Multiple Alternative Grocery Stores Opening In Tulsa - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Multiple Alternative Grocery Stores Opening In Tulsa

Posted: Updated:
Customers shopping in the new Sprouts grocery store. Customers shopping in the new Sprouts grocery store.
Map of alternative grocery stores in Tulsa. Map of alternative grocery stores in Tulsa.
Danny Harris, General Manager of Green Acres Market. Danny Harris, General Manager of Green Acres Market.
TULSA, Oklahoma -

Call it an organic explosion.

Demand for natural, gourmet, and hard-to-find ingredients is fueling a new wave of Green Country grocery stores.

A new Sprouts, on 41 and Harvard, welcomed customers for a few hours Tuesday to see what their grocery store had to offer.

This is just one of three other chains to add more locations in Green Country.

Judy Cornelius, a Sprouts Shopper, said, "I was overwhelmed at the store. I'm glad we have the store here now,"

Grocery store shoppers in Tulsa are on a health food craze.

Another Sprouts shopper,Luisa Saavevra,said, "Now we have more and more and I'm really happy that this is happening,"

Shoppers are looking for organically grown foods. Fresh produce, dairy products, baked foods and meats are all found at this midtown Sprouts Farmers Market location in Midtown.

The new store is fueling a demand by shoppers looking for a new experience in a grocery store.

"I like the presentation," Cornelius said. "As soon as you come in I like the presentation of everything,"

Since last fall, Natural Grocers opened its doors ten blocks up the street at 31 and Harvard.

Whole Foods went south with its new store at 91 and Yale.

Tulsa is now home to at least ten big-name alternative grocery stores.

Danny Harris, General Manager of Green Acres Market, said, "It's been a big surprise over the last few years just how much it's grown in the area."

Green Acres Market opened in Jenks a few years ago.

"You can come in and taste the difference," Harris said.

He believes Oklahomans are getting smarter about what they put in their bodies and that's why they are shopping for more organic foods.

"They want to eat clean, live clean and just have a healthy lifestyle," said Harris.

Health and beauty consultant Abigail Engel says people are also looking for ways to stay healthy by using the right supplements.

"It's going to improve our economy, it's going to improve everybody's attitude, people will be happier," Engel said.

"It is important because your health is important," Luisa Saavevra said.

Sprouts will cut the ribbon on their new store Wednesday at 7 a.m.

Special Features

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

CBS Shows

Watch your favorite CBS shows for free online.

Links

Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.