Back-to-School Month at Earth Fare!

During the month of August, Earth Fare will be holding some great events for kids (and mommies too!) On August 6th at 10 a.m., Earth Fare will be holding story time at the café. We will be learning the ABC ‘s of Fruit through a story and healthy snack tasting!   On August 12th, HighCountryMommies.com will be sponsoring a Mommy & Me Playdoh Workshop! Come make some homemade playdoh with your kids (and you can even take it home with you!) Coffee Time for Mommies and Kids will be held on August 25th. This event will also take place at 10 a.m. in the café. Bring your kids and enjoy some mommy time! ­HighCountryMommies.com will provide some activities for the kids!

Earth Fare will be holding store tours throughout the month which will include a cooking class teaching children a healthy lunch box food! August 5th at 10 a.m. will include Cheesy Monkey Sandwiches, August 13th at 4 p.m. will be Mediterranean Medley, and August 18th at 10 a.m. will be a Grilled Gobble Up Wrap.

Here’s how the store tours/cooking class works. Meet at Earth Fare at starting time for the day with the kids. You will start with a hands-on store tour where kids and parents can taste yummy, healthy organic foods, learn more about Earth Fare and their food philosophy, and really get to know why organic and all natural foods are good for you! After the tour, you will visit Earth Fare’s café for a Kid’s Cooking Class! Kids will get to make a healthy lunch and parents will be provided with a recipe card to take home with them! These tours/cooking classes are FREE of charge! Please make sure to sign up on the “Events” clipboard at Customer Service inside Earth Fare. Contact the store for more information!

Bring the kids to Earth Fare on Saturday, August 22nd for Earth Fare’s Back To School Bash! This fun, family friendly event will include a wide variety of activities such as a Store Scavenger Hunt – “The Great Tomato Hunt”, taste delicious samples of healthy “Back to School” snacks and lunch ideas, participate in a Healthy Brain Trivia Challenge, and so much more! This Back to School Bash is great for kids of all ages! So mark your calendars for a day of healthy games and fun activities! The festivities start at 10 a.m. and last until 1 p.m.

Earth Fare, in partnership with their customers, gives thousands of dollars annually to local non-profits through their Friends of Earth Fare Program. Each month, each store selects a local organization to be the Friend of Earth Fare. This Friend then becomes the beneficiary of their award-winning bag recycling program. The way it works is simple: each time a customer remembers to bring in a bag to reuse for groceries instead of taking another paper or plastic one, Earth Fare donates 10¢ for each bag to the local non-profit Friend of the month. Not only does this help everyone conserve non-renewable resources used in the production of both paper and plastic bags, it helps immediately impact the health of the community through supporting local organizations. In support for our local moms, Earth Fare has chosen HighCountryMommies.com as their Friend of the Month for August!

Earth Fare was founded in Asheville, N.C. in 1975 and has grown into the premier chain of natural foods supermarkets in the Southeast. Located in N.C., S.C., G.A., and T.N., all Earth Fare supermarkets provide customers with real food that tastes better – fresh, locally grown organic produce, artisan products such as raw milk cheeses and specialty wines, traditional hard crusted bakery breads and pastries, as well as antibiotic- and hormone-free meats and poultry, and sustainably harvested seafood.

The Boone Earth Fare store is located at: 178 King Street, Boone, NC 28607..