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Local Awards: Tootin’ Our Own Horn!!!

By January 22, 2022August 30th, 2022No Comments
Collection of 2021 Best of the Best awards

In 2022, we are taking time to celebrate our wins and honor our accomplishments. From back-to-back wins to several other new industry accolades, we’re truly living up to the “Champa Bay” standard! Peep our 2021 award recap.

Your local and organic, family-owned natural foods grocer, Nature’s Food Patch Market & Café in Clearwater and Downtown Dunedin, was voted Best Health Food Store by the community in the Tampa Bay Times ‘Best of the Best People Choice’ campaign for 2019-2021.

Nature’s Food Patch placed first, second, and third in other Best of the Best categories over the course of last year. For the first time ever, “The Patch” took the gold title for Best Produce Store/Stand in addition to making it in the running for bronze level Best Juice Bar. For three consecutive years, they were announced as runner-up for Best Grocery Store, competing with one of America’s largest supermarket chains. With more than 131,000 votes received, being named one of the “Best” is an honor. This is a huge accomplishment considering the number of stores from which Bay Area shoppers have to choose.

In Creative Loafing’s annual ‘Best of the Bay’ campaign, The Patch took home three first place awards, for a total of six industry accolades from the Tampa based publishing company; Best Gourmet Market, Best Place to Shop Green, and Best Salad Bar. Other accolades include runner-up for Best Health Food Market and third place recognition for Best Store Staff and Best Key Lime Pie.

The longest held title in the Tampa Bay area arena for this independent grocer was named by Tampa Bay Newspapers ‘Reader’s Choice Pinellas.’ For the fourth year in a row, “The Patch” was voted the county’s number one Healthy/Organic Retailer.

On a national scale, the locally & family-owned store was recognized as a Progressive Grocer’s 2021 Outstanding Independent honoree. This honor was given due to the essential role Nature’s Food Patch has played to ease the pains of the pandemic for the consumer and has showcased exemplary actions towards serving their community.

view our 2022 Tampa Bay Times Best of the Best wins here

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