Just released to retail!
Retail Markets buy our fresh giardiniera in bulk then re-pack and merchandise in refrigerated coolers, usually by the olives and other by-the-pound specialty cheese. If you can't locate, ask someone in Specialty.
MarkeTime - Fremont/Seattle
New Seasons - Washington & Oregon
Thirftway - West Seattle
Top of the Hill - Renton
Whole Foods Market - most locations in Pacific Northwest
Zupan's - Lake Grove
Menus (when open):
Aerlume - Seattle
Aegis - Mercer Island
AC Hotel - Bellevue
Built - Tacoma
Facebook - Seattle
First & Goal Hospitality - CenturyLink Field, Seattle
Centerplate Catering - Safeco Field, Seattle
Columbia Winery - Woodinville
General Electric - Portland
Facebook - Westlake café
Fircrest Golf & Country Club - Tacoma
Januik Winery - Woodinville
Lakehouse Restaurant - Bellevue
Lavish Roots Catering - Bellevue
Metropolitan Market - Proctor
Muckleshoot Casino - Auburn
NIKE - Oregon headquarters
Peninsula Pies - Hansville, WA
Red Hot - Tacoma
Stadium Thriftway - Tacoma
Teatro ZinZanni - Woodinville
The Neighbor Lady, Central District/Seattle
Tulalip Casino - Tulalip
University of Puget Sound - Tacoma
Washington State Convention Center
Zoka Coffee - Wallingford/Seattle
VegFest SEA + PDX Attendees: Many of you ask if we are available at PCC Natural Markets, Marlene's Market & Deli, Market of Choice, Town & Country/Central Markets, Bellingham Co-op, Central Co-op. No we are not.
The best way to help HERO have placement is to drop a note in their comment box or speak with a manager. -We Thank You!
Sandwiches - Burgers - Brauts - Scrambles - Pizza -
Brushetta - Crackers - Tortilla Chips.
Swirl in hummus, smash in avacado, service with antipasto & cheeses.
Toss with leafy greens
(sub salad dressing for a dollop of HERO).
Mix-in to "spike" Potato Salad, Beans + Rice, Quinoa, Couscous.
Make an unforgettable Grilled Cheese.
Tacos. Nachos. Burritos.
Show us how you HERO
and we'll donate $1 to VeteransMatter.org.
3,877 veterans and their families, including 1421 children,
are off the streets thanks to this Mighty not-for-profit as of July 20, 2020.
"Be 1 Who Matters to 1 Who Matters." - 1Matters.org
A GARDEN IN YOUR MOUTH
Fresh Carrots, Fresh Celery,
Fresh Serrano + Jalapeno Peppers,
Dunbar Roasted Red Bell Peppers,
House-Brined Pearl Onions
and Lindsay Spanish Olives
We begin with USA-grown Kosher sweet peppers roasted to perfection.
Then add a mix of fresh and brined vegetables.
We go to great lengths to bring you the best and freshest GMO-free condiments, like HERO Giardiniera. In fact, we kick-started the very first commercially available Non-GMO "cocktail onion" in the USA, because we couldn't find a GMO-free onion to source otherwise.
Our roasted red bell peppers come from Dunbars, a family-owned processor of bell peppers in the Carolinas, and we use only Lindsay Spanish Olives, which are diced and hand-chopped before tossing with our fresh produce.
Thanks to the Sound Produce family, who delivers the freshest produce to us as per our specifications. Depending on the time of year, these come from California and Washington from Taylor Farms.
For our refrigerated version of HERO, available in bulk for commercial use, we use Bella Vina Expeller Pressed GMO-free Canola Oil because in our many months of testing, this performed the best in foodservice applications. For our pantry (shelf stable) retail version, we use San Giuliano Italian Grapeseed Oil as this by-product of the wine making industry is growing in preference by North American consumers and is derived from a sustainable farming source we want to support.
We use white wine vinegar with no added sulfites, and when it's all married with a touch of salt, it brings out a crunchy, savory, briney umami taste experience.
HERO is lovingly handpack in to 8 lb wide-mouth gallon PPE containers for foodservice (refrigerated), 8 oz non-BPA PETE (refrigerated; available at festivals only) and 12 oz glass jars (shelf stable) for e-commerce retail. We are moving to 2/4 lb pouches for foodsevice to lower our wholesale price and to lessen our impact on the environment.
We are working to bring this product to USDA organic certification. In the meantime, HERO is GMO-free as tested by IEH Laboratories, an approved lab of the Non-GMO Verification Project.
We are committed to bringing you the best tasting condiments while positively impacting society.
P.S. HERO's jar is an awesome re-use container! Store anything in it! The stickers come off easily so you can make it your own. When you don't need it, pass it on or rinse and recycle. Thanks to sophisticated curbside recycling programs, the non-BPA jars are recyclable and so are their lids,* while the glass jars are also recyclable.
*Thank You City of Seattle and states like Connecticut who have mandatory recycling programs!
in Pacific Northwest
Giardiniera (pronounced Jar-din-air) began in Italy, about two centuries ago, as vegetable melange consisting of brined produce harvested from local farms. It was created as a celebration of vegetable-growers' bounty. Now it is enjoyed from Piedmont to Chicago to New Orleans, and now the Pacific Northwest!
Jean + Family
Makers of HERO Giardiera
The Mighty Condiment