Two films to precede grocery store op...

Two films to precede grocery store opening

There are 25 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from Apr 4, 2010, titled Two films to precede grocery store opening. In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:

Two food-related films will be shown at Novato City Hall on April 16 as a precursor to the opening of a Whole Foods grocery store in the city's downtown area.

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Whole paycheck

Novato, CA

#1 Apr 5, 2010
Oh let me see now I can go to the city hall and pay $ to watch two
Two food-related films. This so called great idea must have come from the Mayor as she will get in for free because she spent over 6 million to build this yes small building while the city is looking for new offices. Who the hell wants to see a movie about food that comes from china and the prices are 3 times the prices at trades jokes . This city will never wake up and i say whole foods will be gone in no time as anyone who wants to shop there will have to fight their way in and out of surrounding streets. Oh yes i will shop there and then walk grant ave to shop while my groceries sit and rot in my SUV. Wake up Novato
Like welcoming WalMart

Novato, CA

#2 Apr 5, 2010
Let's just fall over for the corporate and municipal circle jerk to hail our new premium food outlet. Give me a break - we don't need to welcome the corporate raiders that are going to take money OUT of the community and send it home to its Texas mothership. But that never seemsed to matter to policy makers and developers - the Millworks is a lasting momument to their stupidity.
Hal

San Anselmo, CA

#3 Apr 5, 2010
Whole Foods "organics", many of which are grown and processed in

CHINA...No way to determine if their local "certification" agency is corrupt.

Want a little battery acid, melamine, PCP, Dioxin, electronic scrap with your nighsoil?

Country of Origin - Whole Food Market Internal Document - Do Not Distribute", go here:
http://www.acc-tv.com/images/wjla/news/iteamw...

Trader Joe's organic packaged products are NOT from China.
Many are made in the same U.S. plant that packages Whole Foods organics,
no difference at all except for the label and 40% less expensive.
Check gift cards

Novato, CA

#4 Apr 5, 2010
Just has to ask. Did the city of Novato collect rent for this building to show these two movies ? Thought we had budget problems. I would also like to see a copy of the names on all gift cards that were used the first 60 days. I will bet anyone 10-1 that nobody would be shocked to see this list as we all know this building and store was passed in a hurry through our phony city council and their back door garbage.
No Black Faces

Danville, CA

#5 Apr 5, 2010
I have been to Sr Whole Foods many times.
I stopped going because I would buy my stuff from a NICE Latino who BARELY spoke English...only to come home and feed my 22 year old son who Whole FOODS WILL NOT EVEN INTERVIEW...
See..my son is an
American Black Man.
I cannot afford to support the coprporate racism that Whole Foods exemplifies.
To see young FOREIGNERS prosper and have families and be ACCEPTED....
While all the black kids in MC get CRIMINAL RECORDS....just for existing.
No wonder so much violence between black and brown in the jails and prisons....
No wonder I NEVER SEE ANY BLACKS in WHOLE FOODS.
Except me.
Linda

Mill Valley, CA

#6 Apr 5, 2010
and "we the" will be there handing out free popcorn....
enc

Windsor, CA

#7 Apr 5, 2010
What a joke.
Voice of Reason

Petaluma, CA

#8 Apr 5, 2010
No Black Faces wrote:
I have been to Sr Whole Foods many times.
I stopped going because I would buy my stuff from a NICE Latino who BARELY spoke English...only to come home and feed my 22 year old son who Whole FOODS WILL NOT EVEN INTERVIEW...
See..my son is an
American Black Man.
I cannot afford to support the coprporate racism that Whole Foods exemplifies.
To see young FOREIGNERS prosper and have families and be ACCEPTED....
While all the black kids in MC get CRIMINAL RECORDS....just for existing.
No wonder so much violence between black and brown in the jails and prisons....
No wonder I NEVER SEE ANY BLACKS in WHOLE FOODS.
Except me.
There are black employees in the Petaluma Whole foods... though the percentage of whites is definitely high at that store...
Voice of Reason

Petaluma, CA

#9 Apr 5, 2010
Hal wrote:
Whole Foods "organics", many of which are grown and processed in
CHINA...No way to determine if their local "certification" agency is corrupt.
Want a little battery acid, melamine, PCP, Dioxin, electronic scrap with your nighsoil?
Country of Origin - Whole Food Market Internal Document - Do Not Distribute", go here:
http://www.acc-tv.com/images/wjla/news/iteamw...
Trader Joe's organic packaged products are NOT from China.
Many are made in the same U.S. plant that packages Whole Foods organics,
no difference at all except for the label and 40% less expensive.
I don't really want to defend "Whole Paycheck", but I looked through the list and to me it looks like only a small percentage comes from China, including frozen fruit (who eats those anyway?) and Ginger, which is definitely the appropriate region, right?

I love Trader Joe's too, but I'm buying less and less produce there, because to me it tastes inferior and doesn't last as long (salad and cucumbers specially). The best produce for the price and taste lately comes from my Lucky store around the corner.
Hal

San Anselmo, CA

#10 Apr 5, 2010
OK, they won't hire Black Americans, but they rush to hire pliable Hispanics that are an ever larger share of their employees. They work against health care for Americans and they sell over priced Chinese crap, passing it off as 'organic'.
Seems to be that we'd be better off supporting our local stores and encouraging them to sell more organic like Scotty's, Mill Valley Market and even DeLaino's that are getting better and better as far as organic selection and quality.
James

San Rafael, CA

#11 Apr 5, 2010
Trader Joe's produce is terrible, and it's very over-packaged. Some of the products are good there, but for the most part, way too much packaging that winds up in the landfill. I refuse to buy products like that. The Whole Foods 365 brands are reasonably priced, and the produce is always fresh. I'm excited about the Novato store opening up. I work up there and need a grocery that has the selection of natural products I want. Buy in bulk and use a re-usable bag. And no, I'm not an employee of Whole Foods.
YOU-R-STUPID

Danville, CA

#12 Apr 5, 2010
Well the Hispanic population is growing faster than any other group so NO SURPRISE there. Let's see you walk across the border pop out a baby and INSTANT CITIZENSHIP. Why not complain to your Government for refusing to build that fence, meanwhile towns are now being terrorized by Mexico's drug trafficking. LIke we need Mexico's problems???? They would not put up with their neighbors doing what they do!!!! You can bank on that fact.
YOU-R-STUPID

Danville, CA

#13 Apr 5, 2010
Well it's obvious the Corporate haters are posting away.

WF will not carry L-trytophan because it caused the demise of several hundred of Americans (thanks to LT being imported from Japan) and made at least tens of thousands of Americans chronically ill. The FDA eventually did pull LT off the shelf but stores are now carrying it again. WF is selective about what they bring into the store. Bet Trader Joe's is carrying LT again.

If you love TJ it's a free country but why knock WF when they are filling a need. My recommendation learn to shop their sales! You can get some great buys that way. We are not huge eaters, a bit of quality food is all we need.

I have heard TJ IS carrying food from China. And someone who worked there told me their food sits of large pallets (dry goods) for a very very long time. Good for wine shopping I guess. Wine gets better the longer it sits.
woop de do

San Francisco, CA

#14 Apr 5, 2010
Go and watch two movies and then go to the whole foods opening.
Some people have to much time on their hands.
Koalabear2525

United States

#15 Apr 5, 2010
where is the local farmers stuff at . why from china and mexico but local only
YOU-R-STUPID

Danville, CA

#17 Apr 5, 2010
Kola I agree looking forward to the Farmers Mkt beginning soon, the best part it will be within walking distance. I love shopping @ the Farmers Market.

Why did the SR CC Farmers Market become so expensive? China town sells food CHEAP! How do they manage to do it?
Mike

San Rafael, CA

#18 Apr 5, 2010
We don't need any more of Whole Foods bourgeois over priced junk. Most other grocery stores are selling organic foods at a fraction of the price.

Since: Dec 09

Mill Valley, CA

#19 Apr 5, 2010
You know, racism comes in many different colors. Like your post.
No Black Faces wrote:
I have been to Sr Whole Foods many times.
I stopped going because I would buy my stuff from a NICE Latino who BARELY spoke English...only to come home and feed my 22 year old son who Whole FOODS WILL NOT EVEN INTERVIEW...
See..my son is an
American Black Man.
I cannot afford to support the coprporate racism that Whole Foods exemplifies.
To see young FOREIGNERS prosper and have families and be ACCEPTED....
While all the black kids in MC get CRIMINAL RECORDS....just for existing.
No wonder so much violence between black and brown in the jails and prisons....
No wonder I NEVER SEE ANY BLACKS in WHOLE FOODS.
Except me.

Since: Aug 09

San Rafael, CA

#20 Apr 6, 2010
Whole Paycheck sucks. I'm sticking with the Marin Farmer's Markets and Good Earth in Fairfax.

Just curious if anyone else knows of other good independent health food stores in Marin? Or did WF kill them all off?
Max

San Anselmo, CA

#21 Apr 6, 2010
Withnail wrote:
Whole Paycheck sucks. I'm sticking with the Marin Farmer's Markets and Good Earth in Fairfax.
Just curious if anyone else knows of other good independent health food stores in Marin? Or did WF kill them all off?
Long live Good Earth. What a shame they couldn't open a second store in southern Marin.

Pharmaca is ok although it is a chain of some seven stores.

They are pleasant, knowledgeable and have reasonable prices.
I miss the little health food store up on Throckmorton that closed the week after W.F. opened.

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