Organic/Health Food Markets to Explore in San Antonio

Jean Jones
(January 21, 2016)

OrganicHealth_Food_Markets_SA.jpgWhen it comes to organic products or specialized health foods, your traditional grocery stores don’t always have the variety you’re looking for. If you’re interested in filling your apartment kitchen with items that are produced sustainably and locally, you have a few different options in the San Antonio area. Check out these healthy picks.

1. Legacy Farmers’ Market
18402 US Hwy 281 N.

The Legacy Farmers’ Market has more limited hours than your other health food options, but the market offers a unique experience that’s worth clearing your schedule for. Located at the Legacy Shopping Center  the market is open Saturday or Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3.p.m.

At this farmers’ market, you get the chance to purchase items that were grown or made right in Texas, while meeting the very people who bring those products to you. The market features seasonal locally produced items such as fresh vegetables from Bendele Farms in Devine, Texas, handmade pastas from Food 2 Dye For, and local raw honey from Rick the Beekeeper. The market also features non-food items such as handmade soaps and lotions and artfully crafted furniture.

2. Sprouts Farmers Market
8108 Callaghan Rd. 17700 N. US Hwy. 281

Sprouts Farmers Market is committed to products that are produced sustainably and responsibly. You’ll find products for every dietary need including gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, paleo, grass-fed, organic, non-GMO, and raw foods. Enjoy organic fruits and vegetables, fresh baked goods, and a full service meat and seafood counter among the offerings at your local Sprouts store.

3. Alamo Quarry Whole Foods Market
255 E. Basse Road, Ste. 130

Whole Foods is the first certified organic grocer in San Antonio. The store offers gluten-free, casein-free, and Non-GMO products to meet shoppers’ unique needs. You’ll find meat with no added hormones or antibiotics, hundreds of gourmet cheeses, organic produce, and local products in season. If you don’t feel like cooking, healthful prepared foods include vegetarian and vegan options that will help you build a mouthwatering meal with minimal effort.

Whether you’re going gluten free or you simply want pesticide-free produce, you can find everything you’re after at these health food stores. Soon, your pantry will be overflowing with wholesome picks that are good for you and the environment.

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