Friday, May 14, 2010

Ride To Earth Fare


Rode out to Earth Fare today to see what all the hoopla was about. They did have a bike rack as they promised they would. And although I could not fit my tires in the rack because they were 700s and not 26". It was still nice to lock my bike up to something other than a hand-rail or cart return. They did inform me that the beef was grass fed up until 90 days before slaughter and then grain fed. I asked the clerk at the meat counter if the beef had been fed corn during those 90 days. He turned to a supervisor who then informed me that the beef had been fed corn, but maybe I am becoming a food snob after reading The Omnivores Dilemma. I am sure the meat is better than what I would get at other stores and looked very good, as did the fish and cheese. They are also the only grocery store I have seen so far to carry High Gravity Beer, and right along side all the other beer. They had some good prices on things and others I thought were a little high and could be purchased just as easily at Fresh Market. Downside is that it is a little far for me to shop on a regular basis but I did enjoyed the bike ride out there. On the plus side unlike the other three stores I shop at: Kroger, Publix, and Fresh Market. Earth Fare is the only one of them to provided a bike rack to secure my bike. I know that Star and Garden Cove have done their part in providing bike racks, but bottom line the produce sucks at Star, and Garden Cove is always out of everything. Very ironic that the least bike-able place for me would be the only one with a bike rack, but hey what are you going to do "Welcome to Huntsville."

6 comments:

clintpatty said...

I took the bus out there yesterday since my hip isn't feeling all the way better yet. It's a fine ride out there just kind of long. I do not shop at Fresh Market. I like the attitude at Earth Fare much better, and they do more to give back to the community. They're a chain and do more to give back to the community than Star Market. And they're looking to expand that. They pick nonprofits that focus on fighting childhood obesity to give money to, sounds like an opportunity for Boys & Girls Club and biking maybe? I will still get produce at Garden Cove when they have it, but I'm pretty sold on this place. I don't care if it costs more than Publix or Kroger or Target, I'll buy the same item at Earth Fare over those stores.

And they have the best prices on Clif Bars in town. They already sold out of all the White Chocolate Macadamia, but they'll order whatever flavor they can get that you want. A box of 12 is only $10.41 before tax. Maybe this is more exciting to me than anyone else reading this, though.

SpongeyMonkey said...

Which Publix, Tyler? The one on Bailey Cove has a bike rack. I know that's not your part of town anymore, but I appreciate that it's there. About a month ago there were 5 bikes (including mine) locked up to it.

Tyler said...

Forgot that one

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忠元 said...

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mistyeyed said...

So glad that you came and checked out our new store. And, thanks for such a warm welcome!

Misty Faucheux
Social Media Manager
Earth Fare