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Your Health, Your Conscience, Your Lifestyle.

At Sonoma and Glen Ellen Markets, we strive to bring you a wide variety of local and organic products, as well as items suitable for special dietary and lifestyle needs. To assist you while shopping for specific food categories, we created a series of icons to help you identify these products on our store shelves, in our ads and in our publications.

Local within 100 milesLocal

As a local grocer serving Northern California for the last 90 years, our buyers make every effort to seek out and stock products grown and produced by local farmers and producers whenever possible.

Products marked with our Local icon come from producers located within a 100-mile radius of our home offices Yolo County. To assist you in identifying products grown and produced in Sonoma Valley and Sonoma County, you will find the specific city of origin listed under the Local icon.

OrganicOrganic

Products marked with our Organic icon are certified organic by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) or California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Products certified by the USDA are either 100% organic themselves, or 95% or more of the ingredients are organic certified. The USDA Organic seal is administered by the National Organic Program (NOP), an organization within the Department of Agriculture (USDA). CCOF is an organic certification agency that offers certification for the USDA NOP.

Gluten FreeGluten Free

Products marked with our Gluten Free icon are made with gluten-free ingredients, based on manufacturer-provided information.

Note: Our Gluten Free icon is not intended to replace or to be used as medical advice. Please remember to always read the product label and list of ingredients, as manufacturers may change ingredients without notification.

It is important to note that some manufacturers have placed disclaimers on the back of their packaging stating that the product was not prepared or processed in a gluten-free environment.

USDNGNon GMO

Products marked with our Non-GMO icon are verified by the Non-GMO Project, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. The Non-GMO Project offers North America’s only third-party verification and labeling program for non-GMO foods and products.

Note: Our Non-GMO icon is not intended to replace or to be used as medical advice. Please remember to always read the product label and list of ingredients, as manufacturers may change ingredients without notification.

USDVEVegetarian

Products labeled with our Vegetarian icon will not include meat, poultry, game fish, shellfish, crustacea or butchered animal byproducts, but may include eggs, dairy or honey.

To simplify the identification of vegetarian items (noting that ovo and lacto vegetarians differ), we do include eggs and dairy within our definition of vegetarian.

Note: Our Vegetarian icon is not intended to replace or to be used as medical advice. Please remember to always read the product label and list of ingredients, as manufacturers may change ingredients without notification.

USDVGVegan

Our Vegan icon denotes items made with no animal products or byproducts, including honey, dairy, gelatin, etc.

Note: Our Vegan icon is not intended to replace or to be used as medical advice. Please remember to always read the product label and list of ingredients, as manufacturers may change ingredients without notification.

USRAWRaw

We offer a wide range of raw foods choices including unprocessed, top-quality, fresh fruits and vegetables, seeds, nuts, raw meats and seafood, and unpasteurized (raw) milk. Other raw choices include minimally processed sprouts, raw milk cheese, fermented vegetables and raw milk fermented dairy.

USDDFDairy Free

Products labeled with this icon are made without milk or milk derivatives.

Note: Our Dairy Free icon is not intended to replace or to be used as medical advice. Please remember to always read the product label and list of ingredients, as manufacturers may change ingredients without notification.

USDLSLow Sodium

Products marked with our Low Sodium icon meet the FDA standard for low-sodium products, which is 140 milligrams or less of sodium per standard serving.

Note: Our Low Sodium icon is not intended to replace or to be used as medical advice. Please remember to always read the product label and list of ingredients, as manufacturers may change ingredients without notification.

USDSFSugar Free

Products marked with our Sugar Free icon contain no sucrose but may be sweetened with artificial sweeteners.

Note: Our Sugar Free icon is not intended to replace or to be used as medical advice. Please remember to always read the product label and list of ingredients, as manufacturers may change ingredients without notification.

USDHHHeart Healthy

Products marked with our Heart Healthy icon are certified by the American Heart Association’s Heart Check program to meet specific nutrition requirements pertaining to saturated fat, trans fats, cholesterol and sodium, as well as beneficial nutrients.

Note: Our Heart Healthy icon is not intended to replace or to be used as medical advice. Please remember to always read the product label and list of ingredients, as manufacturers may change ingredients without notification.

USDCGCalifornia-Grown

Sonoma and Glen Ellen Village Markets are located in the heartland of California agriculture. We always strive to carry the very best California has to offer! Produce marked with our California-Grown icon comes from growers outside of our 100-mile radius requirement for locally grown products, but within California’s borders.