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Sprouts Farmers Market opens on Wednesday

Posted March 16

Sprouts Farmers Market storefront

The first area Sprouts Farmers Market grocery store is opening in Raleigh on Wednesday, March 15.

They have super Grand Opening specials including asparagus for 88 cents/lb, cantaloupe for 88 cents each, ground beef for $1.99/lb and more! See below for the Grand Opening grocery specials from their sales flyer.

Sprouts offers fresh, natural and organic groceries in a "setting that feels like an old-fashioned farmers market" according to their website. The specialty grocery store has over 250 stores in 13 states. Stores include produce, meat, seafood, deli, dairy, frozen, bulk bins, baked products, ready-to-eat meals, gourmet cheeses, gluten-free products, vitamins, health and beauty and more.

Location: The new 30,000 square foot store is located at 9414 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC, 27615, in the Olive Park shopping center.

The store is open every day from 7 am - 10 pm.

Opening Day Offers: The stores opens at 7 am with a ribbon-cutting, free samples and freebies. The first 200 customers will receive a 20% coupon and they will be giving away reusable bags. There will also be grand opening specials throughout the store all day.

Mobile App: Download the mobile app to access digital coupons. Once you clip the coupons, you just show the barcode on the app at checkout. Mobile coupons are only good for one use each and they cannot be combined with paper coupons on the same product. Sprouts also offers Checkout Challenges which earn you discounts and free products when you make certain purchases. See more details on their website.

Sprouts donates over 12 million meals by partnering with local food banks and hunger relief organizations. Here in Raleigh, they will be donating to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.

Grand Opening Grocery Specials

The following deals are valid March 15 - March 22, 2017 at their new Raleigh location.

You can see the full ad on their website.

Mangoes, various, 3 for $1

Cucumbers, 3 for $1

Green bell peppers, 3 for $1

Green Beans, .88/lb

Pink Lady Apples, .88/lb

Blackberries, 5.6 oz, .88

Organic vine ripe tomatoes, .88/lb

Organic green curly, Lacinato or Red Russian kale, .88 each

Asparagus, 88 cents/lb

Cantaloupe, 88 cents each

Red or Green seedless grapes, .88/lb

Chobani Greek yogurt, .88 each

Celery, .98 each

Eggplant, .99 each

Market Corner bread, 22 oz, .99

C2O coconut water, 17.5 oz, .99

Late July Organic Tortilla Chips, 5.5 - 6 oz, .99

Sprouts bar soap, 4 oz, $1.00

Boulder Canyon Chips, 5 oz, 2 for $3

Chicken breasts, all natural, boneless, skinless, $1.69/lb

Pork Loin roasts, all natural boneless, $1.69/lb

Cuties Mandarins, 2 lb bag, $1.98

Organic Gala or Fuji apples, $1.48/lb

Ground beef, 80/20, $1.99/lb

Van's frozen waffles, 6 count, 2 for $4

Moms Best Cereals, 2 for $4

Organic Valencia oranges or grapefruit, $2.98 each

Pork Chops, all natural boneless, $2.99/lb

Old Tyme Burcher Shop thick sliced bacon, 16 oz, $2.99/lb

Mild cheddar cheese, $2.99/lb

Walnuts, $3.99/lb

EZ Peel Extra Jumbo Shrimp, $5.99/lb

Gourmet coffee, $5.99/lb

Mauro & Gianni fresh mozzarella, 8 oz cheese ball, BOGO (save up to $4.99)

Top sirloin steaks, $6.99/lb

Fresh Atlantic salmon fillets, $7.88/lb

Ahi tuna steaks, $7.88/lb

Sprouts hummus, 10 oz, BOGO

Many of these opening week specials are quite impressive! If you head to the new store this week, please let us know what you think.

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  • grafted Mar 17, 2017

    I got to shop today at Sprouts as well. Luvtoq - I said the same thing about the displays being low. (personally, I like that) Helps with the "open" feeling even though the store isn't huge. I got a bunch of the produce deals too - asparagus (which we're eating for dinner), melons, mangoes, peppers and apples. They also had a great deal on Zevia sodas - a 10 pack is BOGO (with their bogo's you have to buy 2) but that makes them 4.50/ea - a fantastic price for that brand. They were out of a few things but their very friendly staff told us that the items were on order and should be in stock in a day or two. (7th Gen Laundry detergent and a couple of the Sprouts soap scents)

    Parking was a bit of a challenge but that's just the way it is at the very beginning. I think it's a nice store overall and they also carry some interesting local items - had a big display of them over past the bulk bins. Hope they keep up the deals! =)

  • luvstoQ Mar 17, 2017

    Finally got to the Sprouts today. I was really impressed with the selections of fruit and veggies that were so fresh. Everything is laid out so well, can see around a lot of the store as things are displayed low (mostly). Have a nice bulk selection, natural foods, vitamins, etc. And, their opening specials are very good! Asparagus is .88 lb. and is so tender - best I've seen around. Cantaloupes are huge and decent tasting not to be in season here - already cut one up. Lots of other great specials - all in all, think it's a nice size store, and nice addition to the northside area.

    The parking lot isn't huge, but a decent size for that store - opening dates are always crowded, but will be totally sufficient once it's open a couple weeks.

  • nheerdt Mar 17, 2017

    I went today. I thought it was a decent store. Cross between trader joe and scaled down whole foods. Produce looked good, I only bought green peppers 3 for 1.00. 80/20 ground beef 1.99 lb (stuffed peppers this weekend). Extra jumbo shrimp 5.99 lb. Took advantage of grand opening prices but won't shop here because it's too far from where I live

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Mar 16, 2017

    beths - thanks for letting us know you were able to get some good buys! It will be interesting to see how their pricing is once the grand opening specials are over.

  • beths Mar 16, 2017

    I went today and got lots of great deals. The only problem I had was trying to get to the items, because the store was packed.

  • tabithaluvschris Mar 16, 2017

    Yes, VLYNN
    Thanks for saving me a drive from Sanford!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Mar 15, 2017

    vlynn - thanks for your feedback on your visit today!

  • vlynn Mar 15, 2017

    Stopped by after lunch to see what it was like. Small parking lot, small store like a baby whole foods without a lot of stuff that it has: no grind your own nut butters or cafe. Bulk foods & spice area with bodycare, prepared foods & produce, small frozen, refrigerated & shelf foods area. Non-sale prices looked similar to whole foods. They were giving away a free reusable bag when you purchased something. I got several of the 88 cent specials, but passed by some that looked unripe or pitiful! Not sure if they will carry local stuff like whole foods does, didn't see anything today. Didn't see any compelling reason to shop here in the future.