Best place to shop in town for locals since it is volunteer run. If you are local go to an orientation to shop here, but if you are visiting from out of town make a bee line for Sundance and be sure to check out the amazing hot/cold bar before shopping there.
Growers Market is a very unique shopping experience that feels like a Co-operative from the day, but only better. It is not a place to hurry, but linger and meet fellow neighbors on line. It is all vegetarian and amazing selection of organics/local produce and bulk.
If you are local than the only caveat is the limited hours and days as of this review:
Thursday 2:30pm - 7:30pm
Friday 10am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 5:30pm - 7:30pm
From their website:
The Market is run entirely by volunteers with a consensus-based democratic process. Our purposes are to provide quality food at exellent price, support sustainable agriculture, and promote social change within our community and beyond. The top floor of our building is made up of offices rented to non-profit social change groups. The Board of Directors of the Growers Market (which includes representatives of both the food buying club and the upstairs tenants) meets once a month, and these meetings are open to anyone who wants to attend.
Cons: Limited hours open, Long check out time