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thymetobake Mar 3, 2009 09:06 PM

Have any of you heard of the new store - Sunflower Farmer's Market? They just opened a few weeks ago and I just found out about it. I haven't been there yet, it's way down on Manchaca (far from me). I'm excited to go, though, and hoping I won't be disappointed. The website reads like it will be an affordable version of Whole Foods (aka Whole Paycheck!)

Here's the website: http://www.newflowermarkets.com/

I'm planning to go Wednesday of next week. I'll report back. Would love to hear if you've already been.

Newflower Markets
6920 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX

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    NirvRush Mar 4, 2009 03:57 PM

    i've been three times now. def sticking to specials and some produce. the prepackaged stuff in the dry goods and frozen sections are super-expensive for the most part. those $3.33 bottles of wine are decent enough for cracking open for no good reason. the shiner commemorator was $1 cheaper than HEB per six pack, and a lot of the other better wines are well-priced. we did get several big packs of pork chops for $3. i don't remember how much they weighed but there were 6 good sized chops in each pack. ppl were just yanking them off the cart as they were trying to roll them to the shelves.

    1. thymetobake Mar 4, 2009 11:31 AM

      Well, boo-hoo! Thanks everyone for responding. Since I'll be in that part of town next week I'll stop in anyway. I live way out in BFE so even Sun Harvest is a trek. But, Sunflower is even further. I wish we had more variety of stores and markets here. Affordable ones, lol.

      Thanks again.

      1. TroyTempest Mar 4, 2009 05:49 AM

        Its more like a slightly bigger Sun Harvest. I don't have time for a full review (got to work), but if you stick with the specials there are some good deals, otherwise the prices seem a little higher than HEB.(or Sun Harvest for that matter)
        They have "natural" beef sold under their own brand. I couldn't find any grass fed or grass finished beef. I could of missed it.
        I did buy some halfway decent Merlot\Shiraz blend at 3 for a dollar that i was going to use for a marinade, but it tasted good enough to drink.

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        1. re: TroyTempest
          stephanieh Mar 4, 2009 07:08 AM

          Second what Troy said about sticking with the specials. Their regular prices seemed extremely high to me. Also, I was disappointed in the baked goods selection, and really the selection overall. I was going to buy a couple of steaks for dinner, but they didn't have the cuts I wanted, and only had some of those pre-marinated flavored things (like Central Market does, only these didn't look as good). Even if it were on my side of town, I can't see doing any regular shopping at this place.

          1. re: TroyTempest
            dinaofdoom Mar 4, 2009 07:23 AM

            bottles of wine three for a dollar?!

            1. re: dinaofdoom
              TroyTempest Mar 4, 2009 07:52 AM

              oops, i meant 3 for $10.00
              good catch

              1. re: TroyTempest
                dinaofdoom Mar 4, 2009 09:30 AM

                well if you were right, i think we would have all made a mad run on the store!

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