With farm-to-table becoming an increasingly popular dining philosophy, people are turning to organic foods for natural sources of nutrition. Thanks to Iowa's agricultural community, there are several shops in Des Moines selling organic meats, seafood and produce along with other healthy foods. We've found some of the best markets for you to add to your list of favorite stores.
Campbell's has been serving the Des Moines area for more than 75 years. Their slogan is, "Don't start a diet, change your diet. Change your diet and change your life." and their team affectionately refers to themselves as "health nuts." Fresh items include dairy products, meats and organic produce from more than 40 Iowa-based suppliers. They also stock a wide variety of organic products such as cheese, olive oil, and even peanut butter cups!
If you're a fan of TV's Top Chef, you're already familiar with this nationally-known grocery that carries a broad selection of organic and natural products. You'll find gluten-free and non-GMO foods as well as a selection of delicious breads baked on-site daily. Whole Foods' green philosophy extends to the cruelty-free premium body care items and Eco Scale-rated cleaning products on their shelves.
Gateway Market bills itself as the "Good Food Grocery," a title the staff takes seriously. The store is filled with organic and natural items along with specialty food products from around the world. Gateway is the sole location in Central Iowa selling Certified Angus Beef®, which meets higher standards than USDA ratings. The meat case also holds all-natural Niman Ranch pork, free-range Gerber's chicken and an assortment of organic game meats you won't find anywhere else.
This virtual store provides the ease of online shopping and the convenience of home delivery. Select one of three different sizes of bins based on your usage needs. Prudent Produce fills your bin with a selection of organic fruits and vegetables and delivers it direct to your home weekly or every other week, according to your wishes. The assortment varies according to seasonal availability, but you can always rely on fresh, healthy products.
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