This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winner, e michelle!
Disclosure: I was provided a gift card for personal use as well as a gift card to give away by Earth Fare. All thoughts regarding Earth Fare and photos of the store are mine. Any prices shown in photographs are specific to the Greenwood, Indiana location and may not be available in your local Earth Fare.
I have a thing for grocery stores. I can’t help myself. While some people search out museums, points of interest, or can’t-miss restaurants while traveling, I make a bee line for new-to-me grocery stores. I love looking for unusual products, local foods, and items I can’t find in my own stores at home. I stopped in a grocery store or market nearly every day we were in Spain, and if you give me a town in the US that I’ve been too, I can probably name my favorite grocery store there. I know, it’s strange.
I get just as excited when we get a new grocery store closer to home. So when Earth Fare invited me to take a tour of their brand new store opening in Greenwood, I couldn’t say no! I’m already familiar with the Earth Fare stores, as we have two branches that have opened recently in my neck of the woods (one is located in Noblesville, the other in Carmel).
Unlike traditional grocery stores, Earth Fare’s Food Philosophy sets them apart. They do not carry any items that contain high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, artificial colors or sweeteners, or synthetic growth hormones. Have you ever spent ten minutes in the cracker aisle, reading teeny-tiny labels, trying to figure out which brand doesn’t have all that junk in it? That won’t happen at Earth Fare. Often when you choose to focus on healthy food items, you have to sacrifice savings. Again, not at Earth Fare. They offer lots of opportunities to save, via coupons, sales, and texts.
Each store has a commitment to buy local when possible. Handy signage lets you know when an item is local. Check out all these tasty treats that originate within 100 miles of the store:
The Greenwood store has an impressive health and wellness department, where you can find everything from vitamins and supplements to beauty products. Not sure what you need, or which product to buy? Extensively trained employees are there to help you out.
We are fortunate that food allergies are a non-factor for our family when we shop, but I know many of you have to be vigilant about the products you buy. I love that not only does Earth Fare stock many allergy-friendly products, but they make it easy for shoppers to locate them. For example, throughout the store, any products that were gluten-free were stocked on shelves designated with a wooden shelf marker, distinguishing them from the other products.
Sadly, the closest store to me doesn’t sell alcohol. But I was happy to see that this Earth Fare carries its own line of wine, bottled exclusively for them! I’ll be back to try a few varieties of Big Tomato wine.
Of course, I’ll need some cheese to go with that wine. Nothing like a few weeks in Europe to get you craving delicious cheeses. Again, Earth Fare has you covered.
Another service that sets Earth Fare apart is their prepared foods department. Every Thursday is Family Dinner Night, where kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal. The Food Philosophy carries over into the items served here as well, so not only can you save money while eating out, you can feel good about the food you’re eating. The pizza is especially delicious. Bonus: you can eat it in the store or take home a pie to bake!
The kind people at Earth Fare would like to make it even easier for you to give them a try. They’ve provided me with a $50 gift card, good at any Earth Fare location, to give away. Just use the handy Rafflecopter giveaway widget to enter!
In the meantime, be sure to check out an Earth Fare store near you! If you’re near Greenwood, your Earth Fare store is open and ready for you to visit! Earth Fare Greenwood is located at 2110 East County Line Road. Visit the Earth Fare website for other locations.