Background Story

Gunnar & Jake’s Gourmet Foods, LLC. is a family run business that started out of love, family, inspiration, & hope.  The company was started by Kristi Murray.  Kristi was born in Canton, Ohio and raised with a lot of family traditions, especially from her Grandmother. She wants to pass on those same traditions and new ones to her children, Gunnar & Jake.  Gunnar & Jake, who the company is named after, are miracle children.  Gunnar was born weighing 3 lbs 4 oz, at six weeks premature.  Jake was born weighing 1 lb 10 oz, at 14 weeks premature.  After having both of her children, Kristi went into complete kidney failure at the age of 29.  Kristi received a kidney transplant from her beloved sister Lori, which saved her life.  On 2/19/16, she received another "Gift of Life" from her brother, Neil, who knows what it's like to give.  Donating for life is a selfless act and very heroic, as my sister and brother are my Angels here on earth. From that point forward, Kristi wanted to dedicate her life to her children and wanted to set a great example for them by creating one of a kind recipes. Eating healthy was one of them.  Kristi started Gunnar & Jake's Gourmet Foods, LLC. to not only inspire her kids, but to bring a healthy and delicious pickled product to the market. The company is dedicated to providing the public with the best tasting gourmet pickled products by LOWERING the SALT, using  NO SUGAR, and maintaining the delicious flavors with 5 or lesss ingredients in every jar. Kristi, has come up with all of these one of a kind receipes that are just too good not to share with the world.  Kristi wants to teach Gunnar and Jake to never give up and Dream Big!  Try our gourmet pickled products today and taste the delicious love, inspiration, and hope that is in every jar!
Gunnar weighing 3 lbs 4 oz

Jake weighing 1 lb 10 oz

Gunnar & Jake all grown up!