Earth Fare is a large grocery chain offering an amazing array of clean groceries and prepared foods. Nearly every department carries a solid variety of organic choices, including the bulk food bin section, produce, dairy, poultry, general groceries, and meats. Wild caught seafood selections are limited. All foods in their Earth Fare Organics brand are USDA certified organic. Similarly, their bakery uses only certified organic flour in all of its fresh baked breads and pizza dough. Also, their breads are kneaded and shaped by hand. Most locations have a salad bar which boasts all organic ingredients as does their smoothie and juice bar. Organic wine, cider, and beer choices are plentiful as well as gluten free varieties.
I will never forget my first visit to an Earth Fare; I was thoroughly impressed, and still am. Earth Fare does things right all the while offering clean and organic food options galore. They are committed to carrying foods that are free of added hormones, artificial fats, trans fats, artificial sweeteners, bleached or bromated flour, antibiotics, high fructose corn syrup, artificial preservatives, artificial colors or flavors. Additionally, they use only organic ingredients at their juice and salad bars where the prices are reasonable as well. As a side note, I usually enjoy the choice of music being piped in, just sayin’. The only less than favorable comment I have is that in general, I’ve found the customer service to be lacking, especially in product knowledge. Overall, Earth Fare is one of my favorite large grocery chains in the US…love me some Earth Fare.