Here are a few things you will not find while shopping at Down to Earth located at 14678 State Road 23 East in Granger, Indiana: map
- GM Foods – Foods derived from GMO’s (genetically modified organisms)
- Synthetic / artificial colors
- Synthetic / artificial flavors
- Synthetic / artificial sweeteners
- Hydrogenated oil
- Growth hormones
- Chemical pesticide & fungicide
- Chemical preservatives
What will you find at Down to Earth? “GOOD THINGS FOR YOU!” For the past 16 years, owners Steve and Cindy Haney have provided Granger and the surrounding Michiana area with natural, organic food choices. Both Steve and Cindy grew up with a strong interest in natural foods. Cindy’s great grandparents even owned an herb shop in New York. Once Steve and Cindy’s children were born they struggled to provide them with organic baby food, the closest retailer being in Indianapolis, IN. Seeing there was a need in the area they opened Down to Earth.
Their products include organic meats, produce, wine and beer. Gluten free, vegan and vegetarian foods, organic baby food and natural products, herbs, vitamins and supplements. Natural skin care and household products, Earth brand shoes, natural pet food and supplies, fair trade coffee, tea, chocolate, and so much more.
“It’s not new,” stated Cindy in regards to the stores concept, “It’s going back to the old way”. The first fungicides and insecticides appeared in 1930 but were not widely used until the 1950’s. Although organic foods may cost more Cindy insists the long term health benefits balance the additional costs with fewer illnesses and medical expenses.
For Cindy, helping people is the best thing about owning and operating Down to Earth. For her and her staff, it is not just a job; it is a way of life. They are open 7 days a week, Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Friday 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. For more information, stop in, give them a call (574) 271-1497 or send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow Down to Earth on Twitter.