30 Stores Strong

We’re open in Solon, Ohio! And with that, we bring the Earth Fare family of stores to 30 strong.

If you’re in the Cleveland area, make the trip over to Solon and roll through our aisles. We have delicious samples and a product quality that you won’t find anywhere else. If you come through our doors once, you’ll likely be back time and time again. It’s not just the food that will have you hooked, it’s our friendly Team. See ya!

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Solon opens tomorrow!

A local blogger took a tour of our Cleveland, Ohio store in Fairview Park and here is her review – a little something to look forward to at tomorrow’s opening in Solon!

Click the link to read the review and enter to win a $50 gift card! (Solon residents only)

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Headed to Earth Fare? Take a photo and post it to Instagram. Tag it #earthfare and help spread the word to other food lovers.

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Countdown to Cinco

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner! Plan a grand fiesta for your friends and family with these three recipes so delicious they’ll make your taste buds want to do the Mexican hat dance!

This guacamole will make you want to Guac n’ roll all night…and party every day!

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 Guac n’ Roll Guacamole
Makes 1 1/2 cups

Ingredients

• 1 1/2 Tbsp. finely chopped white onion
• 1 Tbsp. cilantro, full leaf
• 2 Tsp. cilantro, finely chopped
• 1 1/4 Tsp. jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
• 1/2 Tsp. coarse salt, plus more for seasoning
• 1 ripe avocado, pitted, peeled, and coarsely chopped
• 3 Tbsp. tomato, seeded and finely chopped

Directions
With a mortar and pestle, mash onion, 1 Tbsp. cilantro, jalapeno, and salt until smooth and juicy. Add avocado, and mash slightly (avocado should remain somewhat chunky). Stir in tomato and remaining 2 Tsp. chopped cilantro. Season with salt, if desired. Use immediately.

Fun Fact: To ripen hard avocados, leave them in a closed paper bag at room temperature for a few days.

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 “Do the Tango” Mango Salsa

Makes 2 3/4 Cups

Ingredients
• 2 Cups mango, pitted, peeled and chopped
• 1 Cup. chopped red bell pepper
• 2/3 Cup chopped green onions
• 1/4 Cup chopped fresh cilantro
• 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
• 4 tsp. olive oil

 Directions

Mix all ingredients in small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. (Can bemade 6 hours ahead. Cover and chill.)

 

Take your taste buds for a forbidden dance with this Delicious Dish!

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 Zesty Tilapia Tacos

Ingredients
• 3 cloves garlic
• 1 Cup packed cilantro leaves
• 2 limes, zested
• 2 Tsp. ground cumin
• 1 1/2 Tsp. kosher salt
• 1 Tsp. freshly ground black pepper
• 1/4 Cup tequila
• 1 Lb. tilapia fillets
• 1 Tbsp. olive oil
• 8 (7-inch) round Flour Tortillas
• Shredded red cabbage
• Lime wedges

Directions:
Put the garlic, cilantro, lime zest, cumin, salt, and pepper in a small food processor and pulse until combined, approximately 20 seconds. With the processor running, add the tequila. Put the tilapia fillets into a 1 gallon resealable bag, add the garlic mixture and move around to coat each fillet. Set aside at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes.
Heat an electric nonstick griddle to 375 degrees F.

Brush the griddle with the olive oil. Cook the fillets until just cooked through and opaque about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Cut into strips and serve in warm tortillas with shredded red cabbage and lime wedges.

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Sustainability – Earth Fare Style

When one thinks about Earth Fare on Earth Day, we hope sustainability comes to mind. It’s definitely on our minds. It was an Earth Day too so long ago that we cut the plastic bag from our checkout lines. Since then sustainability in building has made great strides, carbon foot prints have gotten smaller and green initiatives have gotten more vibrant. Here are some of the ways Earth Fare strives to make our buildings Earth-friendly.

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LED and high efficiency fluorescent lighting: using high efficiency lighting cuts down on a large amount of carbon pollution, as well as saves  on power consumption. LED bulbs last 10 times as long as a regular bulb.

Reclaiming heat from our mechanical system to heat water: optimizes energy use and cuts down on energy cost dramatically.

No VOC paints: The EPA has stated that paints and stains produce 9 percent of the VOC emissions from consumers and businesses second only to cars.(VOC Paint is bad.) Using VOC-free paint ensures a better breathing experience for everyone .  

Ecological detergents and cleaners:  using ecological detergents and cleaners helps keep chemicals out of lakes and other water sources. We also keep toxic chemicals off of counters where you eat and put your hands.

Bike racks: bike racks encourage our bike riding customers to peddle home the groceries we peddle. You get exercise while saving the planet by cutting down on air pollution.

Cardboard recycling: recycling cardboard saves trees but also has many uses such as flower pots, biodegradable gardening supplies, packing material even gift bags and wrapping paper.

Computer controlled mechanical systems for optimum energy efficiency: saves energy by only using the heating/cooling systems when you’re around to enjoy it.  Why heat the night?

Destratification fans for thermal efficiency and comfort: destratification fans are designed to reduce hot and cold spots through the mixing of air in large areas reducing energy consumption  as well as  increased comfort.

And that’s just the stuff you might not see! Countless products, recycling/composting initiatives and green packaging materials are being used, not so much for you as for your Earth mother.

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Earth Day the Yard Farm Way – 10 Tips for Edible Landscaping


Lately we’ve been really into the idea of landscaping with edible plants. Why work on the yard, if it’s not working for you, right? Plants like strawberries and chard look great and taste better!

  1. Before you start planting veggies or plants, go to a nursery or farmers market and plan the lay out of your garden/landscape. Trying different ideas on paper first will help in being more successful in the end.
  2. You like to eat good healthy food and so do your plants, so make sure your plants and veggies get lots of fresh nutrients. Good healthy organic soil helps grow strong plants and vegetables. Chemical soil treatments can seep into your food. As well as harm the soil and its inhabitants.
  3. If you’re buying seedlings, look for plants raised without chemical or pesticides. A great place to look is at your local farmers’ market/nursery, which may also have plants and veggies well suited to your area.
  4. Before growing any produce in your yard, it’s a good idea to have the soil tested for harmful levels of lead, dioxin and other harmful toxins. Or consider raised beds to get above the threat.
  5. Veggies can make your yard pop! Heirloom varieties of kale, Swiss chard, collards and other hardy greens that readily accentuate annuals like cheery pansies and Bachelor’s buttons, are as pleasing to the palate as well as the eye.
  6. When grown in wide bands or solid patches, Carrots with their fern-like foliage and dill with its feathery texture, can really dress up a bed of marigolds, which will return the favor by keeping pests away from your veggies.
  7. Maybe if you’re looking for an excellent edging plant or groundcover you ought to go with Strawberries.  They work well along the edges of flower beds and borders. Or use them on a sun-drenched hill or any other area where you want a pretty groundcover. In the spring they cover them self in milky white flowery blooms, and the leaves turn a rich chocolate russet in fall.
  8. If space is a little tight, try the Thai dragon chili pepper. It is pretty and prolific yet compact. The Thai dragon chili only grows to about 2 feet tall.
  9. Grouping vegetables tightly in beds (raised beds work great), reduces weeding and water waste.
  10. Most edible plants need at least six hours of mid-day sun to grow strong and healthy. Most edible plant varieties require soils with fast drainage. Soggy soil can lead to improper in growth edible gardens. Annual fruits and vegetables require organic material rich soil and a source of nitrogen.

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Goat Cheese ‘Zah

Mozzarella gets a lot of pizza love. But for true flavor lovers, we got your goat. Goat cheese pizza can be a tasty twist on you home made pizza night tradition. Try out this recipe and let us know how it goes.

Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pizza

The Goods:
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 cups sliced onion, separated into rings
1 ball of Earth Fare pizza dough
1/2 cup pizza sauce
1/4  cup tomatoes, de-seeded and sliced
2/3 cup goat cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup mixed greens

The Prep:
1-Preheat oven to 450 degrees
2-Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, cover for 3 minutes to sweat. Cook uncovered, stirring frequently for 10 minutes or until browned and soft.
3-Spread pizza dough on baking sheet or stone. Combine sauce and tomatoes and spread mixture over crust. Top with onions and crumbled cheese.
4-Bake for 10 minutes or until brown.
5-Top with mixed greens, slice and goat

 

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Goodies for your Easter basket!

The Easter Bunny shops at Earth Fare and you should too! Check out these all-natural goodies and more in our March flyer!

All natural goodies for your Easter basket.

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Know why you can heart our foods?

They probably won’t go and clog up all your heart holes.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

The foods you love... love you back

P.S. If you’re looking for a last minute sweet treat for a loved one, check out our selection of Chocolove Chocolate Bars.

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A Valentine’s Love Story


A couple months ago, we caught a tweet on Twitter linking to a pretty remarkable engagement photo gallery.

That was when we first met Hannah and Kevin…

Hannah and Kevin. Photo credit:Rachel Osbourne Photography

This couple’s true-life love story included a health journey that coursed through the aisles of the Athens, GA Earth Fare. Together, Hannah and Kevin grew healthier, happier and deeper in love. Now they’re engaged to be married in October!

That made us wonder: What would it look like to fall in love at first bite? Could a simple trip to pick up a pineapple change your life? That’s how Hannah and Kevin’s story inspired this video.

With Valentine’s Day close, text “EAT” to 71700 and follow great text deals to a happier, healthier future… and possibly to love.

Do you have a food journey love story? Tell us in the comments. Happy Valentine’s Day and congrats to Hannah and Kevin!

Photo credit: Rachel Osbourne Photography
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