At Earth's General Store we offer visitors information and products that will help them reduce their ecological and social impact on the planet and all inhabitants. We are a distributor of information and knowledge, encouraging people to consume less, consume wisely, consume locally, consume fairly and love lots more! We do this by offering items that have beneficial advantages - local, certified organic, Fair Trade Certified, in bulk (less packaging), water and energy efficiency products, information, and support to act! We are attempting to offer a way of life that is balanced and respectful of the planet and all its creatures. I know this sounds a little wishy washy but I believe that is our ultimate goal in life - do as little harm as possible and leave the world better than when we arrived. One of the intimate ways that we interact with the environment is through the food we eat. We have the power to choose food that has less impact on the environment, society and other beings. We can eat less meat, choose food that is grown locally and organically and to buy in bulk. In February 2010 Earth’s General Store moved and expand our inventory to include food products. We now offer fresh, packaged, chilled and frozen organic products. We are a real Health Food Store - offering healthy food for your body, your spirit and the planet. We continue to carry the products that we have offered the citizens of Edmonton since 1991 like worms for composting, animal free personal care products, and reusable menstrual products. We have the most experience of any store or organization in Edmonton on green lifestyle. If you want to help make the world a better place Earth’s General Store may be of great assistance to help you along the path.

Crickets - A Sustainable Source of Animal Protein

There is much in the media these days about the negetative impact that our society's consumption/overconsumption of meat has on the planet, the earth's resources and our health.

Meat, meat production, and meat consumption has a heavy food print. The resources that go into the raising of meat is greater than any other source of food our society consumes.

We eat meat as a source of protein but there are many sources of protein. All plants have protein in them and some plant based sources have significant percentages of protein but these source may not be enough to meet the demand for more protein brought about by our ever increasing global population.

One source of protein that is being explored as a more sustainable source of protein is to consume insects. They convert food into protein about 6 times more efficiently than cows do and use a significantly less water and other resources.

Earth's General Store is Edmonton's first food store to offer certified organic crickets as a protein source.

Our suppliers of these insects is Next Millennium Farms in Ontario. Check out their website for more information. 

Sunday Savings Sale Day!

Sunday Sale Days! - Second Sunday of the month

At Earth's General Store we appreciate our customers EVERYDAY. We do not exist without you. We know that organic foods are more expensive to purchase than non-organic foods and we are grateful that you have decided to purchase certified organic foods that are healthier for the planet, the growers, the soil and, I believe, for our bodies.

To help you and to encourage more people to check out organic foods we are now going to have a monthly savings day and have decided to have this on the second Sunday of the month.  The discount is 15% off your entire purchase.

That means that on Sunday, February 8th, 2015 will be next "Sunday Savings Sale Day".

The 15% discount applies to your total bill and on top of sale items.

Time to double down on savings :)

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday and any other day you wish to visit our store.

This sale is at both stores and all our foods created in our kitchen for our cafe and deli counter.

Thank you for your support. Check out our Facebook events pages for our Downtown Store and Whyte Avenue location.

Come Sailin' On With Us!

This Friday, January 9th, 2015 Sailin' On (sans food truck) will be taking over the kitchen at our downtown cafe and serving up their great food.

Come and join us for this downtown lunch event (10:30am to 3pm). You can get more details at the Facebook event page.

Our Organic Cafe is located in our downtown store location -

Earth's General Store - Downtown, 10150 - 104th Street.

See you soon :)

- Posted January 6, 2015

 

New Year’s Celebration with a little help from Earth’s General Store

Tonight it is the end of one year and the start of a new one and Earth’s General Store wants to be part of it so we are ending off the year with a sale.

Starting today at noon (12pm, December 31, 2014) to when we close at 4pm (early closing) we are having a 25% off some very special items. Some to help you celebrate the passing of the year and others to help guide you into the new year.

So for 4 hours we will provide a 25% discount on the following items:

New Year's Promises

New Year's Resolutions Promises

2015 – the year to turn it all around

Some promises are easier to keep than others – loose 5 pounds, find love, stop biting your nails, etc.

2015 is the year to make really tough promises that collectively will make a change for the better.

  • drive less – try to be car free one day of the week. Use transit, walk or bicycle to work.

  • eat leave meat, dairy, expand your food horizons – try Meatless Mondays

  • eat locally – once or twice a week add an extra local item into your shopping basket

  • support local stores (keep your money local)

  • consider solar panels

Stocking stuffers for the vegan or vegetarian on your list

Sometimes it is difficult to purchase special gifts for vegans and vegetarians for the holiday season. Earth's General Store is the best source for these types of gifts. Almost all of the items in our store are vegetarian and vegan. Several of the staff are also vegan so can help you find the right gift if you are having trouble.

Here is a listing of some of the special items we carry that will make any vegan/vegetarian quite happy on Christmas morning:

Unusual Christmas Gifts - including CRICKETS!

And Now for Something Completely Different for Christmas...
"Get Yer Crickets Here!"

Want something more than the usual gifts of perfume, ties, underwear, wine, slippers, and another gift card? Come and check out the unique items at Earth's General Store.

Tongue cleaners, sriracha chips, glass straws, coconut bacon chips, tiffins, Bliss Balls, Forbidden Rice, maca to increase the old what for, vegan jerky, not Crocs but crocks, spirolli, Kombucha, Kefir, sprouting kits and green coffee beans will be interesting and conversational gifts for the holiday season.

What about the crickets? Yes we even have crickets - both whole and in a flour form... and.... you eat them! You can choose honey mustard flavoured, barbequed or plain whole crickets. What does a plain cricket taste like? Well wouldn't you like to know?

- Posted December 16th, 2014

PS - Some items are only available at one of the stores (crickets for example are only downtown at the moment).

For more information on Crickets and why they are an excellent protein source check out our supplier's website - Next Millennium Farms.

December 2014 Holiday Hours

Tis' the season to change our hours to accommodate our customer.

Please note that the only real changes are the week prior to Christmas Day and on New Year's Eve.

 

Sunday, December 21st             9am-6pm

Monday, December 22nd            9am-9pm

Tuesday, December 23rd           9am-9pm

Wednesday, December 24th       9am-4pm (Christmas Eve)

Thursday, December 25th          CLOSED (Christmas Day)

Friday, December 26th              9am-9pm (Boxing Day)

Saturday, December 27th          9am-6pm

Marketing Survey - Help us be better!

As many of you are aware we are having problems with the downtown store (lack of customers). The Whyte Avenue store and our bank account is suffering trying to carry this extra load. I did not expect it to be this bad.

So to try and adjust to what we have heard are some of the changes that we could make we will be introducing meat to the downtown store and are having regular weekly sale days (10% OFF Tuesdays and 10% Wednesdays for Seniors).

In addition we would like to hear from you. Please consider completing the accompanying survey so that we can better serve you and our community.

http://goo.gl/forms/jb5FHW6gpj

- Posted November 17th, 2014

Sale Days are HERE!

 

 

We appreciate ALL of customers ALL of the time and want to show our thank you by having some regular sale days.

Starting this week we will have REGULAR WEEKLY Sale Days. These sale days will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

10% off on Tuesdays.

10% off on Wednesdays – a special day for seniors – 10% off day. This is for people that are over 65 years of age.

The 10% will apply to all items in the store and cafe – regular priced and sale items.

 


Note – These sale days will be in effect to the end of the year at which time we will reassess things.

- Posted November 16th, 2014