Sprouts Farmers Market opens in Rancho CordovaNov 21, 2022 12:00AM ● By Story and photos by Shaun Holkko, assistant editor
Dignitaries pose for a photo after the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation donated $50,000 to Soil Born Farms.
RANCHO CORDOVA, CA (MPG) – Rancho Cordovans who have dietary restrictions or healthy eating habits may have a new favorite spot in their city as Sprouts Farmers Market recently opened a store in Rancho Cordova.
The new grocery store is located at 10846 Bear Hollow Dr., right by the intersection of Zinfandel Drive and International Drive. A ribbon cutting was held bright and early on November 11 at 6:45 a.m. to christen the new location.
The night before the grand opening, Sprouts representatives held a “sneak peek” of the store for Rancho Cordova dignitaries and media to tour the location. Among those in attendance were Rancho Cordova Vice Mayor Linda Budge, Deputy City Manager Micah Runner and City Council Members Garrett Gatewood and Siri Pulipati.
“It’s wonderful, it’s really a good-looking store,” Budge told the Grapevine Independent. “You can’t help but be impressed with the commitment to fresh food, to the organization of the store, to the fact that because they’re so committed to health and wellness, that everything that you need for health and wellness is really located in an easily accessible place.”
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To help celebrate the opening, the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation awarded $50,000 to Soil Born Farms, a local nonprofit farm that promotes urban agriculture, sustainable food systems and healthy food education. Soil Born Farms has received over $300,000 since 2017 to support local school gardening programs throughout Rancho Cordova and Sacramento County.
“Sprouts is very thoughtful with the products they put on their shelves and offering a good mix of things that folks with different dietary needs [seek],” said Shawn Harrison, founder and co-director of Soil Born Farms. “Our mission as an organization is to try to teach people about how to do simple, delicious cooking and grow their own food and take care of the Earth. It’s a perfect connection for us.
“Generally having more energy, folks committed to health and wellness in our community can only be a good thing.”
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The Rancho Cordova Food Locker has partnered with Sprouts’ Food Rescue program. The new store will donate groceries that are no longer fit for sale but remain edible and nutritious for consumers at the food locker.
“We’re going to have to do some work to make sure that the older part of Rancho Cordova is aware that we have this new resource,” Harrison explained. “With the work that we did on Zinfandel with Lowe’s, more people are used to coming out to this direction, so it won’t just be the newer residents who are coming into Rancho Cordova. I think [Rancho Cordovans] will receive it well.”
DoorDash Delivery Available
Sacramentans who want to buy groceries from Sprouts but may not have enough time in their schedules have a new service available: DoorDash. According to Sprouts, more than 20,000 products from the store are available for delivery on the app.
Options include organic groceries, local farm-fresh produce, keto friendly, gluten-free, vegan and plant-based items.