Our Roots

WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY! Gunnison Vitamin and Health Food Store has been owned and operated in the Gunnison Valley since 1998 by John and Terry Vader. Their children have been very much involved in its operation since day one, helping with the very first grocery delivery over 15 years ago! Today, the whole family is still showing up for work, including grandparents and a few grandchildren too!

Our family roots go back many generations and reach all over the valley, including Gunnison, Crested Butte, Sargents, and Powderhorn. Our parents, grandparents, and greats lived on the land, raising their own food and trading for what they didn't produce themselves. Our ancestors practiced the art of sustainability by taking care of the land and each other. One of our main goals here at Gunnison Vitamin is to reconnect ourselves and our community with the benefits of that lifestyle. We believe real food is at the core of good health and we strive to provide minimally processed foods that are free of chemical preservatives, colors, sweeteners, and additives. We are committed to offering local, natural, and organic ingredients to provide not only the best tasting, but also the most nutritious food for ourselves and our community.

Thanks so much for choosing to shop with us and our family!