We are Zen Farmers

A Glimpse into our Sweet Earth.

WE NOURISH LIVES BY MAKING
SMART FOOD CHOICES THAT...

Honor & sustain the land

The steep grass cliffs of Big Sur, the lush farms of Monterey. Every day we cherish the landscapes that make us who we are—the awesome waves at Santa Cruz, the vibrant streets of San Francisco. Crafting food is how we stay mindful of the earth. We choose ingredients that sustain and protect our coast. And we prepare dishes honoring the fact that all around the world, unique cultures celebrate their lands with food, revering its health and nutrition.

Cultivate a
curious mind & palate

We are food explorers. The Sweet Earth kitchen is a magic temple, where passionate chefs bring together ancient recipes and today's harvest. The result? Food that you'll love, that'll surprise you, that'll satisfy what we all believe: food should be delicious. It should add zest to your day and spice to your mind. We put in your hands an incredible diversity of plant foods and cooking traditions.

Sustain a healthy body

We believe food traditions endure for a reason—they allow us to thrive. Millennia have taught cultures what works, and at Sweet Earth we're doing our best to listen. And here's what we've learned: interesting flavors, vibrant colors, and complex textures are the best for our bodies. Follow your nose to those, and there you will find protein, vitamins, probiotics, fatty acids, fibers, it goes on! Inventive cooking means nutritious living. The best for your body: that's our passion.

WE MAKE FOOD THAT
IS...
FUELED BY PLANT-
BASED MEATS
DELICIOUS AND
NUTRITIOUS
PREMIUM AND
CULINARY
WORLDLY AND
LOCAL
AS NATURAL, ORGANIC AND NON-GMO
AS WE CAN BE
Our Story
Kelly Swette

Kelly is an innovator & culinary explorer. Her mission: challenge the status quo by taking plant-based foods mainstream. Her secret weapon: taste!

An engineer by training, a marketer by trade and a foodie by love, Kelly has worked for some iconic & innovative companies: from Baxter Labs, Pepsi Cola / Lipton to Calvin Klein, where she was head of Global Marketing.

She is always experimenting – in her kitchen or garden at home with Brian, two boys, a dog and six chickens. Kelly’s passion is cooking amazing vegetarian meals and hoarding cooking magazines & spices; but, she also finds time to coach an underwater robotics team and support local charities.

Brian Swette

Brian became convinced of the importance of a “plant based diet” from his work at the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University.

After graduating from ASU, Brian worked at Procter and Gamble, Pepsico and ultimately became the COO of eBay.

Brian has been an advisor and board member for a variety of companies including Shutterfly, Care.com, Schiff Nutrition, JCrew and Burger King. Brian is a trustee of Arizona State University.

Not a huge deal, but he did win Ad Age Marketer of the Year 3 times!

Our Team

above: Hear from our Employees.
SWEET EARTH AMBASSADORS
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LaLa Kasal / Foodie

Texas Vibes

Person Trainer & Nutrition Specialist

“My passion for health & fitness goes beyond the gym”

Instagram: @Lalitha.Lauren

Youtube: www.youtube.com/lalitha.lauren

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Anna (Élla) Skovajsa / Vegan

California Vibes

“The Secret: Healthy + Clean+ Fit Life. Dietetics student makin’ real food fun”

Instagram: @Healthappysecret

Youtube: www.youtube.com/ellassecret

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Jason Wrobel

@JasonWrobel

Celebrity #vegan #rawfood chef.  @CookingChannel TV & DVD host. Health entertainer & wellness warrior. Taking over one tastebud at a time with #superfood rhymes!

Los Angeles
jasonwrobel.com

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Sharon Palmer, R.D.

@SharonPalmerRD

Registered dietitian, food and nutrition writer and editor, blogger, and author of the books The Plant-Powered Diet and Plant-Powered for Life.

Los Angeles
sharonpalmer.com

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Barbara Monette

@BarbaraMonette

Vegan food blogger. Artist, Mother, animal lover and nature lover. Blog: Simply “B” | Vegan Nutrition and Beauty from the Earth

Michigan

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Alexandria Nolan

@AlexNolandia

Author, Freelance Writer, Certified Yoga Teacher, Lifestyle Blogger

Houston
greetingsfromnolandia.com

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BECOME A SWEET EARTH ZEN-BASSADOR!

If you are passionate about natural, sustainable foods and would like to be a Sweet Earth Brand Ambassador, send us an email telling us about yourself at ZenFarmer@sweetearthfoods.com.

A member of our team will be in touch with you soon!

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
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2018 FROZEN PIZZA CHALLENGE - BEST OVERALL:
PROTEIN LOVER'S PIZZA
MEN'S HEALTH MAGAZINE
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2018 EXPO WEST BEST OF SHOW AWARDS:
VEGGIE LOVER'S PIZZA
VEGNEWS MAGAZINE
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2018 BEST NEW PRODUCT:
SWEET EARTH QUESADILLAS
PROGRESSIVE GROCERY
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2017 PLANT-PROTEIN AWARD:
TRADITIONAL SEITAN
VEGAN HEALTH & FITNESS MAGAZINE
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2017 NEXTY AWARD, BEST NEW MEAT ALTERNATIVE:
MEDITERRANEAN VEGGIE BURGER
NEW HOPE NETWORK
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2017 NEXTY AWARD, BEST NEW MEAT ALTERNATIVE:
MEDITERRANEAN VEGGIE BURGER
NEW HOPE NETWORK
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2017 NEXTY FINALIST, BEST NEW FROZEN FOOD:
KOREAN JAPCHAE ARTISAN BOWL
NEW HOPE NETWORK
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2016 EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARDS, FUNCTIONAL FOOD:
PROTEIN LOVERS BREAKFAST BURRITO
SUPPLY SIDE WEST
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2016 GOLD MEDAL FOR SUPERIOR TASTE:
ARTISAN BOWLS
BENEVOLENT BACON
BURRITOS
BREAKFAST SANDWICHES
AMERICAN MASTERS OF TASTE
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2016 BEST VEGETARIAN ENTREE:
MOROCCAN TAGINE
DELICIOUS LIVING MAGAZINE
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2015 BEST OF SHOW WINNER:
THE ZA'ATAR BURGER
VEGNEWS MAGAZINE
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TOP 50 FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES:
SWEET EARTH NATURAL FOODS
SILICON VALLEY BUSINESS JOURNAL
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2015 MOST INTRIGUING ENTREPRENEURS:
KELLY SWETTE
GOLDMAN SACHS BUILDERS & INNOVATORS SUMMIT
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2014 BEST NEW RETAIL PRODUCT:
BENEVOLENT BACON
REFRIGERATED & FROZEN FOODS
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2014 FOODIE AWARD FINALIST:
THE KYOTO BURRITO
VEGETARIAN TIMES
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2013 "NEXT" AWARD RECIPIENT:
SWEET EARTH NATURAL FOODS
THE NATURAL PRODUCTS INDUSTRY FORECAST
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2013 BEST VEGETARIAN ENTREE:
THE PERUVIAN BURRITO
DELICIOUS LIVING MAGAZINE
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2012 BEST OF SHOW WINNER:
THE BIG SUR BREAKFAST BURRITO
VEGNEWS MAGAZINE