Sprouts Farmers Market is proud to work with local farmers across the country to bring you and your family the freshest produce around! Bringing local produce to your store means it spends less time in storage and transit–keeping it as fresh as possible! We strive to choose farms that promote healthy, clean farming practices in North Carolina!
Jim Rash Watermelons
Since their founding in 1983, Jim Rash has been delivering the freshest watermelons direct from their farms to our stores! Jim Rash goes above what’s expected because that’s just what makes sense. Their dedication to honesty and integrity guides them through extensive reviews, trainings and testing processes to ensure the best practice for all of their delicious produce. From the time their watermelons are planted, until the time they’re packed and shipped, you can be sure that the team at Jim Rash is growing juicy, nutritious watermelons. Growing watermelons isn’t just what they do, it’s who they are!
What vegetable is high in fiber, chock full of vitamins and finishes off with a smooth taste—sweet potatoes! At Sprouts, we’re proud to locally source our delicious sweet potatoes from Scott Farms. Scott Farms is a 6th generation, family-owned farm in Lucama, North Carolina, where the sandy loam soils provide the best environment for growing sweet potatoes. Scott Farms grows a variety of crops off its 14,000 acres, using advanced practices to ensure only the highest quality produce. From drone field scouting to infrared grading and sizing—it’s safe to say that Scott Farms has a hand in each step of the way. From plant to packing, the Scott family is dedicated to ensuring quality and safety. Scott Farms wants to ensure you’re always getting the best variety. Whether you’re looking for orange or white flesh, red or white skin, or even Murasaki—a Japanese variety—Scott Farms has you covered. Choose from these tasty varieties and eat easy knowing they’re grown in your own backyard!
Covington sweet potatoes offer a creamy and malty, sweet flavor. With its uniform-shape, rose-colored skin and moist, orange flesh, the Covington sweet potato is quickly becoming a fan favorite thanks to its visual appeal and stable shelf life.
The Purple Sweet Potato has a deep purple flesh and skin—hence its namesake. This sweet potato has a slightly milder flavor and is adored in its presentation because of its unique color. Scott Farms recommends this sweet potato baked, steamed, sautéed or even in a dessert.
The Murasaki sweet potato is known for its dark red skin and white dry, starchy flesh. Also known as the Japanese sweet potato, the Murasaki variety has a nutty flavor that serves as a great alternative to the white potato.
Cottle Farms is a family-owned farm who has been growing the freshest berries, grapes and vegetables in Faison, North Carolina since 1964! Ned A. Cottle is a third-generation farmer who planted his first crop of strawberries after seeing a demand for U-Pick berries in both consumers and retailers. While California farms were heavily concentrated in commercial sales, establishing the U-Pick model helped them stand out among the rapid growth of berry farms. Ned’s son, Ron, has helped him grow the business into the success that it is today to bring you and your family high-quality produce every season.