Sprouts Farmers Market is bringing fresh ingredients and unique flavors to backyard barbeques and outdoor picnics this summer season.

Jack Sinclair, chief executive officer of Sprouts Farmers Market

“This summer, as consumers become more comfortable making more frequent outings and socializing, we expect shoppers will spend more time looking for items that best fit their lifestyle and needs,” said Jack Sinclair, chief executive officer of Sprouts Farmers Market. “Whether it’s sharing tips on how to pick the freshest produce, or details on the latest healthy and unique items you can’t find anywhere else, our stores and team members are committed to making our shopper’s grocery trip their best one yet.”

The following summer-inspired Private Brand products will provide a one-of-a-kind picnic spread:

  • Sprouts Kettle Chips, available in new flavors like Burger Toppings and Aloha BBQ
  • New Bulk Department finds like Sprouts S’mores Chocolate Bites and Piña Colada or Jamaican Jerk Almonds
  • Refreshing Sprouts Italian Sodas and Sparkling Lemonade packaged in beautiful glass bottles
  • Sprouts’ award-winning Vegan Apple Pie made with real fruit and spices that are always free from artificial preservatives.

Grilling Your Way with Quality Steaks and Plant-Based Proteins
In time for Memorial Day, Sprouts is introducing 100% grass-fed Angus steaks that are pasture-raised in the U.S., without added hormones or antibiotics, ever. Sprouts partnered with Grass Run Farms and their network of trusted family ranchers to offer the exclusive selection of steaks to its health and attribute-focused shoppers. Their detailed processes from nutrient-rich diets to promoting pleasant environments on green pastures with room to roam ensures an exceptional taste and eating experience every time.

Innovative plant-based meat alternatives are also in high demand and abundant at Sprouts. Those looking to grill a tasty alternative can choose among leading brands offering plant-based patties, grounds, sausages, and even tenders textured like the real thing. Add on better-for-you condiments with attributes like Paleo, keto-friendly, organic, no-sugar, and more for a summer meal that will taste and feel good.

“Today’s shoppers are looking for quality foods that offer a better taste while being healthy for them and the environment,” said Matthew Pratta, culinary director of Sprouts. “At the same time, families are experimenting with new flavors and exploring grilling techniques beyond the classic charcoal grill. Angus steaks are more marbled than conventional offerings, resulting in a juicier and more tender taste, while plant-based meat alternatives can provide a similar texture, flavor, and cooking experience.”

Seasonal Summertime Produce
Known for a specially curated selection of fresh, local, and organic produce, Sprouts is gearing up for a summer full of sweet and juicy fruits harvested at the peak of freshness. Sprouts’ summer selection includes:

  • Organic Bing and Rainier cherries in May ahead of Memorial Day
  • Lemon Drops, Hami, and Golden Honeydew melons in June
  • Cotton Candy, Moondrop, and Candy Heart grapes in July
  • Yellow Donut peaches, Plumsicles, Donut Nectarines, and Raspberry Apricots for a limited time July through September

“We’ve been working closely with our farm partners across the country all year to deliver the freshest produce available this summer,” said Chief Fresh Officer Scott Neal. “So far, this year’s growing conditions have been ideal, providing the impeccable quality and flavor our shoppers are looking for. In addition, we recently opened new produce distribution centers in Colorado and Florida this year which will provide a larger range of affordable organics and locally grown items to the regions.“