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Seeing the area in desperate need of organic food choices, three locals put their heads together and created Georgetown’s Earth Friendly Goods. Martha Hamilton, her husband, Bob, and family …
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Seeing the area in desperate need of organic food choices, three locals put their heads together and created Georgetown’s Earth Friendly Goods.
Martha Hamilton, her husband, Bob, and family friend Ben Brockman opened their store on May 8.
The business, which could be considered three parts market and one part nursery, is at 1211 Argentine St. and is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day.
The partners describe their business as something akin to a greener way of living.
“I wouldn’t necessarily describe it as a grocery in its typical sense. I mean, we are not looking to be a grocery store,” Bob Hamilton said.
“We are looking to basically provide some high-quality cuts of meat, some natural beef, natural buffalo, free-range chicken, stuff like that, and then some organic vegetables and produce.”
And bread, jam, jewelry and candles — much of it made locally.
“We are (also) looking at bringing in some hemp and organic cotton items, bags and maybe some shirts,” Martha Hamilton said. “We are not just doing the grocery part. … We are trying to add organic to the picture.”
Bob said the idea behind creating the store came from what they perceived as a local need for more organic options.
Martha said the three talked about providing the local area with food, and the idea behind Earth Friendly Goods grew into a broader idea of thinking healthier.
“There is such a big craze with the (marijuana) dispensaries and people’s wellness, and we are hoping to feed off of that,” Martha said.
Bob said he had hoped for a little more business since the store opened but said he was pleased with the people who have come in and the reception they’ve received.
“We definitely want feedback from the community,” Bob said. “… This place is always evolving, so it would be great if someone came in and was like, ‘You need to do this or sell that.’ “
He added the business partners will try almost anything as long as it falls within the parameters of being green.
“We want to support Georgetown, we want to get people coming into Georgetown, we want to see Georgetown grow,” Martha said. “And so we are hoping that this business will be a big part of that.”
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