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In the News

New Alkaline Purified Water Now On Sale at Our Water Dispensers!

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Honolulu, HI (Mar. 14, 2012) – Water dispensers at all Down to Earth locations now offer alkaline purified drinking water at the special introductory sale price of $1.49 per gallon (Reg. $1.99 per gallon). Standard purified water continues to be offered at $0.50 cents per gallon.

Purified water is fresh, clean water that keeps your body hydrated and running smoothly without the effects of harmful chemicals that can pose a threat to your health.

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Organicville®, INDIANLife® Awarded ALL VEGETARIAN Preferred Brand Status

Honolulu, HI (Mar. 14, 2012) – Down to Earth welcomes Organicville® and INDIANLife® as the newest members of our family of ALL-VEGETARIAN Preferred Brands. They join a select group of Down to Earth Preferred Brands that are ALL VEGETARIAN, organic, natural, and GMO-free.

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Down to Earth Named
Best Health Food Store

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Honolulu, HI (Mar. 16, 2012) – Readers of HONOLULU Magazine chose Down to Earth as the "Best Health Food Store" in the magazine's 2012 Best of Honolulu edition that was published this March. "Down to Earth was founded in 1977 in Wailuku Maui with a mission to help improve the health of Hawaii residents through organic and natural products and a vegetarian lifestyle," says Mark Fergusson, Down to Earth Chief Vegetarian Officer CEO/CFO). "We take pride in selling only products that are good for you and we support local businesses," he adds. Each year Down to Earth purchases over $2.5 million in products from over 400 local vendors including more than 150 farmers and growers.

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Feature Article

Meat Out, Veggies In!

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In February, we highlighted Meatless Mondays… now in March it's Meatout Month! Spring is the perfect time to make resolutions to eat healthier and make changes to your lifestyle for the better. Meatout is a grassroots campaign organized by a nonprofit group that promotes animal rights. Every year on or around March 20th, the Meatout Campaign coordinates or inspires others to coordinate events around the world that help introduce people to a wholesome, compassionate, plant-based diet.

At Down to Earth, we provide opportunities to sample and learn about yummy, plant-based dishes every week at our different store locations. We're contributing to the Meatout campaign by hosting sampling events for meat substitutes. If you come by and try something you like, you can also take advantage of our Meatless Monday sale on select mock meats.

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Health Tip

Nutrition labels: What to know to eat right

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Reading and understanding nutrition labels is a key part of becoming a health-savvy shopper. The nutrition facts panel, found on most packaged foods can tell you things like how much fiber, calcium, iron, and vitamin C a food contains, it can help you compare fat and calorie counts between products, and it can help you identify which foods are low in sodium, carbohydrates, or trans-fat. It's also where you will find specific ingredients and any common allergens. Read on to see how a quick glance at the nutrition facts can help you to shop more wisely.

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Veggie Quote

“They say that vegetable food is not sufficiently nutritious. But chemistry proves the contrary. So does physiology. So does experience... And again: the largest and strongest animals in the world are those which eat no flesh-food of any kind – the elephant and the rhinoceros.”

-Russel Trall, M.D., Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism, p. 20

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Vegetarian Recipes

Featured Recipe

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For your cooking delight we are bringing you our monthly cooking class recipes:

Feature! Shepherd's Pie

Additional tasty recipes:

Vegan Phyllo Blueberry Cream Cheese Tart

Edamame Hummus

Jamaican Gingerade

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