In 1992, company founder Richard Lewin, was a stay-at-home dad with a flair for cooking. He began to mix fresh, wholesome ingredients into unique and tasty pesto sauces in Mill Bay, on Vancouver Island.
His daughter Golda, aged 4, was his product taste-tester and became the first of many loyal fans to come. That’s her name and image on all the product labels! Golda today, pictured above, still helps Richard try out exciting new flavours!
Freeman, Golda’s younger brother, joined the family enterprise too. Freeman helps grow fresh basil, a variety of herbs, and other produce used for Golda’s Finest Foods from a local farm known as Freeman’s Farm and Seeds. True to tradition, Freeman’s produce is free of pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides.
Mill Bay, BC (125 km from Victoria warehouse)