Our Product Standards- Only the Cleanest & Best for You!

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Kick the junk to the curb and get clean! This isn’t about tidying up your garage, but rather rethinking what’s on your plate. Down to Earth is here to inspire you as your source for the cleanest and healthiest foods on the planet.

We all appreciate the value of a clean house, litter-free beach, uncontaminated mind, and pure heart but don’t overlook the importance of clean eating, too. Clean eating promotes health and wellness by emphasizing minimally processed organic fruits, vegetables, whole grains, plant-based proteins, and good fats.

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There are innumerable health benefits to eating clean including being able to think more clearly and having abundant energy. There’s a saying about house cleaning- “Clean your space, clear your mind”. The same is true about cleaning up your diet.

In our stores we often hear from customers who have lost weight, cut down on their bad cholesterol, lowered their blood pressure and, quite simply, feel better by making a commitment to eat several meals a week from our delis and replace standard groceries with cleaner versions from Down to Earth. We love these stories!

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Clean eating should be a goal but not an obsession. Fill your fridge and cupboards with unprocessed whole foods, pick some ‘ono recipes, and plan your meals & snacks, but don’t forget to allow for some fun treats, too. (Check our Super Saver flyer for better versions of ice cream, chocolate bars, chips, and popcorn at awesome prices!)

Down to Earth is the source for clean healthy foods because we are unrelenting in our product standards. In fact, we’ve got the strictest product standards in the state! Our teams are always hard at work scrutinizing product labels for ingredients and sources that are only the best—100% vegetarian and without cheap junk fillers that are common in many foods.

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We provide natural foods, supplements, and body care products that are minimally processed and are free from artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, and other added chemicals. Down to Earth’s long-term goal is to be all-organic and GMO-free.

For now, we give strong priority to organic and Non-GMO Project Verified products.

We’ve included a list below of just some of the junk ingredients we won’t allow in our stores because we care about your health. You can read it if you want or skip it and just rest assured, shopping at Down to Earth means local, healthy, and super clean. Stop by today to stock up on the best ‘ono grinds for your healthy lifestyle, and experience how good eating clean feels!

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Down to Earth's stringent quality control process means all the food products in our stores are 100% plant-based, minimally processed, and free from:

  • High fructose corn syrup or synthetic sweeteners
  • Bromated or bleached flours
  • Artificial colors and flavors
  • Known harmful chemical additives and preservatives
  • Hydrogenated oils
  • Irradiation
  • Growth hormones and antibiotics
  • rBGH in dairy products
  • acesulfame-K (acesulfame potassium)
  • acetylated esters of mono- and diglycerides
  • ammonium chloride
  • artificial colors
  • artificial flavors
  • aspartame
  • azodicarbonamide
  • benzoates in food
  • benzoyl peroxide
  • BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)
  • BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
  • bleached flour
  • bromated flour
  • brominated vegetable oil (BVO)
  • calcium bromate
  • calcium disodium EDTA
  • calcium peroxide
  • calcium propionate
  • calcium saccharin
  • calcium sorbate
  • calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate
  • caprocaprylobehenin
  • carmine
  • certified colors
  • cyclamates
  • cysteine (l-cysteine), as an additive for bread products
  • DATEM (Diacetyl tartaric and fatty acid esters of mono and diglycerides)
  • dimethylpolysiloxane
  • dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DSS)
  • disodium calcium EDTA
  • disodium dihydrogen EDTA
  • disodium guanylate
  • disodium inosinate
  • EDTA
  • ethyl vanillin
  • ethylene oxide
  • ethoxyquin
  • FD & C colors
  • GMP (disodium guanylate)
  • hexa-, hepta- and octa-esters of sucrose
  • high fructose corn syrup
  • hydrogenated fats
  • IMP (disodium inosinate)
  • irradiated foods
  • lactylated esters of mono- and diglycerides
  • lead soldered cans
  • methyl silicon
  • methylparaben
  • microparticularized whey protein derived fat substitute
  • monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  • natamycin
  • nitrates/nitrites
  • partially hydrogenated oil
  • polydextrose
  • potassium benzoate
  • potassium bisulfite
  • potassium bromate
  • potassium metabisulfite
  • potassium sorbate
  • propionates
  • propyl gallate
  • propylparaben
  • saccharin
  • sodium aluminum sulfate
  • sodium benzoate
  • sodium bisulfite
  • sodium diacetate
  • sodium glutamate
  • sodium nitrate/nitrite
  • sodium propionate
  • sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate
  • sodium sulfite
  • solvent extracted oils, as standalone single-ingredient oils (except grapeseed oil).
  • sorbic acid
  • sucralose
  • sucroglycerides
  • sucrose polyester
  • sulfites (sulfur dioxide)
  • TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone)
  • tetrasodium EDTA
  • vanillin