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Good Earth
More Than a Store

Good Earth is a locally owned produce and garden center that specializes in providing the freshest and tastiest local fruits, veggies, clean meats, eggs and dairy from local farmers. We also support local bakers, families and artisans by selling amazing breads, jarred goods, dried goods, soaps, candles and oh so much more! Over the years, our faithful customers have repeatedly requested non-local produce that cannot be grown in our area, so we provide these products too. You can get almost anything else on-line or at the big box stores, but get the freshest produce and most beautiful plants right here at Good Earth. Now that fall has set in and the holidays are around the corner, our store will be stocked with seasonal produce such as pie pumpkins, squashes, greens, apples, nuts, citrus and homemade breads, pies and cakes! The greenhouse will boast beautiful Christmas trees of all shapes and sizes, including hypoallergenic trees! We also have yards of garland and wreaths of different sizes. Everything you need for the holidays is right here at Good Earth!

A Healthy Twist on an Old Favorite - Pecan Sweet Potatoes
Cynthia F Catts,  RD, LD

It is a tradition in many homes to serve a very sweet, high saturated fat sweet potato casserole for Thanksgiving dinner. This year, why not try a healthier version? This healthier dish will still make your whole family happy with less sugar and saturated fat.

6 cups sweet potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch rounds
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp melted unsalted butter, warmed over low heat
2 Tbsp coconut sugar or brown sugar
1/3 cup pecan pieces
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp cardamom

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Toss sweet potatoes with the coconut oil and salt. Divide between two baking sheets, spreading the potatoes into a single layer. Bake until tender, 25 to 30 minutes, tossing occasionally.

Mix sugar, pecans, cayenne and cardamom in a small saute pan with butter. Remove potatoes from oven and drizzle butter mixture over them, dividing the ingredients evenly between the two trays. Return to oven and bake until sugar is caramelized and hard, about 10 minutes.

Gently toss and serve immediately.
The Farmer's Market
Fresh Pressed Is Best

Here at Good Earth, we complained all September about the brutal un-autumnal heat through which we suffered, and now you will find us unabashedly moaning about the chilly, damp air that seems to have set in underneath eternally cloudy skies. Being chronically dissatisfied with the weather is about as quintessentially southern as pimiento cheese and magnolia trees, and we all have our own ways of coping with the icy, frigid, 50 degree temperatures. If you come on a particularly chilly day, you might be lucky enough to find Cathy in legwarmers (she assures us they're coming back), Jordan in her puffy, marshmallow coat, or Emily wearing a strange and unflattering knitted hat. However, one coping mechanism we can all agree on is a cozy mug of warm apple cider from Kime's Cider Mill. Located in the heart of apple country in Adams County, Pennsylvania, Kime's Cider Mill is a three generation family owned and operated enterprise. They use only the freshest, tree-ripened apples in their ciders, and you can truly taste the difference in every toe-warming sip. Warm some in a slow cooker with mulling spices and a few slices of our delicious mountain apples to cure even the worst rainy day blues. We carry Kime's cider in several sizes from pints, if you just want a taste, to gallons large enough for your next family gathering. Come by and see us for a warm sample!
Our Greenhouse
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year--

Because the fire ants are starting to go dormant for the winter, which means us gardeners can finally do our thing without living in a constant state of terror and paranoia. Another reason to love this season? Christmas trees have arrived in the garden center!! Our loyal customers already know, but our trees are consistently a cut above the rest. We carry gorgeous, premium North Carolina Fraser firs. Frasers' gorgeous blue-green color, excellent needle retention, and delightful piney scent make them a Christmas classic. No matter the size of your living room- or table- we have the perfect tree for you. When you visit our garden center this season, you will always find one of our team members ready to answer all your tree questions, help you pick out the perfect specimen, and get it loaded in or on your vehicle. In addition to trees, we carry everything else you'll need to get in the holiday spirit, including tree stands (with a lifetime warranty!), wreaths, and garlands. Like all of the products we carry here at Good Earth, our trees are FRESH from the farm, so you know the beautiful tree you pick out this weekend will still look lovely come Christmas morning. Don't forget to mention the coupon below to get your $5.00 off!

Good Earth Produce & Garden Center