We order the worms on Wednesday 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.
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.
Some time ago, like 18 months, customers were asking me to bring in a product called “Holy Crap”. I did some research and contacted the company to see if I could bring it into the store. I was advised the price of a case and realized it was a very high priced item. They weren’t able to supply me at that time because they were so busy fulfilling orders following their pitch on “Dragon’s Den”.
Then some people started to come into the store to buy the ingredients that were in “Holy Crap” – chia seeds (black), hemp hearts (hulled hemp seeds), hulled buckwheat, cranberries (they don’t say on the package whether the cranberries are sweetened or not), raisins, little cubes of dried apples, and cinnamon. Seems simple enough so they just bought the ingredients and mixed them up.
We hear it all the time – “you have the best selection of raw food products in Edmonton”. Yes we have packaged raw food items but we are probably the only store in Canada that offers refills for many of the raw foods.
We have raw food snack bars, chocolate bars, kale chips, lots of crackers, olives (in brine and dehydrated), cocao butter, cacao nibs (packaged and Bulk), cacao powder (packaged and Bulk), mulberries, mesquite (packaged and Bulk), spirulina (bulk), chlorella (bulk), lots of seeds for sprouts (packaged and Bulk), a great selection of coconut oil, coconut vinegar, coconut aminoes (packaged and Bulk), coconut sugar (packaged and Bulk), coconut nectar (packaged and Bulk), yacon syrup/nectar (bulk), and many more!
AND NEW today we added raw coconut meat, raw cocao butter, raw chickpea miso, and raw chocolate macaroons.
All of the coconut oil sold at Earth's General Store is certified organic.
Coconut oil is a saturated fat that is quickly processed in our bodies. Coconut oil contains high levels of lauric acid which is converted in the body to monolaurin. Monolaurin has been shown to be very good a fighting disease. Unlike other saturated oils coconut oil also has considerable levels of medium (MCT - medium chain triglycerides) and short chain fatty acids which have been shown to provide a variety of health benefits to humans (lowering cholesterol, food digestion, absorption of vitamins/nutrients and lowering blood pressure).
Earth's General Store offers coconut oil from the following suppliers (in alphabetical order):
Organic vs. Natural [from The Organic Network website]
What’s the difference? Is there a difference? We’re here to help you understand that there is a difference!
And what is the definition of “natural?” Well, it varies. According to the USDA, there is no clear definition, nor any enforceable standard within the food industry, though many natural products are marketed as “sustainable” with one or more of the following claims:
At Earth’s General Store we have recently expanded our offering of vitamins and supplements. We have recently added Sun Warrior Vegan Raw protein, Natural Factors, PDX, Nutrition Now Pro-biotics, and Mega Food.
Slowly but surely we are expanding so that people can find the assortment of products they are looking for in one place and at reasonable prices.
Check us out for your supplement needs.
- Posted March 2nd, 2012
Green Beaver is recognized as one of Canada’s good green corporations. Making a line of personal care products that include organic, gluten free, plant based and cruelty free ingredients.
One of my biggest complaints was they did not make their shampoos, conditioners, lotions and body washes in bulk… until now! Yes – right here at Earth’s General Store you can refill many of your Green Beaver personal care products AND for substantial savings.
Refill Don’t Landfill! with Green Beaver and Earth’s General Store.
- Posted March 2nd, 2012
Our supplier has stopped supplying the Harsch Fermentation Crocks. I have sourced some Polish crocks and an updated price list and information can be found at this blog post.
To add another dimension of healthy food preparation (adding to our dehydration, sprouting, and raw food offering) Earth’s General Store has added Harsch ceramic fermentation crocks. These are recognized as the premiere fermentation crocks.
We carry the 5 litre, 7.5 litre, and 10 litre crocks. We also brought in some hardwood wooden tampers and mandolins that are sized to shred cabbage.
The prices are:
Today the media has endorsed that Chia as a superfood. The people involved in plant based health have known for many years that chia seeds have been a great source of omega-3 oils, protein, and fibre. They are not just for those ‘chia pet’ anymore but to help people control their appetite and cholesterol.
Earth’s General Store carries chia in bulk and packages (of course the bulk seeds are at a very good price compared to packaged prices). All of our chia seeds are certified organically grown.
Chia seeds can easily be added to your usual meals and/or incorporated in a green smoothie. There is a very nice chia pudding that you can make. My recipe uses a little more almond milk and is not as thick looking as the picture on the linked website.
Check out my blog posting about other Superfoods at this blog page.
- Posted February 14th, 2012
It seems we expand the raw food section by leaps rather than small steps.
Today we added:
We now have back in stock:
We still have lots of Kelp Noodles – they seem to get more popular every week. It helps that places like Noorish serves them up and will shortly have them on their menu. These will only get more and more popular for people looking for healthier past like products.
- Posted January 30th, 2012
There have been several stories in the media about organic produce having pesticide residual on them. A lot of time they don’t mention that this is not being cause on purpose but by the general poisoning of our environment by the chemical based agricultural system. Also the residual amount is less than 10% of what is found on conventional. I will take that reduction.
Some people that choose organic don’t only do it for their own well being but that they do not wish to see the planet being exposed to more toxic load than what it is presently trying to deal with. It also reduces the amount of pesticides that work in the field are exposed to. I like that!
The Certified Organic process has many protocols. If a product does not follow the protocol they cannot be considered organic.
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