Earth Fare Birmingham Review and Giveaway!

I am so excited to share the new Earth Fare Birmingham with you!  We got invited to take a tour today before the store officially opens tomorrow, May 30th at 8am!  It is so exciting to see another store with such great gluten free options!  We found many of the brands we are already familiar with, as well as Earth Fare brands that are marked gluten free.  To me, as a busy mom, this is important.  I like the labels to read gluten free.  It makes my life so much easier!   We were excited to see that the prices were pretty reasonable as well.  In particular, we saw a pack of Earth Fare brand sandwich cookies, gluten free, 2 for $5.00.  This is a great price for this item. 

They are having special prices marked throughout the store to celebrate this grand opening.  Be sure to stop by to get your free goodie bag, as well as some fabulous coupon savings booklets! 

Earth Fare offers both organic and non organic food options.  To make shopping for these products a little easier, when you walk through the produce section, they have them clearly labeled with circle tags organic, and square, non organic. 

They have a fabulous bulk foods selection.  They did have gluten free bulk items below non gluten free items, but were very open to my suggestion of having the gluten free items on top as to not become contaminated. 

Throughout the store, on each aisle, you can spot the gluten free area by looking for the wood shelves.  Their gluten free foods are evenly dispersed among other items throughout the store, but are strategically placed on each  aisle for you to spot easily.  They are working on some different colored labels to make it even that much easier for you.  Be on the lookout for this change. 

Earth Fare is big on promoting community.  That is why every Thursday night, from 4-8pm, up to 6 kids eat free!  That's right, bring the family and purchase your adult meal for $5 or more and get your kids meals free!   While they do have gluten free options for dinner, keep in mind that they do not have a separate kitchen to prepare your food without the possibilty of contamination.  Honestly, it is this way in many restaurants in Birmingham, so it is our job as gluten free consumers to make sure first that the food is indeed gluten free, then be sure they change their gloves, get a clean plate as to prepare your food on.  It can be accomplished, it just takes a little more work on our part.  If you venture out and eat dinner here, let me know how it goes!  I am sure we will try it.  Kids eat free!  I have 4 of them, kids that is!

Coupons:  It is important to Earth Fare that you not only have a fabulous shopping experience, but that you can save your money as well.  They offer great coupons on their website.  They also send you coupons for free items when you sign up for their email list. 

Here is their policy from their website:

Types of coupons we accept: We only accept vendor (manufacturer) coupons and store coupons

Limit on number of coupons
    Vendor coupons & Store coupons: One coupon per product. 
    Earth Fare coupon (received through e-mail): One item per coupon, except when stated otherwise & one coupon per person.

Policy on printing coupons: We DO accept printed coupons (color or black & white)

Printer-friendly coupon options (Earth Fare coupons ONLY): If you have signed up to receive coupons from our website earthfare.com it is OK to show the coupon to the cashier on your phone OR write the coupon PLU numbers and expiration date on paper.

Text Coupons: All text coupons are…limit one per mobile number. Limit one per person. No substitutions. No cash value. Minimum purchases do not include beer, wine or gift cards.

Text BHAM to 71700 to get exclusive coupons, or text EAT to 71700 after the store opens to get $5 off coupon for signing up for text coupons! 

Also, when you sign up for their email list, you will get a coupon for a FREE whole chicken, or veggie burgers!

We DO NOT accept:

  • Expired coupons
  • Competitor’s coupons
  • Coupons that exceed the value of the product however; we will adjust the value of the coupon down to cover the whole cost of the product
  • ‘Smart Source’ coupons

The Earth Fare Promise:  This is great.  They take all the guess work out of shopping for you.  You will not find any of these items in the products they sell, ever.  So, you don't have to spend your time checking the items you are buying.  Rest assured, they already did this for you! 

NO artificial fats or artificial trans fats

No High-Fructose Corn Syrup

No Artificial Colors

No Artificial Flavors

No Artificial Preservatives

No Artificial Sweetners

No Antibiotics or Synthetic Growth Hormones in Fresh Meat or Dairy

No bleached or bromated flour

Be on the lookout for great gluten free savings from Earth Fare!  Enjoy your shopping experience, the store is fabulous! 


Now for the Giveaway:

Earth Fare is giving one of my readers a $50.00 gift card in celebration of their new store opening!  Entering for a chance to win is easy.  You can do any of the following.  Each gives you one chance at winning.  Please leave a  SEPARATE comment for each thing you do in order to be counted as separate entries.

  • Leave a thought about Earth Fare opening in Birmingham
  • Like Earth Fare on Facebook –great way to find out about deals at the store! Come back here and leave me a comment letting me know you did this.
  • Like Gluten Free Birmingham on Facebook —another great way to find out about deals and coupons gluten free! Come back and leave a comment here letting me know you did this.
  • If you go visit the store, come back and leave me a comment that you did!

Details about the giveaway:

  • Must live in Birmingham or surrounding area to be eligible for giveaway
  • Giveaway ends Friday, June 1st at midnight cst
  • Only 1 $50.00 Earth Fare card to be given away
  • Winner will be notified and will have 24 hours to claim prize otherwise another winner will be chosen.

Disclosure:  I was given a gift card for my time spent touring the store in order to give a review of their store.  As always, thoughts and opinions are all my own. 

 

 

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Comments

  1. As I am attempting to transition my family to a whole foods diet, I am excited about more options for grocery shopping in the Bham area! 

  2. So glad to have another healthy food store in the area.  Plus it is close to where we often shop.  :)

  3. Liked Earth Fare on FB!

  4. Also liked Gluten Free Birmingham on FB!  Thanks for the great articles.

  5. Thanks for the information so we know what to expect!!!!

  6. Amber Ross says:

    I am very excited for earth fare to open. I look forward to going tomorrow. :) I would love a gift card to get my toddler organic foods. Thank you for the opportunity 

  7. Amber Ross says:

    I like earth fare on face book :)

  8. Amber Ross says:

    I like gluten free Bham on Facebook 

  9. Susan Spann says:

    I am excited to have another place that offers gluten free products as well the fact that their products have no HFCS in them.

  10. Brandi Boncore says:

    I read the article about Earthfare and I could sure use the $50 gift card!! I "Liked" them on facebook!

  11. Susan Spann says:

    I like Gluten Free Birmingham on Facebook.

  12. Susan Spann says:

    I Earth Fare on Facebook.

  13. Susan Spann says:

    Attended Earth Fare's grand opening.

  14. carlie stamper says:

    Well I already liked GFB on FB… Does that count?

  15. carlie stamper says:

    We are excited about Earth Fare opening!! Having a kid with food allergies can be challenging and this store will make shopping so much easier! Can't wait to check them out!
     

  16. carlie stamper says:

    Liked EF on FB! Thanks for the chances!

  17. Thanks for all the great info!! I "liked" EF on FB, and I can't wait to go check out the new store!!

  18. Kristin S. says:

    I'm excited to try this store.  It's really convenient!  Thanks for all the info about it Jenny!

  19. I went to the grand opening today, I love that store!!!

  20. Hey Jenny!  I visited Earth Fare yesterday after reading your post and found it to be a pretty good option for GF shoppers.  I ended up with a few things that had coupons and a another one or two that were already at a discounted price.  I also got the black bean spaghetti, which looks interesting and tasty – I'll let you know how it tastes.  I thought the store was great as well as some expanded selections from what I've seen in other stores around the area (I got a slice of wheat-free carrot cake that was phenomenal!).  The only knock was the layout of the store, and in particular the health food area in the middle.  The aisles seemed to be too narrow to try to navigate around when even one person was shopping in them.  At any rate, I'll be going back.  I liked Earth Fare and GFB on Facebook, so hopefully that gets me four entries into the drawing!  Thanks!

    • Daniel,
      Thanks for the info! I know what you mean about narrow aisles. We went tonight for kids eat free and I shopped. It was packed! The aisles were tight, but I don’t think I noticed this the other day when we toured with no one else in the store, but when you add people, it was pretty tight. Great store though!

  21. Jessica says:

    I LOVE Earth Fare ( especially their chicken salad)! Also, love your website!

  22. Catherine Agnes Roebuck says:

    Awesome! I love Earth Fare and it's exciting to see them opening new locations. 
     
    hugzeke@gmail.com

  23. That's one more healthy food store in the Birmingham area and hopefully there will be more Earth Fare stores opening in other locations. The more healthy food stores we have, the more people will star to embrace healthy food options.
     

  24. We are going there Wednesday for the first time.  I have a feeling I AM GOING TO LOVE THSI STORY.. Thank you for the chance to win the gift card.
     

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