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    September 23, 2019
    ASHEVILLE, NC – Earth Fare, the authentic specialty organic and natural foods grocery store, is proud to announce that St. Johns County residents will soon have access to the Cleanest, healthiest foods available when it opens on October 16th. The 24,000 square-foot store will be located in the Shoppes at St. Johns Parkway at 120 Shops Blvd. Earth Fare also operates two other locations on the eastern coast of Northern Florida, in Jacksonville and Mandarin.
    Earth Fare invites the community to join them for a Grand Opening event on Wednesday, October 16 just before 7 a.m. The celebration will include a ribbon cutting ceremony and check presentation to Landrum Middle School to fund the enhancement of their Buddy Garden, which teaches students and the community about growing healthy food. The ceremony will be followed by a mystery gift card giveaway valued at up to $500 to the first 300 shoppers in line, giveaways, live music, and more. Plus, each shopper will receive a free reusable tote bag with each Healthy Rewards sign-up. Earth Fare’s Healthy Rewards program connects shoppers with the best deals, punch cards to earn free products, and exclusive recipes. 
    “We are pleased to make it easy for the St John’s community to access delicious, healthy food with great overall value,” said Frank Scorpiniti, president and CEO of Earth Fare. “St. Johns is a vibrant, growing community with a demand for healthy food, and with this new store, we will provide convenient access to the Cleanest assortment of products for our shoppers in the region.”
    Beyond groceries, the new store will feature Earth Fare’s Heirloom Juice Bar, which serves juices, smoothies, and fresh coffee. Shoppers will also find a wide variety of Clean, natural choices in Earth Fare’s prepared foods department, including the salad bar, hot foods bar, pizza station, sandwich counter, and conveniently packaged meals-on-the-go. Whether dining in the indoor/outdoor café, equipped with free Wi-Fi for guests, or taking food to go, shoppers can enjoy their homemade favorites without the hassle. Additionally, the St. Johns location will offer the ease and convenience of grocery delivery, powered by Instacart, providing customers with more time to enjoy their healthful meals rather than shopping for them. 
    Earth Fare has established itself as a leader in the healthy food grocery industry for more than 40 years by continually developing innovative programs and campaigns that make it easier for shoppers to take back control of their health through their food choices. Since its founding in 1975, Earth Fare has maintained a unique Food Philosophy that informs every product offered in the store. This Food Philosophy is exemplified by a rigorous set of Quality Standards, which ensures that all products sold are free of high fructose corn syrup, artificial fats and trans-fats, artificial colors, artificial preservatives, artificial sweeteners, bleached or bromated flour, and are never administered antibiotics or growth hormones. These ingredients and additives are outlined on Earth Fare’s pioneering Boot List. Furthering this commitment to helping shoppers live healthier, happier, longer lives, Earth Fare offers to share its Boot List with any grocer interested in making the same commitment to transparency.
    Learn more about Earth Fare’s fresh approach to improving lives through a healthier lifestyle at www.earthfare.com. Follow along on Facebook or sign up for our newsletter to receive information on opening week festivities and specials. 
    Founded in 1975 in Asheville, North Carolina, Earth Fare is one of the largest natural and organic food retailers in the country, with more than 50 locations across 10 states in the Southeast, mid-Atlantic and Midwest. Their full-service philosophy incorporates the highest food Quality Standards in the industry with compelling value, friendly and knowledgeable service, and a superior shopping experience. It’s a philosophy that makes it easy to live a healthier lifestyle, every day.
    Live Longer with Earth Fare®