A North Carolina-based grocery chain today will open its first Fort Wayne location. Earth Fare already has stores in Carmel and Noblesville.

May 6, 2014

News Release


Earth Fare is opening its first Fort Wayne, IN location to the public on Wednesday, May 7. Preceding the opening, there will be behind-the-scenes special tours for the media on Tuesday, May 6 with additional media appointments and interviews the day of opening Wednesday, May 7 and May 8.


Nate Sutton, a local eighth grader, whose letter provided inspiration for Earth Fare to come to Fort Wayne, will speak at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Wednesday, May 7th at 7:45 am. In seventh grade, Nate’s class was given an assignment to write a letter to a company. Based on the dietary needs of his younger sister and his family’s visit to Earth Fare in Noblesville, Nate decided to write to Earth Fare. He researched the market and found compelling reasons for Earth Fare to come to town and specifically to locate on the north side, where there is a greater concentration of housing.


Founded in Asheville, NC in 1975, Earth Fare’s goal is to connect communities and improve lives through food by offering real food for everyone. You can expect to find a wide variety of local, organic and healthy foods in the store. Unlike other grocery stores, Earth Fare adheres to a strict Food Philosophy that prohibits items with high-fructose corn syrup, artificial fats or trans-fats, bleached or bromated flour as well as artificial preservatives, sweeteners, flavors and colors. In addition to the above, Earth Fare’s Food Philosophy bans antibiotics and/or synthetic growth hormones from all fresh meat and dairy.

The Fort Wayne Earth Fare will offer fresh local and organic fruits and vegetables, a full-service meat, poultry and seafood department, a cheese department, and on-site bakery. The store will also make healthy eating convenient and affordable with its ready-to-go meal options from the grill, hot and salad bar and prepared food case. With great food can also come great savings. Earth Fare offers several ways to save, including e-mail coupons, text coupons and real low prices on everyday items. Log on to Earthfare.com to find out more about how to save at Earth Fare.


Earth Fare, 704 East Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, the corner of Coldwater and Dupont (in the same shopping center as the old Scott’s)


Open to the Public starting, Wednesday, May 7 at 8:00 AM. Formal Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening, Wednesday, May 7, 7:45 AM.

About Earth Fare:

Founded in 1975 in Asheville, NC, Earth Fare [https://www.earthfare.com/] is one of the largest natural and organic food retailers in the country with more than 30 stores across the Southeast and Midwest. Headquartered in Fletcher, NC, Earth Fare leads the natural and organic food industry as one of the only supermarket retailers in the country to ban high-fructose corn syrup, artificial fats and trans-fats, artificial colors, flavors and preservatives, as well as antibiotics and synthetic growth hormones in fresh meats and dairy. Earth Fare has differentiated itself with the strictest ingredient standard in the industry and its commitment to its mission: to connect communities and improve lives through food!

Source: Earth Fare

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