Get Your greens at Vancouver’s best organic grocery stores

You are what you eat, so why not nourish yourself from within. These conveniently located grocers offer organic, sustainable and ethically raised meats that are free of hormones, antibiotic and chemicals. More than just somewhere to pick up the milk, these Vancouver grocers are supporting a community of local farmers and growers.

Organic Acres Market

3603 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3N6

Food prep Sunday suddenly has a new purpose thanks to the organic produce box from Organic Acres Market. The community oriented grocer on Main Street partners with local farmers, producers, and small business owners to offer a weekly box of 14 different certified organic (unless otherwise noted) vegetables and fruit items, all for just $33. Check their website every Sunday for first dibs on new weekly selections!

Green's Organic & Natural Market

1978 Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V6J 1Z2

You’ll find this sustainable supermarket located on Broadway and Burrard. All of the produce in stock is locally sourced and 100-percent certified-organic year round, and the meat is fresh and sustainably raised. Greens Organic believes in a nose-to-tail, whole-animal approach, which means nothing is wasted. They also offer a loyalty rewards program, which means members can enjoy a free lunch, dinner or gift cards when they reach different reward levels.

Harvest Community Foods

243 Union St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2B2

Is it a grocer? Is it a café? Or is it both? In addition to carrying a variety of meat and vegetable products, Strathcona’s Harvest Community Foods also serves up great ramen with squash and miso broths. Drop by for a bowl of hot noodles and go home with fresh seasonal vegetables and meats. Custom recipe cards are shared in their weekly newsletter so you don’t have to worry about cooking the same thing twice, unless you can’t get enough of it of course! Sign up for the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share boxes for even more in-season produce.

Pomme Natural Market

9-2755 Lougheed Hwy, Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 5Y9

Don’t worry friends in the Tri-Cities, Pomme Natural Market has two locations: one in Port Coquitlam and a second spot on Davie Street in Vancouver’s West End. If you have food sensitivities and get frustrated at regular grocery stores, Pomme is here to help. They offer an awesome ready-to-go food program that caters to gluten-free individuals, those with dairy intolerances, and people who are vegan, Paleo or vegetarian.

The August Market

3958 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P2

There’s a new kid on the block at Main Street and 24th. The August Market carries a lot of fresh produce and a range of conventional, organic, local and imported goods depending on the season and market demand. They also trade with local growers for produce they can’t grow themselves, swapping cherry tomatoes for pineapple, for example. Looking for distinct ethnic staples? Drop by and they may just have what you're looking for.

Sprout Organic Market

700 7th St E, North Vancouver, BC V7L 1S6

This independent organic grocer over on the North Shore carries more than just artisan meats and dairy products. Stop in here to pick up 100-percent BPA-free and recyclable home decor items and kitchen utensils. Or spoil little ones during bath time with a range of hypoallergenic, organic, vegan and synthetic-free skin care items from the line of baby products.

City Avenue Market

2279 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4B6

This friendly, family-owned neighbourhood supermarket carries organic and local produce at reasonable prices. There are several locations conveniently located throughout Greater Vancouver, including outposts on Commercial Drive, in Hastings Sunrise, and at River Market in New Westminster. It’s a great everyday grocer offering affordable necessities and they also have plenty of vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free items for those with food allergies and sensitivities.

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