Organic Grocers

Organic eats are replacing processed foodstuff at dinner tables across the country. The results are mouthwatering (and healthful, too!). Eat fresh at one of these local (nonchain) food suppliers.

Written by Bridget Herman
Photograph by Chris Edwards 

Talley's Green Grocery

Talley’s Green Grocery

Absolute Organics LLC
Absolute Organics woos its clients with convenient weekly produce deliveries (starting at $30). After compiling a list of favorite fruits and vegetables, customers receive a box of ten to twelve organic, seasonal pieces of produce (think red raspberries in the summer, cauliflower in the fall) on their doorsteps. , 704-470-4963

Talley’s Green Grocery
Come here for grain-fed beef and organically grown produce (below). After you shop, visit the adjoining Café Verde for a nitrate-free Black Forest ham sandwich or a California vegan burger ($7.99 each). After hours, the staff is dedicated to educating the Charlotte community about healthful cuisine—they host an array of classes, including Light Mediterranean Cooking ($35 per
1408-C East Blvd.,
Berrybrook Farm
Update your pantry here by investing in more healthful baking staples such as gluten-free, whole-wheat flour from Arrowhead Mills. Or stock your fridge with no-hassle meals, like the exotic rice blends from Lotus Foods or ready-to-bake organic pizzas by Amy’s. Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Berrybrook will special order items.
1257 East Blvd., 704-334-6528
Natural Harvest Food Store and The Sweet Pea Café
Natural Harvest offers a slew of gluten-free groceries from hard-to-find brands such as Namaste Foods, Gluten-free Pantry, and Envirokidz. When you’ve tired of shopping, relax at the Sweet Pea Café. Featuring a wide range of vegetarian meals, fresh wine-and-cheese combos, and organic beer on tap, the café is a palate pleaser.
16 Union South St., Concord. 704-795-5500

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