Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Earthbound Farm

 When Drew and Myra Goodman came to California's Carmel Valley back in 1984, they were determined young transplants from Manhattan, drawn to the natural beauty and richness of the land.

Even before they turned over their first shovels of soil, they believed strongly in doing the right thing.

They settled on a 2.5 acre raspberry farm and decided that doing the right thing meant committing to farming the spectacular land organically, producing food they would want to eat themselves and would feel good about serving their families, friends and neighbors.

That labor of love became Earthbound Farm.

It wasn't long before Earthbound Farm was doing a lot of the right things.

Undaunted by those who said it couldn't be done, in 1986, they became the first company to successfully launch prewashed, packaged salad  for retail sale.

When they introduced their mixed baby greens or "spring mix" to restaurants and supermarket produce aisles, they started a salad revolution.

Today, gourmet salad greens and packaged salads have become staples of grocery baskets everywhere.

Earthbound Farm proves that even when you start small you can change the world!

In all the years that I have visited the Monterey Peninsula I had never been to Earthbound Farm.

As you can see, it is absolutely breathtaking!

Each and every vista is like a painting.

The overcast sky was perfect for taking pictures.

And I didn't hold back!

I love the look of the tan bark around the garden beds.

My husband and I have been talking about doing the same thing in our little side yard garden.

After being inspired by Earthbound Farm we are going to do it this weekend.

Earthbound Farm is a gift...  

Don't miss the chance to stop by and experience it the next time you are visiting the picturesque Carmel Valley.

 Their Farm Stand offers fresh organic produce, spectacular organic flowers, delicious organic food, gourmet groceries and unique gifts.

 There is a Cut-Your-Own Herb Garden, chamomile aromatherapy Walking Labyrinth and Kids' Garden brimming with touchable foliage.

And each year during the local growing season, they host a variety of special Saturday events.

Earthbound Farm is open year-round
Mon-Sat 8am-6:30pm
Sun 9am-6pm

They are located at
7250 Carmel Valley Road
(3.5 miles east of Highway 1)
Carmel, California


Just a hop & a skip down the road is


So... what are you waiting for?


Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

This looks like a little slice of heaven! Hope you are keeping well, Terri! :)

Laura said...

Looks beautiful! Thanks for the tour!

Cal Sr. said...

That is beautiful....just like you....let's get started on that project on the side yard...Love Chris

Leslie Anne Tarabella said...

What a fun and beautiful farm! Some things are similar to our Southern gardens, and others quite different. I would love to visit.

Acquired Objects said...

I love reading about places like this and the good they're doing. Stop talking about your little garden and just do it trust me you're going to love it!


Things That Inspire said...

I immediately recognized the Earthbound Farm name, as I have been a fan of their products for years, but I had no idea about the background! The farm looks like heaven on earth.

- Holly