Sprouts Grand Opening in Mill Creek, WA is here! I’ve been yapping about their first store in Washington for weeks now and I’m happy to report it’s officially here! It opens at 7 am and stays open until 10 pm everyday. I got a sneak peek of the store last night and let’s just say I didn’t want to leave!
*This post is sponsored by Sprouts- however, thoughts and opinions are my own.
This is the first Sprouts store in Washington state and I couldn’t be more excited. I had been to Sprouts before on vacation in California, and Texas. Each time I would go to a store I wished there was one in Washington state. Well, my wish came true and now I can shop to my hearts content! I wanted to share my experience with you from last night and my first impressions, plus some of my favorite products.
First of all the store is so well laid out. Every section of the store is easily labeled making it so convenient to shop there. I know exactly where everything is at. I love that it has everything I need but doesn’t feel too big. I was given a tour of the store with some other bloggers and learned so much. For example, Sprouts largest section of their store is actually their produce section- it’s huge! I loved how I could find any type of produce I wanted and their organic produce section was quite large. I also love how their meat is never frozen but always fresh. So you’re not paying for water- but actually the meat. They have an amazing gluten free section as well and their bulk bin section was even larger than I remember. I could get every type of raw nut I could want! I was also impressed with their wine selection. They had great organic wines available.
It’s so fun exploring a new grocery store. Of course I loaded up on groceries! There were several items I couldn’t get over! For example, they have a ton of organic spiralized veggie noodles in the refrigeration section. I did a happy dance when I saw them! I’ve never found organic spiralized veggies noodles- talk about a find. I snagged up the organic sweet potato noodles and white sweet potato noodles. I was also excited to see organic butternut squash already pre-cut in the refrigeration section as well! And I can’t forget the organic shredded hash browns I found in the freezer section. The only ingredient is organic hash browns! Usually there is some other oil in there, but not with these. Basically Sprouts is making this mama’s life a whole lot easier!
I even grabbed up some frozen organic greens to put in my smoothies. I loved seeing staple pantry items that I typically buy there too, like Primal Palate’s dressings and mayo. Also, simply organic spices and seasonings and Redmond Real Salt sea salt. Plus, Siete Tortilla chips- you all know I have a soft spot for them! They were such a good deal there, 2 for $5. I felt like I was shopping at a familiar place because they had all my favorites but even better because they had so much more to offer!
What I love about shopping at Sprouts is the quality of products I can get there but for a seriously good price. I don’t have to shop anywhere else either! Usually I have to go to several stores to find all that I need, but with Sprouts I can get it all in one place. I don’t know how many people asked if they could help me when I was shopping- they were so helpful! Also, if you ever want to sample a product, ask a friendly team member. Sprouts is more than happy to help you try a product. They even offer body products, natural makeup and supplements- talk about a win/win. For a mom, that’s priceless!
As you can see I’m pretty much head over heels that Sprouts is finally here! I’ve already told my sisters, and sister in law about the store. One tip I’ll leave you with is to make sure you download the Sprouts app– it’s a game changer when it comes to staying up to date on all the sales- from exclusive mobile coupons and weekly sales.
If you haven’t checked out the new Mill Creek location in Washington do it- you’ll thank me later! If you are in another state, check the Sprouts website to find a location near you. Leave me a comment if you’ve been to Sprouts and have a favorite product!
I’m back talking about Sprouts Community Giving + Vitamin Angels! This company really gets better and better the more I learn about them. They really have created such an amazing place for people to learn about health from the groceries they buy to helping support their local community.
Sprouts has moved beyond just making healthy living accessible and really embraces the important idea of giving back. I love that! Every year Sprouts supports local nonprofit organizations from food banks and service groups though in-kind and direct donations. SO amazing! They are really showing that healthy living starts with us and we can make a difference in our local communities.
Food Rescue Program
I’m also a huge fan of their “Food Rescue Program” that helps those in need by providing food, plus feed for animals and nutrients for agriculture soil. Sprouts takes food that can no longer be sold but is perfectly edible and donates it to local hunger agencies. The agencies then disperse them to families in need. Since the Food Rescue Program started in 2013, over 43 million pounds of food have been donated! SO cool! That’s 35 million meals. Even if the food is not ok to give to hunger relief agencies, it is then donated to local dairy farms and cattle ranches as feed. This offers a more nutritious feed, plus lowers greenhouse gas emissions. Finally, food is also donated as compost which makes the soil our crops grow in so much richer. Over 18 million pounds of food have been given since this was started in 2014. Sprouts is raising the bar when it comes to using all resources to create a positive change in the world.
Community Awareness + Giving
Sprouts really is all about being part of the community and giving back. They have supported 830 community events with volunteers and in-kind donations. This effort has reached over 2.75 million residents! I was also impressed with Sprouts efforts when it comes to national disasters. Sprouts has given over 16,000 pounds of food and water to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma. It didn’t stop there, Sprouts also raised over $350,000 for the American Red Cross too! They also have this annual drive during the holidays called “Grab and Give” where they have provided over 2 million meals.
Vitamin Angels is a program that helps those in need and at high risk, such as expectant mothers, young children and new moms. It’s goal is to really serve undeserved communities around the U.S. and in 74 countries around the world. To learn more about Vitamin Angels, their financial transparency and accountability, head to vitaminangels.org.
The whole idea of Vitamin Angels was birthed out of a strong desire to give mothers and children the best possible life through nutritional help. Sprouts has committed with Vitamin Angels to help support their initiative to eliminate infant mortality due to vitamin deficiency disease by year 2030. This initiative will help mothers around the world get the prenatal vitamins they need to ensure healthy babies. What an amazing movement and cause to be a part of!
Since 2014 alone, Vitamin Angels and Sprouts have reached over 6 million kids with vitamin A and de-worming tablets. They are literally changing the course of these children’s lives one supplement at a time! Through August 29th at the Mill Creek Sprouts, every time a product is purchased from a list of more than 1,000 qualifying items throughout the store, .25 will be donated to Vitamin Angels. These add up quickly and provide change for so many!
As you can see, shopping at Sprouts is a no brainer. When you shop there you are creating ripple effects for generations to see!
I can’t wait for you all to experience Sprouts! If you’re in the greater Seattle area then put August 15th on your calendar, Sprouts grand opening in Mill Creek. This is the first Washington store! For more information on the Mill Creek opening check out the press release here.
Have you shopped at Sprouts yet?