Guest Blogger

Myra Goodman

Myra Goodman

Myra Goodman, along with her husband Drew, founded Earthbound Farm on a 2½-acre backyard garden in 1984. In 1986, Earthbound Farm became the first company to successfully launch packaged salads for retail sale, and it’s credited with popularizing spring mix salads, now the biggest segment of the packaged salad category. Today, Earthbound Farm is the largest grower of organic produce in North America, with 150 farmers growing organic produce on more than 35,000 acres. In 2010 alone, the company will avoid the use of more than 11 million pounds of conventional agricultural chemicals. In addition to numerous corporate awards, Myra and Drew were honored with Global Green USA’s Corporate Environmental Leadership Award in 2003; in 2008, they received the Organic Trade Association’s Organic Leadership Award.

Myra has taken her passion for organic food from the farm into the kitchen by showcasing delicious recipes in two cookbooks — Food to Live By: The Earthbound Farm Organic Cookbook (Workman Publishing, 2006) and The Earthbound Cook: Recipes for Delicious Food and a Healthy Planet (Workman, 2010). Myra is also a regular contributor to Bon Appetit magazine.


Blog Posts by Myra Goodman

  • I Love Cast-Iron Cookware

    I Love Cast-Iron Cookware

    I started using cast-iron cookware about four years ago, after my son came home from an overnight at a friend’s house and asked why I didn’t cook with cast iron. His friend’s mom had cooked him a delicious breakfast omelet in her cast-iron skillet, and she’d explained how cooking in cast iron was healthier than […]

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  • My Favorite Seafood: Sustainable

    My Favorite Seafood: Sustainable

    It’s hard for me not to get despondent as I learn more and more about the plight of the world’s oceans. In many ways we’ve made our oceans garbage dumps, polluting them with trash and toxic chemicals. Fortunately, there’s so much we can do as consumers to help reverse this trend. Our everyday food choices […]

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    Fight Global Warming by Eating Lower on the Food Chain

    I worry a lot about global warming — ice caps melting; temperatures rising; more frequent and severe droughts, floods, and storms; more pests; and the increased spread of infectious diseases. The scary list goes on, and it often feels like we as individuals are helpless to make a dent in this environmental crisis. But since […]

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  • Nothing Tastes like Food You’ve Grown Yourself

    Nothing Tastes like Food You’ve Grown Yourself

    It’s Sunday night, and as I reflect upon a weekend of great meals, I realize that what made them extra special was the food we harvested from our little garden. On Saturday I dug out some baby red and ruby crescent potatoes (always my favorite harvest of the year) and roasted them with olive oil, […]

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  • So Many Important Reason to Chose Organic

    So Many Important Reasons to Choose Organic

    I’ve been an organic farmer for more than 26 years, and I’m so gratified that growing food without synthetic chemicals is no longer regarded as a crazy occupation. Now, many people believe that choosing organic food over conventional protects their personal health as well as the environment. They’re also beginning to understand that the two […]

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