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VegFest Oahu 2017 Slated for Saturday Sept. 2nd

Hawaii’s 2nd VegFest Oahu will be held at the Frank Fasi Civic Grounds near Honolulu Hale Saturday, September 2nd from 12:00-5:30 pm. VegFest Oahu is a free community event that celebrates plant-based, sustainable living.

'Ekahi Corner

Down to Earth Welcomes Ekahi to Earth News!

With this edition of “Earth News,” we are launching a new column called “Ekahi Corner.” It will be a venue for our strategic partner ‘Ekahi Ornish Lifestyle Medicine to discuss solut

Down to Earth Wins Best Health Food Store 11 Years in a Row!

Honolulu, Hawaii (June 20, 2017) -- Down to Earth has won FIRST PLACE in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s 2017 People’s Choice Award for Best Health Food Store, which was announced Sunday, June 18th.  Down to Earth was selected as the winner of this award by readers of the Star-Advertiser, Hawaii’s only statewide daily newspaper.  Down to Earth has won this award eleven years in a row.

Down to Earth Celebrates 40 Years of Service to Hawaii

This year marks Down to Earth’s 40th Anniversary of service to Hawaii. Down to Earth began in 1977, in Wailuku, Maui, when a group of friends started our first store (pictured above), and shortly afterwards opened the King Street store.  They did so out of a desire to help improve the health of Hawaii’s residents by making available organic and natural products at affordable prices (the slogan used to be, “Healthy foods at prices that won’t make you sick!”), and educating about the many benefits of living a vegetarian lifestyle.

Down to Earth to Relocate its Kailua Store Into Former Macy's Building

Honolulu, HI (Feb. 6, 2017) -- Down to Earth Organic & Natural will relocate and expand its 6,000 square foot Kailua store into a 15,000 square foot space in the former Macy’s Building that is being re-developed by Alexander & Baldwin Inc. The new Down to Earth Kailua store is planned to open in late 2018/early 2019.

Down to Earth to Build New Pearlridge Store

Honolulu, HI (Jan. 25, 2017) -- Down to Earth Organic & Natural has signed a long-term lease with Washington Prime Group, of Columbus, Ohio, for a new, stand-alone 10,000 square foot store that will be built at the Pearlridge Shopping Center on Oahu.  Pearlridge Center is the largest enclosed shopping center in Hawaii.  The new Down to Earth store is planned to open in the second half of 2018.

Down to Earth to Open New Store in Kakaako

Honolulu, HI (Nov. 17, 2016) -- The new Down to Earth store is slated to open in early to mid 2018.  It will be a 13,000 square foot location on the ground floor of Keauhou Lane at the corner of Keawe St. and Pohukaina St., just a few blocks behind the SALT at Our Kaka’ako cultural center. 

VegFest Was Huge Success!

Ohau’s first-ever VegFest was a huge success!  Held Sat. Sept.

Diet-Related Illnesses Cost U.S. Economy $1 Trillion Annually

Down to Earth found that the U.S.’s top five diet-related chronic diseases cost the U.S. economy a staggering $1 trillion each year! This is an estimate of direct medical costs and the indirect impact of productivity losses due to illness and premature death associated with chronic heart disease and stroke, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and osteoporosis.

Down to Earth Celebrates Non-GMO Month

October is Non-GMO Month.  So, you might ask, what are GMOs?