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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 […]


Have you ever eaten a fully ripe persimmon? Persimmons are truly delicious. A few weeks ago we offered the Fuyu variety of persimmon – which is sweet and you don’t have to wait until they are almost a jelly consistency. At present we are offering the Hachiya variety of persimmons. They are presently $2.49 each and from California. If you check out the articles and the videos below you can learn about the different types of persimmons that are out there.

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 […]