2. Earthbound Farms Produce Stand

If the name has a familiar ring, it's because you've bought organic produce from Earthbound Farms at your local gourmet market. The company, nearly 30 years old, began here; it now contracts with 150 organic growers to supply its distributors. This outlet, a produce stand but super sized, has a salad bar and small grill (panini, $8.95), besides selling produce and packaged foods (hummus and cucumber sandwich $5.95, carrot-ginger soup, $5.95). The grounds are suitable for picnicking. 7250 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel; (831) 625-6219, http://www.ebfarm.com/OurFarmStand/index.aspx
Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times
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