Our Story


OUR MISSION: Supporting healthier eating anywhere you go, anytime you need sustainably.

A BIT OF HISTORY

Nature Knows is on a mission to provide healthier and sustainable fresh food accessible for everyone.  Andrea Watson, now President joined as co-founder to help disrupt the market and help make a difference with both our health and the environment in mind. With so many commonly found plastic packaged snacks and healthier alternatives they found were high in sugars, carbs or fats and many with long, hard to understand ingredient lines. Nature Knows had created the innovative solutions clients and consumers were demanding! Providing Ready-to-Eat, Fresh Fruits & Veggies packed only in their uniquely designed, breathable eco-friendly formats.  All natural, with no preservatives, nut free, & gluten free.

Finally, a healthy plant-based fresh snack to enjoy for all ages, anytime you need, anywhere you go! Nature Knows understands how busy our lives our today. Offering an array of convenient individual portion sizes to NEW Farm To Table Resealable family size bags.  Their NEW compostable “noisy” corn based pouches go right in the green bin/or backyard composter. Helping to reduce plastics and food waste, Nature Knows ready to eat, fresh produce stays fresh naturally up to 50% longer than plastic formats commonly used.

Perfect for on the go healthy snacking and simple meal prep to support both Retail and Foodservice needs. Nature Knows is helping achieve sustainability goals and improve your eco footprint.  Providing custom or private label options, being locally packed and designed in Ontario, you can be ready to launch in ONLY 4 weeks!

Nature Knows proudly provides fresh and delicious snacks, always good for us & our planet.
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OUR ADVANTAGES

The company name; Nature Knows, begins to tell the story and supports the notion that goodness comes from the earth and that fresh, unprocessed food is what our bodies need and want to maintain optimal health.
Nature Knows what is best for us.

Our years of testing the best methods of selecting fruits and vegetables, along with our unique process of washing and sterilizing, in addition to our compostable packaging, has resulted in delicious produce that stays fresh up to 3 weeks!

Our produce shelf-life is more than double the industry standard for ready-to-eat fruits and vegetables. It is important to that we help you reduce food waste and provide portable, fresh, and healthy produce.

Currently, we offer a variety of Ready-to-Eat Fruits and Vegetables in an array of biodegradable, green bin friendly packaging formats. We can also customize and co-brand the packaging to suit your specific needs.
If you can dream it, chances are we can do it!

MEET OUR QUEEN BEE

Andrea Watson, Founder and President has over 25 years of sales and marketing experience. Andrea has enjoyed a variety of roles within top CPG companies such as Kraft and General Mills. From Regional Sales and Coffee Specialist, Distributor Manager, Customer Marketing, Key Account Manager, Marketing Brand Manager, National Training Manager, National Accounts Business Development, Ingredients to Co-packing Partnerships, within the range of Industrial, Convenience, HMR and Foodservice channels.

Taking over as CEO of Nature Knows for this past year, Andrea has lead the company forward with a strong foundation. Nature Knows was proudly awarded 2019 Top New product Finalist by DUX Grand Prix and honoured with CFIG Top 10 innovative products by CFIG. Andrea has been sought out to share her expertise, speaking with the Ontario Student Nutrition managers on healthy snacking and fundraising, Humber College, SIAL, Guelph University-GFS show featuring best of local, CAFP National conference, featured in Foodservice & Hospitality magazine new product showcase.

Nature Knows elevated its brand presence with Toronto 2019 TIFF with Melissa DiMarco VIP suite, CHFA Show Booth, Selected as 1 of 10 companies to support Women in Diversity attended Canada Trade Mission to US Midwest, 1 of 20 companies featured with Natural Product Canada & NCN Pitch event conference,  Sysco Foodie Summit, OPMA speaker for Niagara Tender Fruit Growers, Innovation Canada Feature Article ‘Future of Food’, ON Pavilion with GIC show, Panel speaker with Sustainable Events Forum and Canadian Women in Food inaguarl “Full Tilt “Conference (awarded Food Entrepreneur of the year by their peers) CR&B trade show, Toronto Moms and peers voted president Andrea as TOP 3 CEO/ Mom Entrepreneurs of the Year,  showcased within both the inaugural Global Plant Based Summit in Toronto and Nutrition Connections Ontario Public Health Forum.

Nature Knows is committed to giving back and supporting  industry associations and movements such as Half Your Plate program-by the Canadian Produce Marketing Association featured logo our new 100% Compostable bags, Advisory council with Produce Made Simple-OPMA, Random Acts of Green, Natural Products Canada cohort and registered as Women led business with We Connect International. Extending our reach to help give back to our communities and industry such Healthy Moms Toronto, Providence Healthcare Foundation, Food4Kids, West End Womens Network, CWIF-Canadian Women in Food, Friends of We Care supporting Easter Seals Canada and more!