Health conscious shoppers in Tampa, seeking fresh, healthy offerings have a new reason to be excited. Earth Fare, organic and natural foods grocery store is celebrating the grand opening of their Oldsmar location at 3136 Tampa Road, Oldsmar, Florida 34677 on October 18th. This is the second location in the Tampa Bay area and is part of the continued expansion into Florida.
The Asheville, NC based chain of grocery stores believes that eating clean adds to the quality of life. Earth Fare’s food philosophy pledges their food is free of added hormones, antibiotics, high fructose corn syrup, artificial fats and trans-fats, bleached or bromated flour and artificial preservatives, colors or flavors.
Live Longer With Earth Fare
“Our food philosophy is what sets us apart,” says Carlie Fair, Earth Fare Community Relations Manager. “We are considered the most authentic all natural grocery store. And we believe healthy food should be affordable and accessible to everyone.”
And the company takes this philosophy serious. In fact, not only do they offer the most extensive selection of organic foods, but they sell 4,000 non-GMO products! In addition, their private Earth Fare label offers 750 products that are 100 percent non-GMO and a great value for budget conscious shoppers.
It was exciting stepping inside the inviting new 24,000 square foot space. The shelves are stocked with fresh, colorful organic produce. The company works hard to source the fresh produce from local farmers. And you can be comfortable knowing the organic produce never mixes with inorganic. Also, they use water that is pure and filtered through reverse osmosis to ensure no cross-contamination of products.
Sustainability while shopping
A large wall features 175 bulk choices of nuts, seeds and all natural candy. Purchasing in bulk allows the customer to not only save money, but also eliminates extra packaging and reduces waste. Also available in bulk include olive oil, syrup, honey, and soy sauce. And, the kids will enjoy the option to grind your own nut butters.
Following their philosophy, the seafood selection is sustainable sourced, antibiotic-free with no additives or preservatives ever. And their salmon is non-GMO. In addition, the meat options are antiobiotic-free, raised in GMO-free pastures and certified humanely handled.
Throughout the store you will see red signs saying “Love Local.” Especially noteworthy is that the Community Advisory Board, a local group, selects these products to encourage the community to buy locally. As a result, you will recognize local options from Florida based vendors including Pinellas Ale Works, Cigar City, Mother Kombucha and more. Look for the tag throughout the store.
In addition to organic food, Earth also offers organic healthcare and cosmetic products. They feature a large selection of natural remedies and beauty products including Zuzu Luxe, a line of gluten free makeup.
And for those nights when you just cannot imagine cooking, they offer bountiful options including freshly baked pizza, sushi, sandwiches and prepared meals to enjoy. While shopping for dinner, drop by their organic juice bar to quench thirst as you shop. Finally, do not forget the dessert. Colorful, gorgeous pastries line their bakery case. You should feel no guilt in indulging. All of the pastry frosting colorings are made using natural fruit and vegetables.
Earth Fare officially opens its doors to sharing their healthy, local sustainable philosophy with the public on Wednesday, October 18th. Earth Fare’s new location is 3136 Tampa Road in Oldsmar. Be sure to stop in to stock your household with quality, healthy organic groceries at an affordable cost.
Lastly, in honor of their grand opening, Earth Fare is giving one of our lucky readers $25 in free groceries. Check out our Facebook page for details!