Turmeric

Turmeric is a hot product. People are using it for many things but the most popular reason is that it has great anti-inflammatory properties. We offer many turmeric products – fresh, powdered, paste, mixtures, beverages, and even chocolates. Is it time to add some turmeric to your diet?

Important Update: Fair Trade and Organic Bananas

Canadians eat more bananas than any other single fruit. Unfortunately, bananas do not grow in Canada, so we must import them from much warmer regions and the cost to do so continues to increase. There are just two importers of Fairtrade Bananas in Canada: Equifruit based in Quebec, and our supplier, Discovery Organics, based in …

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 – Tea

Tea is an extremely popular beverage. It is consumed throughout the world. Every culture had some kind of leaf that they infused in water. When we ‘normally’ use the term tea though we mean a hot liquid made from the Camellia sinensis plant. All Black, green, white, oolong, etc teas come from this plant. It …

Fair Trade Month – Coffee!

Ah Coffee! A very popular beverage in most of the world. Coffee is the second most valued commodity traded around the world. Only the trade in petroleum commodities is of higher value. (Of course this is legally traded commodities since it is estimated that there could be some drug that are valued higher). There are …

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 …