Archives for May 2015

  • Meet GEM’s new GM! | 05.18.2015

    Mike Howard, GEM's GM

    Mike Howard, GEM’s GM

    Mike Howard is a seasoned retail manager with 20 years of experience. Mike began his career in 1996 with Smith’s Food and Drug is Salt Lake City, UT. In 2005, he took a position in Jackson Hole, WY as Assistant Store Director. Mike was introduced to natural foods in 2011 after he took a position at a local independent store in Jackson Hole, The Jackson Whole Grocer, where he quickly learned the benefits of healthy eating and good food. Mike helped drive that store to great success and was instrumental in helping them relocate to the new, beautiful location they are in now.

    The next step in Mike’s career has brought him and his family to Billings, Montana. Mike plans to help his team drive the Good Earth Market co-op to the same successes he has become accustomed to in his career. Mike is excited for the opportunity to bring his experience and passion for natural foods to the community of Billings.

    Mike will also be joined by his wife, 7 year old daughter, and 4 year old son. They are also excited for this new chapter. Mike says when he told his kids they were moving to Montana, they were both so excited because they wanted to meet Hannah Montana. Innocent minds makes the cutest connections. Family is very important to Mike and he cherishes every minute with them. When he is not working, he is no doubt somewhere with his wife and kids, hopefully around a campfire under the stars as much as possible and still trying to find the elusive answer to the ultimate question… what is the secret to making organic s’mores? The marshmallow is still the problem.

  • New Summer Rosé | 05.17.2015

    Carpineto Dogajolo Rosato
    Dogajolo RosatoA dry, elegant rosé from internationally acclaimed Tuscan producer, Carpineto. The lastest edition to their entry-level line of wines, this rosé, made from a blend of 100% Sangiovese, has enticing floral aromas and bright fruit flavors.

    The name Dogajolo was invented by Carpineto’s founders, derived from the Italian word doga, meaning “stave” — the narrow strips of wood used to form oak casks. Carpineto Dogajolo Rosato shows vibrant floral aromas of rose and myrtle with hints of fruit, like apples, currants, and sour cherries. A refreshing wine with an invigorating acidity and a clean finish, enjoy as an aperitif or paired with antipasto platters consisting of cured meats and mild cheeses. Also excellent with grilled fish!
    Domaine de Fontsainte Gris de Gris
    pic - gris de grisThe Fontsainte vineyards surround the hamlet of Boutenac in the area known as “The Golden Crescent” in France, a swath of land whose sunny setting and cool sea breeze create a beautifully balance terroir. The first vineyards at Domaine de Fontsainte were planted by the Romans. Artifacts found in these vineyards, such as an old coin dating from the time of Marcus Agrippa in 25 A.D., are a testament to its antiquity.

    Yves Laboucarié’s family has been making wine here since the seventeenth century and believe that “great wines are made in the vineyard” and less in the cellars. They farm the land sustainably and keep treatments to a minimum. Many of their vines are older, especially the parcel known as La Demoiselle, which recently celebrated its hundredth year.

    Look for the highly affordable and supremely delicious Gris de Gris, a saignée rosé made from Grenache Gris—among the finest rosés on the planet. Expressive and particularly tonic, the wine immediately gives off notes of raspberry, cherry and freshly picked strawberries – followed by exotic aromas such as pineapple and mango. Stunningly balanced, this is an extremely appetent wine! Ideal as an aperitif with toast and crushed olives, or with wok-fried vegetables and garlic mayonnaise, grilled fish, lamb tagine, or finely roasted chicken with rosemary.

    Sean Minor Four Bears Vin Gris
    Pic - Sean MinorSean Minor Family of Wines has a passion for coaxing things out of the earth and bringing them to the dinner table. After beginning a career in finance, Sean Minor began working with Napa Valley’s Beaulieu Vineyard. Realizing he had a passion for winemaking, Sean took classes in viticulture and enology and learned the trade at several vineyards in Napa Valley and the Pacific Northwest. Sean Minor Family of Wines was founded in 2005 with a focus on creating great, affordable wines.

    Sean Minor’s Vin Gris is a pale salmon color with vibrant aromas of ripe strawberries and watermelon. On entry, the wine displays bright tangy flavors of raspberries, cherries and strawberries. Throughout the mid-palate and finish, raspberry and cherry fruit characters are balanced with spicy and crisp acidity that linger creating a refreshing and lengthy finish.


    A to Z Oregon Rosé

    14AZRS_webThe 2014 A to Z Oregon Rosé leads with aromas of strawberries, tangerine, watermelon and grenadine with hints of thyme and hibiscus then opens to reveal plum, apricot and more strawberry notes. Clean, balanced and approachable with generous fruit, the crisp and juicy A to Z Rosé integrates excellent texture with firm acidity finishing long and pretty.

  • May – July Newsletter | 05.04.2015

    Our May – July newsletter is out now! Stop by the store for your copy or download a .pdf here.

  • Art Walk | 05.01.2015






    Good Earth Market is proud to participate in the Billings Art Walk, tonight from 5-9pm. Our Apple Art Gallery will feature art by Nancy Halter and Greg Jahn, and we’re staying open late to make sure you get a chance to see it. Come on out!