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.

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New Products this Week At Earth's General Store

I continue to expand the store’s inventory and this week is no exception. This past week we added the following to our shelves:

Fresh Organic Free Run Eggs

Customers continue to enjoy the quality of the eggs we offer from Sunshine Organic. Sunshine Organic eggs are produced 100 kilometres from Edmonton and every two weeks Sherry and Ed (the owners) come into Edmonton to drop meat and eggs orders.

These eggs are certified organic and are also Free Range/Free Run. During the summer they Free Range chickens and are let out into the fields after 1:00pm. During the winter they have free run of the large barn where they can access the laying hutches, flap their wings, scratch in the dirt floor and have dirt baths.

I also suggest that you read the articles at Veg.ca and Suite101 with their views of labels and what the conventional industry looks like. We can only hope that the ‘industry’ improves over time. I trust that the family that produces our eggs treats their animals well.

Expansion of Organic Bulk Herb & Spice Selection

This past week I added several new items to our bulk herb and spice offering.

Our selection now contains:

Excalibur Dehydrators and Accessories Have Arrived - Let the Raw Begin!

Today we received a large order of Excalibur dehydrators complete with accessories – so now we have lots of 9 shelf dehydrators (a couple of them are already spoken for). We also received several spiral vegetable slicers (Spirooli) by Paderno/World Cuisine, Joyce Chen Spiral Slicer (Saladacco) and V-Slicers (mandolins).

SPIRAL SLICER JOYCE CHEN SALADACCO VEGETABLE SLICER

We also have timers that will control when your dehydrators turns off. I like the idea of a timer that is not built into the actual dehydrator unit since it works out usually to be less expensive, if the timer breaks you replace it or just plug your unit into the wall (if the timer was built into the dehydrator then you won’t be able to use the dehydrator until it is repaired), and you can use the timer for other needs around the home when it is not needed to control the dehydration duration.

Superfoods - Let Food Be Your Medicine and Medicine Be Your Food

As a society we are eating a greater proportion of of food calories from processed foods. Many of these foods have added preservations, sugars, salts, fats, etc – ingredients that cause us health problems and may contribute to overweight problems.

Earth’s General Store promotes people eating a plant based diet rich in whole grains, fresh organic produce, and as unprocessed foods as possible. Several of the products we carry are considered ‘superfoods’ but these are products are normal in other parts of the world where they consume healthier diets. Such items are raw cacao, quinoa, yacon, lucuma, avocadoes, gogi berries, cranberries, blueberries, pecans, walnuts, kale, and many other items.

Earth’s General Store has the largest selection of books on raw, vegan, vegetarian, and healthy diet/lifestyles in Canada. We have dehydrators, juicers, ceramic slicers, and knowledge to help people have a healthier lifestyle.

- Posted December 19th, 2010

Concentrated Hydrogen Peroxide now Available at Earth's General Store

Over the years people have asked me for the concentrated (35%) food grade hydrogen peroxide and I have always decided not to carry it since we didn’t do food or supplements. Now we carry a lot wider variety of items and a few more people recently asked me so I decided to bring in some cases for sale.

This ‘Super Oxygen’ (35% hydrogen peroxide) has many uses: cleaning fruits and vegetables; house cleaning; cleaning cuts; laundry; disinfectant; and alternative treatments/therapies.

- Posted December 18th, 2010

Soaps, Soaps, and More Soaps

We have been carrying SoapWorks and Eureka Soaps (from northern Alberta) for over 19 years now and they are basic items in the store. We also carry soaps by Chandrika, Margo Neem, and Val’s. SoapWorks recently added a new soap to their offering (Pine Tar) and changed the ingredients and name for another one of their soaps – Cucumber and Calendula.

Laptop Lunch Bento Boxes - New Stock Arrived!

Many years ago when we started to carry Laptop Lunch kits we were the only company listed on their website in Canada – a lone flag on the Google map. Nowadays there are several places in Canada offering these bento box systems – both on line and in stores.

Our stock got quite thin but we have replenished everything this week and added several new items like the Alien, Plaid and Flower carrying cases.

Good Bento BoxSimple Lunch BoxFun Lunch Box

These are popular items for people wanting to have a reusable lunch system for work, school or trips.

- Posted December 16th, 2010

Clapham's Beeswax Furniture Polish, Salad Bowl Finish and Hand Cream and Lotion now in Stock!


Over the years many people have asked me for a beeswax and natural furniture polish and I have referred them to Clapham’s website or to check out furniture stores like Ye Old Hippy Wood Products. I have tried to order their line of products into the store in the past but life kind of got away on me and I didn’t.

Now I have succeeded and we have a selection of their products in the store. The Clapham’s products we have are:

  • Beeswax Furniture Polish
  • Beeswax Salad Bowl Finish
  • Beeswax Hand and Skin Cream
  • Beeswax Hand Lotion

Several years ago I had a small bottle of their hand lotion and had it under the front counter to use when my hands got dry. I was always super impressed with how well it worked.

- Posted December 6th, 2010

Stainless Steel Popsicle Mold and Ice Cube Tray

Over the years several people have asked me if we could get these items into our store and every time I would order them my supplier would say – they are coming. I actually grew tired of ordering them and they didn’t come so I stopped ordering them.

Over the years several people have asked me if we could get these items into our store and every time I would order them my supplier would say – they are coming. I actually grew tired of ordering them and they didn’t come so I stopped ordering them.

Now they have them in stock in time for the hot weather of summer.

I know it is not the best time to be introducing these kinds of products into our store but we take what we can get when we can get them – just in time for the first onslaught of winter tomorrow.

I figured people would like to know how much they cost and when I went to check it turns out that all but one popsicle mold is sold out. We will be getting more in as soon as I place an order with my supplier in Ontario. So back in stock right here in Edmonton at Earth’s General Store!