Dominick’s Keeping Their Promise and Other Local Food in the Grocery Stores

July 19, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Finding Local Food Now

A few weeks ago, we told you that Dominick’s was making big promises in their store, at least their Oak Park store, to have local produce this summer. ┬áLet’s check in with them as well as some other grocery stores around town.

dominicks - blueberries

It did not take much detective work to get an answer here. That was facing me as I walked in the store. In addition to the 99 cent pints, they also had 2 lb boxes of Michigan blueberries for $4.99.

As I’ve found in previous forays, Dominick’s is big on signs FOR local food but not big on signs actually labeling local food. The only other thing local I could espy this week was beets with an Illinois grown twist tie. Later, when I looked at their insert, I saw they were touting locally grown greens (collards, mustard, kale or turnips) and cilantro as well as the beets and berries.

Nothing advertised.

Ultra Foods
Flyer advertised Michigan green beans.

Advertised “locally grown” celery and sweet corn.

Treasure Island
As in previous week, not sure how local there local is. On one hand, their ad features “locally grown” collard or mustard greens and salad cucumbers; on the other hand, the ad specifically notes that the locally grown tomatoes come from Arkansas. Nothing against Arkansas produce, but we don’t call it local in Beetville.