Greens Market, an organic grocery store in Kitsilano, will soon be opening its doors on West Broadway and Maple. It is located right beside the recently opened Blenz Coffee Shop, in the Pulse condo development. I am so excited! A ‘Whole Foods’ type of market right near us, what could be better?!
They are 100% Canadian owned and operated and will be offering organic produce, natural health and beauty products, gourmet deli and meat departments, organic baby items, and an Organic Coffee Bar.
Greens Market claim you won’t have to choose between quality and price, as you won’t have to pay the premiums associated with most organic food stores. Hope this statement is true, cause shopping at Whole Foods is bloody expensive…
They will have on-site composting, and will be donating almost expired food to local food banks – this will ensure that as little food items as possible will end up in the trash.
Don’t forget to bring your cloth grocery bags with you – the store won’t provide any plastic bags at their checkouts.
Very importantly, Greens will be buying as many locally produced products as possible. This reduces the transportation costs associated with flying or trucking-in food from other countries, reducing pollution and global warming, supporting your local farmers and companies. This results in fresher tasting and more nutritious food because the produce was picked closer to date you actually consume it!
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