Jonathan’s Sprouts has been a family-run business since 1976, operating from a historic New England barn renovated for food production in scenic Southeastern MA. Now celebrating 40 years, Jonathan’s enjoys strong partnerships with retailers who have been loyal customers since the beginning. As a pioneer sprout company, Jonathan’s has built an unsurpassed reputation for quality, service and dependability.
From the start, Jonathan’s has been leading the charge on sprout safety. Co-founders Bob and Barbara Sanderson have been working with the FDA since the 1990′s to develop protocols for safe growing practices. The Sandersons are also strong believers in collaborating with sprout grower colleagues and consequently founded the New England Sprout Growers Association in 1984. They have built an outstanding reputation throughout the country, as well as internationally.
In 1989, the Sandersons helped to create the International Sprout Growers Association (ISGA), which is holding its 25th Annual Convention in Rotterdam in 2015. Barbara is past President and Bob is the current President of ISGA. The Sandersons were also instrumental in the creation of the Sprout Safety Task Force which brought the FDA, ISGA and IFSH (Institute for Food Safety and Health) together to create sprout safety standards, support food safety science and strengthen the sprout industry.
As Vice President of Sales, Liz Reilley is devoted to keeping the company connected to its roots. While increasing the availability of sprouts in supermarkets and through food service buyers, Liz can also be found enthusiastically serving sprout salads at college campuses, vegetarian festivals, health shows and green fairs, as well as using social media to educate consumers about this miraculous source of living foods.
Rich Wolfe manages operations for Jonathan’s and keeps the company grounded financially.
Jonathan’s is committed to maintaining jobs in the community and quality sprouts in the marketplace.