It all started with a tomato. We wondered why store shelves were lined almost exclusively with globe-trotting, canned tomatoes when we were surrounded by delicious tomatoes grown right here. We started to think about all of the other beautiful produce that grows around us and an idea was born. Then we just needed to quit our jobs, risk everything and explain our erratic behavior to family and friends. Not to mention the sleepless nights, constant praying and trying to explain this whole thing to the neighbors—but enough about my Mom.
At GONE NATIVE, our focus is simple. We want to bring fresh, pesticide-free produce out of the local farmer’s market and onto store shelves. This creates higher quality products with big, fresh flavor, more nutrients and none of the other stuff (concentrates, flavors, colors, preservatives, etc.). And it keeps our dollars in our own community.
We hope you’ll join us on our journey and let us know what you think along the way.
Anna & Margaret
Co-Founders & Chief Crate Haulers
GONE NATIVE Foods