ZERO WASTE GROCERY GUIDE: INDIANA
-Bloomingfoods: Stock up on regional produce, a huge selection of bulk dry goods, and bulk liquids like honey and cooking oil here.
-Butcher's Block: Butcher's Block lets customers use their own containers for fresh meat, deli cheese, or deli meat.
-Little Italy Market: You can fill containers brought from home with fresh cheeses, preserved meats, olives, bulk olive oil and vinegar, and more.
-Lucky's Market: Here you can find bulk grains, beans, baking supplies, nuts, seeds, snacks, trail mix, dried fruit, granola, candy peanut butter, coffee, tea, herbs, spices, and more.
-Molly Bea's Ingredients: The staff welcomes containers brought from home. Fill up on flour, sugar, nuts, chocolates, candies, tea, coffee, spices, and more.
-3 Rivers Food Co-op: Grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, herbs, spices, teas, and more.
-Soapy Gnome: Buy locally-made, package-free soaps and shampoo bars.
-The Fresh Market: Use your own bulk bags in their bulk section, which has tons of snack foods like nuts, dried fruit, nut butters, candy, chocolate, pretzels, and trail mix.
-Fresh Thyme: Bring your own containers to fill up on dry goods (coffee, beans, granola, trail mix, snacks, grains, TONS of candy and chocolate, unpackaged bar soap, and more) as well as bulk liquids - oils, vinegar (like apple cider vinegar), nut butters, agave, honey, and more.
-Georgetown Market: Offers a bulk section with beans, grains, nuts, dried fruit, snacks, and more.
-Good Earth Natural Foods: Find a great selection of bulk dry goods - beans, grains, dry mixes, nuts, seeds, snacks, flours, sugars, spices, herbs, teas, chocolate, and more - and the friendly staff doesn't mind when you bring your own containers to fill. Note: they also compost their food scraps, which is another great reason to support them.
-Goose the Market: Offers bulk goods like grains, nuts, seeds, dried mushrooms, and dried fruit - plus, ask if they can package your meat or cheese in your own jar!
-HopCat, Metazoa, or the Upland Tasting Room: Fill a glass growler with beer on tap.
-Market District: A source for bulk, package-free loose leaf teas.
-Oberweis: Milk in returnable glass containers that can be found at Whole Foods, Meijer, Fresh Thyme, and more.
-Pogue's Run Grocer: You can purchase bulk dry goods at this spot on the near east side.
Lafayette & West Lafayette
-3 Rivers Co-op: This spot in Fort Wayne sells bulk cooking oil, herbs, spices, candy, flour, whole grains, rice, beans, nuts, seeds, loose teas, honey, and filtered water.
-Maple City Market: This Goshen store loves when you bring containers from home to stock up on some of the many items on offer, including grains, beans, tea and coffee, nuts and nut butters, honey and other sweeteners, and olive and canola oil.
-The Soapy Gnome: Also in Goshen, stop by for locally made, package-free soaps, including shampoo bars.
-The Purple Porch Co-op: Sells a huge variety of package-free foods for you to decant into your own containers, including grains and flours, beans and legumes, nuts and seeds, coffee, granola, trail mix, nutritional yeast, snacks and sweets, cereal, herbs, spices, teas, nut butter, and cooking oils. They also have kombucha on tap.
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