New Daily Deli Deals!
Down to Earth has introduced Daily Deli Deals for the first time at all locations beginning Thursday July 12th. Customers will receive great values every day on a different menu item that varies from burgers, wraps, South of the Border entrées, smoothies, the Rio Acai bowl, and yes even the deli hot table and salad bar! To see the Daily Deli Deals click here:
Voted "Best" Health Food Store Again!
Down to Earth was voted Best Health Food Store by the Star-Advertiser's Hawaii's Best 2012 People's Choice Awards, which were announced at the end of June. "It is an honor to be recognized as the best in our field," said Mark Fergusson, Down to Earth's Chief Vegetarian Officer. "This year we celebrate 35 years of service to Hawaii providing delicious all-vegetarian organic and natural food that is good for you and the environment. Mahalo to Hawaii for supporting and voting for us."
Congratulations to Angelique Showman on winning the $350 gift card drawing in honor of Down to Earth's 35th anniversary. The drawing was held at the end of May as part of our “35th Anniversary Day Sale - 35% off 35 of our best-selling items." To enter the drawing, people simply "liked" us on Facebook.
From print to digital media, word got out and many of you were able to take advantage of our in-store and Facebook promotions. Thanks to you, both events were a huge success. Over 1,500 new fans joined our Facebook community!
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Summer is officially here, and that means one thing: vacation! Whether you’re in school, or you’ve graduated to the daily grind, summer is still synonymous with relaxing, having fun and enjoying time with family and friends. Though you might have grown up equating summer time with junk food, if you really want to stay active, have fun and feel good, don’t take a vacation from eating healthy.
In fact, summer can be a great opportunity to start making healthy changes in your diet. Fresh fruits and vegetables are available in abundance, and they become more affordable when they’re in season. In addition to filling you full of the vitamins, minerals and enzymes your body needs to stay strong and active, fresh fruits and veggies also help keep you cool and hydrated.
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Summer is a great time to transition to healthier eating by taking advantage of in-season fruits and vegetables. In Hawaii, we’re blessed with an easy growing environment that produces luscious fruits and colorful vegetables in abundance. Take the time to seek out local produce this summer – besides being fresher and juicier than imported food, local in-season produce is more affordable because higher yields drive prices down. As a bonus, you’ll also be helping support local farmers and our economy as a whole! Keep an eye out for the following fruits and veggies, as they become more abundant and affordable during summer months ...
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“I personally don’t like eating animals. I’m not the kind of person that tries to preach to other people. But, for me, I don’t feel right about doing it. That’s the main reason why I stay vegetarian… I know the guys that have switched [to vegetarian] all swear by it—they say they love how it makes them feel.”
-Jake Shields, UFC Fighter, EliteXC, Shooto and Strikeforce champion
For your cooking delight we are bringing you our monthly cooking class recipes:
Feature! Spinach Pasta Bake
Additional tasty recipes:
Roasted Beet Salad with Orange Miso Dressing
Avocado Lime Cream Pie
Spicy Coconut Dip with Spiced Cucumber Slices