Earth Fare…The New Supermarket on the Block
Earth Fare opened it’s 36th store in Morrisville this week. The supermarket with the tomato logo and the tag line, Healthy Food for Everyone is located next to the Gander Mountain in the Park West Village shopping center. In a town with a grocery store on every corner, you might wonder what makes Earth Fare different and worth a visit. I was unsure about another grocery store coming to town, but after a behind-the-scenes tour of the newest Earth Fare location; I was pleasantly surprised by what I found.
This was my first visit to an Earth Fare supermarket, and there was quite a lot of terminology and lingo associated with the store, but once I figured it all out I realized how beneficial it was to me. So, I’ve put together a (printable) cheat sheet to make your Earth Fare shopping experience educated and easy.
Earth Fare-Cheat Sheet
1. Background- Earth Fare opened in 1975 in Asheville, NC. The company owns 36 stores in 10 states and 9 stores are located in North Carolina. Visit Store Locations for a complete list.
2. We read the label so you don’t have to. What does this mean to you?
No need to turn the box around because you won’t find any products in store or on the shelf with these ingredients.
High Fructose-Corn Syrup
Artificial Fats or Artificial Trans-Fats
Antibiotics, Synthetic Growth Hormones in Meat or Dairy
Bleached or Bromated Flour
3. What You Will Find.
Produce– Most of the produce is organic, however some conventional produce is mixed in for selection purposes. Everything is labeled.
Local Food is divided into two categories. Local to your store = Farms within a 100 mile radius of the store and Local to Us = Local to Another Earth Fare store location.
Bulk Food consists of a variety of candy, nuts and beans that allows you determine how much or little of an item you need.
The Beauty & Wellness section contains vitamins, essential oils, bath products, make-up, skin care, yoga gear and bath salts.
Gluten Free products can be found within every section from prepared meals in the cafe to make-up in the beauty & wellness section. Products are labeled gluten free. Celiac disease sufferers will be happy to find an abundance of gluten free products available.
Looking for delicious food on the go? Stop in at the Earth Fare Kitchen. Serving up fresh sandwiches, pizza, salads, wraps and smoothies. Parents will love the $3 kid’s meals that offer healthy selections and sides.
Wine & Cheese– An extensive wine and cheese section. Earth Fare has their own wine label- Tomato (it doesn’t taste like tomatoes).
4. Savings. Healthy food is affordable, and Earth Fare makes it possible with several ways to save.
*Mobile Deals- Text EAT to 71700 to receive deals sent to your phone.
What do you look for in a grocery store?