Whole Foods Opens in Reno

Whole Foods Opens in Reno

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Whole Foods Opens in Reno

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Whole Foods Market, has opened its first store in Reno, Nevada.

The 52,000-square-foot store is the first Whole Foods Market to feature an indoor/outdoor fireplace as well as a misted/heated patio with family-style dining and comfy sofas.

Some of the features that Reno Whole Foods Market shoppers will have include:

· Sierra Grill – walk-up burger bar featuring all-natural beef patties grilled-to-order with hand-cut seasoned fries and gourmet dipping sauces.

· Artisan bakery – European-style hearth breads made from scratch daily, in varieties like cranberry walnut, sourdough, four-cheese, and buttery challah.

· Trail Mix bar – create custom blends of nuts, grains and sweet treats to fuel expeditions in Nevada’s great outdoors.

· Produce – Shoppers can choose from summer berries and field greens and discover unique items like cherimoyas and lemongrass.

· Meat – full-service meat department featuring everything from buffalo to quail plus 20 varieties of handmade sausages.

‘Reno is a community that cares about healthy living and the environment, values that are at the core of Whole Foods Market,’ says Northern California and Nevada Regional President David Lannon. ‘We are very excited to open our doors and become the place where Reno shoppers can find the highest quality natural and organic foods.’

Farmers’ Market

Whole Foods Market Reno will host a Farmers’ Market, in partnership with the Nevada Certified Farmers Market Association, every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the store parking lot, from June through October 25. Functioning as an extension of the store’s shelves, the market will feature produce from Nevada farmers including the state’s prized ‘Heart of Gold’ cantaloupes by Lattin Farms, heirloom and unique varieties of greens, summer squash, pumpkins and potatoes by Home Grown Nevada, and local honey by Hidden Valley Honey. There also will be plants and cut flowers by Nevada’s Own Perennials and Chickie Baby Blooms and natural lavender body products by Lavender Ridge.

‘Eat Well for Less’ Tours

The Reno Whole Foods Market will offer regular ‘Eat Well for Less’ tours, during which store team members show customers how to shop smart on a budget and enjoy the best savings on organic and natural foods.

Focus on Sustainability

Whole Foods Market Reno has partnered with Full Circle Compost – the first permitted organic materials recycling facility in Nevada – to ‘close the loop’ between local agriculture and the urban community. Full Circle Compost will process the store’s produce and food scraps, and waxed cardboard refuse, and use the resulting beneficial soil additive to nourish vegetable and herb starters at Hungry Mother Organics. Down the road, Whole Foods Market hopes to offer the resulting garden starters to its Reno customers.

Culinary Center

The Reno Whole Foods Market boasts a Culinary Center featuring a state-of-the-art kitchen facility, dedicated chef, and 40-seat auditorium. The Center will offer cooking demonstrations, professional cooking class series and educational lectures on a range of food and health-related topics, such as ‘Cooking from the Market’— a course on how to create dishes using the freshest seasonal produce from the Farmers’ Market.

See our commentary on the Whole Foods shopping experience by clicking here.

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