Got a hankerin’ for something yummy and good for lunch? Earth Fare has a new sandwich and pizza shop that will satisfy your lunch craving: Home Sliced! Enjoy the video below - it may not be “Rapper’s Delight,” but we’re sure having fun!
Click here for the Home Sliced Sandwich menu. Which sandwich is your favorite?
Congratulations to our “Loo-vul” winners: Daniel K., Corinne P., Jen P., Barbara S., Adrian A.
Enjoy Daniel’s poem (see below):
I got a little rhyme that I think you ought to know, I am tryin’ to stay healthy and I really need some dough! Smart choices are tough to make with all the fast-food on the street, But Earth Fare’s got the prices that are really hard to beat!
I’d grab veggie burgers from the freezer, the produce is a delight, 50 bucks would even help during Family Dinner Night! So glad you’re in Derby City around the corner from my place, All the awesome food you guys have got there, I can’t wait to taste!
In the June Flyer, we asked readers to “Tell us about your pet’s favorite summer activity!” The winning entry came from Gini in Fairview Park, Ohio. Here is Gini’s story, in her own words…
Toby, a 95lb chocolate lab, loves to help harvest vegetables from the garden. Unfortunately if I’m not quick enough, he devours the tomatoes before I get to them. Corn, Brussels sprouts, strawberries and raspberries are all fair game. He doesn’t seem to care for the peppers or eggplant, but if a squash or pumpkin gets broken open, its all his!
He’s been known to steal avocados and nectarines off the counter, but will leave bakery and meat alone. Thankfully his quest for the best vegetables helps keep him from more gaining weight.
I took Toby out to the garden to get these picture, and sure enough, he stole a tomato while I was trying to get him to pose! He’s a great dog and certainly does love his veggies. He was quite disappointed that a cold snap hit the apple tree this year and there were very few dropped apples, another of his favorites.
Gini won a $100 Earth Fare gift card for being the winning entry! To find out how to enter this month’s “You tell us…” contest, pick up a copy of the August’s sales flyer at your local Earth Fare.
Whether you pronounce it Lewa-vul, Loo-vul or Loo-ee-ville, we are simply calling it Home! That’s right — we are so excited to open our FIRST store in Kentucky. The Louisville community have given us such a warm welcome, and they even proclaimed today “Earth Fare Grand Opening Day!”
So bear with us as we adjust our pronunciation, and check in throughout the day on Facebook as we post pictures of the action.
But we can’t forget…it’s also CONTEST TIME! We’re giving away FIVE $50 Earth Fare gift cards to FIVE lucky Louisville community members.
Come on, who couldn’t use the extra $50 to help with groceries? Plus, it’s your chance to try all of Earth Fare’s healthy and delicious offerings for FREE!
Entering is simple: Tell us why you want to win a $50 gift card to Earth Fare, and how you would use the gift card to make your family healthier!
Leave your answer below in our Comments Section, and you might just be one of the five lucky winners. Please note that special consideration will be given to scrumptiously creative entries (or should we say “entrees?”). Only those who are able to pick up their gift cards at Earth Fare Louisville from August 13th – August 19th.
Contest Details: - Submit your entry by commenting on this blog post. - Enter submissions from today until 11:59pm EST on Sunday, August 12th, 2012. - Eligibility: Winners must reside in the Louisville, Kentucky area and be available to pick up the gift card in our new store in person between August 13th – August 19th, 2012.
Some people take medication to help them through difficulties in life. In my case, I became an overeater after the loss of several family members.
My weight climbed, and I became more and more sedentary. Eventually, I was no longer able to move easily because of my weight. I became exhausted with any exercise, and that caused me to become even more sedentary. Soon, I ballooned up, and stopped caring altogether. In fact, looking at myself in the mirror depressed me, so I stopped doing much of that too. Before Earth Fare came to town, I weighed 190 pounds, give or take. The problem is that I’m only 5’1”!
My doctor, after diagnosing me with various weight-related disorders, warned me to lose weight. I joined a very famous weight loss program, but it didn’t work for me because I compared myself to others I saw losing weight, and became discouraged. Then I joined an excellent weight loss program offered by my health insurance carrier. It too caused me to feel pressure as I saw others losing weight, so I overate to overcome the anxiety.
One day Earth Fare opened a store in Tallahassee. To be honest, sheer curiosity took me there. However, soon I was visiting regularly. I began to sit in their coffee shop and enjoy their decaffeinated organic coffee. In fact, I read books there as I enjoyed their coffee. The environment is wonderful. You can sit there for hours enjoying a cup of coffee and it’s a pleasure!
I also began to take advantage of the free items they offer with a purchase of $5 or $10, and buy a few Earth Fare brand products. One day I tried samples of their food bar and had dinner there. Eventually I began to enjoy their food bar regularly. I figured it was incredibly delicious, and healthy, so it couldn’t hurt. Earth Fare had become a hangout for me.
As I frequented Earth Fare, and saw all those people purchasing healthy items, it infected me with the idea of getting healthy. I figured that if I was going to spend the rest of my life fat, I may as well be fat and healthy, rather than fat and unhealthy, right? So I made a plan to buy natural and organic foods there and just forget about my weight altogether. “No more worrying about weight,” I told myself. “Just get healthy.”
Soon, I was buying practically everything I ate from Earth Fare and it wasn’t costing me any more than buying from local supermarkets.
Long story short: After making Earth Fare my daily visit, and focusing on eating healthy, rather than on losing weight, I began to feel stronger. And surprise – my clothes began to feel loose on me. I was shocked.
As I lost weight, I began to feel more energetic and can now exercise. Today, I weighed myself and am at 170, with no effort. A 20 lb. loss! That’s huge for someone who couldn’t lose weight—only gain. No one is more shocked than I am.
I’m so grateful that Earth Fare opened a store here!! And of course I still hang out there. Seeing and talking to people with a health goals there helps me. The place has caused me to lose weight, and I’m not about to give that up for anything! My goal now is to lose 30 more lbs., and now I know I can do it.
You can share YOUR story with Earth Fare’s readers (and win a $50 gift card for yourself) by clicking here.
Ingredients: 4 portabella mushrooms, stems chopped, caps whole
1 red pepper, sliced
½ red onion, sliced
1 cup baby spinach
4 slices of provolone
extra virgin olive oil
Lightly coat the bottom of a large skillet with the extra virgin olive oil. Set the burner to medium-high heat.
Add the red pepper, red onion and chopped mushroom stems to the skillet. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Sauté until the veggies soften, stirring occasionally, about 5-7 minutes.
Add the baby spinach. Continue to sauté the veggies until the spinach wilts and the onions are translucent. Remove them from the heat and set aside.
4. Turn the burner down to medium heat. If the skillet needs more oil, add it at this time. Place the portabella mushroom caps in the skillet, inside of the cap facing down. Let the caps heat up and soften for about 3 minutes. Flip them over, add a little salt to the inside of the caps and cover the skillet with a lid. Let the caps steam to soften for another 3 minutes.
5. Turn on the broiler. Place the mushroom caps on a baking tray. Divide the filling between the four caps and top each one with a slice of provolone. Put the caps under the broiler until the cheese begins to brown, about 3-5 minutes.
NOTE: Steps 4 and 5 can be accomplished using a grill!
That’s right, the Fourth Annual Take Your Tomato Contest is underway - grab your camera and your tomato and start shooting! Check out last year’s winners here. Do you think your tomato will make the grade?
To enter, email your tomato photo, name and preferred Earth Fare location to firstname.lastname@example.org before 11:59pm EST on 7/20/2012.
We’ll narrow it down to the top 10 photos. YOU will vote for the winners! 1st place wins a $500 Earth Fare gift card! Check out the rest of the prizes and contest details here. Good luck!
Need some inspiration? Here are some of last year’s top entries: