I’ve always been a big fan of Earthbound Farms.
When I first graduated from Nutrition School, I often fantasized about working there.
On their website they often spoke of their “Farm Store” so while visiting my California relatives one year we were going on a day trip to the coast and so I talked them in to going to the Earthbound Farms.
Trouble is, I didn’t have the right address and we ended up at their processing plant that is pretty much in the middle of no where. Which really seemed strange because, on line, the “Farm Store” really looked like somewhere a lot of people would go.
We pull up to the gate of what looks like some sort of military installation, but sure enough, there is a big beautiful sign stating that it is in fact Earthbound Farms. But there was NO sign of any farm store or anything that could even be mistaken as one.
But we’d come all this way, so the least I could do was get my picture taken at the sign.
I was barely out of the car when suddenly security came running out from the gate house and ran us off the property!!
Luckily I managed to get a quick picture before we jumped in the car and sped off!
When I got home to Canada I got on their website and gave them a piece of my mind! How I had come all that way and was a big fan yada yada yada and how we were so rudely chased away!
I received a very nice email back from the nice director of marketing lady apologizing for the rude treatment but explaining that we were at the damn processing plant and not the lovely farm and farm store in the Carmel Valley. And how next time I was coming down to please let her know and they would be happy to give me a full tour!!
So the next year I was visiting again and so this time a friend and I actually made it to the right place! And it was in fact lovely.
And just in time for pumpkin season!!!