A grocery store is like a carnival midway—it offers shelves and shelves of goodies that only become available after lobbing baseballs at stacks of bottles. Today's Groupon brings the fresh food without the carnie cons: for $6, you get $12 worth of local produce and foodstuffs at Abundance Cooperative Market.
An offshoot of the 42-year-old Genesee Co-op Natural Food Store, Abundance Cooperative Market bills itself as Rochester's first and only cooperatively owned natural-products grocer. Members and non-members alike can shop or slo-mo strut along its spacious aisles for community-grown produce and foodstuffs. Take your pick of proteins with Wild Side Ranch bison burger meat ($6.89 per pound), Murray's certified humanely raised chicken legs ($2.99 per pound), or bulk Northern Soy tofu ($1.49 per pound). Once Again Nut Butter vends bulk peanut butter ($3.39 per pound) hand-churned to creamy perfection from the milk of rare peanut cows. Coffee, flour, yogurt, cereal, rice, and laundry detergent are all grown and manufactured using sustainable, eco-friendly practices.
Open seven days a week, Abundance peppers shopping with fun facts and surprises, thanks to a friendly, knowledgeable staff and twice-monthly sales. Besides savoring the fruits, meats, and other shoppers they catch in their grocery net, home-grown gourmands can also browse Abundance's website for new recipes and community events.
62 Marshall St.
Rochester, New York 14607Get Directions