VALENCIA, Calif. (July 20, 2004) Whole Foods Market, the world's largest natural and organic supermarket, opens its doors to the Valencia community on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at 9:00 a.m., with a new store opening at the Valencia Crossroads Shopping Center, 24130 Valencia Blvd., at McBean Parkway and Valencia Blvd. This is the first Whole Foods Market store in the Santa Clarita valley.

With nearly 40,000 sq. feet of space, this Whole Foods Market features premium organic and natural foods, free of artificial additives and preservatives, along with a complete selection of health and body care products. The store will bring more than 150 new jobs into the community.

“We have been eager to enter this market for years. We're happy that the right opportunity finally came and we look forward to being part of the Santa Clarita Valley and an integral part of the Valencia community,” said Chris Tasevski, store team leader at the new Valencia location. “As a resident of Valencia myself, I can't wait to shop at this store. We are proud to be able to provide this community with some great features that include a gelato bar, pizza oven, build your own burrito bar and made-to-order sushi station, just to name a few.”

What makes Whole Foods Market Valencia so special?

  • Gelato bar
  • Ice cream cakes
  • On-site bakery
  • Build your own burrito bar
  • Korean BBQ and Asian specialties
  • Pizza oven
  • Rotisserie chicken station
  • Meat carving station for hot sandwiches
  • Made-to-order sushi
  • Italian kitchen
  • More than 40 feet of food and salad bars
  • No artificial flavors, additives, preservatives or colors
  • Largest selection of fresh locally grown organic produce
  • Fresh seafood delivered six days a week
  • Freshly-made corn and flour tortillas
  • Organic and free range poultry, antibiotic, hormone-free
  • Hormone and antibiotic free American and New Zealand natural beef that is 90-99% fat free
  • More than 250 different kinds of artisan cheeses
  • Olive bar featuring varieties from around the world
  • Extensive wine and beer selections; including organic wines
  • Dry-aged beef
  • Ready-to-eat prepared foods that are healthy and delicious
  • Organic and additive-free frozen foods
  • Organic and kosher European artisan hearth-style breads baked fresh daily
  • Freshly roasted organic coffee beans
  • Ethnic cuisine from the deli, prepared fresh daily
  • Dairy products, both organic and conventional
  • Bulk foods including granolas, nuts and pastas
  • Four Whole Foods brands: 365, 365 Organic, Whole Kids Organic, Authentic Food Artisan (AFA)
  • Unique selection of plants and flowers
  • Beauty and body care products including bulk herbs
  • Dietary supplements
  • Environmentally friendly cleaning products
  • Natural pet food