Harmon’s Grocery Store – A Giveaway

The word “budget” is not only in the name of this blog but something I live by.  Feeding 4 boys and one husband can be expensive so when I am making my grocery list the first thing I check is what is on sale that week.

Having been around couponers for a while I can tell you that there is a stigma that surrounds certain stores as being not as “budget-friendly.”  One of these happens to be Harmon’s Grocery Store.  Despite their reputation of being a bit more costly I decided to take a tour of one of Harmon’s newest stores in Farmington.  What I saw will forever change my opinion of Harmon’s!  Not only do they welcome couponers but they also support local farmers, businesses and they send their organic waste to be composted which is a huge plus in my book.

I had the opportunity to meet with Bob and Randy Harmon and what struck me the most about them is the passion they have for food.  They stock their stores with the best ingredients, produce, and selection possible.  They offer customer service that goes above and beyond what you can find elsewhere including drive and load.  Did I mention I have four kids?  Seriously, whoever came up with this idea needs a bonus.

Not only do they have superior customer service but they offer products that are exclusively sold at their stores including cheeses, meats, and gourmet ingredients.  They make their own sausage and brats by hand everyday so they are fresh when they hit the shelves.  We had some of Bob’s Brats the other night and they were great.  Plus, the cost was very competitive with other brands!

In my experiences of cooking on a budget I have discovered that high quality ingredients can go a long way.  Cheese happens to be one of those ingredients.  I have a serious love affair with cheese and when I saw Harmon’s extensive line of cheeses I shed a happy tear or two.  They have a cheese monger at the counter to help you choose the right cheese and offer samples of the cheeses you are looking at.


And what goes better with cheese than bread!  France, eat your heart out!  Their gourmet selection of breads is to die for.  I tried a white chocolate bread that was out of this world.  Imagine making french toast with that or bread pudding!  Oh goodness.


If after hearing about their service and products you are still not a believer than go to Harmon’s for a quick lunch or dinner on the go! Consider the cost of going to a drive thru and compare that to freshly prepared sandwiches, soups, salads, and desserts.

Sandwich artisan, fresh fruit salad, and pineapple salsa.


Are these not the most gorgeous desserts ever!?

{Yes, this was taken at Harmon’s, not Paris.}

The new Farmington store also offers gelato and gourmet coffees!  After you spend a day at Lagoon pop on over and freshen up with a nice bowl, or two…

I may or may not have tried all of those at 10:30 in the morning.  Don’t judge.

There is so much more I could write about the new Farmington Store, including the fact that I wish I had a magic transporter to send me there anytime I wanted.  I urge you to check our their website for more information about what the store offers including cooking classes and an on site dietitian!

Thanks to Bob and Randy, Harmon’s Grocery Store has offered to give one lucky reader a $25 gift certificate!

To enter the givaway…

Leave me a comment…any kind of comment.  Your favorite fruit, color, toothpaste…why you love my site so much (wink, wink)…whatever!  Your comments will probably held for moderation so don’t worry if they don’t show up right away.  I will check back frequently.

You may enter once a day until Monday, 6/13 at 11:59 pm when the giveaway ends. This contest is open to local U.S. residents only.  The winner will be chosen using Random.org.

Bonus entries

  1. “Like” me on Facebook and leave me a comment telling me you did so. (Only do this once okay.  I don’t want to get multiple emails telling me “blank” unliked you and “blank” liked you again.)
  2. “Follow” me on Twitter {@BudgetGourmetM} and leave me a comment telling me you did so. (Again, only do this once!)

I was not compensated or paid to review Harmon’s Grocery Store.  My opinions of the store are my own and you will not be able to change my mind of it’s awesomeness…ever.  Especially the cheese.


  1. Camille Brady says:

    WOW! What an awesome prize! I hope I win! I love your posts! You can tell that you put so much work into them!

  2. You have FOUR boys? You deserve a medal. I just have one little girl, but hubby desperately wants a boy. He says we’ll stop at four if we don’t have a boy by then. Emphasis on “he.” I haven’t quite decided–depends on how pregnancy #2 goes, the first one was rough! Looks like an awesome store, but don’t enter me in the giveaway, I live in Michigan 🙂

  3. Jessica says:

    I never shop there, but stopped by last week and drooled at all the beautiful food. It is seriously inspiring, making me want to serve food that looks like that. I loaded up on a salad and the rest of the fam got fried chicken! It could be my new favorite eat out place.

  4. I love Harmon’s and used to live 30 seconds from the one in Orem. Too bad I moved to AF. But I can make the trip anytime!

  5. Mandy Kirk says:

    I shop at my local Harmons, that new one is definately cool. I too have three boys and can use all the help I can get! 🙂 I love their cheese section!!

  6. Mandy Kirk says:

    I am a fan on FB! 🙂

  7. I absolutely love Harmon’s. There are some products that I have just decided will always fit into our budget from there. The breads and cheeses are just a couple. They have some unique products that you can’t find at other stores, and the attention to detail and quality is outstanding. I was invited to this and missed being able to go. I’m glad you got the chance to go!!

  8. I love harmons. There is one about 20 minutes from my house, but soooo worth the drive.

  9. Mandy Kirk says:

    I also love their fresh produce, better than any other grocery store around me!!

  10. We LOVE Harmons. They have the best bakery ever! Delicious.

  11. I liked you on facebook. =)

  12. Farah Knudsen says:

    Harmon’s was the first grocery in the area I know of that had an olive bar. The large green olives stuffed with feta are my favorite! Mmmmm.

  13. I really really wanna win this gift card =)

  14. Mandy Kirk says:

    Their fresh salsa is to DIE for, I can’t eat it from anywhere else! Would love to win the gift card!!

  15. Tiffany Hansen says:

    I made your crunchy coconut chicken last night! It was delicious! My 3 year old son was done eating his before I even sat down and started! My husband went back for thirds! Thanks for all the yummy recipes!

  16. I have never had a reason to go to Harmon’s before, but looking at the pictures makes me want to go now. It is so much easier to eat healthy foods when they look “pretty.” 🙂

  17. Jessica says:

    Been liking you on FB since the beginning!

  18. Jessica says:

    YUM, want to stop by Harmon’s soon for some fabulous Father’s Day food ideas!

  19. I want to win!!!

  20. I like you on Facebook!

  21. I love Harmons and I love your blog!

  22. Crossing my fingers!!!

  23. Love their drive and load!

  24. marie west says:

    I am new to your site…Looks great!! Thanks for doing the giveaway..

  25. marie west says:

    i like you on facebook…

  26. Awesome giveaway! Those desserts have me drooling!

  27. I just “liked” Budget Gourmet Mom on facebook!

  28. I am following you on twitter!

  29. Whoo Hoo! I’ve heard Harmon’s has the best produce around and would love to try it!

    • Good luck! They had some golden raspberries that looked so delicious! I don’t think I have ever seen golden raspberries before and definitely want to try some salads and desserts with them.

  30. Heather Francis says:

    I don’t shop at Harmon’s much but I would if I had a gift card. I would buy some of that white chocolate bread and make something yummy for my seven kiddos and fantabulous hubby.

  31. Valorie Walters says:

    Wow, it looks so yummy I want to go there now. I’ve only been to the St. George Harmon’s on vacation, but I was majorly impressed with their deli, etc. I would love to win & visit the Orem store.

  32. Heather Francis says:

    I liked you on face book!

  33. Heather Francis says:

    I’m thinking BBQ chicken for dinner since it’s such a beautiful sunny day. I love cooking outside and having dinner on the patio.

  34. Camille Brady says:

    Still want to win…. 🙂

  35. Jana Allen says:

    I love visiting your website! I have to admit I have never been to Harmons, but your post makes me want to go! Everything looked super yummy!

  36. Jessica says:

    Krista, you are way too popular… I want to win this. Harmon’s salad bar is calling my name again!! I could totally spend $25 at the salad bar alone. MMM.

  37. Mandy Kirk says:

    Everyone keeps talking up that bread, I am going to have to make a trip up there to try it!! My Harmons doesn’t have that.

  38. Heather Francis says:

    I just read the Lemon Ricotta Pancake email… My two little ones are up at the crack of dawn too not matter what! The older ones are totally opposite LOL. This recipe looks delish!! That’s one of my favorite things to do is take a recipe and tweak it so it’s even better :0)

  39. Heather Francis says:

    Crossing my fingers!!!

  40. I love Harmons, it is the nicest grocery store!

  41. Harmons has the best produce in town!

  42. Mandy Kirk says:

    Would love to win, it would be a great birthday present! 🙂

  43. I heart Harmons! (And your blog) =)

  44. Valorie Walters says:

    I would love to win to make a special dinner for Father’s Day for my sweetie! This is awesome!

  45. Heather Francis says:

    $25.00 would go a loooong way with my coupons :0)

  46. Come on Harmon’s!! Say that using your Vegas voice when ready to let the dice roll… yeah I don’t really know how I have a Vegas voice since I’ve never participated in that aspect of Vegas, but Come on Harmon’s!

  47. Camille Brady says:

    The one time I shopped at Harmons…..I felt like it was super expensive. I can’t wait to try it again….after I win the gift card, of course! HA!!!

  48. I love your site! Thanks for the chance to enter!

  49. Stephanie Bundrock says:

    Oh man! I would luuuvvv to get my hands on some of those cheeses. You are so right, a little gourmet cheese flavor goes such a long way!

  50. I love your site and found it as I was looking for Harmon’s Gourmet Minestrone Soup Mix. I bought it while on vacation in Palm Springs, CA and now I want to buy more.


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