Our Story


OUR MISSION: Supporting healthier eating anywhere you go, anytime you need.

A BIT OF HISTORY

Have you noticed that no matter where you are, you are probably within a short distance of where a candy bar or pop is sold. Why is finding a healthy snack so much more challenging?

Back in 2016, our Helmut Leili and Andrea Watson embraced the vision to help make fresh produce more available by packaging and selling ready-to-eat fresh fruits and vegetables.

Helmut having a formidable career as an Agronomist for some of the leading companies in North America, he has a very good handle on the sourcing and handling of fresh fruits and vegetables. For the last eight years, he has been focused on developing our unique, environmentally friendly single-serve packaging. The clear window on the front is actually made from corn!

Andrea has also had an illustrious career working for major food companies in both Sales and Marketing roles and her personality and experience are just what the company needs to flourish.
Andrea can be reached at awatson@natureknows.ca

Our dedicated team, is on a mission to help make Canadians healthier, one serving at a time. We hope to start a contagious and unstoppable movement and we would love for you to join us!

OUR ADVANTAGES

The company name; Nature Knows, begins to tell the story and supports the notion that goodness comes from the earth and that fresh, unprocessed food is what our bodies need and want to maintain optimal health.
Nature Knows what is best for us.

Our years of testing the best methods of selecting fruits and vegetables, along with our unique process of washing and sterilizing, in addition to our compostable packaging, has resulted in delicious produce that stays fresh up to 3 weeks!

Our produce shelf-life is more than double the industry standard for ready-to-eat fruits and vegetables. It is important to that we help you reduce food waste and provide portable, fresh, and healthy produce.

Currently, we offer a variety of Ready-to-Eat Fruits and Vegetables in an array of biodegradable, green bin friendly packaging formats. We can also customize and co-brand the packaging to suit your specific needs.
If you can dream it, chances are we can do it!

MEET OUR QUEEN BEE

Andrea Watson is our Founder and President has over 25 years of sales and marketing experience, Andrea has specialized in a variety of roles from Independent Women’s Wear, Private Label Designs to Foodservice and Hospitality. These include National and Regional Chains both QSR and Family Casual, Airlines, C-Store, Hospitality, Leisure, Wholesale, Ingredient Industrial clients to Independents, Catering, Bartending and Special Events.

Andrea has enjoyed a variety of roles within top CPG companies such as Kraft and General Mills. From Regional Sales and Coffee Specialist, Distributor Manager, Customer Marketing, Key Account Manager, Marketing Brand Manager, National Training Manager, to National Account Managerectors of the industry from Retail to Convenience to Foodservice.

Andrea has been a proud member of CAFP, Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals for 17 years, including past positions as Toronto Branch President, VP Student Development, National Conference committee and continues as their Top Management Night Gala Fundraiser Director. She was recognized by her peers receiving the FEY Award-Food Executive of the Year in 2012

She is also committed to giving back and growing her knowledge, as a member of and supporting key industry charities and networks. These include Friends of We Care & Easter Seals, United Way, Providence Healthcare Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Salvation Army, St Joseph’s Health Care Foundation, OPMA (ON Produce Manufacturing Association), OSNS (ON Student Nutrition Services), and Half Your Plate.