Originally Posted by bunnyfan
Hmm... I guess co-op doesn't carry much of the stuff we use. We need lots of fresh produce. Not just for us. We have two bunnies to feed
I don't eat a lot of produce, and what I do eat is pretty typical. Potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, apples... that sort of thing. I do occasionally get dandelion greens for the tortoise, also. But I can see how it might be less than perfect for someone who does eat a lot of produce. As I said, my diet is dull and repetitive.
Trader Joe is a bit far for us too. Again, not very good for fresh produce.
But Wild Oats have meat aisle. I don't remember what TJ has.
Trader Joe's is, in my opinion, terrible for produce. I've had a hard time finding even my basic necessities there. And I've also seen more than one type of produce on styrofoam trays with plastic wrap. Really -- green peppers don't need the extra packaging.
Trader Joe's doesn't have much fresh meat, and what they do have is pretty well packaged -- I don't smell it when I walk by. In fact at first I thought they didn't carry any fresh meat at all, then remembered that they do in fact have some.
I am surprised with what you said though. Lots of shoppers at Wild Oats at least, bring their own canvas bags. In fact, all stores appreciate that, even Safeway. We bring canvas bags everywhere we go.
I guess I misrepresented what I wanted to say, actually. I've been to Wild Oats a few times (probably less than ten times) so saying that I've never seen shoppers there with canvas bags isn't saying much.
If I do end up at a big chain market, it's Albertson's. And they like to double and triple bag things, even when I bring my own bags. I've gotten really fond of the self-checkout stations there, because I never have much in the way of groceries and I can bag it the way I want. One time a bagger dropped the few groceries I had into two plastic bags (as in, one or two items per bag). When I pointed out that I had a bag already, he dropped everything into my canvas bag. Including the plastic bags. *sigh* Can you say missing the point?
Oh oh!! My bunny friend (whom I haven't met actually) told me about Sunflower Market. We checked it out once and it is very good for fresh produce. Don't recall seeing meat. But I could just be too happy skipping around with the abundance of fresh produce. We are going there again today. It's a bit far though. Both stores are near the east side.
I've heard that it's supposed to be really good, but haven't tried it myself. The only one I know of is on Speedway and Swan, which isn't really any closer to me than Trader Joe's on Grant and Swan. You're saying there's another location?