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Sustainability

Extraordinary Sustainability

Here at Nugget Markets, we’re committed to working towards a greener, more sustainable future every day, in every store. With the help of our Sustainability Coordinator and Green Guru Team, we’re constantly improving our environmental impact through eco-friendly actions like reducing water and energy usage, recycling, diverting food waste, donating to local nonprofits and more. It’s not always easy being green, but it sure is worth it!

Nugget Markets Nugget Markets associates volunteer at Yolo Food Bank

Our Commitment to Sustainability

We are a family business serving our guests, each other and our Earth. We are committed to being leaders of sustainability in our industry with a focus on environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic vitality.

Nugget Markets Store Director with Recology associate

Environmental Stewardship: Taking care of the planet

With every action we take, we aim to ensure the resilience and sustainability of our ecosystems by reducing our environmental footprint and sourcing sustainable products for our guests.

Nugget Markets Sustainability coordinator with guest on Earth Day

Social Responsibility: Taking care of people

One of our core values at Nugget Markets is to Respect, Appreciate and Value Everyone (RAVE). This means taking care of our guests, associates, communities and producers.

Nugget Markets Waste Management Tour

Economic Vitality: Taking care of business (sustainably speaking)

We’re dedicated to being good stewards of our resources, supporting local growers and producers and partnering with companies who share our values for sustainability.

Almost every act of sustainability falls into more than one of these categories, as all three pillars are connected and work together to create a better future.

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Meet our Sustainability Coordinator, Danielle Millar!

She would love to hear your questions and speak with you about sustainability at Nugget Markets!.

Email her!

Nugget Markets Green Gurus Team

Green Gurus

At Nugget Markets, we are committed to serving our guests, each other, and our Earth. That’s why we’ve started our Green Guru program, forming a team of sustainability specialists in our stores to help us achieve our environmental goals. Nugget Market, Inc.’s Sustainability Coordinator and Green Gurus oversee our company-wide sustainability program, ensuring that we’re on the cutting edge in the food industry when it comes to sustainability.

Focused on Our Community

We are a sustainable business who will always stay focused on YOU! Learn more about the philanthropy behind how we take care of our community, or check out the latest sustainability report under the Usage tab.

We also have a passion for growing and supporting our community of associates. Learn about our culture and the benefits of working for Nugget Markets here!

Food Transparency

Let us help you feel confident about your food purchases! Did you know that 13% of the food we carry is organic and 14% is local? Use our Lifestyle Icons to easily find Organic, Local and California Grown foods.

Also, check out our Meat Department to find a variety of proteins responsibly sourced with consideration for animal welfare, such as pasture-raised, grass-fed, no-hormone and wild-caught!

Keeping it Green

    1. Danielle millar, sustainability coordinator, portrait

      Meet Our Sustainability Coordinator!

      Sustainability is so important to us here at Nugget Markets, we have our very own Sustainability Coordinator! We’re excited to introduce Danielle M. from our Davis (Mace) store who stepped into this important role at the end of last year. As an experienced Green Guru, she has already made a tremendous impact and looks forward to growing our sustainability program even more in her new role.

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      Earth Month Essentials

      At Nugget Markets, we work hard to SEE* sustainability every day, and we’re not the only ones! We partner with some truly amazing companies who strive to create conscientious products, decrease their ecological footprint and give back to our communities. Thanks to their dedication to caring for people and the planet, we can celebrate sustainability in all its forms by supporting big-hearted brands like these!

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    3. sustainability coordinator with three associates at earth month event

      Earth Month Extravaganza

      It’s that time of year again! Earth Day is celebrated globally on April 22 to bring awareness and support our environments, but we’re not stopping there… Here at Nugget Markets, we’re celebrating all month long!

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      Extraordinary Sustainability: 2021 Wrap-Up

      December is a time to look back at the year and acknowledge our achievements, and it’s a time to look forward to the future and think about setting new goals. It’s also a chance to take a historical look at where we’ve been, which is why we’re proud to present how far Nugget Markets’ extraordinary Sustainability Program has come since it began six years ago!

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      Extraordinary Sustainability: Water Conservation

      As anybody in California knows, water is a scarce and expensive resource. This has been especially evident with some of the worst drought and fires on record and historical rainfall and flooding. Here at Nugget Markets, we work with a water conservation mindset and host many best practices that safeguard this natural resource.

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Our Partners

California Safe Soil logo Extra Food Marin logo Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano logo Placer Food Bank logo Redwood Empire Food Bank logo Yolo Food Bank logo