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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!

The Mediterranean Way
Cynthia F Catts,  RD, LD

US News & World Report ranked The Mediterranean Diet and the DASH Diet as the top two healthiest diets of the forty most popular diets this year. 

I have long touted the Mediterranean diet as a very healthy eating plan. It features fresh fruits and veggies, nuts, legumes, whole grains, olive oil, fermented dairy products such as yogurt and natural cheese, all of which may be purchased at Good Earth Produce & Garden Center!

This diet suggests a minimum of four to five servings of veggies each day. Root veggies in particular are abundant this time of year! Making extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) your main cooking oil is part of the Mediterranean Diet. Our Cretan Mill olive oil is a high quality oil from Greece. Enjoy other healthy fats too, such as tree nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds, and Brazil nuts). We have them shelled or in the shell if you prefer to crack them yourself! So take a step away from the standard American diet (S.A.D.) with its excessive amounts of saturated fat and sugar, and improve your health by consuming a more plant-forward diet. Let us help!!
The Farmer's Market
Not sure how to tell your special someone how much you care?

The Good Earth Love Doctor is here to help! Simple words of affirmation go a long way every day of the year, but on Valentine's Day it's more important than ever to communicate your affection for your sweet pea. Warm their little artichoke hearts with tender phrases like, "Olive you from my head tomatoes!" and "We make a good pear." If your loved one really makes your heart skip a beet, you'll want to lettuce help you pick out the perfect gift to compliment your kind words. A bow-wrapped flowering indoor plant lasts so much longer than a cut bouquet, and we have several gorgeous options from which to choose. If you're more of a traditionalist, we have dozens of unique orchid varieties in our greenhouse (see below for care advice!). Cyclamen and rieger begonias are delicate and lovely, and kalanchoes are a darling flowering succulent that doesn't mind a touch of neglect. For the loved one with a slightly brown thumb, you can't go wrong with the gift of self-care! Choose one of our sweetly wrapped gift boxes stuffed with candles, bath bombs, and chocolates. They're locally hand-crafted, just like your love. Before you go, don't forget to pick up a box of our house-made chocolate covered strawberries! They're fresh, beautiful, and oh-so-romantic. They may just make your loved one go bananas. At any rate, they'll know for certain that they are the apple of your eye.
Our Greenhouse
In Defense of the Orchid

For many years and across many cultures, the orchid has long been associated with love, virtue, and romance. Exotic and stunning, giving a rare orchid as a gift was a sign of deep love and admiration. Yet, these days the orchid seems to only conjure feelings of intimidation and frustration among even the most enthusiastic of plant-lovers. This uptick in orchid dissatisfaction has led to the alarming new trend of - dare we say it- plastic  orchids [GASP]. In honor of the day of love, today we chat about real orchids, in all their whimsical and elegant beauty. If you have ever seen an orchid growing in its natural habitat, you will have noticed that these tenacious plants are certainly not as fragile and finicky as we have made them out to be. Orchids are epiphytes, which means they have a specialized root system designed to hold onto craggy rocks and trees for support rather than burrow into the soil. Their roots are designed to absorb water during intense periods of rain and then supply the orchid with nutrients during dry spells. Every species of orchid (there are over 30,000 + an additional 70,000 hybrids!) requires different growing conditions, but in our greenhouse you'll find one of the most common floral varieties, the Phalaenopsis (Moth) Orchid. Understanding the Phal's specialized root system makes caring for your orchid much easier! Roots that are bright green are saturated with water, while silvery grey roots signify a thirsty plant. Peat moss makes for a great potting medium; simply water your orchid thoroughly when the top of the moss feels dry. Orchids love the same temperatures humans do, which makes them a perfect fit for any well-lit room in your home. Your orchid should bloom for many months, but when its flowers finally fade and fall, don't toss that plant! Cut the spike down to the top of the second "node" to encourage new growth in a couple of months. Stop by and chat orchids with us for more tips and tricks, and we'll help you pick out the perfect gift. Your love isn't plastic, and your orchids shouldn't be either.

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