Why do you carry conventional produce?
A: We offer conventional produce so we can offer a variety of items to our customers. When most people today do not get their 3 to 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day, we feel it is important to have this full selection of produce items and competitive prices for our customers – giving healthy options to all.
While we offer a great selection of organic produce, we offer conventional produce to ensure you have access to a variety of affordable options. This may include “no spray” or “low spray” produce, as well as local produce that may have been grown organically, but by a farmer that cannot afford to complete the certification process to label their products as Organic. We may also choose to have a conventional item when an Organic variety is not available, to ensure that we have the option available rather than be missing an item completely.
Why don’t you have GMO-free as part of your Food Philosophy?
A: We have Genetically Modified Organisms in our crosshairs, but we need the help of the government and producers to pull the trigger. We're excited to see advances made to product labeling, but we’re hoping for more. Knowing where your food comes from is the first step in a happy healthy lifestyle, with or without GMOs.
Earth Fare is committed to providing our customers both quality and affordability, which is why our own private label is primarily certified organic.
More than 75% of our Earth Fare brand products are organic and by definition GMO-free.
Are all of your meat products humanely raised?
A: Depends on who you ask, of course. But yes... all of our meat (beef, chicken, turkey and pork) in our Meat Departments are third-party audited to certify humane handling. Certified Humane is one organization that certifies our meats.
Can I order online / get a product shipped to me?
A: Unfortunately we do not take online orders or ship products — our items are only available in-store to ensure you receive the best quality.
Do you have gift cards?
A: We do sell gift cards. They are only sold in our stores at this time. If you would like to order a gift card over the phone and have it sent to a recipient by mail, contact any of our stores
. Ask for the Front End Manager. They will take your credit card information and submit your order.
How do I submit a product for review/consideration?
A: First, check your product honestly and thoroughly against our Food Philosophy. If it doesn’t hold up, we’re sorry but we can’t work with you. If it passes, contact us and we’ll send you in the right direction.
Wellness and cleaning products have their own standards and do not fall under our Food Philosophy.
Why are your products not listed on your website?
A: Our stores are different sizes and carry slightly different inventory. We also change our offerings often, giving the boot to products that no longer meet our Food Philosophy. Because of this, listing the products available at your store is tricky. For now, we encourage you to call or visit your store. They will be happy to quickly tell you whether we carry what you’re after.
Can I get nutritional information on a specific product?
A: Please call or visit your local store. They are happy to help with this.