This all started as a way to keep my own diet choices healthy!
The idea for Rhode Island Organics® essentially started out with a few friends. We had just put together an overflowing bowl of fresh organic vegetables that we had gotten from our local farmer’s market. As I reached for one of salad dressings offered I realized that after we had taken the time to select fresh nutritious vegetables I was about to sabotage the health benefits that I was expecting from our efforts!
The dressings were full of high-fructose corn syrup (or any of the new names that HFCS is now being hidden behind), high sodium and sugar amounts and made with the low grades of canola or soybean oil and a number of unpronounceable ingredients that are found in many of the national brands. Ugh!
So why were we about to undo the health benefits of our salads?
Well, because there were not many healthy options. Why not? Many of the major national brands produce products with the goal of offering the lowest possible price. Those brands are not produced with the goal of offering the highest quality healthy ingredients- nor with your health in mind!
My late wife, Eileen, and I would cook together. We thought that we were eating a healthy diet. After Eileen lost her life to leukemia in her early 50s I found myself a single dad, raising two daughters, and questioning what I could do in the kitchen to enhance the quality of our lives. I paid much closer attention to ingredients that my daughters and I were consuming. I now search out organic produce, meats and products made with organic ingredients. I avoid any products where there may be a question of GMO ingredients or high-fructose-corn-syrup. USDA Certified Organic is the most stringent and the best certification for products.
I knew what I had to do — make my own healthy dressings to complement the healthy vegetables and produce that we wanted in our diets.
My personal vision, and the overall company mission, has always been to produce salad dressings, marinades and sauces that you actually WANT to feed to your family! Kids, and adults, love the taste. And when they love the taste you can be assured that they will eat their veggies!
You will never have to worry about any inferior ingredients with Rhode Island Organics®. And you will know that every bottle has been made with your health in mind!
I am so very proud of what we have now accomplished: Rhode Island Organics®. All are certified organic and gluten-free. Most are certified kosher, contain no added sugar, low in carbs and low in sodium.
USDA-certified organic means that we are also non-GMO, by law — never any artificial colorings, flavorings or ingredients.