Get To Know The Women-Led Food Brands of FreshDirect

FreshDirect is proud to be powered by women leaders, from experts on our own teams to the female farmers, creators, and entrepreneurs behind the items we offer. This March, in honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating the female food industry professionals who are crafting, innovating, and paving the way for a more equitable food system.

From business owners who are using their platform to give back to local communities to agricultural pioneers with a focus on sustainability, these women inspire us every day with their dedication and ingenuity. 

Learn more about and shop women-led food brands on FreshDirect below.

Blue Marble

Blue Marble was founded in 2007, when founders Jennie Dundas and Alexis Gallivan embarked on a simple mission: to offer a product that made tastebuds happy and hearts feel good. They began with super-premium local dairy and the best organic ingredients to create a ridiculously delicious scoop. Then, they built a company that cared for the world around it through its sourcing, business practices, and community involvements. Blue Marble has worked hard to grow in responsible, sustainable ways and to offer their wholesome, super premium ice cream to as wide and diverse an audience as possible.

Further Food

Further Food is a line of food-based nutritional products started by founder Lillian Zhao, who began with a quest to bring the ancient healing practices in Eastern medicine to those with chronic health conditions. Today, Lillian works with a select group of leading women’s health experts to create products that really work.

She is committed to making Further Food a company that inspires people to take control of their health, treads lightly on our delicate planet, and gives back to the community.

Gail and Amy Hepworth

Hepworth Farms

Established in 1818, Hepworth Farms is a seventh-generation family farm in Milton, NY and one of the premier organic growers in the Hudson Valley. Under the direction of sisters Amy and Gail Hepworth, this FreshDirect partner farm is a leader in responsible and sustainable agriculture and a mentor to and collaborator with other farms in the area.

Hepworth Farms preserves and maintains approximately 550 acres of biodiverse and nutrient-dense soil at their location just 90 minutes north of New York City. During their peak growing months from May through late November, they provide FreshDirect with a huge array of vegetables including tomatoes, leafy greens, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, zucchini, roots, and squashes.

When you order any of Hepworth Farms’ produce, you know you’re getting something special that’s grown in support of achieving a better food system. The best way to try them out is by getting one of their farm share boxes, which contain an assortment featuring the very best of the season.

McBride Sisters*

McBride Sisters wine was founded in 2005, when sisters Robin and Andréa set out to shake up the industry with a blend of old-world elegance and new-world finesse. Their wines reflect the terroirs of the places where they grew up, and have flavors designed for all palates. The duo also created the McBride Sisters SHE CAN Professional Development Fund in 2019 to promote the professional advancement of women in the wine industry, help close the gender and race gap, and create opportunities where there were not before. 

* Wine and spirits are sold by FreshDirect Wines & Spirits, License # 1277181620 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215, Tel: (718) 768-1521, M-W 1pm-10pm, Th-Sa 11am-10pm, Su 12pm-8pm

Meadows and More

Tama Matsuoka Wong is the forager behind Meadows and More, a wild foraging company located on 28 acres at the border of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Tama works with top chefs in the New York City area to source foraged goods for their menus, while also working with FreshDirect to bring these wild gems straight to you. From dazzling mushrooms to greens with intense flavor, each of her finds is truly one-of-a-kind. Tama thrives off the enjoyment of seeing other people have more meaning in their lives through better eating and a reconnection with nature. 

Satur Farms

Satur Farms started when wife-husband team Paulette Satur and Eberhard Müller bought their original farm in Long Island in 1997 with the goal of growing vegetables and herbs for Müller’s New York restaurant. Colleagues were soon clamoring for Satur Farms’ produce, and the farm as a business became a reality. Today, Satur Farms produces specialty salads, leafy vegetables, root vegetables, and herbs on 250 acres on Long Island and 500 acres in the winter in Florida to deliver the freshest produce year-round. Their sustainable farming operation follows European farming techniques and firmly believes in socially responsibility and paying employees living wages.

White Moustache

Iranian sisters Homa and Nahid Dashtaki and their father, Goshtasb, have the brought the art of home-style Persian and Greek yogurt to Brooklyn and we can’t stop eating it up. Each batch is made using only Hudson Valley Fresh whole milk and live probiotic cultures the way Goshtasb’s mom (and his mom) made it—completely by hand. Each flavor is packaged in a glass jar so it’s almost too pretty to open (almost). Pro tip: Persian yogurts are traditionally used like sauces, but we like it best the way Homa likes it: on roasted eggplant!

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