Sprouts of Greenville store front
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Sprouts Brings Fresh Food to Greenville

Finally visited my first Sprouts Farmer’s Market last week at their Greenville Grand Opening and it did not disappoint!

Kailia, with Sprouts gave me and four other enthusiastic bloggers a grand tour.

Why Shop at Sprouts Farmers Market?

During our tour, Kalia explained how Sprouts targets the “transitional shopper.”

I am a transitional shopper – moving from traditional processed foods to more raw, healthy real food.

For foodies like me who hunger for a shopping experience, Sprouts delivers fresh produce (many organic choices), meat and seafood, bulk grains, vitamins and supplements, a deli with freshly prepared entrees and sides, dairy, bakery, natural body care items and more.

Perusing the hundreds of products available at Sprouts could work up an appetite.

Good thing they have a wide selection of prepared foods, which shoppers can grab and go; such as a sushi bar, a juice bar, freshly made sandwiches, and a salad bar with all the trimmings – all made fresh, in-house.

Organic Vegetables at Sprouts/JoAnn's Food Bites

History of Sprouts

Sprouts first locationInitially, family-owned produce stand in southern California, Sprouts has grown to almost 300 locations but still focuses on value, farm-fresh produce, and health-conscious products.

The store’s signature Sprouts Brand products are designed to offer high-quality items at a lower cost, according to the company.

When the first “Sprouts Farmers Market” was opened in Arizona, their motto of Healthy Living For Less was created and still holds true today.

Holding suppliers to high standards, Sprouts buys locally grown products produced in South Carolina or within 500 miles; verifies compliance with industry standards, and educates consumers through transparent labeling.


Simpsonville Sprouts

Launching the grand opening, local registered dietitian and nutritionist Wendie Schneider of PantryDr.com, gave a quick recipe demonstration, including her Mediterranean Grain Bowl, which was delicious.

But I was more impressed with the Raspberry Lime Kombucha Mocktail.

Never trying Kombucha before, I was pleasantly surprised by how refreshing it was.

Pantry Doctor
PantryDr. Wendie Schneider gives a cooking demo. Photo by JoAnn Johnson

Raspberry Lime Kombucha Mocktail

My first experience with Kombucha was this mocktail recipe. Refreshingly simple, it would pair great with light appetizers.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword drinks, Kombucha
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author PantryDr.com


  • 1 bottle Sprouts Kombucha
  • 1 fresh lime juiced
  • 1 Tbsp mint
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • Lime slices for garnish
  • ice cubes


  • Fill 2 serving glasses with ice. Pour Kombucha and lime juice into the glasses. Stir to combine.
  • Make a small cut through each lime slice and place on the rim of each glass. Place a fresh sprig of mint and 2-3 raspberries in each. Serve and enjoy!


With tall ceilings and spacious aisles, the market is airy and bright.

Ceiling skylights make you feel like you are outside like a traditional roadside produce stand.

Spices at Sprouts/JoAnn's Food Bites
Customers can portion out any of the wide selection of spices Sprouts offers. Paying for only what you need.
Grains at Sprouts/JoAnn's Food Bites
Buying in bulk is often less expensive and eliminates waste. Sprouts offer almost every type of grain in bulk.

Although Sprouts does not have a loyalty card program, they do have an app.

Just download to your phone and receive mobile coupons, recipes, and promo codes.

Sprouts’ Philanthropic Deeds

The Sprouts Food Rescue program donates unsold and edible groceries, including fresh produce, from its stores and distribution centers to food banks in all of its markets.

In 2017, these efforts totaled about 23 million pounds of product donated in 2017, according to the company.

The Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation assists local non-profits which reflect the company’s brand purpose of inspiring healthy living for all.

Final Thoughts

Sprouts Farmers Market is a great food shopping alternative for Greenville.

Their business model, store layout, and marketing strategy cater to the trending health conscience shopper.


  • Products are clearly marked. 
  • Vegetables are beautifully displayed.
  • Prices are very reasonable compared to other local supermarkets.

Sprouts can help you eliminate the temptation to buy “junk food” and move towards a more healthy diet – just make sure to eat those Sprouts chocolate chip cookies in moderation.

Located at 2200 Woodruff Rd. Simpsonville, SC 29681 Open 7 days a week – 7 AM – 10 PM https://www.sprouts.com/

Fellow Foodie Bloggers
Fellow foodie bloggers. From left to right – me; Audrey @theaudreyreel – Mariah @mariahhoughton – Mikayla founder of popgabble.com – and Angie @southernmodernmom

Do you shop at Sprouts Farmers Market?  



  • Renee E Goddard

    I LOVE Sprout’s. It’s a no-brainer way to shop. A giant fresh produce section. A smaller than most grocery stores meat section. It’s smart because our plates should have a smaller portions of fresh meat and mostly fresh veggies. I always have good results with the veggies and fruit lasting a good while and with your tips for storing them, they will all last till we get around to eating them.

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