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New Leaf Community Markets selected as top 'Right to Know' grocer

Original post made on Jul 8, 2013

New Leaf Community Markets, with a store in Pleasanton, has been selected as one of the top 10 organic grocers.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, July 8, 2013, 7:16 AM

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Posted by oldtimer
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 8, 2013 at 9:51 am

Part of their "Right to Know" should be how much more they charge than other grocers. I checked a gluten free pizza in their store, it was $10.99. That is $3.00 more than Safeway charges and Safeway isn't known as the bargain basement of grocery stores. A few other items I knew the prices for were also more expensive.

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Posted by A healthy minded shopper
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Jul 8, 2013 at 10:41 am

I am delighted to have New Leaf in Pleasanton and I urge all or you to support this grocer by shopping locally and looking at all the positives rather than focusing on one complaint and making that your mantra. I can tell by having shopped at New Leaf since its' opening that the ownership is trying to be as cost conscious as possible....the organic lettuces/vegetables are priced well and the taste is like none other. be adventurous and try out the beets in your salad! best ever! They are doing everything within their power to fit into this community where there is an obvious void of extremely health conscious food delivery, and one cannot help but notice the attention to detail, customer service, gluten and dairy free options, etc. if you have a positive post to contribute, please do!

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Posted by resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 8, 2013 at 10:55 am

Lovely store, but one thing I noticed is that there is a Very Limited selection of Greeting Cards .... When picking up some flowers for a friend I wanted to pick up a card to go with it too but the Pickens Were Slim...

With such a wealth of Local Artists here in Pleasanton, I think they should contact some to get some Beautifully Artistic Cards available for customers that Need a card to go with their Floral Gifts.

Other than that, a Lovely Store ~

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Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Jul 8, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Great grocery store. Nice all around selection of products, far better customer service than at safeway(where have all the checkers gone??) if you don't want to pay a little extra for a quality product then shop at Walmart, poor quality and plenty of bargains, maybe they will even let you park your RV in the parking lot!!

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 8, 2013 at 1:30 pm

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Posted by food lover
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jul 8, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Absolutely love the store. All their products are top quality and they have the best customer service ever. By the way their products are certainly not more expensive than the organic products at Safeway. I am very happy they came to Pleasanton and into my neighborhood.

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Posted by Jamie
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 8, 2013 at 11:37 pm

I love New Leaf. It's Whole Foods in Pleasanton, and their lattes are far superior to Starbucks. I also love their huge case of cold bottled juices and natural sodas. I've never seen such variety in cold, healthy drinks-not even at Whole Foods. I love taking my kids for healthy snacks, gelato and organic smoothies. We sit inside or outside-New Leaf has very comfortable eating areas. They also have slices of cheesecake from J.M Rosen, my favorite bakery..

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Posted by Olivia
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 8, 2013 at 11:41 pm

Organic produce from Pleasanton's Terra Bella Farm is, or will be, sold at New Leaf. Farmer Shawn told me. I'd go to New Leaf just for that reason.

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Posted by Taken
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 9, 2013 at 9:11 am

Does "Right to Know" include right to know how much your getting gouged? I grew up in a farming business. We used to marvel at how gullible consumers were, the worthless things they would pay a premium for, and things they did because of pop culture and herd mentality.

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Posted by Claudette
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 9, 2013 at 10:51 am

The great thing about a Democracy is that you have the right not to purchase something if you don't want to, and have the variety to do so.

Businesses are there to provide consumers with what they want to spend their money on, their needs and wants. They also must make a profit in order to be in business. You as the consumer have to decide if you need or want something enough to pay the asking price.

Profit margins are not the reasons we make purchases, at least the average consumer isn't concerned about how much the business is making off of our purchases. A competitor would be interested in this information ~

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Posted by Peggy Louise
a resident of Valley Trails
on Jul 9, 2013 at 11:47 am

Thanks but no thanks. I'm sticking to Walmart where you can get a family size bag of potatoe chips for 20 cents less then in Safeway. Also, my family feels more comfortable with the people there then the snobby types at the organic stores. By the way, if your eating organic serial does that mean I'm eating inorganic serial? Maybe someone will post a link?

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Posted by Taken
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 9, 2013 at 2:20 pm

organic - "of, relating to, or belonging to the class of chemical compounds that are formed from carbon"

The loons have bastardized the term organic to meanings that make them feel good, but have little to do with reality. Perhaps they came up with these concepts when they were smoking or snuffing some organic substances.

Many things are organic that I would not recommend eating. Horse manure and chicken manure are organic. Also organic arsenic is organic, and also a very toxic poison.

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Posted by Erin
a resident of Jensen Tract
on Jul 9, 2013 at 6:55 pm

Nice store for those that can afford to shop there.

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Posted by choicesaregood
a resident of Del Prado
on Jul 9, 2013 at 10:48 pm

It took me a while to check out New Leaf because I am happy with the great variety of options we already have for groceries in Pleasanton. Just went last week. Wow, I LOVE it!
When Whole Foods decided not to open a store in Dublin I was disappointed, but New Leaf is even better!! Lots of specialty items I thought I had to go up to Whole Foods for. It's a great addition to Pleasanton!

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