What is Non-GMO Month?

by Alison Riggs

October is Non-GMO Month and all of our Down to Earth stores are celebrating with special products that are highlighted on our shelves, lots of helpful information for our customers, and two film screenings of the documentary “Secret Ingredients” (more on this important film later in this article).

Here’s a brief lesson on GMOs:

It’s VegFest Time!

by Alison Riggs

Celebrate the 4th Annual VegFest O’ahu with Down to Earth on September 21st, 11:30-5:00pm at the Frank Fasi Grounds in Honolulu (next to Honolulu Hale). This event is the highlight of the year for vegans, vegetarians, vegetable lovers, and the plant-based diet curious. No matter what kind of food you like to eat, you should experience VegFest O’ahu—and bring your kids!

Introducing The New & Improved Kailua Down to Earth!

by Alison Riggs

More than forty years ago Down to Earth Organic & Natural opened its first humble store in Wailuku, Maui. Over the decades Down to Earth has changed, grown, and moved to fill the demands of the people of Hawaii who want local, fresh, organic, vegetarian, and natural foods and products. 

Down to Earth moved it's Kailua store from its former 6,000 square foot Kailua store on Hamakua Dr. into a 15,000 square foot space that has been re-developed by Alexander & Baldwin Inc., as part of the new “Lau Hala Shops” located at 573 Kailua Road.

New Avocado Shopping App – Grocery Delivery Made Easy

Get started with grocery deliveries today! Select items from any of Down to Earth’s departments including Fresh Produce, Chill and Frozen Foods, Grocery items, Wellness Supplements and Vitamins, Natural Living Face and Body Care, and much more. Now you can shop for your Down to Earth essentials whenever and wherever. You can select to have your groceries delivered as soon as possible – typically within 2 hours – or you can schedule a date and time for delivery.

Is Your Sunscreen Killing Coral?

by Carmela Wolf, Wellness Manager, Down to Earth Honolulu

Hawaii state lawmakers signed a bill in May that bans the sale of sunscreens containing two chemicals deemed damaging to coral reefs and other marine organisms. If Gov. David Ige signs the bill, it would make Hawaii the first state to enact legislation designed to protect marine ecosystems by banning such sunscreens.

Pearlridge Down to Earth Store Relocation Grand Opening

Over 40 years ago, Down to Earth opened its first store in Wailuku, Maui. The motivation behind the store was a simple desire of a group of friends to help improve the health of Hawaii’s residents by making available organic and natural products at affordable prices. Our Honolulu location opened shortly after that. In 2000, Down to Earth opened a modest store at Pearlridge West. While only a cozy 4,000 square foot location, it had everything customers needed.

Third Annual Vegfest Oahu Shows Hawaii Akamai In The Global Trend Towards Plant-Based Eating

Down to Earth will once again be the lead sponsor for VegFest Oahu 2018! 

The event brings together almost 50 booths offering education, food, and entertainment, and was attended by 4000 people last year including Mayor Kirk Caldwell. Activities include: plant-based cooking demos by expert chefs, speakers on health and environmental topics, a unique collection of food entrepreneurs selling island-made vegan products and dishes hand-crafted to appeal to the local palate, movement classes, lots of free food sampling, interactive exhibits with healthy games, and continuous live music.

Celebrate Non-GMO Month 2017!

This October Down to Earth is joining 13,000 participating grocery retailers across North America in the eighth annual Non-GMO Month. Created by the Non-GMO Project, this month-long celebration spotlights shoppers’ rights to choose food and products that do not contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

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