Ozark Natural Foods approved for beer sales

Staff photo
A customer walks into Ozark Natural Foods Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. The co-op was recently approved for sales of beer and wine.

The list of grocery and convenient stores that offer beer and wine for sale in Fayetteville is officially longer by one this week.

Beer & wine at ONF. Photo from Facebook

Ozark Natural Foods was approved at the December meeting of the ABC Board of Directors for a Retail Beer Off Premises and Small Farm Winery – Retail permit, and the shelves were stocked and ready to go as of Wednesday.

ONF manager Mike Anzalone told us last month that the co-op’s focus will be on “small breweries and wineries, sustainably harvested wines, and organics” whenever possible.

“There is a growing market of sustainable, harvested and organic alcohol that we would like to support,” said Anzalone. “The more support they get in the market, the more they will grow.”

A small selection of beer and wine is already for sale at the co-op, and ONF officials said they plan to add the the selection based on customer feedback.