Earth Fare, the natural and organic supermarket, announced it is closing all of its stores including buildings in Palm Beach Gardens and Boynton Beach.
Shoppers like Tony Pantry are disappointed. "We can get reasonable things to buy, things that are organic things for reasonable price. They shouldn't be closing at all."
Another shopper said she can find her favorite foods at the store: "I don't want them to close I love the ginger, it's very healthy. And they have dark chocolate my favorite, covered ginger. So I'm running in there to buy it up if it's still there."
Darla and Bill Rose were shopping at Earth Fare for the first time. "We drove by and my wife said, 'I want to stop by and check out that store.' And we are from out of town so we we're like, 'let's check it out.' Now here we are and they are going to be closing."
“Earth Fare has been proud to serve the natural and organic grocery market, and the decision to begin the process of closing our stores was not entered into lightly. We’d like to thank our Team Members for their commitment and dedication to serving our customers, and our vendors and suppliers for their partnership,” the company said in a statement.
Earth Fare said it was not in a financial position to continue. "As such, we have made the difficult, but necessary decision to commence inventory liquidation sales while we continue to engage in a process to find potential suitors for our stores,” the statement said.
The company is based in Asheville, North Carolina.