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Pleasanton Weekly

- November 16, 2012

Gene's market now offers organic bulk foods

Olive oil bar, bulk spice center largest in Tri-Valley

Gene's Fine Foods in Pleasanton, which came under new ownership last April, is now offering one of the largest selections of organic bulk foods in the Tri-Valley, including an olive oil bar and a bulk spice center.

With the trademarked SunRidge Farms brand, the store has become a true innovator in organic and natural bulk and packaged nuts and seeds, dried fruit, candies, and snack and trail mixes.

"Our commitment to natural ingredient development means that we are featuring nutritional products that are free of unhealthy refined sugars, hydrogenated oils, artificial colorings and preservatives," said Casey Rodacker, manager of the supermarket, which is located at 2803 Hopyard Road at the intersection of Valley Avenue.

He pointed out that studies have demonstrated the benefits of olive oil in protecting against high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and other conditions that contribute to heart disease.

The store's organic bulk foods section gives customers the ability to choose from a large selection of olive oils and spices. There are even snack categories offering a variety of naturally flavorful ingredients, Rodacker said.

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