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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,  casseroles, sweets, oils, 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. This time of year, you'll find our greenhouse full of gorgeous houseplants and succulents, from the classics you know and love to incredibly unique varieties you won't find anywhere else. 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. Come see how we've grown!

We are Nuts About Fresh Food!
Cynthia F Catts,  RD, LD

Nuts are a great source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat- and in the case of walnuts, lots of omega 3 fatty acids too (just like in salmon)!  Nuts also provide protein, vitamin E, trace minerals and fiber, making them the perfect pre- or post- workout snack!

There's good news about almonds too!  Some research suggests that people who regularly snack on almonds have lower levels of "bad" cholesterol than those who don't.

If you like, toast the raw nuts that we sell by stirring them about in a dry skillet over medium heat. Or spread them on a baking sheet placed in a 350-degree oven; toss them occasionally until they are done. Use up toasted nuts quickly, because their oils oxidize readily on exposure to heat, light, and air, which can make them rancid. Rancid oils smell and taste bad (like oil based paint) and are pro-inflammatory . Always smell nuts before you eat them or add them to recipes to be sure they are fresh! 

Snack on a handful every day or mix them into salads and main dishes, or chop them into baked goods!
The Farmer's Market
It's Finally Orri Season!

If this sentence means nothing to you, read on and be enlightened! The Orri is a late-season Israeli mandarin orange variety known for its exceptional flavor, ease of peeling, and generally seedless eating experience. This delightful orb is larger than a clementine but with a similarly thin, loose peel. You'll find it is super juicy but still holds up well for superior snackability! The flavor is sweet and intense with enough acidity to keep things interesting. With such a well balanced flavor and texture profile, the Orri makes a great choice for snacking, juicing, and cooking. Try using the segments in a salad or added to a savory dish like chicken. The juice is amazing on its own or added to cocktails or vinaigrettes! Orri season is short, however, so make sure you stop by soon to stock up on this yummy fruit. 
Our Greenhouse
We're Succas for Succulents

And you know you are too! However, we usually hear it one of two ways from our customers. "I love succulents, and I have them all over my home!" or "I love succulents, but I always kill them!" We believe everyone deserves a home filled with these whimsical beauties, so this week it's all about succulents. (Aloes, cacti, and mother-in-law's tongue are all technically succulents as well, so if you love these plants, read on!) People often claim that succulents "thrive on neglect," but this doesn't mean that you can leave your succulent in a closet without any water. Succulents hold water in their leaves, so a quick look at the leaves can tell you a lot about whether or not your plant is happy with its water levels. Floppy leaves that turn translucent and eventually fall off are a classic sign of over-watering. Dry tips on the leaves mean your plant is thirsty! Leaves that are full and firm are a great sign that your succulent is getting exactly what it needs. As a general rule of thumb, you'll want to water your succulent after the top of the soil dries out. Sandy, well-draining potting medium is a must! You can purchase succulent soil or simply mix equal parts potting mix and sand. If your succulent is in a planter without drain holes, try lining the bottom with small stones before you plant your succulent, as this will prevent the roots from sitting in excess water. As for light, succulents like it bright! A sunny window is a perfect spot for a succulent. If you like to keep your succulents in a more dimly lit space, try giving them periodic outdoor vacations on warm, sunny days to prevent  them from getting too "leggy." If you notice tiny, fluffy, white globs on your succulents, you're probably dealing with mealybugs. Spot treat with rubbing alcohol or spray your plants with diluted dish soap for a quick fix.

It's time to say goodbye to your fears and bring home that succulent! Just remember- no living thing  thrives on neglect. Love your plant babies!

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