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Natural Foods Co-op Gets Colorful

Natural Foods Co-op Market in San Luis Obispo has spiffed up its store showcasing the artworks of local painters, Sally Lamas, Sara McGrath and Elly Alchele, who donated their time to complete three major murals. Lamas painted two, 7-foot by 14-foot murals depicting local produce, from artichokes to purple eggplant. The murals, entitled, “Vegetable Divine” and “Simply Delicious.”

Alchele’s paintings adorn the side fence and McGrath led several youngsters to transform the back wall.

SLO Natural Foods Co-op is a member-owned cooperative and local food provider in SLO for 40 years. The co-op provides products and information that empowers community health and well-being by promoting non-GMO standards and supporting local farmers and producers.

Anyone can shop at SLO Natural Foods Co-op and new members are always welcome. Hours are Mondays-Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sundays 10-5. Annual memberships are $25 a person and members get extra benefits too. See: or stop by the store at: 2494 Victoria Ave., one block east of Broad Street on Caudill.

In the photo are artist, Sally Lamas, and store general manager, Gwen Schmidt.

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