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Extraordinary Sustainability

Here at Fork Lift, we’re committed to working towards a greener, more sustainable future every day, in every store. With the help of our Sustainability Coordinator and Green Guru Team, we’re constantly improving our environmental impact through eco-friendly actions like reducing water and energy usage, recycling, diverting food waste, donating to local nonprofits and more. It’s not always easy being green, but it sure is worth it!

Fork Lift Nugget Markets associates volunteer at Yolo Food Bank

Our Commitment to Sustainability

We are a family business serving our guests, each other and our Earth. We are committed to being leaders of sustainability in our industry with a focus on environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic vitality.

Fork Lift Store Director with Recology associate

Environmental Stewardship: Taking care of the planet

With every action we take, we aim to ensure the resilience and sustainability of our ecosystems by reducing our environmental footprint and sourcing sustainable products for our guests.

Fork Lift Sustainability coordinator with guest on Earth Day

Social Responsibility: Taking care of people

One of our core values at Fork Lift is to Respect, Appreciate and Value Everyone (RAVE). This means taking care of our guests, associates, communities and producers.

Fork Lift Waste Management Tour

Economic Vitality: Taking care of business (sustainably speaking)

We’re dedicated to being good stewards of our resources, supporting local growers and producers and partnering with companies who share our values for sustainability.

Almost every act of sustainability falls into more than one of these categories, as all three pillars are connected and work together to create a better future.

Danielle Millar portrait

Meet our Sustainability Coordinator, Danielle Millar!

She would love to hear your questions and speak with you about sustainability at Fork Lift!.

Email her!

Fork Lift Green Gurus Team

Green Gurus

At Fork Lift, we are committed to serving our guests, each other, and our Earth. That’s why we’ve started our Green Guru program, forming a team of sustainability specialists in our stores to help us achieve our environmental goals. Nugget Market, Inc.’s Sustainability Coordinator and Green Gurus oversee our company-wide sustainability program, ensuring that we’re on the cutting edge in the food industry when it comes to sustainability.

Focused on Our Community

We are a sustainable business who will always stay focused on YOU! Learn more about the philanthropy behind how we take care of our community, or check out the latest sustainability report under the Usage tab.

We also have a passion for growing and supporting our community of associates. Learn about our culture and the benefits of working for Nugget Markets here!

Food Transparency

Let us help you feel confident about your food purchases! Did you know that 13% of the food we carry is organic and 14% is local? Use our Lifestyle Icons to easily find Organic, Local and California Grown foods.

Also, check out our Meat Department to find a variety of proteins responsibly sourced with consideration for animal welfare, such as pasture-raised, grass-fed, no-hormone and wild-caught!

Keeping it Green

    1. Gotham greens chimichurri package with pasta salad, cherry tomatoes and basil

      Gotham Greens Goodness

      How do you make great greens even greater? Grow them locally and sustainably! That's Gotham Greens' mission as they continue to push the limits on what it means to go green. Check it out!

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    2. Three different bottles of Clay Shannon wines overlaid on vineyard landscape

      Cheers to Sustainability

      You’ve heard of farm to fork, but now it’s time for grain (or grape) to glass! Sustainability and responsible stewardship matter just as much when it comes to beverage production as they do for the food we eat. Luckily, we partner with dedicated brewers and vintners who take eco-friendliness to a whole new level. We’ll raise a glass to that!

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    3. Lamb Loin Chops with Spring Carrots & Gremolata

      Cascade Creek American Lamb

      Bringing sustainability and agriculture together, Cascade Creek works in harmony with nature to produce fine, flavorful lamb the humane way. And with ranches as near as the Sacramento Delta and Sonoma Valley, the lamb stays extra fresh on its way from the farm to our stores, making for a mild protein that’s truly delicious.

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    4. Bison Sliders with Brioche Buns

      Force of Nature Grass-Fed Meats

      Dedicated to leading the regenerative revolution, Force of Nature takes an all-natural approach to ranching by taking care of their soil, plants, land and animals as a united system. This results in delicious, nutritious meats that are better for our plates and the planet.

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    5. spring 2024 Field Guide cover showing asparagus and Nugget Market logo next to lemon meringue tartlets and text: It's a Spring Thing! Spring 2024 Available Now!

Our Partners

California Safe Soil logo Extra Food Marin logo Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano logo Placer Food Bank logo Redwood Empire Food Bank logo Yolo Food Bank logo