Our Story

Food. For The People, By The People.

Hey, my name’s Brent. I’m one of the owners of people food. I suffer from this thing called celiac disease. And when I say that I suffer, I mean I really suffer. I was tired of being sick from simply eating food. Obviously, I couldn’t tolerate gluten, but my body was also rejecting preservatives, chemicals, and fillers in processed foods. My choices were limited, people. I just wanted to find real food, eat it and not get sick. It sounds simple enough but turned out to be decidedly difficult, so we created People Food™.

We make food. We provide you with the comfort of knowing our food is nutritionally sound enough to eat everyday. It’s easy on a body. It’s people food. Just eat it.

The Evolution of Our Revolution

When we first started, we were just steps away from opening the doors to a fresh food store and market. It was to include a kitchen and bake shop offering everything from bread and cookies to take-away meals. The concept was based on real, whole, come-from-the-ground, food; however, it was not gluten free.

The market was going to sell fresh organic vegetables, and sustainably and humanely raised meats from small, local farms. All of our suppliers were in place and we were nearly all set to open.

Just before we were set to open, Brent discovered he had celiac disease. First of all, we thought gluten was mostly about bread and pasta. Well, we did some digging, and boy were we wrong. So, two months before we opened, we had to completely change everything, while keeping true to our original concept based on real, whole, come-from-the-ground, food. Back to the drawing board, so to speak. It was certainly a challenge, but there was no way we could produce or sell food that one of us couldn’t even eat.

At the same point we knew that Brent couldn’t be the only one. Everyone seemed to have some reason to see the pharmacist on a regular basis; headache, stomach problems, heartburn, rashes, whatever the ailment, there was a pill.

The more we researched, the more we realized that, not only is there confusion about celiac disease itself, people were (and are still are) fairly hard pressed to find any real food that was gluten free.

Every label we read was full of of things we couldn’t pronounce and sure didn’t sound like actual food. At that point we knew we had an opportunity to feed people real food. As cooks, we were confident we could produce food made from food. Our goal was to use the highest quality, cleanest, road less traveled, product we could find. Little did we know that this would turn out to be an original concept in the gluten-free world.

And from there, People Food was born. It was a challenge, but the results were worth it.

OUR PEOPLE

Brent

The Frontman

Linda

The Organizer

Cat Stevens

The Influencer

Flo

The Backer