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BC Apple Season is Here

At Earth’s General Store we love being able to source a wider variety of apples that you don’t see in chain supermarkets. Variety is important to us as well as appreciating the texture, taste, history, the terroir, the labour standards, distance, relationship, etc of the food we offer at our store. Apples come in such variety. We think it is important to offer variety to our customers.



Fair Trade Month – Fruits

Earth’s General Store has been a pioneer for providing Fair Trade Certified products and information to the citizens of Edmonton for almost a quarter of a century. More fresh fruit products are becoming Fair Trade Certified. Over the past few years grapefruits, avocados, pineapples (periodically) , mangoes have joined bananas as being available on a […]



Fair Trade Month – Bananas!

Several years ago Bananas became the most popular fruit in North America replacing the apple. They are popular, they are tasty, they are inexpensive, and they come with a hidden price tag. Bananas are big business. Large corporations have controlled banana production, marketing, distribution and, directly and indirectly, the welfare of the people and environment […]



Mobile Food Information Resources

Today I saw a post by Food Tank regarding apps for smart phones that helps people choose foods that are local, in season, non-GMO, health or pesticide information. I thought that people reading this blog would be interested in some of them. These are links that focus on resources from the USA but some of them will relate to our foods in Canada.



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