We order the worms on Thursday and they are delivered to the store on Friday. People that are interested in getting worms need to place an order before Wednesday so that they can ensure that worms are reserved for them. People should pick their worms up at the store over the next few days (Friday, Saturday or Sunday). The worms are sold in 1/2 pound lots (this is 1/2 pound of worms in a small bag of soil) and are sold for $45.00. A kit consists of a 53L Rubbermaid Roughtote with holes drilled out of the lid (for ventilation), 1/2 pound bag of worms, 50 litres of soil, a trowel and a marker. The kit is sold for $75.00. We offer the bins and soil separately so you can purchase components as you need them. Please contact us at 780-439-8725 to order the worms and/or worm composting kit.
Well it doesn’t look good for another proposal for a pesticide ban in the city of Edmonton. It would seem that the city is more concerned about possibly saving money rather than protecting the well being of the citizens. We need to break out of the thinking that these poisons are safe. Poisons are not safe when used in the ambient environment – they move around and get into the rivers, air and tiny bodies where they spread their toxic dose.
I believe that if we apply the Precautionary Principle to pesticides then there would be an outright ban on pesticides used for cosmetic reasons.
It is a sad situation that it will likely be the provincial government that will lead Albertans to a less toxic future and not the municipal governments – this way they can say they didn’t do it if a citizen complains.
City council needs to have the balls/ovaries to act for what is best for the health of our citizens and the local environment.
Excalibur dehydrators continue to sell well and I placed an order for some more inventory. I also ordered some of the 3500 and 3900 models.
A very wide assortment of people are purchasing dehydrators – people that want to relearn how to store food through dehydration, rood foodists, hunters, surviourlists, etc. It is interesting to talk with the variety of people.
We continue to have the same prices and deals as everyone else online but purchasing a dehydrator from Earth’s General Store keeps more money in our local economy, people can touch and inspect the dehydrator before they purchase it, and if they decide to purchase a dehydrator from us then they can walk out of the store with one right away (complete with the free flexible sheets for making fruit leather and crackers).
We look forward to a visit from you for all your dehydrator needs – including v-slicers, spiral slicers, non-stick sheets, and lots of books (Dehydrators Bible, Home Food Dehydrating, etc) and resources.
- Posted Monday, February 21st, 2010
Should have given people more notice but -
for Family Day Monday, February 21st, 2011 we are open 12pm (noon) to 5:30pm
(these are our regular Sunday Hours)
- Posted Sunday, February 20th, 2011
Though the produce display cooler has still not yet materialized we continue to offer most of the basic fresh produce like potatoes, onions, lettuce, kale (three type - Lacinato/Dinosaur, green curly and Purple Redbor- which we get rave reviews about), tomatoes, garlic (again rave reviews for the Italian Music variety), yellow ginger, oranges (satsuma, navel, Cara Cara, mandarins), grapefruit, apples (we always try to bring in a variety and change them up – Romes, Pippins, Winesapps, Empires, Gala, Braeburns, Pink Lady), mangoes, avocadoes, banana (Fair Trade Certified), cilantro, parsley, green onions, dates, and bouncing around a variety of squashes (butternut, Hubbard, Red Kuri, spaghetti, acorn, turban).
Lately we have started to bring in a few new items – dandelion leaves, fresh basil herb, fresh sage herb, sunchokes, French Fingerling potatoes, and a couple more surprises.
Our supplier also offers us frozen fruits and nuts. We take the bulk frozen blueberries, mixed fruits (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries), and raspberries. An added bonus is that they are all grown in British Columbia. Our Hazelnuts are also grown in British Columbia, the cashews and walnuts are from California, and the sweet pecans are from Missouri.
- Posted Wednesday February 16th, 2011
Well here they are in all their glory. Three types of Pizzas - Vegan Cheese, Vegan Pepperoni and Vegan Italian Sausage from the same people that brought you the Tofurky Roast and So Delicious Coconut Ice Cream and soon yogurts. These pizzas are made with Daiya Vegan Cheeses.
PS – They are also 25% off!
- Posted at 11.11am Monday, February 14th, 2011
A person phoned me a couple of weeks ago inquiring whether we carry “Just Like Sugar” Sweetener – we didn’t. They wanted it because some diabetic people can use it as a sugar substitute. I figured I would bring it in as an option for people and to add to the other sweetener options – raw blue agave, stevia (packaged and bulk), xylitol (packaged and bulk), Sucanat (packaged and bulk), Muscavado Sugar, Gold Cane Sugar (packaged and bulk) and Dark Brown Sugar (like a Demarara Sugar).
We now have “Just Like Sugar” on our shelves in the sweetener section of the store.
Sorry but we will not be getting any Organic Goats Milk or Yogurt this weekend. It seems the farmer is having some calving happening and the health of the animals is a higher priority than getting milk shipped out.
We will have some next weekend with any luck.
- Posted Friday, February 11th, 2011
Some people in our society say that purchasing organic is too expensive my response has been conventional food is too cheap. The conventional food industry tries to produce a commodity for as little cost as possible, being competitive in the marketplace and making as much profit for their corporation as possible.
There are some big players in the organic food industry and not everything is produced with as little ecological footprint as possible or even ethically but I believe it is better than the alternative.
There are several ways that people can eat organic while reducing the costs. These ‘rules’ apply not only to organic but also the conventional food system.
After a very long delay due to the manufacturer running out of Canadian packaging we have finally received our stock of Tofutti products. So now we can offer you:
Of course all Tofutti dairy substitutes are lactose free and vegan.
The wait is over! Vegan pizzas! The Tofurky people (Turtle Island) have incorporated Daiya Cheese into their vegan pizzas and finally Earth’s General Store will have them in our freezer on Monday, February 14th, 2011 (late afternoon).
In the spring Turtle Island will be launching their Coconut Milk based yogurts into Canada (and the coconut milk beverage is suppose to be back on our shelves sometime soon). More options for the vegans and vegetarians – Great!
See you then.
- Posted Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
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