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New $5 Fee for Cooking Classes at Honolulu and Kapolei

Our Cooking Classes in Honolulu and Kapolei will be charging a $5 fee starting April 1st. The new fee will enable us to demonstrate more recipes (at least 4 per class), do more giveaways, and the best part, serve larger samples of everything. When you attend these classes, you’ll definitely want to come hungry! No reservations required but seats are limited and are at a first come, first served basis. We will accept cash or check payments at the door. Children under 12 are free.  Cooking Classes in Kailua and Kahului will continue to be free with demonstrations of 2-3 recipes.  

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New Down to Earth Price Tags to Rate Products’ Sustainability

You’re the first to know!  This April we will install a new “HowGood” product price tag system in all our stores.  It will provide an easy way for you to see whether a product is environmentally friendly and socially responsible. You can make a quick, informed buying decision right in the grocery aisle. 

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Espresso & Kombucha Celebration at Our Honolulu Store!

Whether you’re a coffee lover or kombucha enthusiast, we’re excited to tell about our Honolulu store’s “Espresso & Kombucha Celebration” Tuesday, February 10th through Friday, February 13th. The event promotes our Honolulu store’s newly installed Organic Espresso Bar and self-serve Kombucha on Tap. We’ll be passing out free samples of organic espresso drinks and kombucha, as well as giving away lots of prizes throughout the four-day event.


The free samples will be served daily from 11:00am to 2:00pm.


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Roundup & GMOs and The Rise of Modern Disease

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“Roundup & GMOs and The Rise of Modern Disease,” will be the topic of an insightful FREE lecture by Dr. Stephanie Seneff and Dr. Melissa Yee this month on Oahu and Maui.  It will be co-sponsored by Down to Earth and Seeds of Truth.  This lecture will be held on Oahu in the Moiliili Community Center Thursday January 22nd from 7-9 pm, and in Kahului at the Maui Waena Intermediate Cafeteria on Friday January 23rd from 7-9 pm.

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Get Your Health Back in 10 Days!

Dr. Terry Shintani will be holding a series of FREE lectures on how to “Get Your Health Back in 10 Days” Jan. 9-11 at the MOA Wellness Center in downtown Honolulu. He will present new information that shows how people can and have reversed diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol and many other health problems in just 10 days.  His insights will show how to make your New Year's resolution a reality.

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Down to Earth Earns “Best Health Food Store”

by Down to Earth

We are thrilled to report that once again Down to Earth has earned First place in the Star-Advertiser’s “Best Health Food Store” category.  The announcement was made in their 2014 Hawaii’s Best edition, which was published in June.  It was the result of their annual “People’s Choice Awards,” which every year asks readers to name their “Best” choice in a variety of categories.  We have now earned this award eight years in a row!

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Down to Earth To Celebrate Earth Day With Day-Long Fundraiser for Sustainability Charter School

Down to Earth Organic & Natural will celebrate Earth Day with a day-long event to benefit a new sustainability charter school in Kaimuki, the School for Examining the Essential Questions of Sustainability (SEEQS), on April 27th, 2014 at Hawaiian Brian’s, 1680 Kapiolani Bldv. The day-long event includes Yoga (9am $10), Zumba (10am $10), Keiki Fun—face painting, cooking class and clown show (3pm), SEEQS Student Presentation (5pm Free), and will feature live musical performances by local favorites Mike Love (7:30pm) and Ooklah The Moc! (9:30pm).  A $15 fee covers admission to both performances.

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How I ... Launched an online shopping component for my business

Pacific Business News

by Staff Pacific Business News

Mark Fergusson says creating an e-store for his bricks-and-mortar business was not as easy as initially imagined. He eventually decided on two platforms and reports that the Amazon-branded platform generates more sales but also carries higher fees.

By Mark Fergusson, CEO and CFO of Down to Earth, describing the lessons learned from adding online sales to a bricks-and-mortar business.

We’ve had a website forever. I shouldn’t say forever, but for at least 15 years, we’ve had some sort of website. We did just relaunch the website in the last few months, actually.

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