"Farm-to-table" is more than just a popular restaurant trend. Cooking with fresh local and regional food products is healthy, tasty and good for the environment.
Visit these great healthy and organic food markets not far from our Springs Denver luxury apartment communities.
1745 N Main St, Longmont
5 miles from Springs at Sandstone Ranch
With a straightforward name like Natural Grocers, how can you go wrong? For more than 50 years, Natural Grocers has served the Denver area by offering organic produce, vitamins and supplements and bulk foods. Check out their calendar of free events including healthy living seminars and cooking demonstrations. The Longmont store opens at 8 a.m. seven days a week. Natural Grocers also operates 38 other locations throughout the Denver area and Colorado.
700 Ken Pratt Blvd, Longmont
3.2 miles from Springs at Sandstone Ranch
The anthem of Lucky's Market proclaims that natural and organic food should be a right, not a luxury. They want to make good food accessible and affordable for all, without copping a "holier-than-thou" attitude about healthy eating. Lucky's Market in Longmont is open 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. seven days a week, with two other locations in Boulder.
Sprouts Farmers Market
1440 N Lincoln Ave, Loveland
5.7 miles from Springs at 2534
According to Sprouts' mission statement, "Healthy living is a journey." Their goal is to be a community resource for quality food, nutrition education and charitable works. Sprouts' claim to fame is an amazing selection of farm-fresh produce, a feature that pays tribute to its roots as a produce stand in the '40s. Short on time? Order online for delivery. The Loveland store is open daily from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. and there are 31 other locations serving the Denver area.
900 – 16th St, Denver
48.6 miles from Springs at 2534
When you don't have time to cook, do you think you're doomed to meals of greasy, high-calorie fast food? Modern Market combines the quality of an organic market with the convenience of a carry-out restaurant. Casual favorites such as sandwiches, salads and pizza are made from scratch with organic and sustainable ingredients. The menu also includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten- and dairy-free options. Save time and order online. Hours at Modern Market are 7 a.m until 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. weekends.
Pete's Fruits & Vegetables
5606 E Cedar Ave, Denver
22.1 miles from Springs at Eagle Bend
Family owned-and-operated Pete's made the select list of "Top Spots for Organic Produce" as spotlighted by a local TV station. In addition to a premier selection of fruits and vegetables, Pete's has a full-service butcher counter, fresh baked goods and gourmet food products imported from Europe. Hours are 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily, except for Sunday when Pete's closes at 6 p.m.
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