Sprouts call itself a Farmer’s Market. It is comparable to Whole Foods, but with lower prices. Their produce section includes produce from local farmers when possible, organic produce, and “hard-to-find treasures…from around the world.” Their meat department offers free-range, organic beef at competitive prices. Their poultry, priced as low as the best prices at other grocery stores, comes without added hormones, chemical additives, or sodium solutions. Finally, their bulk section offers great sales on whole grains that are sometimes hard to find in a regular grocery store.
The rest of the store contains organic and all-natural groceries and supplements whose prices aren’t as noteworthy, but are products that may be hard to find elsewhere.
Sprouts’ locations present the only drawback--to date they are only located in California, Colorado, Arizona, and Texas. However, they are adding stores rapidly. Hopefully, everyone will have the opportunity to experience the great grocery deals at Sprouts in the near future!To give you an idea, here's this week's ad for my local store (click to zoom):
- Buy produce that’s in season. Fruits and vegetables in season cost less and contain more nutrients.
- Shop on Wednesdays. Sprouts weekly specials run from Wednesday to Wednesday. That is the day when both weeks’ specials overlap, so you get double the deals.