Whole Foods Market opened its new 45,791-square-foot store at 11900 Metcalf Ave. in Overland Park, Kansas.
The store is a relocation of the current Overland Park store at 6621 W 119th St., which has served the community for more than 15 years. The new location’s product assortment features more than 750 local items sourced with the help of Darcy Landis, principal local forager.
To give back to the community, Whole Foods Market is donating a refrigerated van to food rescue organization NourishKC through its Nourishing Our Neighborhoods program. Launched by the grocer in 2020, the program aims to enhance the operational capabilities of local food rescue organizations, enabling them to efficiently transport food from surplus locations to areas with the greatest need.
Additionally, Whole Foods Market will make a donation to Pete’s Garden, which collects unserved prepared food and creates meals for food insecure families. Funds will benefit their Kids Feeding Kids Program.
“We are thrilled to continue serving the wonderful community of Overland Park with this new, larger location,” said Melissa Arnett, store team leader for Whole Foods Market.
“We’re excited to welcome our neighbors into the new store not only to grocery shop but to enjoy our upgraded coffee bar, classic prepared foods options and more space both inside and outside the store for gathering. I hope we can introduce Whole Foods Market’s knowledgeable team members, high quality standards for food and hand-picked selection of local products to even more customers in this community.”
Features of the newest Kansas store include:
- An array of certified organic, conventional and Sourced for Good produce.
- Specialty department featuring gourmet sweets and confections from Andre’s Confiserie Suisse, Christopher Elbow Chocolates and Askinosie Chocolate. The cheese counter is overseen by a certified cheese professional who can offer recommendations for any occasion and create custom boards.
- Curated grocery section filled with 365 by Whole Foods Market brand favorites and local products, including eggs from Campo Lindo Farms, Rev Honey Soda and Tea from Boernsen Bees and tortilla chips and tortillas from Yoli Tortilleria.
- Full-service seafood counter featuring a variety of smoked fish and caviar. All offerings are either sustainable, wild-caught or responsibly farmed.
- Full-service meat counter, with butchers available to cut steaks and poultry to order. Features include local grass-fed beef from Redger Farms, chicken from Campo Lindo Farms and lamb from Theos Swallow Fork Ranch.
- Extensive selection of more than 150 craft beers. Local options include IPA from Free State Brewing Co., Breezedale Hazy IPA from Fields and Ivy Brewery and Belgian Style Blonde Ale from Martin City Brewing Co.
- An expanded prepared foods section featuring fresh sushi from Kikka with new and seasonal rolls such as Carrot Curry Kimchi Roll, Mango Yuzu California Roll and rolls made with plant-based seafood from Konscious Foods, self-serve hot food and salad bars, made-to-order sandwiches, self-serve pizza and rotisserie chicken.
- A bakery department offering made-in-house bread as well as everyday favorites, such as Whole Foods Market’s Berry Chantilly Cake and Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies. The department also carries a wide variety of special diet items. Local offerings include gluten-friendly cakes, cupcakes, cookies and breakfast items from Emily Kate’s Bakery and fresh-baked artisan hearth bread delivered daily from Farm to Market Bread Co.
- Whole Body section featuring nearly a dozen local products, including Lemon Chamomile Body Butter from Two Niles Co., Rock Island Trail travel candles from Messner Bee Farms and the After Sun soap bar from Fire Lake Soapery.
For more information and hours of operation, visit wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/overlandpark.
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