Earth Fare Markets

Market Profile: Earth Fare Markets

Garden Fresh Gourmet was recently recognized as Earth Fare Markets’ Deli Vendor of the Year award. We are pleased to be a part of this wonderful community of markets and thought we should tell you, our customers, why. 

History & Food Philosophy

Established in 1975, in Asheville, NC, Earth Fare has been selling healthy food for decades and honing their Food Philosophy ( In the 90s the Philosophy became more established and today it has developed into an impressive list of health & environmentally conscious food standards.

Actively providing safe and healthy food choices with the distinction of being the first retailer to ban high fructose corn syrup, Earth Fare has built a a loyal customer base. They read the labels on the products they sell so that their customers don’t have to. This dedication to improving people’s live through food has made them a trusted brand in the communities they serve. 

Company Reach & Vision

With 32 stores in 9 states, and a 33rd location opening soon, Earth Fare is growing steadily, in no small part due to the loyalty of their customers. Part of Earth Fare’s vision is to create an environment where customers can buy organic and natural food and where everyone feels welcome. If you are not typically a health food store shopper, you know that going into one can sometimes be intimidating. To this end Earth Fare trains staff in customer service with a goal of engaging everyone who enters the stores. The inviting atmosphere of the stores is further bolstered by various community events. An example f these events is the weekly Family Dinner Night where kids eat free and families have the opportunity come and sample the market’s offering without being obligated to buy a whole cart of groceries. Earth Fare is a company deeply invested in community. 

Garden Fresh & Earth Fare 

When asked about the relationship between Garden Fresh and Earth Fare, Erin White, Assistant Director of Food Service, said, “It was an easy choice selecting Garden Fresh Gourmet as the Deli Vendor of the Year 2 years in a row.  Working with the Garden Fresh Team has been nothing short of wonderful!  They are supportive and a pleasure to work with.  Garden Fresh and Earth Fare share a great commonality of company values such as community and family.  Values that are key to any successful company.”
The feeling is mutual! Garden Fresh Gourmet is pleased to be a part of this wonderful market.
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