By Wini Moranville
- It’s ginormous and joyful. The 30,000-square-foot retailer devotes nearly a third of its space to strikingly displayed produce, making it a colorful, bountiful place to shop.
- Prices are right. The organic and traditional produce I spotted was competitively priced: Whole pineapples for 99 cents, fresh herbs for $1.88 a package, bunches of organic beets for $2.49. Think Whole Foods quality at Trader Joe’s prices.
- Sausages galore. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many sausages in one place. The store offers more than 20 varieties, including off-the-beaten-path finds such as Portuguese linguisa sausage and garlic-basil sausage.
- Duck, duck, goat! I was thrilled to find frozen skin-on duck breasts at a reasonable price (around $7 each); also look for frozen ground elk, goat, antelope and venison.
- A heyday for non-cooks. Ready-to-cook entrées include stuffed fresh chicken, pork chops and poblano peppers, with lots of ready-to-reheat sides, including roasted veggies, creamed corn and mac-and-cheese.