This July, Earthbound Farm turns 32. They say time flies when you’re having fun! For all of us at Earthbound, anniversaries come with reflection and gratitude for where we started and what we’ve become. That’s why we’re so honored and humbled that our story is featured within two different exhibits at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington DC. If you’re one of the millions who will visit our nation’s capital this summer to take in a little history, we hope you’ll check it out. For everyone else, here’s a little taste…
The American Enterprise exhibition, which explores the history of business in the U.S., features the story of Earthbound Farm founders, Myra and Drew Goodman and how they moved from the big city to a tiny farm in California, where over the course of 30+ years they turned their love of organic farming into one of the largest organic produce companies in the world.
Also, the Food Exhibit: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000 explores the shift to large-scale field and food production and some of the technological innovations that enabled this shift. The exhibit features Earthbound Farm’s very own innovation—the lettuce harvester—which was developed in the 1990s, to cut the delicate leaves of organically grown baby greens. By 2000, booming sales of pre-washed, bagged baby lettuces led many growers to invest in similar, new machinery and precision farming.
Thank you for helping us continue to make history by bringing Earthbound Farm products to your table and enjoying the benefits of organic food, grown with care on our farms.