It's not hard to find an owner of Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op?odds are you can just walk in and point a finger. More than 12,000 people hold shares at the community-owned store, which has been open since 1973. The co-op's owners are unified by an interest in the central goals and standards: choosing local and natural foods high in quality, with a focus on seasonal and organic products.
To that end, the team at Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op works with more than 100 local farmers, growers, and food producers, and the fruits of these partnerships line the aisles. Depending on the season, the produce section might house asparagus from Riverdog Farm in Guinda or strawberries from Terra Firma Farm in Winters while other departments stock cage-free poultry, bulk grains, and craft beers.
Revolution Wine's skilled staffers give each batch of their hand-crafted red, white, and port wines a full body and lush feel. And while heavy machinery and wooden barrels help do the hard work of converting these wine grapes into libations, it's the winemakers who pour a little bit of love into each batch. In the winery's kitchen, a dedicated team of chefs churns out a menu of seasonal bistro food made from local and fresh ingredients. Small artisan plates of French cheese, mixed nuts, and savory bruschetta offer a lighter dining path, while larger entrees of housemade pasta and pork belly sandwiches with cheddar jalapeno biscuits present heartier fare. Revolutions Wines also offers a wine club that gifts members with limited-edition wines and grants access to the first sniff when each new barrel is opened.
Dry Clean Today started with one location in Elk Grove in 1987 and has since expanded to 8 locations across the Sacramento area, including a brand new Folsom location. Open seven days a week, Dry Clean Today fastidiously expunges stains from favorite frocks and presses garments with haste, offering same- or next-day service. Professional cleaners also purge weather-borne impurities from raincoats or jackets, and keep fancywear spry with formal-gown or prom-dress cleaning. Otherwise, wedding-dress cleaning and box preservation keep sacred gowns in tiptop shape, ensuring that they can be passed down to children, grandchildren, or life-size Barbie dolls for use at their own weddings.
It’s easy to never think about what chemicals make up your soaps and body lotions, but the staffers at The Soap Salon like to make sure you know what you’re getting into. That’s because they hand-make their signature line of soaps, body oils, and bath salts exclusively with wholesome vegetable oils, herbs, and nut butters. The staff takes the education one step further by inviting customers to learn how to make their own soaps and lotions through a variety of classes. Students always take home finished products, which they can then use to lather up their front lawn.
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The VersaSpa booths at Face & Body Emporium deliver natural-looking, UV-free tans. Each VersaSpa sunless session begins with an application of amino acids and green tea to help balance epidermal pH and hydrate hides in advance of hue transformation. Next, clients enter a high-tech standup booth, where a mist applicator dispenses a proprietary blend of DHA and bottled rainbows to impart an even, streak-free bronze to skin. The quick-drying formula penetrates deep and a natural hue develops over a six-hour period. Each tan lasts approximately two weeks, making the VersaSpa system perfect for a prevacation bronzing or a marathon pool party.