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Our story began in 2005, when two travelers, Alon Farber and Marie-Josée Richer returned to Quebec after meeting in India. Antsy to share their love of food and passion for healthy nutrition, they started out roasting nuts in Marie-Josée’s mom’s kitchen and selling their tasty treats through word-of-mouth and farmer’s markets.
“At the time, organic-certified products were relatively unpopular and hard to find. But we recognized the importance to eat healthy while respecting the natural cycles of the earth and the ecosystems.” - Alon Farber, Co-Founder.
Soon enough, their mouth-watering Go Nuts mix was a success. In the following years, many other tasty products were successfully developed. As word of mouth and demand skyrocketed, Alon and Marie carefully surrounded themselves with talented and like-minded people sharing the same passion to grow the then-startup into a larger company, keeping their commitment to sustainability at the heart of every project.
The team’s efforts got officially acknowledged in 2015 when the company obtained its B Corp certification which recognizes businesses from all industries that have a positive impact on the environment and on their workers, customers and community.
In 2017, the PRANA family welcomed aboard a strong leadership team to push the company further while the two founders focused their attention onto spreading PRANA’s mission across the globe. Though Alon and Marie have now withdrawn from day to day activities, their guiding values and spirit remain with the community of 60 men and women who contribute to PRANA’s growing success.