Super Snackable…& Organic

It’s a big day for a big game that big groups of people watch on big TVs. Or it’s a big opportunity to do the things you like to do without the usual big crowds…like hike a big mountain or go see a big movie. One way or another, we think you’ll want to find […]

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Wishing You Everyday Prosperity in the New Year

During this season, it’s common to wish people a “prosperous New Year.” Typically, we think of prosperity in economic terms, but it has a much larger and more profound meaning that encompasses being in a state of thriving or flourishing. That’s a lot more than having a nice bank account. Finding the gift of ease […]

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Holiday Traditions from Our Little Farm Stand

We love the winter holidays here at our Carmel Valley Farm Stand. Whether you are close enough to be a local regular at our Farm Stand, you make a pilgrimage when you’re visiting Central California, or you just swoon over its farmy organic charm from afar, there’s a little something here for everyone. Pie Day! […]

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A Festive Friendsgiving Without the Frazzle

So, Friendsgiving. We get that Friendsgiving rolls off the tongue more easily, but maybe it should be ThanksFriendsing to properly express what we’re celebrating – our gratitude for the camaraderie and community of our closest friends. Whether it’s an epic event or a quiet coming together, here’s a checklist that we’ve found helpful in pulling […]

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Our Farmers and Crops Follow the Sun

When do you first star thinking about making like a bird and heading south for the winter? Just a quick skip off to a balmy getaway? Is it as soon as the trees drop their leaves? Or are you good till February, when you just can’t put on those gloves one. more. time? Or maybe […]

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Recycled and Recylable

Like you, we are concerned about the proliferation of plastic and its impact on our planet. That’s why we are always searching for better options. Why do we even use any plastic? Based on what is available today, plastic is the only material that will: Protect freshness and prevent cross contamination Protect (in the case […]

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Spectacular and Just Sorta Spooky: Outstanding Organic Pumpkins

Hard to believe Halloween is here already! (We’d like to know exactly where this year has gone, but that’s a subject for another post.) Halloween means pumpkins and it’s also the time of year when our Carmel Valley Farm Stand is dressed up in its most spectacular finery. And by finery, we mean every kind […]

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Organic. It’s Deep.

You buy organic. And you know there are some regulations and certification. You know it that being certified organic means there are certain materials you cannot use.  And that it’s healthier for people and the planet. That’s strong knowledge right there and we thank you for buying organic and being dialed in. You probably also […]

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The Dirt is My Canvas

Meet Earthbound Farmer John Romans   “I just love going out there to the ranch. The dirt is my canvas, you know? And you’re like the artist out there. That work is my art. And I get to be a good steward of the land and the water. That’s what keeps me coming back.”   […]

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You Can Cauli Me Anytime

As the days get shorter and we have Decorative Gourd Season (you know, right?) in our sights, it’s the perfect time to tuck into all those uh-mazing cauliflower recipes you’ve been ogling…or even dreaming about. Ok. That’s a bit much maybe. Maybe. But just 30 seconds ago, cauliflower was the new kale. Is it still? […]

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Bold and Beautiful: The Super True Saga of…Broccoli?

Bold and beautiful? How about blah, boring, blech! Poor, poor much-maligned broccoli. Oh sure…you all understand that broccoli is good for you, but still you know some people who avoid it. Maybe you do, too. Years ago broccoli even had Oval Office shade thrown its way when then-president George H.W. Bush told the press corps, […]

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