decisions and a growing customer base interested in wholesome organic foods, it grew and grew. Soon it expanded into other parts of the original building so it could offer a wider selection, including beer and wine. And then, about two a half years ago, Heavens Peak moved north to even a larger space on Highway 93.
Heavens Peak Organic Grocery isn't just a welcoming store with knowledgeable staff and aisles crammed with all sorts of good food. It is also an integral part of the community. It donates organic popcorn to the high school for its concession stand. It also helps organize the GMO-Free Eureka event every spring. You might remember Heavens Peak in this year's Rendezvous Parade giving out organic oranges to kids along the parade route. It organizes the annual Ladies Nights as well as workshops on healthy diets and healthy lifestyles. Heavens Peak is becoming involved with our local 4H to help educate young people about healthy eating and nutrition. At Christmas and Thanksgiving, Heavens Peak donates baskets to local families in need. This organic grocery also gives donations to the Creative Arts Center, 4H, the Animal Shelter, and Friends of the NRA for their banquets and events. It is definitely easy to see why Heavens Peak Organic Grocery has thrived. Great people integrated into the community and have made wise business decisions.
About the Author: Rita Collins. I am a believer in the power of community and for now I call the Tobacco Valley home. I have lived in nine states and three counties and this community here amazes me - how people reach out to neighbors and even travelers. I've never lived in a place that demonstrates people caring for each other so well. And I've never lived in a place that has such a high percentage of talented musicians and artists. I work with the the Sunburst Community Service Foundation, a nonprofit that began in Eureka twenty years ago and now serves numerous communities in western Montana. And I just started a new business, St. Rita's Amazing Traveling Bookstore and Textual Apothecary. I never could have imagined life being this exciting in my sixth decade.