The weekend of November 11-13 will be a special time for San Antonio fans of Sprouts Farmers Market. The Phoenix-based grocery chain focused on natural and organic foods will open a third San Antonio store at 7 am on November 11 at 9702 Texas Highway 151 on the city’s Far West Side.
San Antonio District 4 City Councilwoman Adriana Rocha-Garcia will kick off grand opening festivities with a 6:45 am ribbon-cutting ceremony, according to a news release. Grand opening activities will include live music, children’s games, and chances to win prizes throughout the weekend.
On November 11, store visitors may get samples from Fara Coffee between 7:30 am and 10:30 am, as well as samples from a free smoothie bar from 7 am until noon. The first 250 shoppers on November 11 and 12 will receive a reusable bag filled with product samples from featured brands, the release said.
Guests will also have the opportunity to create their own trail mix, and will receive a gift with purchase on November 12. Additionally, an in-store scavenger hunt and a “Sundae Funday” ice cream social with Cosmic Bliss will be held from noon until 5 p on November 13.
The new Sprouts store will be open 7 am until 10 pm daily, offering an array of locally produced products, including fresh fruits and vegetables from Chip Berry Produce, South Tex Organics, and True Harvest Farms. Shoppers may also get 20 percent off their entire purchase upon signing up for a Sprouts account and downloading the free Sprouts app over the grand opening weekend.
The release said the new Sprouts store will use Instacart delivery and pick-up services. Through Sprouts’ Food Rescue program, the store will also donate groceries that are no longer fit for sale but remain edible and nutrient rich to the San Antonio Food Bank.
Sprouts has other San Antonio stores on Callaghan Road near I-10, and on Bulverde Road on the far north side of the city. Having grown from a handful of West Coast open-air farmers markets in the 1940s and 1950s, Sprouts now employs 35,000 workers and operates more than 380 stores nationwide.