A couple weeks ago I was invited to attend the Sprouts Farmers Market Grand Opening to celebrate their new Atlanta location on Piedmont Avenue. It was so much fun!
First of all, here’s a little bit about Sprouts. Sprouts is basically a grocery store that offers healthy food and healthy living products for less. The best way I can think to describe the store is that it is almost a cross between Whole Foods and Publix. The locations are smaller than most grocery stores, but the products are quality.
They offer everything from prepared foods to health foods and everything you would expect to find at a grocery store. Also, like most stores they have their own brand of products which are typically cheaper than most name brands.
The keynote speaker for the Grand Opening event was Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, PhD also known as The Paleo Mom. She resides in the Metro Atlanta area and gave a talk about overall health. It’s also worth mentioning that her background is in science and not necessarily health or nutrition. You all know how I feel about the Paleo Diet and fad diets in general. As a plant centric athlete, it was difficult to listen to a lot of the lecture. I was really happy when we were able to check out the store afterwards.
There were about 20-25 of us that attended the talk and more family and friends were invited to shop. We received a discount off of our purchases and also received samples from Sprouts and vendors within the store. I wish I would have had more time to try everything in the store, but I wanted to hurry home before evening traffic started.
In addition to the lovely bag of free goodies that Sprouts provided us, I picked up some kombucha, probiotic drinks and bins of organic kale and spinach. I found that their prices were lower than I would typically pay at Whole Foods, but that they carried products that I can’t seem to find at my usual grocery stores.
The store was laid out really well and everyone was super friendly. I look forward to returning to this Sprouts location because it isn’t too far from my job, but I’m really excited for the location closest to me to open.
To find the store nearest you be sure to look here!
When I got home I went on the best run! It was warm outside and I tried a new route. I saw the sunset and lots of fun street art.
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