Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Earthbound Farm Review & Giveaway~ 4 Winners!


Since my blog is named Garden of Giveaways, it seems only right that I should actually review some fresh produce...:)

You have probably come across Earthbound Farm organic produce while scanning the fruit & veggie section at the grocery store. They have excellent produce, don't they??

Earthbound Farm generously sent me coupons for their produce, and their cookbook, Food to Live By (written by Myra Goodman, co-founder of Earthbound Farm) to review. We decided to try their broccoli to use in a stir-fry. It turned out great; stir-fry just isn't complete without broccoli and it adds color, too:)
Ready to be steamed...



 Delicious:)
Now about the cookbook...


This cookbook is chock full of recipes!!!  Not only are there great recipes ranging from Chicken Satays with Peanut Sauce to Pizza Dough to Pumpkin Pecan Muffins (would be great for Thanksgiving!) to Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing, but this cookbook includes the history of Earthbound Farms and tons of great tips, information from food mills to organic poultry and different field guides!

It is a softcover containing 402 pages & 10 chapters. The photos are not just of the recipes, but also a glimpse from around the Earthbound Farm.  Very clear and bright pics!  I am going to get many years of use out of this!
When Drew and Myra Goodman came to California’s Carmel Valley 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 full 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 this spectacular land organically, producing food they would want to eat themselves and would feel good about serving their families, friends, and neighbors. Their 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 we became the first company to successfully launch prewashed, packaged salad for retail sale. When we introduced our mixed baby greens or “spring mix” to restaurants and supermarket produce aisles, we started a salad revolution. Today, gourmet salad greens and packaged salads have become staples of grocery baskets everywhere.

We’ve been farming for 26 years now, and we’ve become the world’s largest grower of organic produce. But our roots remain strong: our founders still guide the company, and our original commitment to farming organically has never wavered. We’re dedicated to bringing the benefits of organic food — fresh, flavorful, and healthy — to as many people as possible.

 At Earthbound Farm, our unwavering commitment to organic farming comes from our concern for health. Farming organically helps keep our consumers and our environment healthy by avoiding the use of harmful chemicals. Organic farming focuses on building the fertility of the soil with natural materials, resulting in rich, vital field ecosystems that produce fruits and vegetables as pure and healthy as they were intended to be.

Our farm-fresh organic salads, fruits, and vegetables are chosen by millions of people every day in supermarkets across North America and beyond — we’re delighted to be sharing our passion with you in every delicious bite of Earthbound Farm organic produce.

 So the next time you're about to grab an off-brand bag of carrots at the store, choose Earthbound Farm instead! 

Earthbound Farm is offering 4 of my readers a copy of Food to Live By cookbook!
                                 Mandatory Entry!

Go to Earthbound Farm, and tell me something you’d like!
Post one comment. (Be sure to leave a valid email address, or your entry will not be counted!)

                                 Extra Entries!
1 Entry: Tweet this giveaway. You may do this once a day. Post one comment for your daily tweet.
2 Entries: Become a public follower of Garden of Giveaways. (2 comments)
3 Entries: Blog about this giveaway, with a link to your post. (3 comments)

This giveaway ends Friday, October 15, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. EST. It is only open to U.S. residents. Please leave a valid email address in EACH comment, so I will be able to contact the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, or a different winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: I received free products for this review. All thoughts are my own. Italicized words are from the Earthbound Farm website.

10 comments:

  1. I went to their website and I love love love the fact that they make eating vegetables even healthier!

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  2. I follow on GFC

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  3. Its a well rounded site-from recipes, to explaining what their products are to fun activites for kids-I enjoyed browsing through it
    thanks for the giveaway
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  4. # 1 follow blog
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  5. # 2 follow blog
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  6. I liked the fact that they started little with only raspberries.

    frugalracingfanmommy at gmail dot com

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  7. I follow your blog publicly with GFC #1.

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  8. I follow your blog publicly with GFC #2.

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  9. I like their containers are made from recycled bottles.

    lhoward916 at gmail dot com

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