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Grocery outlet for avocados and organic beef, chocolate
Trader Joe's for wild fish, bacon, eggs, frozen berries, and macadamia nuts, cocoa powder, and plenty more.
Whole Foods for steak and duck eggs, yogurt
Sno-isle Co-op for raw dairy, duck eggs, yogurt and a few other odds and ends
Fred Meyer for some stuff.
QFC for gelatin, tea sometimes
Big Lots for canned fish, just read every label!
That's all I remember right now, there's probably more...
You forgot the local Ukraine market once a month for coconut milk (and sometimes green tea, dragon fruit, sweet potatoes, or coconut water).
Major stock up two or three times/month at Sacramento Natural Food Co-op. Sometimes in between.
Whole Foods maybe once a month if I am in the neighborhood.
Safeway or a local chain a few times/month when I need something quick or want something non-Primal, like real mayonnaise (which I eat some of each week), organic peanut butter spread, liverwurst (if I can't get to WF to buy natural), pork rinds (yes, I know they are Primal but the co-op doesn't carry.), etc.
Costco once every two or three months when I go there for household products.
Trader Joe's once or twice a month for pastured cheese, cheap wine and whatever else strikes my fancy.
Fresh Market opening this month an old Borders store. Very close to my house.
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Grass Fed Beef - from the farmer a few times a year
Quality Chickens and Pork - From the Butcher
Free Range Eggs - from my friend or the grocery store
Everything else - Our supermarkets carry a fair amount of good organic, etc.
I have found that Fresh Market and Whole Foods are too expensive - I feel like I'm buying food in a gift shop, and I can get most of the same items at the grocery store. I have found Trader Joes to be just about useless except for bulk nuts. At least the one in our town is small and carries mostly packaged, prepared foods.
We don't have a decent Farmer's Market - they are more expensive than the grocery stores????? We do have some good local farm stands, though, and I frequent them during their open season.
I mostly shop at (in order of how often/quantity of food):
Santa Cruz Market - local
Lazy Acres - local but real ownership is a chain grocery
Isla Vista Food Coop - local, used to be a lifetime member, guess a lifetime doesn't last that long
Trader Joe's - chain
Indo China Market - local
Ralphs - chain
Whole Foods - chain
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I go almost exclusively to Trader Joe's. Head to Whole Foods occasionally for specialty things that TJ's doesn't have, like my kelp sea salt, nori sheets, and kombucha. The Tempe Farmers market by ASU has some cool local beef and eggs, I should probably start going there as well. I only go to "normal" chain grocery stores like Fry's and Bashas if I'm buying liquor or I'm really broke and needs lots of canned tuna or something (a situation that looks like it'll be in my near future, unfortunately).
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