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Cassie Green gets the joke. It’s funny that someone with her last name would of course open an organic grocery store. And then call it Green Grocer. But wait for this new punch line: Her new Dallas location is on Greenville Avenue.

The Chicago transplant (who co-owns Green Grocer Chicago) moved here late last year and hopes to build on her Windy City success by amping up our city’s locavore offerings while educating our collective palates.

Like any new gal in town, Green has made the rounds--and she has forged relationships with local purveyors with some delicious results: Dallas-based ice cream maker Carnival Barker’s whipped up three custom flavors for the new store. They even went as far as to make organic substitutions per Green's request.

There’s a steadfast focus on organic: In fact, most of the offerings in the 2,500-square-foot emporium are also locally produced, and the merchandise is as GMO-free as possible.

Clearly, this is not the place to buy a tomato in the middle of the winter, and while the store is not yet fully stocked in the produce realm, you’ll still find a veritable bounty from the area’s farms, like Full Quiver Farms’s spinach and feta cheese spread ($4.49) and CKC Farms’s Baby Caprino goat cheese ($9.59).

Shopping (and eating) has never been this tasty.

Green Grocer, 3614 Greenville Ave., Dallas; 214-643-6209 or

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