Earth Fare Goodies & A Giveaway

Hi Friends!

I’m here with a little Earth Fare giveaway for you guys, as promised in my initial post…but first, I wanted to show off what the hubby & I bought on our first trip to Earth Fare:

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  • Spicy Black Bean Burgers- free with a coupon for the grand opening
  • Earth Fare Hot Salsa
  • Earth Fare Hot Sauce- hubby is a hot sauce expert
  • Pizza Dough- to whip up a delicious pizza this weekend
  • Vegan Take & Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies- suggested by our guide Maria when we first toured the store.
  • Grind-Your-Own Peanut Butter- we got the plain, no-salt-added kind with a little bit of the honey roasted variety to top it off
  • Scoop-Your-Own Frozen Shrimp- they were on sale so we loaded up!
  • Scoop-Your-Own Pasta- We got some ravioli stuffed with goat cheese and cranberries.

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  • Good Buddy Pumpkin & Apple Dog Treats-two of the dogs’ fav flavors
  • Sweet Potato & Black Bean Quesadilla- we spotted it on our tour
  • Sweets & Beets Terra Chips- there was a coupon
  • Grape Kombucha- trying another flavor after tasting some on our tour
  • Earth Fare Dark Roast Coffee Beans

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  • Earnest Eats Snack Bars- a new brand for us to try
  • No-Salt Added Sustainable Seas Tuna- there was a coupon
  • Medford Farms Pear Butter- loved that the only ingredients were pears and pear juice.

Since we went shopping on opening night, they were still working out some kinks and our quesadilla rang up as $908.99! It better be the best quesadilla EVER for that price!

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Whoops! Luckily they were able to fix it right away. After using the gift card they gave us and paying the remaining amount, we headed home.

So what have we tried so far?

  • I tried the pear butter and peanut butter on some toast for lunch and both were delicious.
  • We had the quesadilla and chips for dinner one night. The quesadilla had pineapple in it which was a fun surprise and some of the beans were mashed up and some were whole, which we both liked. The chips were nice and crunchy and had a good flavor.
  • The dogs tried their treats and loved them.
  • I baked up the cookies. They were absolutely delicious.
  • We’ve been enjoying the coffee for the past few mornings and we both really like the flavor.
  • We also tried the salsa, which was good.
  • The trail mix is almost gone.
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This weekend we headed back to the store for two reasons:
1) We were almost out of trailmix.
2) I wanted to get some of the chocolate covered banana chips that I passed on the first time but could not stop thinking about.

 

We also needed some pizza sauce and cheese for the pizza we planned to make for dinner. For lunch, we bought a slice of pizza (pictured above) to eat when we finished shopping. It had roasted garlic, olives, onions & roasted squash and zucchini on it.

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Round 2 of shopping, we got:

  • Fresh mozzarella cheese- on sale BOGO!
  • Pizza sauce, 
  • Plain 0% Chobani- there was a coupon for $2 off
  • Flavored Choboni- also on sale
  • Bean & Cheese Quesadilla 
  • Trail Mix

The trail mix is clearly our favorite find so far. When we tasted it on the tour, Maria explained that all of their stores had a competition to see which one could come up with the best combination for a trailmix. This was the winner and they started selling it in all their stores. It’s called Save the Honeybees.

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There are banana chips, m&ms, roasted peanuts, sesame sticks, sesame seeds and a few other things in it and it is SO ADDICTING.

So, now it’s time for the fun part. Earth Fare has generously provided me with a $50 giftcard to giveaway to one reader!  If you’re lucky enough to live near an Earth Fare location- there are stores in North Carolina, Indiana, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio, Florida and Kentucky, feel free to enter for your chance to win!

To enter:

Tell me what you’re most looking forward to buying the next time you go to Earth Fare. 

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Good luck! The giveaway ends Tuesday May 1, 2012 at 9pm EST. Winner will be chosen via random.org and will have 48 hours to contact me via email before a new winner is chosen.

–Lindsay–

About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


Comments

  1. unfortunately I can’t enter to win the gift card, i am in Canada but everything you bought looks and sounds amazing!!! especially the trail mix with banana chips and m&m’s! yummy!
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  2. Made the first trip today and OH MY GOSH. Words cannot describe my new obsession.

    Next time I go I am definitely going to have to try the dark chocolate peanut butter. Had to literally hold myself back today! It looks AMAZING!

    Also just had the fresh made spinach and feta turkey burgers for dinner. TO. DIE. FOR!

  3. I LOVE Earthfare!! I really enjoy grinding my own almond butter :) I am so jealous about the take & bake cookies, I’ve never seen those at my Earthfare! I just visited my local store today but next week I am SO trying the trail mix, it sounds awesome!
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  4. Umm wow that store looks like heaven!!! I wish we had them in Canada! :(
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  5. We always manage to find a few new goodies to try when we head to Earth Fare! I need to pick up some more of their canned coconut milk – organic and about half the price of other brands.

    I think I’m most looking forward to picking out a couple of new healthy snack items. They have SO MANY to choose from!! :-)

  6. My local EarthFare has a delicious hot bar and juice bar, which includes Kombucha ON TAP!!!! I am hit or miss on Kombucha, depending on the flavor, but the on tap stuff is the best i’ve ever had. SO. SO. GOOD!

  7. well, i haven’t been to earth fare *YET* but i think what i’m most looking forward to checking out, especially after your initial post) is the bulk section!!

  8. It looks like the Indiana store isn’t opening until around September, which will give me plenty of time to anxiously await sampling their goodies, but I think I’m moost intrigued now by the scoop your own pasta!
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  9. Ohhh I would love to go to one of the Georgia locations and get trail mix!!! I’m addicted and that one looks so good! :)
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  10. Rebecca W. says:

    I just finished off some of their chocolate covered banana chips that mentioned. They are so so good! I would definitely buy some more of those and lots of other goodies!

  11. I love the Earth Fare in Charlotte! Some of my favorite items are trail mix, dates, lentil soup, yogurt, salad bar, and pizza.
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  12. I am most looking forward to any of the spicy rice snacks. yum yum yum
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  13. Mmm . . . so many good things. The grind your own nut butters would be awesome to try.

  14. Everything you bought looks wonderful! I am most looking forward to buying all-natural dried fruit and definitely the bulk section as well!

  15. I went to Earth Fare on Friday morning and I bought some of their gourmet granola, polenta, some organic spices that I needed and sweet potato chips. But the best part was looking at all the great things-especially the bulk grains-and knowing that my healthier lifestyle is going to work:) Thanks for helping me!

  16. i haven’t ever been to earthfare, but i’ve heard great things about the one in cleveland. next time i’m in cbus i’d love to check this one out… i’m intrigued by those chocolate covered banana chips!
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  17. I miss Earth Fare from when I lived in North Carolina! They have the best hot food bar.
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  18. We got to GA a few times a year to stay with family so I think that counts!
    The freshly ground PB would be my first buy at the store!
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  19. We don’t have any around me that I am aware of but perhaps I can visit once I am back in PA. I am not sure what I would choose first, I think I would just spend hours walking around the store LOL. Although I am a sucker for PB, especially the grind your own kind
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  20. I went to earth fare day number two. You brought up some items I did not know were available. Grind your own peanut butter. I love peanut butter!

    It was still a little crowded to see everything. I’ll spend a little more time the next time. When switching to healthier brands its hard to quickly identify what items are and if they are good. At the grocery you know exactly where and what you usually buy. At earth fare I don’t even know that they have a healthy alternative for every item. But over time I plan to learn little by little.

    I appreciate you sharing your favorites. I make notes to try things at your suggestion. Thanks so much.

    Gina

  21. Visiting Earth Fare is always a great adventure. That trail mix is something I’d grab up fast when I visit next :)

  22. Road trip? Yes please! Looks like we’ll have to plan a trip toward North Florida soon because the store looks amazing! I’d be buying a bunch of that trail mix and the $900 quesadilla.
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  23. I want to try the scoop your own pasta bar!

  24. I’ve never been to Earth Fare! Doesn’t look like there is one around me, sadly. :( I would love to try that trail mix though!
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  25. katherine d says:

    the Sweets & Beets Terra Chips sound soooo goooood

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  26. We went today to check it out and based on your suggestion got the sweet potato & black bean quesadilla… delish! I still want to try the ravioli, and that trail mix you guys got looks tasty!!

  27. I live in Indiana! The next time I stop at Earth Fare I’m heading straight for the scoop-your-own pasta bar! YUM.

  28. Oh mann I WISH I lived near an Earth Fare so I could try out that cookie dough! (AND everything else. but i can’t help what first catches my eye…)
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  29. Next time I would by the Trail Mix and the Pizza. So good.

  30. I really want to see what their produce is like. I hope to check it out our new Columbus store tomorrow!
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  31. that trail mix looks like a definite must-try, so i guess that’s what i would check out on my next trip :)

  32. I want to try some of that delicious looking trail mix or the vegan take and back chocolate chip cookies!! YUM!

  33. I don’t live near Earth Fare :( Sad face. But I had to comment cause you made me laugh with the quesedilla pic. Wow, lol what were they thinking? good thing you noticed. Although that price is pretty difficult NOT to notice haha
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  34. Earth Fare is the only place I have been able to find Justin’s Almond butter–it’s my fav! :)

  35. I’ve never been to Earth Fare, but will be visiting a few cities with one coming up and would love to check it out! The take n bake cookies look great!
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  36. I’ve never been to an Earth Fare or knew what it was before I read your posts! I’d be willing to try anything they sell!! That trail mix sounds and looks great and so do their wide selection of vegan products! Lucky that you have one of these stores so close to you!
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  37. The next time I go to Earth Fare (which will actually be tonight!), I’m not leaving without at least a few of their pizzas. The margherita and veggie are my favorites!

  38. Destinee Ladd says:

    My favorite thing to buy at my Tennessee EarthFare is Hubert’s Strawberry Lemonade. It’s totally natural, and ABSOLUTELY amazing. Also worth mentioning are the Vanilla Chai yogurt covered raisins (seasonal unfortunately)…I’m always looking for them. AND I must say the Pacific Rim Soy Nuggets that are in the deli case and sometimes the salad bar are TO DIE FOR! get ‘em everytime. :]

  39. Those vegan take and bake cookies for sure! I need those in my life! :)
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  40. I want to try those vegan take and bake cookies! :)

  41. I’d really love to try the hot suace or the pizza dough!! That trail mix sounds amazing too!

  42. I’ve never been to an Earth Fare, but I found out there are two where my in-laws live. Since I have a huge sweet tooth and am allergic to milk and eggs, I would love to try those take and bake vegan cookies!!
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  43. I was there on Wed. for the grand opening and although it was packed, I am SO happy they have arrived. And I just live around the corner. They will certainly be my regular grocery store from now on. I am looking forward to checking things out better (since it was so packed, I could barely see what they offered).
    I am wanting to taste their hot pizza!

  44. I’m most looking forward to buying Pamona’s pectin for this summer’s canning and some ketchup that is honey sweetened instead of sugar.

  45. Earth Fare just had a 20% off bulk coupon and I loaded UP! But this week I am most looking forward to picking up some organic strawberries and blueberries for the cake I am making for my boyfriend.

  46. I would definitely go to Earth Fare and buy as many cheeses as I could! They have a terrific selection, I drool over the cheese case each time I go :)
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  47. Cranberry and goat cheese ravioli sounds incredible!

  48. G.T. Dave’s Cherry Chia Seed… getting me through finals

  49. I love Earth Fare!! I absolutely LOVE their peanut butter!
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  50. The scoop your own pasta looks awesome! I also would love to check out any bakery items they make in-store.
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  51. Courtney says:

    I am moving to Columbus this month. I love seeing the places bloggers recommend to see and try! Everything there looks tasty… especially the take and bake cookies!

    Courtney

  52. EarthFare just opened a spot in CLE & I haven’t had the chance to visit it yet. So I’m looking forward to checking out their gluten free options.
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  53. Jill Stokes says:

    I want to try these chocolate covered banana chips you are talking about! Sounds like delicious plane food for the honeymoon!

  54. We are moving in a few months to a new city where they have an Earth Fare. I cannot wait!! I’m not sure exactly what I’ll buy but I can’t wait to go up and down every aisle checking everything out :)
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  55. how can i even choose? but that pear butter. looks amazing!
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  56. Athena R says:

    I’ve never been to Earth Fare, so I look forward to exploring and buying lots of goodies.

  57. Brittney says:

    Oh, how I love our Athens Earth Fare! Organic Produce a plenty and a wonderful bulk section that tends to get me in trouble! I will be loading up on lentils and mung beans next time around!

  58. I am moving to NC on May 15th and am looking forward to being close to an Earth Fare! I have been wanting to try their hot bars and cheese counter!

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