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Old 07-22-2018, 05:26 AM
 
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- red onions - no problem
- tomatoes (especially heirloom tomatoes) - real local fresh tomatoes will only be in the summer at Farmers Market for about 3 months. At the grocery store year around, but the quality drops in the winter.
- red bell peppers - Year around, but sometimes a bit tired at grocery store.
- cucumbers - Year around. Can be soft on the ends.
- zucchini squash
- garlic - no problem.
- lemons - Generally year around.
- lacinato kale - Generally year around.
- Swiss Chard - I'm not certain. I tend to but chard when I walk by and it looks great.
- avocados - no problem
- bananas - no problem
- oranges - They are available, but definitely have a season when they are fresh and cheap.
- apples - Same as above
- pears - Same as above, but out of season they are small and nor as tasty.
- peaches - Good ones only in the summer, but they are some of the best you will ever eat.
- tangelos - Not certain.
- persimmons (even in California these have a very short season) - Hit or miss in season.
- purple Okinawan sweet potatoes - I see purple ones sometimes, regular sweet potatoes are year round.

This is for the Boulder. In the mountains it'll be very different. Ski towns have everything, but pricey. The small towns have a lot less in the winter.
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Old 07-22-2018, 11:58 AM
 
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Here in Peoria, AZ (Phoenix area) we shop at Safeway, Sprouts and Fry's (Kroger). I rate Fry's the least of the 3 for produce, and Safeway and Sprouts as pretty equal in both quality and variety.

I recall Sprouts in COLO SPGS was very good, better than King Soopers (Kroger) and think the OP will do fine at any Sprouts in COLO.
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Old 07-22-2018, 12:14 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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I like Sprouts as it is 3 blocks from my house.
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Old 07-22-2018, 04:07 PM
 
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I like Sprouts as it is 3 blocks from my house.
Nearest one to me is a minimum half-hour drive away. Maybe someday someone will think of the south end....
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Old 07-22-2018, 07:47 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Nearest one to me is a minimum half-hour drive away. Maybe someday someone will think of the south end....
Which I why I live in the Socialist Paradise of City & County of Denver.
More specifically, why I live in The Berk.
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Old 07-22-2018, 11:44 PM
 
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I like Sprouts, too. It's small and manageable. Easy to find stuff. And usually better prices on produce that KS.
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Old 07-23-2018, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I think a lot depends on the individual store and/or produce manager. Some King Soopers have very good produce, some don't. And some Sprouts are better managed than others.

Depending on where you end up living, you may have reasonably easy access to multiple locations of the same store, and you will quickly figure out which ones are (at least in your opinion) better.

But yes, there are lots of happy vegetarians and vegans in Colorado, you'll be fine.
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