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May 29, 2013

I Found Raw Milk at Sprouts Farmers Market

I was invited to attend the Pre-Opening Party for Sprouts Farmers Market in Petaluma yesterday.  Even though there are upwards of 70 Sprouts Markets in scattered across California, I hadn't stepped foot in one until yesterday.  This new Petaluma Sprouts is the first one within a 50 mile radius from me so I was excited to check it out.

After talking with Glade Campbell, Sr. Director of Operations for CA and CO Sprouts, I headed straight over to the dairy case, of course.   For those of you who have been wanting to buy raw milk, Sprouts has it.

I was thrilled to see they had our own local Clover Milk in the case....

If you're into olives, you'll love their Olive Bar...yum.

They have a wide selection of cheeses in their cheese case....I didn't see any of our local varieties though.

Sprouts prides itself on their bulk

and all sorts of grains, seeds, nuts, etc...

I asked Glade if the produce and products they stocked was bought locally, most of the produce is bought in California until the off season comes around, then it's purchased from out of the country to keep up with the demand.

They carry both organic and conventional products to keep everyone happy.

You can also find Game Meats in their frozen meat case....Ground Elk, Ground Wild Boar...

and if you have a hankering for ground Kangaroo...guess what?...they have it!.....happily sitting next to ground venison!

My take on Sprouts Farmers Market is that it lies somewhere between Trader Joe's and Whole Foods.  It's larger than TJ's with a fresher and more abundant variety of produce and not as "local" as Whole Foods is.  The price point also lies somewhere in between, closer to TJ's.

The new Petaluma store is located in the new Target Shopping Center near the fairgrounds.  If you happen to be in town, I highly recommend checking it out.
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