Earth Fare Just Opened

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2017-05-15 15:57:39 -0500
Started 2017-05-14 10:52:26 -0500

Well, what a neat store! It is all organic and non-gmo in the products it sells and makes in house. There is everything from a huge salad bar, bulk buy, produce, grass fed meats, wild caught seafood and more. I am so excited. I hate to loose my shopping at Publix, but for similar prices I can feed my family a better quality food choice. I have yet to do a whole shopping trip there, for a weeks worth, so we will see how that goes, bit it will be so nice to have a broader choice for a healthier lifestyle with out the brain bending label reading so much. (Though organic does not equate diabetic friendly, but at least it's a start)

What are your go to places to pick up foods that work with your diabetic eating plans? Do you go to one place or many different ones to get what you search for?

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GabbyPA 2017-05-15 15:57:39 -0500 Report

Well, I tried shopping a whole list there today and failed horribly. I came home with 3 bags for $95.00 and there was no protein at all in the bags. Only veggies, a lunch and some dairy. Then I took my receipt to Publix and did some apples to apples (same brands) and found Publix did much better. There were a few things I may go back for, I do like the store and the options it offers (specially bulk seeds and things like that). But is still pushing organic out of my reach.

They did however have some kick ass roasted brussels sprouts and garlic (my lunch) That was yummy topped with some curry chicken salad.

WASHED OUT 2017-05-15 11:50:17 -0500 Report

During the summer season we often make trips to the Amish or Mennonite areas to buy fresh grown vegetables. I have problem growing them here at home because we have lots of deer and they like them as well as we do. They too often beat us to our home grown garden which sux when you have invested all that work and money into growing it. They sell it rather cheap and ready to eat or put up in storage without the risk of losing it. Also there are many farmers markets where produce can be bought fresh. Garden grown melons are so much tastier than what is at the stores, because store melons are not picked when ripe. The stores also have the genetically changed foods that have cost the product it fresh taste, they are hard and taste like water. Last year I purchased a pork and they packaged labeled and froze it. I plan of doing 1/2 beef soon the same way. I also can buy fresh fish from the local market down at our lakes.

Type1Lou 2017-05-14 13:22:24 -0500 Report

I try to frequent the local fruit and veggie vendors, either at their stands or the local flea market.. Other than that, I live over an hour away from places like Earth Fare. Of the local supermarkets, I like Publix the best.

haoleboy 2017-05-14 11:53:19 -0500 Report

cost and proximity are pretty much my only considerations when shopping.

GabbyPA 2017-05-14 11:56:51 -0500 Report

Me too, but I am hoping that I can make this one work for me. Now that I shop for only two of us (plus the pups) I can make it go a little father and get some better food choices, I hope....

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