Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Welcome Earth Fare

Recently, a new grocery store made it's way to Chattanooga, and while it is a chain, it has become, I believe, one of the best options in town. Earth Fare is similar in style and goods as Whole Foods (which we don't have here). It's small and friendly atmosphere make it nice shopping there. They offer a wide variety of organic and natural food and home goods selection, and most importantly, support local farms and businesses. They have what they call their 'food philosiphy' which goes like this.

Earth Fare sells foods that are as close to the ground as it gets. Products with these ingredients/processes will not be sold at Earth Fare:
NO hydrogenated or partially-hydrogenated oils (added trans-fats)

NO high fructose corn syrup

NO artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners & preservatives

NO antibiotics, synthetic growth hormones or animal by-products in the feed (fresh meats & milk)

NO bleached or bromated flour

NO irradiated single source spices, produce or meat

NO animal by-products in pet foods

NO inhumane treatment of the animals providing us with dairy, meat and eggs

I firmly believe that everyone should know exactly where there food comes from. They should know how it's handled, and what kind of people are behind it. I think that Americans are too out of touch with what they put in their mouths to nourish their bodies. I'm glad to see new option opening up to help educate people. So, welcome to Chattanooga Earth Fare! To find out more, visit them at http://www.earthfare.com/

Monday, May 3, 2010

Good Book

I picked up this book for 75 cents at our local used book store. It's a collection of essays by three conservationists. It's really good so far. Won't take long to read. It's called Coming To Land by: Peter Forbes, Kathleen Dean Moore, and Scott Russell Sanders