Garden Fresh founder starts healthy meats brand


Jack Aronson, who last year sold his Ferndale-based Garden Fresh Gourmet salsa business to Campbell for $231 million, has started a new line of foods, Clean Planet.

“The world is changing, and prepared and processed foods are becoming less a part of consumers’ desire, who are moving toward healthier foods,” Mike Skinner, the company president and general manager, said Monday. “We want to change the way the world eats, and we are going to do it right here.”

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