Matthew Bryant
Bandy Carroll Hellige

November 1, 2017


ASHEVILLE, NC – Earth Fare, the rapidly growing authentic specialty organic and natural foods grocery store, proudly announces that it will bring healthier choices to Lakewood Ranch, Florida this winter. The 23,500 square-foot store will be part of The Green at Lakewood Ranch, a 525,000 square-foot mixed-use project located within the Collaboration Opportunities for Research and Exploration (CORE) project in Lakewood Ranch. Developed by Tavistock Development Company, a diversified real estate firm based in Orlando, The Green will feature more than two dozen businesses and 300 luxury residences. Earth Fare and LA Fitness will serve as the development’s two anchor tenants.

“In each of our projects, we endeavor to deliver great experiences and to delight and surprise our customers,” said Skipper Peek, senior vice president of Tavistock Development Company. “Earth Fare provides an amazing experience and we are excited to not only welcome them to The Green but to mark their entrance into this growing market.”

This will be the eighth Florida location for Earth Fare, which currently operates 43 stores in nine states throughout the Southeast and Midwest. Other upcoming openings include locations in Roanoke and Fairfax, Virginia.

“Americans deserve a store where they can find all of the products they need to help their families lead longer, healthier lives, and we are looking forward to bringing our mission of providing healthy food for everyone to the Lakewood Ranch community,” said Frank Scorpiniti, CEO of Earth Fare. “Earth Fare’s unparalleled commitment to keeping our products free of harmful additives means you can shop our store and be confident that your cart is full of healthy, wholesome options.”

Earth Fare made headlines earlier this year when they challenged Americans to take back control of their health through their food choices and Live Longer With Earth Fare®. Since 1975, Earth Fare has distinguished itself as a leader in the healthy foods industry by developing a unique Food Philosophy that informs every product offered in the store. This Food Philosophy ensures that all products sold are free of high fructose corn syrup, artificial fats and trans-fats, artificial colors, artificial preservatives, artificial sweeteners, bleached or bromated flour, and are never administered antibiotics or growth hormones. In addition, Earth Fare just announced that its more than 750 private brand food products are now sourced using only non-GMO ingredients, and new products are added to the shelves each day.

Beyond groceries, the new store will also feature Earth Fare’s Heirloom Organic Juice Bar, which features 100% Certified Organic coffees, smoothies, and juices, including custom blends as well as convenient freshly prepared bottles for the person on-the-go. Shoppers will also find a wide variety of organic choices at Earth Fare’s kitchen, featuring ready-to-go and prepared foods including the salad bar, hot foods bar, pizza station, sandwich counter, and conveniently packaged meals-on-the-go. Shoppers can enjoy a homemade meal without the work, whether dining in the indoor and outdoor at the café with free Wi-Fi or taking it home.

Learn more about Earth Fare’s fresh approach to improving lives through a healthier lifestyle at

Founded in 1975 in Asheville, North Carolina, Earth Fare is one of the largest natural and organic food retailers in the country, with 43 locations across 9 states in the Southeast, mid-Atlantic and Midwest. Their full-service philosophy incorporates the highest food Quality Standards in the industry with compelling value, friendly and knowledgeable service, and a superior shopping experience. It’s a philosophy that makes it easy to live a healthier lifestyle, every day.
Live Longer with Earth Fare®

Tavistock Development Company is a diversified real estate firm owned by Tavistock Group specializing in planning, design, finance, construction and development. Tavistock Development Company’s real estate portfolio is highlighted by the large-scale, master-planned community Lake Nona in Orlando, Florida, in addition to its infrastructure network, residential, office and retail development and medical and educational institutions. For more information, visit

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