Earthwise Gourmet is family owned and operated. Sharon Moliken is the Head Chef. Sharon is a Certified Natural Foods Chef trained at Bauman Culinary School in Berkeley, CA. Warren Moliken brings 20 years experience in manufacturing, operations and production. He wears multiple hats supporting all Earthwise’s operational functions, plays great tunes in the kitchen, and serves as Head Kombucha Brewmaster.
Earthwise Gourmet’s mission is to steer conscious and inquiring epicureans onto the path of health and well-being. This is achieved through the appreciation and consumption of nutrient-dense and delicious foods prepared as our ancestors have. Our food philosophies are based on the collective wisdom of indigenous peoples worldwide. Their food preparation and preservation techniques were built on centuries and millennia of practical, intuitive and generational food arts fundamental to their community, culture and survival.
Earthwise customers enjoy our foods for both their healing properties and for sheer tastiness. As well, we are a referral source for medical practitioners, MDs, Naturopaths, Acupuncturists, and Nutritionists seeking to provide ‘food as medicine’ to their patients.
Central to our business ethic is the dissemination of information and education of the community regarding the food wisdom of the past. Many of these traditional culinary techniques were forgotten over the past century during the industrial age. These critical culinary arts must be reintroduced to the next generation(s) or we may face a societal medical catastrophe. Rarely can one find foods prepared ‘pristinely’ i.e.: without preservatives and additives, without modern processing techniques, made of pesticide-free, local and seasonally sourced whole foods whose nutritive value is increased through clever and sage preparation. Hand and hand with the disappearance of ancient food traditions and the advent of modern food systems we see the appearance and proliferation of modern diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, numerous digestive disorders, food sensitivities and more.
We make every effort to source organic wherever possible but may, due to availability (never cost), require conventional substitutes on occasion. Always we strive to personally know our ingredient sources and are staunch advocates for truth in labeling and accuracy in listed ingredients. Feel free to question if you are unsure, merely curious, or have specific nutritional requirements.
All Earthwise products are hand-crafted and produced in micro-batches. As such, Earthwise Gourmet foods are alive and distinctly different in flavour, shelf-life and health-promoting properties from their factory-produced, commercial counterparts. We respect that there can be slight variations from batch to batch. As many items are seasonal and produced in small quantities we apologize in advance if any listed products are unavailable. Earthwise Gourmet provides a strict 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on all our products. If you are not completely satisfied please contact us for a replacement or full refund.
Earthwise seeks to reduce our environmental impact wherever possible. Please return your jars for Planet Earthwise Loyalty Credits. 11 Credits earns a FREE spread or kraut. Wise for you, wise for us, wise for Mother Earth. At our Market Stall all of our cups, bowls and spoons are 100% biodegradable and compostable. Bury it, plant a seed, or please dispose of them in your green bin.