Growing farm fresh food since 2000
Afke Zonderland is the founder of Okanagan Rawsome, certified Raw Chef, and food educator.
15 years ago, she saw a huge need to create products that preserve fresh local produce, provide consumers with nutrient-dense food, and promote regenerative agriculture at the same time.
She started by focusing on what crops are grown locally in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. She added sprouted seeds (to increase nutrient levels), flax (great source of Omega 3s) and spices. Instead of baking, the mixture is dehydrated low and slow to retain nutrients and preserve without preservatives! Et Voila: Awesome Rawsome Crisps!
Through much trial and error, Afke found a way to turn local farm food into fast food without compromising on ingredients, taste, or nutritional density. Not only are Afke's Crisps delicious, but they are also gluten-free, vegan, raw & sprouted...BONUS!
Afke now runs Okanagan Rawsome with her daughter Anna. Afke hosts work shops, speaks at various events for the Shuswap Food Action Group and writes articles for the local papers educating people about health, wellness, and protecting our local food sources.
Thank you for supporting our family business!
Afke & Anna
Awards & Publications
FEATURED IN OKANAGAN LIFE PROGRESS MAGAZINE
2019 edition (PG.12-14)
FEATURED IN POMME NATURAL MARKET:
MEET THE MAKER
2019 TOP 5 FINALIST Small Business BC:
COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD
FEATURED IN 2018 SMALL BUSINESS BC PROFILE
Read full article here
2018 TOP 5 FINALIST Small Business BC:
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
2018 MICRO BUSINESS OF THE YEAR, ENDERBY