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, cloth diapers for the green parents, 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.

PeaButter for People with Peanut Allergies

To compliment our offering of products for people that have food and ingredient allergies and sensitivities (gluten free/wheat free items for people with Celiac Disease), lactose free cheese and dairy products (Daiya cheese, soy milk/rice milk and next week So Delicious Coconut Milk beverage), and Organic Soy Nut Butter we are adding NoNuts Golden Peabutter spread.

This Peabutter is Nut Free, Cholesterol Free and Gluten Free (and it looks like all the little rabbits are very happy on the label – : ))

-Posted October 22nd, 2010

Green Coffee Beans have Arrived!

We received a large load of green coffee beans this morning (10 bags) – Brazilian, Mexican, Guatemalan, Ethiopian, and Swiss Water Decaf. All Fair Trade Certified and Certified Organic of course – and for the sake of the birds Shade Grown. The beans from Brazil, Mexico, and Guatemala are also Cafe Femenino certified.

This afternoon Eric Filpula (roastmaster) came in and roasted some excellent fresh roasted so now there will be fresh coffee in the bins for the weekend.

Remember to bring in your own container since we only sell our coffee in bulk.

-Posted October 21st, 2010

Try the Taste of Freshly Roasted Coffee and Justice in your Coffee Cup

So many people tell me that they love our coffee. I believe they try it because they know that it is Fair Trade Certified and Certified Organic (this is the ONLY type of coffee we use). They are surprised to hear that we roast our coffee fresh right at the store in Edmonton.


Fair Trade Logo

Some of the coffee we get is also produced with Cafe Femenino certification.

Since all the coffee is Certified Organic it is also Shade Grown. The coffee plant evolved as an understory plant – it grows in the shade of the tall rain forest trees. When the natural vegetation is preserved it continues to be home to all the fantastic biodiversity that lives there – the birds, the insects, and all the other animals and plants. Organic production methods and certification ensures that toxic synthetic chemicals are not put into the environment and destroying habitat, killing birds and insects and affecting the health of workers.

Diatomaceous Earth in high demand

As more people travel around the globe, the planet undergoing global climate change, and Edmonton becoming warmer bugs are becoming wider spread and more prevalent.

Over the past several years our sales of diatomaceous earth (DE) have increased substantially. People use it specifically on BED BUGS but can be used on many other crawling bugs. Bed bugs are becoming quite a problem for many people – specially for people in apartment buildings because the blood suckers can easily travel from one apartment to another.

DE is one of the more common ‘natural’ tools that people can use to remove or reduce the pests from ones home. I also recommend using your vacuum – several times a day and thoroughly clean things like the bed, sofa, chairs, baseboards, etc. Also – if you have a deep freeze wash, dry (on a clothesline of course) and then freeze the items for at least 24 hours. Continue to wash, vacuum, freeze and use DE for at least a week. You have to be ruthless.

So if you have bed bugs or know someone consider getting some of our DE to use around your home. (our DE is also food grade).

I have also noticed that there is an incredible increase in availability of this product on the internet. There is lots of information out there on how to use it.

Remember – avoid breathing the DE dust.

Activist Agenda

The Activist Agenda lists events and activities that help to shape/shift our world to a more balanced and just place.

Presently the Activist Agenda can be found at http://greenedmonton.ca/activistAgenda/viewAA.