raw food bar and vegan grocer established in 2011
We use local and organic ingredients to create raw foods that satisfy your taste buds and nourish your body. You deserve to enjoy what you eat and to feel good about your choices
About the owners
Jessie is a Registered Holistic Nutritional Consultant. As co-founder and Head Chef, she manages recipe development and ensures optimal nutrition in our products. Her interest in food stems from in-depth knowledge of the effects that food has on our bodies, as well as environmental and animal rights issues.
Co-founder Seth Graham spearheads company development and branding. He takes pride in operating a successful local business that brings health and happiness to others. He believes strongly in the connectedness of all life forms, and that food is our most powerful medicine.
How we started
We started out selling our Kale Krisps from a five-foot table at the Seaport Market on Saturdays. On our very first day in 2011, it became clear that what we thought would be a hobby could become much more—we sold out after only three hours!
When winter came and local kale was no longer available, we contemplated the idea of using imported kale in our product. Personally and professionally we do our best to promote eating local food, so we were faced with a dilemma: no kale, no product. That’s when we started expanding our product line. We decided to stick with raw food, as it is the most nutritious and (at the time) hard to find in Halifax. We started making crackers, bars, and dips. Once again the reception from customers was exceptional. We knew we were on the right track.
In October of 2012 we expanded to a small on-site kitchen at the Seaport Farmers’ Market where we were able to streamline production and grow our product line to over 20 different items. However, we quickly grew out of that space and plans for expansion started in the summer of 2013.
On January 4th, 2014 we opened our brand new storefront space on the main level of the Seaport Market with twice the square footage, our own entrance and an even larger product selection including fresh juice, smoothies and a salad bar. A lot has changed since we started this adventure in 2011, but our passion for truly nourishing food will always remain.