Natural Selection Foods originally took root on a three-acre raspberry farm. Today the company is a leading supplier of packaged organic salads to retailers and foodservice operators nationwide. Natural Selection's more than 100 different products, which also include organic fruits and vegetables, juice, cookies, and granola, are sold in 75% of US grocery stores under the Earthbound Farm brand name. The company's growers operate more than 35,000 certified organic acres in the US (Arizona, California, Oregon, and Washington), Canada, Mexico, and Chile.
Natural Selection has been focused on the company's organic and green philosophies. The grower and packaging firm has invested in a biodiesel plant to ensure supply of the popular biofuel to its farmers. Also, Natural Selection has implemented programs to convert to post-consumer recycled cardboard for its salad cartons and its salad clamshell packaging it now made from post-consumer recycled plastic.
Natural Selection bags products for the following companies and/or under the following brand names: Bellissima, Cheney Brothers, Coastline, Compliments, Cross Valley, D'Arrigo Brothers, Emeril, Farmers Market, Fresh N' Easy, Fresh Point, Green Harvest, Hy-Vee, Jansal Valley, Mann, Mills Family Farm, Natural Selection Foods, Nature's Basket, O Organic (Whole Foods), Premium Fresh, President's Choice, Pride of San Juan, Pro-Mark, Rave Spinach, Ready Pac, River Ranch, Riverside Farms, Snoboy, Superior, SYSCO, Tanimura & Antle, The Farmer's Market, and Trader Joe's.
Natural Selection Foods was founded in 1984 by president Drew Goodman and his wife, EVP Myra Goodman. – less