There's no date for the grand opening in Hyannis yet, but the Whole Foods supermarket chain will invite Cape Cod farmers and beauty item makers to pitch their products on March 20th.
The Austin, Texas -based grocer is famous for featuring local produce and locally crafted products like lotions and soaps in their stores, making each store unique.
The Hyannis store will follow suit, according to Whole Foods public relations manager Heather McCready, quoted in the Cape Cod Times.
Cape Cod farmers have mixed feelings about local produce being featured at the mega-store, with some questioning whether Whole Foods shoppers would siphon business from local farm stands and farmer's markets.
Among the Cape Codders expected to attend the Whole Foods event are the Cape Cod Farm Bureau, Cape Cod Lavender Farm, and Coonamessett Farm.
Whole Foods will take over the former Border's Book Store location on Rt. 132 in Hyannis. The local producer's event on March 20th takes place at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
Advanced registration is required and McCready says a second date will be scheduled if the initial offering of 150 spots sells out.
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