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Mar 3, 2009 09:06 PM

New, organic type market.

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:

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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  1. 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

      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

        bottles of wine three for a dollar?!

        1. re: dinaofdoom

          oops, i meant 3 for $10.00
          good catch

          1. re: TroyTempest

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

      2. 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. 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.