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Can you tell me what local health food stores you have?

 
 
Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2005 02:30 pm
I need to create a list of health food stores that can cover all of america ( if possible)
Here in Austin, and most of Texas for that matter, we have Whole Foods and Central Market.
Whole foods is famous for the 365 brand that I know is carried in stores through out america and in some places outside of america.

Aside from your farmers markets, what big chain stores are in your area?
Im looking for stores that sell primarily health foods, organic produce, alternative medicines.. etc. Places that you could do regular grocery shopping at and have better access to organic produce then your regular grocery stores.
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Crazielady420
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2005 02:38 pm
I use Stop and Shop and Shaws and Roche Brothers... I am from MA
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2005 02:44 pm
I have Whole Foods close by, that's sufficient
(along with Trader Joe's)
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Dartagnan
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2005 02:47 pm
I don't know of any national chains besides Whole Foods and, to an extent, Trader Joe's. We have those, plus a few local stores, including Puget Consumer Coop.
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Piffka
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2005 02:50 pm
Every grocery around here offers organic produce and an organic food section, but for stores that have a really huge selection...
We have a Central Market but I think it is not the same one as in Texas; Trader Joe's and a local two-store chain called Marlene's. Amazingly enough, the inexpensive grocery store Fred Meyer, originally out of Oregon, has a large health-food & organic produce section.

Central Market is the most fun.... a destination grocery.
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2005 03:07 pm
I have seen ( here in austin only..) that the basic grocery stores always offer organic produce, but they are almost 3xs more expencive then at the health food store.
The health food stores specialize in organic produce I guess? and since that is 90% of the produce they OFFER it is cheaper.
Strange huh.. you would think that the bigger chain stores would get a better price on organic produce.

Thanks for the store listings.
I am using this information in the index of my book that I am writting.
I have begun a baby food book and this information is VERY helpful. :-)

Oh.. Wild Oats?
any of those stores around?
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2005 03:07 pm
Wait, we have "Henry's Marketplace" !
Their healthfood section is quite extensive and the
procuce is organic and reasonably prices as well.
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2005 03:22 pm
This is what I came up with. I dunno anything about any of them but they are 20 minutes from my house.

Ferndale Natural Food Patch
221 W 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 546-5908

Natural Food Patch
221 West 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 546-5908
http://www.naturalfoodpatch.com/

Nutri-Foods
120 S Main St
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 541-6820

Good Food Company
74 W Maple
Troy, MI 48084
(248) 362-0886
http://www.goodfoodcompany.com/

Vitamin Village
3289 Rochester Road
Troy, MI 48083
(248) 689-6699

Whole Foods Market
2880 West Maple
Troy, MI 48084
248.649.9600
http://www.wholefoods.com/

Cass Corridor Food Co-Op
4201 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
313-831-7452
http://www.geocities.com/casscorridorfoodcoop/index

Vitamin Village
23401 Grester Mack AVe
Saint Clair SHores, MI 48080
(587) 774-6330

Sprout House
15233 Kercheval Ave.
Detroit, MI 48230
(313) 331-3200

Healy's Health Hut
19850 Mack Ave.
Grosse Point Woods, MI 48236
(313) 885-5000

Zerbo's Health Foods
34164 Plymouth Rd.
Livonia, MI 48154
(734) 427-3144

Health Foods of Rochester
2952 South Rochester Rd.
Rochester, MI 48307
(248) 852-0336

Whole Foods Market
7350 Orchard lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
248.538.4600
http://www.wholefoods.com/

Whole Foods Market
1404 Walton Blvd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48309
248.652.2100
http://www.wholefoods.com/

Hefling's Amish Farm Market
38953 Harper
Clinton Township, MI 48036
(586) 468-4501

Vim & Vigor
51330 Van Dyke Ave
Shelby Township, MI 48316
(586) 739-1022

Better Health Market
39600 14 Mile Road
Walled Lake, MI 48390
(248) 960-9740
http://www.thebetterhealthstore.com/

Good Food Company
42615 Ford Road
Canton, MI 48187
(734) 981-8100
http://www.goodfoodcompany.com/

Better Health Market
44427 Ann Arbor Road
Plymouth, MI 48170
734-455-1440
http://www.thebetterhealthstore.com/
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2005 03:24 pm
Shocked

how did you find that list?
Maybe this is something I can do too....?

oy, im jealous of the selection there. Here it is one of 2 places and that is it! > mumble mumble<
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2005 03:43 pm
At the end of the Meatrix....
Meatrix

enter your zip to get to this page.....Eat Well

And then scroll downt to select stores. Very Happy

Do not ask me how I found this stuff..... Laughing
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JPB
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2005 06:15 pm
We have a Wild Oats as well as Whole Foods and Trader Joes for national chains. There are a bunch of local health food stores throughout Chicagoland.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2005 06:25 pm
the only health food store on my side of the rio grande is Moe's Bar and Tavern, we eat there a lot. I'm pretty sure it's all organic.
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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2005 06:27 pm
We've got Trader Joes and Whole Foods, one or two Wild Oats. We also have small health food stores around, but I tend to go to Whole Foods, so I can't remember any names.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2005 06:33 pm
I'm very leary of Whole Foods, won't shop there. They're forcing some of the independent 'health food' stores out of the market in the U.S. Sometimes by buying them out (like Wild Oats), sometimes just by pricing them out of the market.

They're having a tougher time here, as most people seem to be sticking with their independent suppliers. We've got quite a few markets, where the farmers bring their products to town. I'm sticking with them for the most part. I don't want to support Whole Paycheck's corporate bottom line.
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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2005 06:36 pm
Beth, I usually do try to shop the little guys, but it was super convenient to hit the whole foods when I moved here and didn't know anywhere else to shop. I only have one other grocer in walking distance with even remotely comparable products. By car I could get to wild oats. But, I still can't think of any good small wholesome grocers in the area. There's one in Concord and one in Eastham that I know of, but that doesn't help me here.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2005 06:39 pm
I definitely think I'm lucky, in that I can drive to literally dozens of good fruit/veggie markets within a few minutes, and get to 3 farmer's markets by public transit. The centre/east of Toronto's very good that way.
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2005 09:47 pm
Wow!
I wish I had that opportunity EB.
Here ins austin, the closest health food store is about 20 minutes away. Not too bad.. BUT, it is small, crowded and not always in stock of the things I need. It serves most of south austin ( wich is about 10-18,000 in population ). Most of the younger crowd is into the " health food fad" so multiply that 10-18 by however many friends they choose to bring with them.
LITERALLY... there are times I can stand in line for ONE dang item for 15-25 minutes. ( grumble) but it is worth it in the long run.
My next option is Whole Foods. I agree with the corporate b/s they produce! Here they dont get away with that . One thing I like about austin is if you drive out little shops, you leave. PERIOD. Austin revolves around the local mom and pop shops. If you tread on thier feet, you will loose your business. When large corporations come into the city , they have to start out small just like the rest of them. They have unspoken, and spoken limitations as to how big they can get as well.
We have many small farmers here and alot of them set up shop in parking lots, flea markets etc. They are great, just not around all year...
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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2005 11:15 pm
Beth - we have loads of grocers, both large and small-scale nearby, but I wouldn't call many of them 'health food' stores. Most of the farmers' market wares are not organic.
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2005 12:18 am
Wildly Natural Foods
2460 E. 20th St
Farmington, NM

Organic produce - their tomatoes are better priced than the best in supermarkets, with better taste, though they win no beauty contests. Also, the usual range of suppliments, herbs, natural cosmetics and so forth.
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2005 07:19 am
It is wierd, when you compare natural organicaly grown foods to the ' super produce' you see everywhere else, they DO look diffrent. I think they look the way they are supposed to look. I know when I have grown tomatos in my yard, they never looked perfect, bright red, and completely round... but MAN did they taste soooo much better.
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