In my journey towards healthy eating, arriving at, and maintaining an appropriate weight, I've set some higher standards for myself (and wishfully for Mr. B!) with respect to WHAT I eat and WHERE it comes from. Earlier this summer, I stumbled upon the most wonderful book entitled, Farm Fresh North Carolina and I'm having such fun combining delicious food finds with really cool roadtrips! Zimmerman's Berry Farm was one such discovery.
So imagine my surprise and utter delight, when within a span of three months, Costco, Whole Foods AND Trader Joes ALL announced definitive plans to locate in Knoxville. Rumors had been running rampant for years about Costco and more recently, Whole Foods, but Trader Joes came out of the blue and all three are a done deal. I am so excited. All three are to be completed and open for business sometime in 2012.
Mr. B and I do not live on the newer side of town and this is quite by choice. The Costco and Whole Foods will be a good distance away, but the Trader Joe's will be fairly close by and conveniently located next door to my favorite Barnes and Noble, a place I visit frequently! I've patiently read your reviews, gazed longingly at product pictures and silently hoped the day would come I, too could shop at these places. I know it's still a year away, but can you tell I'm pretty pleased.
Maybe there's hope for my beloved Tennessee to get with the program and catch up................
P.S. I am so excited to tell you that when this posts Thursday morning, I will already be on my way to hike here. With the record rainfall we had from Tropical Storm Lee, these falls will be gushing. Me and my hiking boots are simply giddy with anticipation. It's been far too long - can't wait!
Do you shop at either of these stores? Are they close by? Do you shop exclusively at this type of grocery or do you also use other sources for groceries?