Springfield, Va. (Oct. 4, 2023) – Whole Foods Market opened its new 49,499-square-foot store, located at 6426 Springfield Plaza, Springfield, Va., today at 8 a.m. The store is a relocation of the existing Springfield store (8402 Old Keene Mill Rd), which has served the community for more than 25 years. The new location’s product assortment features more than 600 local items sourced with the help of Daniela D’Ambrosio, Local Forager for Whole Foods Market.
As part of Whole Foods Market’s commitment to supporting the local communities it serves, the grocer will donate a refrigerated van to the Northern Virginia Food Rescue through Whole Foods Market’s Nourishing Our Neighborhoods program. The program was created to enhance the potential and effectiveness of community-based food rescue organizations to efficiently transfer food from its source to the places most urgently needed.
“We are thrilled to continue serving the wonderful community of Springfield with this new, larger location,” said Jose Salazar, Whole Foods Market Store Team Leader. “With more features, including full-service meat and seafood counters and an expanded prepared foods section, we are excited to introduce Whole Foods Market’s knowledgeable team members, high quality standards for food, and hand-picked selection of local products to more customers in this community.”
Features of the newest Virginia store include:
- An array of certified organic, conventional and Sourced for Good produce, plus offerings from 14 local farms, including apple totes from Hess Brother’s Fruit Company, Asian pears from Mountain View Orchards and microgreens from AeroFarms.
- Specialty department dedicated to celebrating cheesemakers and artisan producers. Local items include artisan crackers from Firehook Bakery, the Virginia Chutney Company and Picnic Gourmet Spreads. The cheese counter is overseen by trained cheesemongers who can offer recommendations for any occasion and create custom boards.
- Curated grocery section filled with exclusive brand favorites and local products, including hummus from Asmar’s Mediterranean Food, potato chips from Route 11 and barbecue sauces from Sloppy Mama’s.
- Full-service seafood counter featuring jumbo lump crab cakes, local and seasonal finfish and local smoked fish from Ivy City Smokehouse. Additional local options include crabmeat from Clayton Seafood Company, oysters and condiments from Rappahannock Oyster Co and fresh fish from George’s Seafood. All offerings are either sustainable, wild-caught or Responsibly Farmed.
- Full-service meat counter, with butchers available to cut steaks and poultry to order. Features include dry-aged beef – aged in-house for up to 28 days – and in-house sausage made fresh daily with pork, chicken, turkey and lamb options. Local options include grass-fed beef from Grayson Natural Farms.
- Extensive, curated selection of spirits and more than 500 wines featuring international and vintage options sourced by Whole Foods Market’s expert wine team.
- Selection of more than 300 craft beers. Local craft beer and cider options include Port City Brewing Company, Potter’s Craft Cider, Aslin Beer Co. and Three Notch’d Brewing Company.
- Expanded prepared foods section featuring fresh sushi from Genji, made-to-order sandwiches, full-service deli, three self-serve food bars and a self-serve pizza station with vegan and alternative flour crust options.
- Bakery department offering made-in-house bread, everyday favorites – such as Whole Foods Market’s Berry Chantilly Cake and brown butter cookies, and seasonal treats including Apple Cider Donuts and Pumpkin Butter Chai Cake. The department also carries a selection of special diet items. Local offerings include baklava from Al Bohsali, cookies from Whisked and cakes from Sweet and Natural.
- Whole Body section that includes Pacha Soap Company’s Raise the Bar line of facial, hair and skin care bar products found only at Whole Foods Market. More than 100 local products including bar soaps from the Naked Goat Soap Company, gifts from The Neighborhoods and candles from Handmade Habitat.
Whole Foods Market in Springfield Plaza will be open from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. EST daily following opening day.
All food at Whole Foods Market must meet the company’s rigorous Quality Standards, which prohibit hydrogenated fats, high-fructose corn syrup and more than 260 flavors, colors, sweeteners and other ingredients commonly found in food. In addition, all beauty and body care products must meet the company’s body care standards, which ban more than 180 commonly used ingredients, including phthalates, parabens and microbeads.
Amazon Prime members who shop at Whole Foods Market have access to a number of benefits year-round, including deep discounts on select popular products each week and an additional 10% off hundreds of in-store sale items.
About Whole Foods Market
For more than 40 years, Whole Foods Market has been the world’s leading natural and organic foods retailer. As the first certified organic national grocer, Whole Foods Market has more than 500 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. To learn more about Whole Foods Market, please visit https://media.wholefoodsmarket.com/.