I know most of us get so excited to know about new grocery stores that are opening up in our area. Well, get excited for the new Earth Fare that is opening on March 25th in Morrisville, North Carolina. And there is a giveaway to one of my lucky readers.
As part of the celebration for the grand opening, I was given an opportunity to tour the new Earth Fare before opening day. I was excited about this opportunity, because I had been in an Earth Fare before and had no idea where to start. This tour was going to give me the confidence to be able to shop in there again. Ready to learn?
One thing you don’t have to worry about is whether Earth Fare’s products have any of the dirty ingredients that is not good for you. Which means when you shop their aisles you can do so with confidence. They read the food labels for you, so you don’t have to worry about it. Their food philosophy is pretty simple.
The labels in the store say it all. If it is a square label, it is conventionally grown item. If it is a circle label, than it is organically grown. Earth Fare is a big supporter of local and family farms, and offer the 100 Mile Committment. Local can mean anywhere in a 100 mile radius from that store, and you will see an additional label with a red sign. There are also products that are local to a particular Earth Fare store, and these are known as their family products.
Of course, shopping at Earth Fare there are going to be products that you might not recognize compared to a conventional grocery store. That is why Earth Fare has a policy that I love which is Try Before you Buy. So next time you are in the store, go ahead and try something you are not sure about. If you see something in an aisle you want to try, find an employee to help you open it up to sample. Or if you are in the loose bulk food section, and you want to try these look alike M&M’s, known as chocolate rainbow drops…well go ahead.
These are Earth Fare’s version of M&M’s. Because of course, having real M&M’s would not fit in Earth Fare’s food philosophy. These yummy chocolate covered candies are made made with vegetable and fruit juice to give it some color.
In the store you will also find fresh peanut butter grinder, fresh honey or agave, health and wellness section, a prepared food section, hand rolled daily sushi, pizza, fresh smoothies and shakes, bakery, seafood and meat department, and I can keep going on. A lot to see. A lot to try.
Have I convinced you try it out yet? Earth Fare is giving a $50 gift card to one lucky winner.
There are two ways to enter, both done through Rafflecopter:
1) Mandatory entry: Leave a comment telling me why you want to win
2) Optional entry: Like my Facebook page
Contest ends Saturday night at 11:59 PM EST. Good luck and happy entering!
Click here to enter! a Rafflecopter giveaway
Fine Print: Open to US Residents. Please check the list of Earth Fare locations to make sure one is available near you before entering. Giveaway ends Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST. Earth Fare is providing one Hummus Mama reader a $50 gift card. In exchange for my review I was also given a $50 gift card. All opinions expressed in the above post are 100% my own.