A lot has changed in the past few years for gluten free eaters. It's one of the fastest growing markets. According to Foodnavigator.com, this market has grown at an average rate of 28% since 2004. Sales are estimated to be at $2.6 billion by 2012. Wow.
What does this mean for you? When companies review trends and where grocery dollars are being spent, that's where their research and development is focused. They want a piece of the "gluten free" pie. The good news for the consumer is that there will be more and more products available in more stores.
In the San Francisco area, there are many options. If you have a local market that doesn't carry any gluten free products, try making a request.
Here is a list of grocery stores that carry gluten free products:
Rainbow Grocery Co-op
Are there any that were missed? Please leave a comment with the name and location.
For more info: To get a list of gluten free products, check this article.
----------------------- Author Information: Amy Fothergill, San Francisco, CA Amy Fothergill is the mother of two and owner of The Family Chef. She teaches cooking classes and provides consultations. She blends her culinary techniques with delicious ingredients to create gluten free, healthy dishes that the whole family enjoys. Website: http://www.amythefamilychef.com Blog: http://thefamilychef.blogspot.com (a food blog which is a blend of gluten free and regular recipes) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Gluten-free recipes: http://www.examiner.com/x-13910-SF-GlutenFree-Food-Examiner
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