At The Markets, one of our fundamental values is the preservation of wholesome living in a healthy community. We want future generations to enjoy the same fresh foods and great prices that we offer you today. To ensure that this value is lived out, we are working hard to follow sustainable business practices. By minimizing our impact and continuing to be responsible citizens, we are strengthening the communities we live in and serve. Our company's foundation is built on the belief that to achieve success is to achieve a complementary balance between social, environmental and economic performance.
We're passionate about food! We deliver unmatched customer service and a great food experience every time. Our enthusiasm and food knowledge enrich the lives of our customers and team members and make our stores a fun place to work and shop. We inspire everyone to love food the way it should be: flavorful and fun!
We Support Local Producers
Local food has a level of freshness, flavor and character that's hard to match. Not to mention, buying locally produced food keeps jobs close to home and minimizes the transportation involved with putting food on the table. We offer and promote a large variety of locally produced items in our stores. From Whatcom County's famed raspberries to Lummi Island Reefnet Sockeye, there's something local for everyone - and it's right here in the Pacific Northwest.
Bag for Life
Many of the reusable shopping bags on the market are as flimsy as the plastic bags they're intended to replace, and what's worse - very few are recyclable, meaning they will all end up in a landfill after wearing out. In addition to offering sturdy canvas tote shopping bags, we also offer a thicker plastic bag that can be reused over and over for a surprisingly long time.
Most of the waste we produce in our homes and businesses generally can be divided into three streams: Organic waste that can be composted, recyclable waste that can be used to make something else and trash that cannot be reduced, reused or recycled. Our three-stream waste sorting system, S.O.R.T. it! (which stands for "Separate Organics and Recyclables from Trash") follows this concept, and makes it simple and easy to maximize the reuse of waste and minimize what we to send to landfill.