Where to Buy Cotton Candy Grapes in 2016?

(Last Updated On: August 22, 2016)

Where to Buy Cotton Candy Grapes 2016

Like, each and every year I once again have a listing of stores that are stocking Cotton Candy grapes this season. These are the places to look. Call ahead to see if they have any in stock. Whenever I discover any confirmed sighting, whether via facebook, instagram twitter, e-mail, the comment section below, I will update the list with the confirmed sightings. I hope everyone that wants to try them this year will be able to. The season runs from early August through early September (season is about 5 to 6 weeks long).

Before you go into the store be forewarned, they may not be there. Sometimes they sell out fast. Some stores may not be getting a consistent shipment. I think we have gotten use to going to the grocery store and always finding what we want. Rarely do you not find green seedless grapes when you are looking for them. But rarely do we go looking for a specific green seedless grape from a particular grower. We just want green seedless grapes. If you did try to find a particular grower, you would probably notice that they weren’t available each day. Maybe a green grape from a different grower arrived on Thursday than they had on Wednesday.

Where to Buy Cotton Candy Grapes 2016

From my experience working in retail produce, I can tell you that communication to the people that stock the produce isn’t always good. Often they are under pressure to come up with an answer for that customer based on what they know (or don’t know). Those answers may not always be accurate. Here are things you might hear or I have heard or read.

They told me there was a problem with their supplier

This does happen from time to time. Grapery’s grapes do have limited availability on particular varieties. It is a great way to get the customer’s wrath off of yourself. So until Grapery says the season is over, don’t give up.

“Said they were done for the season

When something was in stock and then suddenly disappears this is what people commonly believe. Especially with Cotton Candy grapes now that there are limited supplies coming from Mexico in the early summer. Some produce workers believe that the season was over with those. Grapery says they will last into early September.

Wonder how they got grapes to taste like Cotton Candy, check out my answer to the question “How Did They Make Grapes Taste Like Cotton Candy“.

Cotton Candy Grapes Up Close 2015

Here are the stores that Grapery supplies grapes to. They only know what type of store they go to, not specific stores. That is up to each store’s distribution center and buying teams. In some cases, the individual store has control over how much they get. Some buyers at the store level may order more or less than others. Always best to call ahead, especially before making a trip of any significant distance.

Store Listings by State

Alabama
Publix
Rouses
The Fresh Market
Sam’s Club

Alaska
Charlie’s Produce (distributor)
Sam’s Club

Arizona
AJs
Sprouts
Sam’s Club

Arkansas
The Fresh Market
Sam’s Club

California
Sweet Surrender (Bakersfield, CA – confirmed)
Sam’s Club
Sprouts (confirmed in Corona)
Raley’s
Nob Hill
Gelson’s
Whole Foods (confirmed in Los Angeles)
Sully’s (Bakersfield, CA)
Bel Air
Vons/Pavilion
Bristol Farms (confirmed in Manhattan Beach)

Colorado
King Soopers
Sprouts
Brush Grocery
Heinies Market
Sam’s Club

Connecticut
Fresh Direct
Nathel & Nathel (Distributor)
The Fresh Market
Whole Foods
Big Y
Stop & Stop

Delaware
TMK Produce (Distributor)
Harris Teeter
Sam’s Club

Florida
Publix
The Fresh Market
Sam’s Club
Harris Teeter
Boy’s Farmer’s Market

Georgia
Sprouts
Publix
The Fresh Market
Sam’s Club
Harris Teeter

Hawaii
Whole Foods Market
Don Quixote
Foodland Hawaii
Safeway
Sam’s Club
Times Supermarket

Idaho
Yokes Fresh Market
Pacific Coast Fruit Company
Sam’s Club

Illinois
Schnucks
The Fresh Market
Treasure Island Foods
Hy-Vee
Niemanns
Sam’s Club
Mariano’s
Jewel Food Stores

Indiana
Kroger
Caito (Distributor)
Schnucks
The Fresh Market
Sam’s Club

Iowa
Hy-Vee
Niemanns
Schnucks
Sam’s Club
Hometown Foods
Big G Food
JW’s Foods, Inc.
Maynards Food Center
Super Saver

Kansas
The Fresh Market
Sprouts
Hy-Vee
Sam’s Club
Whites Foodliner
Apple Market
Hen House

Kentucky
The Fresh Market
Sam’s Club

Louisiana
Rouses
The Fresh Market
Sam’s Club

Maine
Sam’s Club
Hannaford Brothers

Maryland
Wegmans
The Fresh Market
Whole Foods
TMK Produce (Distributor)
Giant
Martin’s
Harris Teeter
Sam’s Club

Massachusetts
Wegmans
The Fresh Market
Whole Foods
Big Y
Stop & Shop
Roche Bros.
Idylwilde Farms
4M Distributing
Sam’s Club

Michigan
Whole Foods Market (confirmed in Ann Arbor, MI)
Kroger
Busch’s
Hutch’s Food Center
Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace
Rocky Produce (Distributor)
Papa Joe’s Gourmet Market
Holiday Market
Plum Market
Vince & Joe’s Market
Randazzo’s
Sam’s Club

Minnesota
Lunds/Byerlys
Hy-Vee
Target
Maynards Food Center
Lerbergs Foods
Festival Foods

Mississippi
Rouses
Sam’s Club

Missouri
Hy-Vee
Niemanns
Schnucks
Sam’s Club
Mac’s Super Saver
Apple Market
Dierbergs

Montana
Sam’s Club

Nebraska
Hy-Vee
Sam’s Club
Allens
Thriftway Market
Lincoln Street Market
Rightway Grocery
Fosters Family Foods
Grand Central Foods
Dukeman Family Foods
Plum Creek Market
Apple Market
Super Saver

Nevada
Sprouts
Raley’s
Sam’s Club

New Hampshire
The Fresh Market
Sam’s Club

New Jersey
Wegmans
Fresh Direct
Baldor
The Fresh Market
Nathel & Nathel (Distributor)
TMK Produce (Distributor)
Stop & Stop
Sam’s Club

New Mexico
Sprouts
Sam’s Club

New York
Fresh Direct
Nathel & Nathel (Distributor)
Baldor
The Fresh Market
Wegmans
Whole Foods
Stop & Stop
Sam’s Club

North Carolina
Publix
The Fresh Market
Sam’s Club
Harris Teeter

North Dakota
Sam’s Club

Ohio
The Fresh Market
Sam’s Club
Giant Eagle

Oklahoma
Sprouts
The Fresh Market
Sam’s Club
Crest Foods
Country Mart
Apple Market
J B’s Market

Oregon
Roth’s Fresh Markets
Pacific Coast Fruit Company
QFC
Charlie’s Produce (Distributor)
Spokane Produce (Distributor)

Pennsylvania
The Fresh Market
Wegmans
Fresh Direct
Sam’s Club
TMK Produce (Distributor)
Giant
Martin’s
Giant Eagle
Altamonte’s Italian Market
Iovine Brothers

Rhode Island
Stop & Stop
Sam’s Club

South Carolina
The Fresh Market
Publix
Sam’s Club
Harris Teeter

South Dakota
Hy-Vee
County Fair Foods
Sunshine Foods
Jones Food Center
Maynards Food Center
Doug’s Food Center
Hartmans Family Food
Al’s Oasis
Menno Food Market
Sam’s Club

Tennessee
The Fresh Market
Publix
Sam’s Club

Texas
The Fresh Market
Sam’s Club
Whole Foods
Green & Fresh
HEB (confirmed in Burleson, TX)
Sprouts
Central Market
Winco (confirmed in McKinney, TX)

Utah
Sprouts
Harmon’s
Sam’s Club

Vermont
None

Virginia
The Fresh Market
Wegmans
Sam’s Club
TMK Produce (Distributor)
Martin’s
Harris Teeter
Whole Foods
Food City

Washington
Town and Country Markets
Yoke’s Fresh Markets
Pacific Coast Fruit Company
Spokane Produce (Distributor)
QFC
Frank Genzale’s Produce
Metropolitan Market
Thriftway
King’s Market
Orcas-Island Market
Charlie’s Produce (Distributor)
Haggen
Sam’s Club

West Virginia
Martin’s
Sam’s Club

Wisconsin
Schnucks
The Fresh Market
Festival Foods
Clinton Foods IGA
Hy-Vee
Sendiks
Copps
Metro Market
Pick-n-Save
Sam’s Club

Wyoming
Luckys (Jackson Hole)
Sam’s Club

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