Wanna go on a field trip with us?
Recently I learned about a grocery store called Earth Fare – The Healthy Supermarket. We don’t have stores like Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, etc. in our area, so when I found out we had a grocery store with a variety of organic and healthier options, I had to visit it. I told David about it and we immediately planned a family field trip!
We seriously get excited about stuff like this. The plan for the day was to go to lunch (pizza) and then hit Earth Fare. We woke up early and planned it for a day that both of our older kids would be off from work. Yep! We take family field trips very seriously.
Now, for the record, we don’t eat only organic food. But we have been learning more about why eating organic food is good to do, so we’ve been dabbling in the organic choice here and there.
And while we do eat some processed foods (gasp! I know, just being honest…), we are enjoying more natural, healthy alternatives because we, well, like the taste of them. If we didn’t like them, we probably wouldn’t eat them (again, just being honest). So I don’t know if we will ever go 100% organic, or 100% natural foods, but we’ll keep learning and eating and see where it takes us.
Now, come along onto our family field trip………
Here’s the front of Earth Fare. It feels happy, don’t you think? It’s got a big tomato and David LOVES tomatoes (I like them too, but he LOVES them with capital letters):
One of the first things we saw when walking in was this big chalkboard-like sign hanging from the ceiling (sorry for it not being the best quality, I took all the photos on my iPhone). The sign says “Today’s Fresh Produce Selection Includes – Organic Items: 252, Local Items: 41”. That’s pretty impressive (right?).
We bought a bit of organic red cabbage. I was happy that they had several heads cut into various sizes so you didn’t have to buy a whole head. We only needed a bit for our fish tacos so the small amount we bought was perfect. See the cabbage all the way down at the end?
Let’s take a moment so I can tell you how these machines thrilled me to no end. No joke. I think natural peanut butter rocks and I had heard that almond butter rocked even more, so I powered up the machine and made my own almond butter right there. I bought a whole .55 cents worth…and it was SO good. First time having it and I’m hooked.
Here’s a photo of one of the machines – silly me didn’t get a photos of the almond one, but just imagine like this, but with almonds in it:
(We each got a cup of coffee…yum…and Mattie got a white chocolate mocha latte, I believe)
Okay…time for a head count before we load back on the bus!
(Note: This was a totally honest, unsolicited review of Earth Fare. I didn’t get anything for writing this and I only shared my field trip because it was really cool and worth sharing. Thanks for reading!)