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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!

Time to Shed the Holiday Weight!
Cynthia F Catts,  RD, LD

Ready to buckle down and get rid of the holiday pounds? There are a thousand ways to lose weight, but there are only a handful of truly healthy diets that help with weight loss. According to the US News Health, a panel of health experts ranked the 40 most popular diets based on how healthy and sustainable they are. We weren't surprised to know that the top two diets are The Mediterranean Diet and the DASH Diet. Both of these diets are plant-forward. In other words, they emphasize the consumption of lots of produce, especially vegetables, and the elimination of processed foods. Eating more produce may be the most important resolution you make! Think green and orange! All produce is packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals that can and do help prevent serious disease and lower blood pressure. The darker the color, the more benefits! Buying local produce generally means more nutrition because the fruits and veggies were picked fresh as opposed to green, then shipped over several days to grocery stores. This year, consider ramping up your veggie intake at every meal. (Yes! Even breakfast!) You will shed the holiday pounds, potentially avoid disease, and probably prolong your life!! Happy New Year!!
The Farmer's Market
Lettuce Help You Achieve Your New Year's Vegetable Resolutions

We spend a lot of time here at Good Earth dreaming up creative ways to eat more vegetables. If you have your eyes set on a vegtastic 2019, but you're feeling a little uninspired in the kitchen: never fear! Below we've compiled some of our favorite ways to sneak some more vegetables into every meal. 

1. Puree  vegetables into broth to make an extra nutritious base for your cold-weather soups. Squash, sweet potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, and spinach all make delicious pureed additions to soup. 
2. Sub vegetables for pasta or pizza crust. Cauliflower can be used to make a low-carb pizza crust, and spiralized squash and zucchini make an excellent replacement for noodles. Don't have a spiralizer? Pick up some of our prepared squash and zucchini noodles- Bob spirals them fresh every day!
3. Try a savory oatmeal for breakfast! Step away from the brown sugar and toss in some of last night's veggie leftovers instead. Sauteed greens or mushrooms make an especially tasty addition. Top with a fried egg and start your day with energy!
4. Make kale chips for a snack. Layer kale leaves on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with sea salt. Roast until crispy and munch away! 
5. Trade in your sandwich bread or bun for a veggie alternative. Lettuce wraps make great vehicles for sandwich innards, but you can also get creative with other veggies like portobella mushrooms caps, sliced sweet potatoes, and sliced eggplant!

How do you like to eat your Good Earth veggies? Share your ideas with us on Facebook and Instagram!
Our Greenhouse
Houseplants- We Appreciate You.

We've got stars in our eyes, butterflies in our stomachs, and a pep in our step this week because Rick arrived yesterday with the first houseplants of 2019! Just in time for Houseplant Appreciation Day, the greenhouse is once again full of amazing flowers and foliage, all of which are perfectly happy inside a home. We have some really remarkable varieties of unique tropicals that we are so excited to share with our customers, including many that you have never before seen in the Good Earth greenhouse! No matter the light conditions or space requirements in your home, we absolutely have a plant that will be a good fit. You'll find large statement plants like fiddle leaf figs and braided dracaenas, small coffee table touches like kalanchoes and mother-in-law's tongue, and everything in between. Regardless of size or shape, all indoor plants have the power to transform an interior space with their vibrancy, a quality that goes a long way in January when everything else seems to be grey and dormant. Because we have so many interesting varieties, each newsletter this winter will feature a different houseplant in the greenhouse. We'll cover the plant's native climate, it's care requirements, potential pests to look out for, and any toxicity concerns you might want to consider if you have pets. So stay tuned every other week to learn all about your plant friends!

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