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A grocery store is just a grocery store. There’s no one right way to shop for groceries. These may seem like average sentences to some, but our grocery store knows better. The myths of shopping at a grocery store or marketplace are seemingly endless, and in order to sort fact from fiction, Garden Fresh Marketplace is here to help. Stay tuned as we dispel and debunk some common marketplace myths, and stop by our Detroit grocery store to get the freshest ingredients, at the freshest of prices!

Myth #1: Every grocery store is the same.

This couldn’t be further from the truth. Just as clothing stores can be drastically different from one to the next, a grocery store can similarly differ. Some grocery stores vary in prices, some vary in selection, but the fact remains that every grocery store is different — even if only slightly.

At Garden Fresh Marketplace, we not only feature a bakery, a butcher/deli section, and an incredible produce and floral department, but also carry a number of foods and ingredients that cater to a variety of culinary needs. We have American and Hispanic selections that can cater to anyone looking to create exceptional and sensational meals. At Garden Fresh Marketplace, we know that our prices, combined with our fresh ingredients, make for a grocery store experience unlike any other in Detroit.

Myth #2: Coupons don’t make a huge difference.

Anyone who has ever seen or heard of Extreme Couponing already knows that this is a myth through and through. While you don’t need to devote your entire life around coupons, even utilizing deals where you can can save you some dough. Even saving $5 a week on groceries means saving at least $20 a month. In just a year, that means saving at least $240 — and who wouldn’t want an extra couple hundred bucks to have on hand?

At Garden Fresh Marketplace, our Detroit grocery store offers coupons, as well as a membership that makes it easier than ever to get some incredible deals. You can get points for every dollar you spend at our store, and then you get to redeem those points for free products and additional discounts. We believe that spending money on groceries is a thoroughly worthwhile budget expense — but you should never break the bank in order to eat well.

Myth #3: There’s no one right way to shop for groceries.

To be fair, there’s some truth to this myth — though the emphasis is on “some.” Whether you hit up the produce section at our Detroit grocery store or the bakery first is neither wrong nor right in our eyes.

That being said, there is some consciousness that should be taken into account when it comes to grocery shopping. For example, you definitely don’t want to hit up the frozen section first — especially not when you’re doing a more-extensive, time-consuming shop. If you’re going to be at the store for awhile, it might be a good idea to save meat and dairy products also for the end (as is true with anything that requires refrigeration). But other than keeping temperature in mind, there’s not a right and wrong way to grocery shop. Except maybe avoiding the candy and toy aisle if you have a three-year-old in tow.

Myth #4: Ingredients are the same, no matter where you shop.

Different grocery stores stock their inventory and fill their shelves from different places, so while every grocery store might look relatively similar, the distribution process tends to vary. Some grocery stores go for the higher end, more expensive items, while some go for the cheapest option possible (and then try to make as a high of a profit as they can). At Garden Fresh Marketplace, we make it our mission to provide you with the freshest ingredients at prices that you can afford. Our first priority is, and always will be, the people who come through our door — and this transfers into everything we do (as well as everything we provide).

There are a lot of myths out there in the marketplace world, but Garden Fresh Marketplace is on top of it. Our products and ingredients speak for themselves, and are much of why people choose our Detroit grocery store again and again. To our loyal customers, we say thank you, and to anyone who’s new to our store, we say welcome! Stop on by anytime.