Earth Fare in Solon, Ohio is now open! I was able to take a tour last week before doors opened to the public on the east side of Cleveland. While I have gone to the Earth Fare location on the west side (in Fairview Park, Ohio) a few times before I wasn’t fully aware of the Earth Fare philosophy or some of the unique services they offer guests. I wanted to share what I found helpful or new with you in this post.
The tour was beneficial in explaining some concepts about the company and perks I was not aware of. We started off with looking at the company food philosophy which is helpful to understand what makes Earth Fare different from other grocery stores and helps dictate price. High quality items pack a price.
This is the first east side Earth Fare store to open. For west side residents there is a store in Fairview Park, Ohio which opened last year. Earth Fare is a North Carolina-based healthy foods grocery chain specializing in organic and natural foods. I enjoyed the rainbow of produce. They sell both organic produce and soundly-sourced regular produce for the budget conscious.
I learned that all gluten-free items are given wooden shelves for easy identification. Items that are locally sourced (coming from within a 100-mile radius of the store) are given a green round “local” shelf sticker. If Earth Fare does not carry a specialty product you are seeking just ask and they might be able to order it for you! The Solon store also has a “scoop your own ravioli” stand for quick meals on the go.
The bulk bins selection is pretty much unbeatable! I don’t think there is any dry good missing here! Spices are available in bulk and you can also bring in your own containers. Simply have your container weighed up front before you fill the container. There is bulk honey and bulk peanut butter also on “tap.”
Overall I was impressed with the store. Who wouldn’t be? It was spotless and fully stocked with anything a health nut could desire! My takeaways are Earth Fare is a great option for finding specialty or hard-to-find items. The bulk bins are something I will definitely remember and the health section (not pictured) is very extensive for finding natural and organic body-care products.
Disclosure: I received a $100 gift card to Earth Fare in exchange for writing a blog post about my experience visiting the store. All opinions and thoughts here are my own.