What Makes The Sausage From Sprouts Farmers Market Unique

With major interest in health foods growing, a market for niche grocery stores honoring organic produce and less processed foods has grown. Stores like Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and Sprouts are taking towns by storm, all with different focuses. According to Women's Health, Whole Foods hones in on foods with absolutely zero preservatives, Trader Joe's sells cost-efficient organic foods, and Sprouts mimics the feel of a farmers market with completely fresh, local produce at a low price. 

Sprouts' produce section takes up the majority of the store, encouraging the average customer to spend most of their time there. As ABC News states, shopping the perimeters of the grocery store will lead to a clean, colorful diet — and at Sprouts, the color goes beyond just the edges.

While strolling through your local farmers market might make you think of fresh veggies, it also provides wholesome pantry ingredients like flour and grains, or even fresh meat and poultry. However, the meat and poultry section at Sprouts also has high standards for their suppliers. 

According to The Fayetteville Observer, such standards require supplies to show proof of proper animal husbandry techniques, with the animals' corn-and-grain or grass-fed diets that are tested for pesticide residues, and zero signs of exposure or injection of growth hormones and antibiotics. Basically, only the cleanest of meats can pass, yielding high-quality product, with even higher creativity when it comes to showcasing their meats.

Sprouts' flavored sausages are a main attraction

Once standards are met for vendors to supply meat, the Sprouts butcher shop can play around with different cuts, including grinding pork for their unique varieties of sausages. Yes, you read right, sausages. They're a breakfast staple, but beyond that, when thrown in a casing and seared on a skillet or grill, their fat-to-meat ratio provides delicious flavor, and pairing sausage with mustard makes it unstoppable.

The only thing missing? Flavors from the Sprouts butchers. With flavors ranging from the basic sweet and hot Italian to jalapeño-cheddar, hatch green chile, chicken parmesan, and Cajun pork andouille, Sprouts adds ingredients like spicy peppers, melty cheese, and caramelized onions to sausage for killer combos we've been lacking all this time (per The Philadelphia Inquirer).

Not only does Sprouts flavor their pork in this way, but they also make chicken sausage with similar variations, accommodating those who don't consume pork. With flavors changing daily depending on readily available ingredients, you'll never get bored when approaching the Sprouts butcher section. In fact, with 381 locations in the U.S., it's worth the drive to your nearest store to check out the insane sausage flavors they're currently featuring.