Let's face it: food choices can seem more complicated everyday, with confusing nutritional claims, safety issues, and questions about the way food is grown and handled. At Earthbound, our job is not only to deliver delicious food with the best fresh-tasting flavor and texture, but also to give you the confidence you need to select, prepare and serve the right choices to your family. How? Just ask our experts.
Janna caught the farming bug a long time ago. Today, as Garden and Special Events Manager at our Carmel Valley, CA Farm Stand, she designs and cares for the gardens and creates delightful new experiences to share our passion for organic food and farming with visitors of all ages.
Otto Kramm and Todd Kodet
Otto Kramm (left) started his farming career as a conventional grower, troubled by the chemicals he had to use. Now he grows organic produce for Earthbound on farms in San Benito County, CA and down in the desert during the winter. He also serves as Earthbound's Chief Farm Production Officer! Todd Kodet (right) is a certified entomologist with over 30 years’ field and farming experience. They both help us fulfill our mission to bring the benefits of organic food to as many people as possible.
As a registered dietitian, author, health advocate and qualitarian, Ashley believes that better quality nutrition choices are key to optimal health for all ages. She's co-author of the book Mom Energy and a regular contributor to "The Dr. Oz Show," the New York Times, the Huffington Post, O! The Oprah Magazine, and is a contributing editor for Natural Health and Prevention magazines. Based in Los Angeles, Ashley maintains an international private practice and is a faculty member at NYC's Beth Israel Integrative Medicine Center, the Continuum Center for Health and Healing. Ashley's as passionate about the benefits of organic food as we are! (Learn more about Ashley on her site .)
Will Daniels and John Foster
Will Daniels (left) is head of our Quality, Food Safety and Organic Integrity (QFSOI) program. He believes that maintaining our commitment to organic also means constant vigilance over the quality and integrity of our organic food.
John Foster (right), senior QFSOI manager, uses his years of experience as farmer, researcher, instructor and inspector to enforce our exacting organic standards from field to package.
What's the next frontier in sustainability? How can you get greener? Ask Chad! He brings an entrepreneurial spirit to managing Earthbound Farm’s sustainability programs. He led our conversion to using 100% post-consumer recycled PET plastic, and he’s always on the lookout for sustainable new ideas in packaging, power, water, waste and recycling.
Back in 1984, before “organic” was a mainstream idea, Myra and her husband Drew founded Earthbound Farm with a little backyard garden and a roadside stand. Since then, she's become a guiding light in earth-bound cooking, sharing the environmental power and sensory pleasures of food in her two landmark cookbooks, The Earthbound Cook and Food to Live By .