There's a brand new 30,000 square foot Whole Foods Market opening in Del Mar tomorrow, Wednesday 27th at 9am. This store will be the fourth Whole Foods Market in San Diego County.
Last night I was invited to a preview of the new store ... also, I may have eaten my way around it.
Products are sourced from over 100 vendors and farmers in the Southern California area. We had the pleasure of meeting Colin and Karen Archipley of Archi's Acres last night after they were presented with a check for $100,000 from Whole Foods Market.
Colin served in the military, and he and his wife Karen started Archi's Acres which is a small farm that produces living basil, kale, avocados and more for the local market. They have trained over 100 transitioning service members and veterans for careers in sustainable agriculture and other sectors in the food supply chain.
Some of the highlights of the new store are:
- Trifecta Bar - a relaxing and casual bar/restaurant with wine and a rotating selection of over 30 craft beers on tap, along with an extensive food menu
- Hot and cold bar options - including salads and an Asian menu
- Sandwich bar - which uses nearly all locally-sourced San Diego ingredients
- In-store Smokehouse
- In-store Bakery - including custom-decorated cakes
- Coffee and juice bar
- Indoor/Outdoor Seating - for 100 (including Trifecta Tavern) with free Wi-Fi and plenty of parking
February 27: Grand Opening at 9am. There will be a 'bread breaking' ceremony at 9am and the first 300 customers will receive a free demi-baguette. Enjoy food and wine tastings throughout the day, as well as vendor demonstrations and happy hour specials. There will also be an outdoor Seafood Truckload sale from 9am-dusk including Ahi Tuna cut to order at $9.99/lb (regularly $24.99/lb).
March 6: The store will be donating five percent of the day's net sales to Del Mar Schools Education Foundation (DMESF). The donation will support the Extended Studies Curriculum Program (ESC) that focuses on art, physical education, science, technology and music in schools.
The new Whole Foods Market Del Mar is located at 2600 Via De La Valle in Del Mar (in the Flower Hill shopping center).
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Whole Foods Market Del Mar.