Exterior of the new D.C. store
A “bread breaking” on opening day. The store’s bakery department offers made-in-house bread as well as brand staples like Whole Foods’ Berry Chantilly Cake and brown butter cookies. The department also carries a variety of special diet items, including vegan croissants and scones. Local offerings include cookies and pies from Whisked by Jenna and cake slices from Sweet & Natural.
Local supplier Dress It Up Dressing is the newest recipient of the Local Producer Loan Program, receiving a $150,000 low-interest loan.
Full-service meat counter, with butchers available to cut steaks and poultry to order. Features include in-house dry aged beef and made-in-house pork, and both chicken and lamb sausages. Local options include chicken from Bell & Evans, turkey from Koch’s Turkey Farm and pork from Pennbrook Acres Farms.
Prepared Foods section that includes sushi from Kikka Sushi, New York style pizza, and hot food and salad bars featuring new offerings like grilled barbecue tofu with peach salsa and bacon ranch tortellini.
Certified organic, and conventional produce, plus product from local farms, including packaged salads from Bowery Farming and Gotham Greens and fresh floral selections from Bloomia.
A look at the self-checkout area.
Specialty department focused on cheesemakers and artisan producers. Local items include artisan crackers from Firehook, goat and cow’s milk cheeses from FireFly Farms and fresh pastas from La Pasta. The cheese counter is overseen by a Certified Cheese Professional who can offer recommendations for any occasion and create custom boards.