SGE Experience: Earth Fare in Noblesville + GIVEAWAY!

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Thanks to Twitter, I was invited to a sneak peek of the new Earth Fare grocery store at Hamilton Town Center in Noblesville, Indiana which opens on Wednesday, November 7.

Tamre and I had the lovely experience of visiting Earth Fare yesterday, and we couldn’t be more excited about this awesome store!

In Indianapolis, we have a Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Fresh Market. Believe it or not, each is worth it for their own individual items, depending on what you’re looking for.

Earth Fare’s intentions spread far beyond providing quality groceries. Committed to the community, Earth Fare offers a Family Dinner Nights on Thursdays from 4-8pm, where up to 6 kids eat FREE with the purchase of an adult meal of $5 or more. Overall, they feed more that 4,000 families a week.

When you walk into the store, you notice these boards hanging above your heads, offering you tidbits of information about the food you’re about to purchase. The “Food Philosophy” of Earth Fare explains that they source food as close to the ground as it gets to guarantee their customers won’t find anything that contains high fructose corn syrup, artificial color, preservatives, flavors, sweeteners or color, no antibiotics or synthetic growth hormones in the fresh meats and dairy, as well as no bleach or bromated flours.

Despite all of that, Earth Fare is packed from wall to wall with their meat and seafood counter, dozens of fresh coffee beans and teas, cheeses, baking and grain isles that will surprise you at every turn.

The Food Philosophy is apparent all throughout the store, along with the motto “we won’t call it local unless it came from 100 miles away.” I appreciate that honesty.

The bulk section had a great mix of sweets, nuts, grains, flours and legumes. Buy by the cup or the pound.

Great price on olive oil. Love that they sell it in the tin instead of the clear plastic containers, which allows sunlight to penetrate the oil.

I drooled over the coffee counter. Whole beans and individual bags were priced reasonably – I had to stick my head into the container and take a whiff before walking by.

Admiring some crisp, fresh whiskey pickles.

With over 300 varieties of cheese to choose from, you may have a hard time deciding what to get. Earth Fare will cut a block of cheese to any size you like, in case you decide you only want a small slice.

One of the great things about Earth Fare was that as we walked around to learn about the store, Kristi would pull things off the shelf and ask us to taste some chocolate covered peanuts and dark chocolate peanut butter cups. She explained that customers may ask to sample any food item in the store so they can try before they purchase.

More Food Philosophy as we walked through the baked goods section. Unfortunately they weren’t baking bread just yet – another good reason to stop by for the opening.

$50 Earth Fare Noblesville Gift Card Giveaway

Want to win a $50.00 gift card to Earth Fare Noblesville?

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Want another chance to win? Head over to The Tiny Table, where you can read about Tamre’s experience and enter her giveaway AND head over to Chaos is Bliss, where you can enter Ann’s giveaway!

*Disclosure: Earth Fare contacted me about a tour of their new facility in Noblesville, Indiana and provided me with the gift card for a giveaway. All views expressed in this post are my own.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/juettj Jarred Juett

    Fantastic review! This place looks excellent :) I wish I could actually cook- I’d sauté sweet potatoes in butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar this Fall!

    • solidgoldeats

      Great way to turn a savory item into something sweet!

  • jpack

    I’m looking forward to some getting some fresh fall mushrooms and potatoes!

    • solidgoldeats

      Can’t wait for more mushrooms!

  • Nellie

    Looking forward to your opening! I’m excited about spaghetti squash:)

    • solidgoldeats

      Great choice!

  • http://twitter.com/tokarrai Double T

    Pumpkin which would go into a pie is considered produce, correct?

    • solidgoldeats

      Absolutely! Pies, butters, breads, rolls, whatever!

  • http://twitter.com/tokarrai Double T

    Following Earth Fare on the Book of Face.

  • http://twitter.com/tokarrai Double T

    Of course I’m following Solid Gold Eats on the Book of Face.

  • http://twitter.com/tokarrai Double T

    Following @EarthFareNBL on The Twitter.

  • Jessica Barrientos

    I’m really excited for all the different squash and sweet potatoes recipes! Love when the prices drop a little since they are in season :) Thanks!

    • solidgoldeats

      Can’t wait to make some sweet potato fries!

  • Jessica Barrientos

    I’m following Earth Fare Noblesville on FB.

  • Jessica Barrientos

    I’m following Solid Gold Eats on FB.

  • Jessica Barrientos

    I’m following Earth Fare Noblesville on Twitter!

  • Jessica Barrientos

    I’m following Earth Fare Noblesville on Pinterest!

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  • http://twitter.com/MsSwank Suzanne Zaleski

    This Fall (well, let’s face it – EVERY Fall) I’m looking forward to my mom’s pies – a Fall favorite, I can never choose between Pumpkin and Apple so I have a 1/2 slice of each. :-)
    If apples and pumpkins don’t count for my answer…per Pinterest I found a bunch of yummy recipes with squash. I also just made a roast for the first time in the crockpot with yummy root vegetables. Everything in the Fall is so tasty and comforting!

    In the interest of saving comment space, I’m following Earth Fare Noblesville and Solid Gold Eats per all of the links above.

    p.s. AWESOME pix – I’m completely salivating about the cheese and the bulk options for coffee/grains. Everything looks so enticing!

    • solidgoldeats

      Pumpkin and apple make a great combination!

  • rebeca @ the average parent

    I’m a fan of your facebook page

  • rebeca @ the average parent

    I follow Earth Fare

  • rebeca @ the average parent

    I follow earth fare on twitter

  • rebeca @ the average parent

    I love all kinds of produce. When it comes to fall I zero in on apples.

    • solidgoldeats

      Love crisp, fall apples!

  • Angie S.

    I’m excited to see Brussels sprouts again. I love roasting them and tossing them in Sriracha, honey and lime juice! So excited for Earth Fare to open up on my side of town.

    • solidgoldeats

      Sounds yummy!

  • Angie S.

    I like Earth Fare on Facebook.

  • Angie S.

    I like SGE on Facebook.

  • Angie S.

    I follow Earth Fare Noblesville on Twitter.

  • http://www.facebook.com/casondra.smith.54 Casondra Smith

    When it comes to fall I always look forward to pumpkin everything! Not to mention brussel sprouts, honeycrisp apples and pomegranates!

    • solidgoldeats

      Love brussel sprouts!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303124477 Amy Michel Magan

    Do whiskey pretzels count? If not, some Brussels sprouts or persimmon will do.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303124477 Amy Michel Magan

    Liked Earth Fare Noblesville on FB.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303124477 Amy Michel Magan

    Liked Solid Gold Eats on FB

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303124477 Amy Michel Magan

    Followed EFN on Twitter

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303124477 Amy Michel Magan

    Followed EFN on Pinterest

  • solducky

    We saw some beautiful brussel sprouts the other day but haven’t picked any up yet. Looking forward to them cooked with bacon!

  • solducky

    Following Earth Fare on FB as sarah linette.

  • solducky

    Following you on FB as sarah linette

  • solducky

    Following Earth Fare on Pinterest as magpiedpiper

  • Elizabeth H.

    I want to make butternut squash soup & also apple pie. :)

  • http://twitter.com/KatieOttaviano Katie

    This year I’m excited to try to cook butternut squash. I tried it for the first time EVER last year at my in-laws’ for Thanksgiving, so I bought one…and it just sat there. I’m going to try again this year, and I’m actually going to cook it! kjkillian at gmail dot com

  • http://twitter.com/KatieOttaviano Katie

    I’ve followed Earth Fare Noblesville on Facebook. kjkillian at gmail dot com

  • http://twitter.com/KatieOttaviano Katie

    I’ve followed Solid Gold Eats on Facebook. kjkillian at gmail dot com

  • http://twitter.com/KatieOttaviano Katie

    I’ve followed Earth Fare on Twitter. kjkillian at gmail dot com

  • http://twitter.com/KatieOttaviano Katie

    I’ve followed Earth Fare on Pinterest. kjkillian at gmail dot com

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  • Natalie

    I really want to try substituting spaghetti squash for traditional pasta noodles :-)

  • joanna

    I’m excited for the fall & winter squashes. Pumpkin’s all the rage this year!

  • Joanna L B

    I follow Earth Fare on facebook!

  • Joanna L B

    I follow Earth Fare of twitter as @keepingfeet

  • Joanna L B

    I follow Earth Fare on pinterest!

  • Laura

    Brussel Sprouts!

  • Laura

    Like Earth Fare Noblesville on facebook!

  • Laura

    Following Earth Fare on Pinterest.

  • solducky

    Came back because I am now following them on Twitter too as @DuckyBunny!

  • http://twitter.com/gotchababy Michelle Mc

    Oh yum! I’m a sucker for Honeycrisp apples, specifically

  • http://twitter.com/gotchababy Michelle Mc

    LIked EarthFare on Facebook!

  • http://twitter.com/gotchababy Michelle Mc

    Followed them on Twitter!

  • http://twitter.com/gotchababy Michelle Mc

    Followed them on Pinterest! Thanks for all the ways to win :)

  • http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com Small Footprints

    I’m so into Butternut Squash this year … perhaps my body needs those particular nutrients because when I see them … I have to buy them. LOL!

    reducefootprints at gmail dot com

  • http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com Small Footprints

    I follow Earth Fare Noblesville on Facebook (I’m Sml Footprints)
    reducefootprints at gmail dot com

  • Kim

    Spaghetti squash! We love to substitute it for pasta. My husband and I had lunch at EarthFare today. It was delicious!!

  • Kara B.

    Pumpkin and spaghetti squash!

  • jpack

    I Followed Earth Fare Noblesville on Facebook:

  • jpack

    I Followed Solid Gold Eats on Facebook

  • jpack

    I Followed Earth Fare Noblesville on Twitter