Local grocery stores aren't just a place to buy food—they're also a place to quiz your neighbors on the life cycle of an apple. Get a feel for local foods with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Groceries
Local, organic red and green cabbage is $0.99–$1.29 per pound, sides of Shetland Islands–raised organic Black Pearl Salmon are $14.99, organic Equal Exchange coffee starts at $11.99 per pound, and freshly ground organic peanut butter is $4.99 per pound.
Mustard Seed Market & Café
Margaret and Phillip Nabors were ahead of the curve in championing natural and organic foods when they opened Mustard Seed Market & Café in 1981. To ensure the integrity of every item stocked on their shelves, the Nabors developed a list of golden standards—nine guidelines that range from a ban on high-fructose corn syrup to selling only cruelty-free cosmetics. This combination of rigor and passion has propelled Mustard Seed for more than 30 years, filling two locations with locally grown produce, fresh-baked vegan cookies, and naturally lean-but-tender beef from certified Piedmontese cattle, which are raised on an all-vegetarian diet free of steroids and antibiotics.
Today, the Nabors' children, Abraham and Gabe, have joined their parents in leading Mustard Seed's team of natural-foods experts—who include everyone from the customer-service associates to the stockers, ensuring that shoppers can find answers to their questions around every corner. The store also educates customers through classes and free lectures on topics such as California wines and what’s going to happen when they run out of letters to name the vitamins.