NorthWest Fork's (a division of Kester Foods) roots go back over 60 years. In the late 1940's, a gentleman by the name of Amos started subscribing to a magazine called Organic Gardening. In addition to already being a lifelong vegetarian he became a fierce advocate for organic farming and products (which is perhaps why he lived to the age of 98!) He believed in growing all of his produce and fruit using only natural fertilizers and pesticides. Many of his projects were less than successful. Several times he had huge compost piles burst into open flames, and his idea of replacing pesticides with cayenne pepper spray made his strawberries hard to eat. Nevertheless, he persevered, and what was thought of as odd in the 50's and 60's is today recognized as healthy and sensible. Based on what was learned from him, Kester Foods began using the healthiest ingredients available. Ingredients that Amos would have approved of; all-natural, free from any chemicals or preservatives, gluten-free, soy-free, non-GMO, and simple.