If you live in the US and you consume organic produce, most likely you are familiar with Earthbound Farm. I personally love their organic arugula, spinach, and mixed greens.
During a recent trip to Carmel By The Sea, we came across the Earthbound Farm’s Farm Stand, located just down the road from the original 2.5 acres farm.
As we walked into the Farm Stand, we learned from one of the employees that Earthbound Farm was established in 1984. Over two decades later, the company employed 150 growers on 30,000 acres. By 2015 nearly 50,000 acres were in production. This is the largest producer of organic salads in the US. It was the first company to produce pre-washed and packaged salad greens on an industrial scale.
Earthbound Farm’s Farm Stand was established in 1992 as an outdoor seasonal farm stand to sell fresh and delicious Earthbound Farm organic produce. In 2003, they expanded the Farm Stand and opened an Organic Café (at the time, it was just the third certified organic kitchen in the country).
The market offers beautiful organic produce, flowers, earth-friendly gifts and locally-produced specialty organic packaged foods.
The Organic Café features hot meals, sandwiches, smoothies and a great salad bar fully loaded with all Earthbound Farm produce.
We ordered colorful and organic fresh juices, salads, and dessert.
This raw vegan blueberry cheesecake was surprisingly light and not too sweet. Perfection, in my books!
The surrounding property is wonderful. You can enjoy your meal on their outdoor patio too!
You can also take a tour of their organic grounds or pick your own fresh herbs from the garden and berries from their patch. Since we arrived late in the day, we didn’t have a chance to do this but I am pretty sure we’ll be back next year. This is a lovely place to stop on your way to Carmel By The Sea ( it’s just 10 minutes away).
For more information about the Earthbound Farm’s Farm Stand, click here
7250 Carmel Valley Road
Carmel, CA 93923
Farm Stand Hours
Mon-Sat: 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Sun: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Organic Café Farm Stand Hours
Mon-Sat: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm