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  •  In lots of places they're the only... (0+ / 0-)

    option if you want organic, local, or, well, whole food options. Their produce section has unbelievable variety compared to the vast majority of grocers. The meat counter was my first encounter with grass fed meat and sausage without fillers. Despite all the bitching, their 365 brand offers some of the most affordable organics I've yet to find. For those on a restrictive diet, they offer a significant range of dairy, soy and gluten free options.

    All that said, we switched to a locally owned option immediately when we moved out here to Oregon. But what do you propose for those who don't have my good luck?

    "The Democratic Party is not our friend: it is the only party we can negotiate with."

    by 2020adam on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 11:26:02 AM PST

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    •  what do I propose? (0+ / 0-)

      Look around.
      Ask your local grocer to stock more of what you want.  Get your friends to do the same.
      If you think WFM is it, you aren't looking for alternatives.  (I don't mean you personally -) I mean that Kroger, Albertson's, Tom Thumb/Safeway, Fiesta, Central Market, Sprouts, Vitamin Cottage, even (gasp) Wally World stocks some of these items. Some stock them all. I can absolutely get local foods, soy-, dairy-, gluten- free, and grass fed beef at my Kroger and Tom Thumb; I am pretty sure all of these are at Sprouts too. These are all within a few blocks of my home or work, not ten miles.

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