With much anticipation, Earth Fare is now open in Jacksonville, FL. A cross between Whole Foods, Native Sun and Grassroots Natural Market, this Asheville North Carolina native is FULL of gluten-free options. Here are some of my highlights:
Meat and Seafood: They provide humane meats and keep smaller quantities on hand and order more frequently so that meats and seafood stay fresh. They source their meats and sea food from all over the world but are looking to reach out to local seafood and meat sources.
Family Meal Night: Every Thursday from 4-8pm up to six kids eat free with one adult dinner purchase (only $5) and they will prepare gluten-free meals for your family.
Gluten free Goods: They have distributed gluten-free goods throughout the store rather than having all gluten-free items in one aisle. Look for wood grained shelves and the gluten-free signs. These shelves are HUGE, it is not just one column and one row of gluten-free goods it is rows and columns of gluten-free goodness. They even have some local gluten-free items such as FreshJax hot sauce and Sweet Pete’s. The prices for gluten-free items vary.
Specializing in REAL FOOD, we think Earth Fare is going to be a huge hit. They do their best to avoid foods that contain antibiotics; artificial colors, sweeteners, flavors, fats; high fructose corn syrup and bromated or bleached flour. We can’t wait to make this a part of our regular shopping routine.
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