Yesterday Earth Fare opened it's first Cleveland location in Fairview Park. I was super excited and wanted to get there first thing in the morning, but my 2 cups of coffee turned into 3 and not wanting to encounter the lunchtime crowd, I ended up there a bit after 1 o'clock. The store was busy but the employees were kind, excited and quite knowledgeable.
Earth Fare bills themselves as the healthy supermarket. They carry foods that have no artificial sweeteners, colors or fragrances. They do not carry any food that has high-fructose corn syrup, synthetic growth hormones or antibiotics.
The store is gorgeous. Just what you'd imagine it to be from peeking at their site. I've never shopped at an Earth Fare before. As someone who feels stressed out at Giant Eagle, I do all my shopping at Heinen's, Trader Joe's and The Fresh Market. (Well, and the West Side Market, but that's a different kind of shopping) Earth Fare is a gorgeous,organized, foodies dream.
|scoop your own ravioli with pre-made |
sauces on the top shelf
As I shopped, I sampled egg nog, cheese, kettle corn, baked goods, juices and the most wonderful prosciutto with fig jam. The prices are comparable with Fresh Market and Whole Foods. If you sign up for their email they'll send you a coupon for a free whole chicken or pack of veggie burgers. Their savings page of their website allows you to print coupons as well.
|delectable cured meats at the cheese counter|
|Can't wait to try them all! I picked up some speck to add to dinner tomorrow.|
|They carry so many of my favorites.|