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Sprouts Farmers Market Opens Today – Check out The Pictures Here

Sprouts Farmers Market Opens Today – Check out The Pictures Here

Sprouts Farmers Market opened this morning, Wednesday, September 19, with their first market in Pennsylvania. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at 7am at the 1000 South Broad Street location with the commanding view of Philadelphia’s skyline in the background. 

Sprouts Farmers Market occupies the renovated historic train shed at Broad and Carpenter streets, which remained in disrepair after it’s storied history in the last century.
The train shed was the place where President Abraham Lincoln’s body was held for viewing following his assassination.
There’s a great article at Hidden City Philly about the train shed.

Natural lighting streams into the space
The main focus of Sprouts is it’s produce where they offer Organic produce

as well as regular produce
There’s a honey station, as well as an olive oil station


You know it’s a great place when they carry Vesper Brothers sauces – Hey John Vesper and Bill Vesper.

One of my favorite sections was the one pan meal. Lots of variety, as well as decent prices between $7 to $12.

Sprouts is committed to eliminating waste and fighting hunger in our communities.  Sprouts has a Food Rescue program, through which they donate unsold, edible food to local food banks — or, in Philly’s case, to Philabundance. Today they donated a $20,000 donation to Urban Tree Connection, a Philly-based non-profit that works with low-income communities to transform vacant open spaces.

 


They have a great bulk area, where you can can choose between nuts,

as well as bulk candy, and trail mix
Apple season is always in at Sprouts Market


The cheese section is up front, but the rest of the dairy products can be found in the back of the store. I spoke to the GM and he promises to look into carrying my favorite cheese – Cabot Cheese, the snack version.

There were a lot of variety of burgers, including veggie selections

This is a great price


Parking is free in the lot next door, as long as you park 90 mins or less and get your parking stub validated at the cashier. For the next two weeks it’s free until they get the gates installed. There were about 7 or 8 check out counters. I think they’re going to need more.

They were missing a few magazines of note, especially Philly Magazine


Ice machine and motorized chairs for shoppin
Everyone today gets a free Sprouts mesh shopping bag
Mum is no longer the word.
Head to Sprout’s Farmer’s Market for fresh produce, meats and organic foods. There’s easy access parking, the aisles are spacious, every week they have blowout sales, there’s a demonstration kitchen, and there is a charity component. It’s a real gift to South Philly.