Earthy Delights: A Company with Deep Roots
The company now known as Earthy Delights has its roots in the early days of the wild food movement. In 1986, a group of recent Michigan State University graduates, working out of a garage in East Lansing, Michigan, created a co-op to sell edible flowers, wild mushrooms, cattail shoots and other wild-harvested foods to local restaurants and food enthusiasts. Over the next three decades, the company grew and evolved, adding an extensive selection of exotic and specialty foods to the lineup.
Today, over thirty years later, Earthy Delights remains dedicated to those original ideals of providing unique, quality specialty foods with a strong emphasis on wild-harvested, traditional and artisanal foods, and of giving the very best in personalized customer service.
For more information on how to buy from Earthy Delights, please contact one of our salespeople at 1.800.367.4709, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the Earthy Delights Sales Team!
Ann Marie Pooler - Sales Manager
Ann Marie is an integral part of Earthy Delights. During the past nineteen years, she has seen the organization grow from a food co-op, pioneering the way in the grower/forager direct- to-customer industry, to its current place in the market. Earthy is now a leader in sourcing The rare, The unusual, The hand crafted and Wild Foraged products.
Her background has established a foundation for growth, an MSU student for life, and a family with its roots in the food business for over 50 years. She is a third generation foodie. Her grandfather had a produce market in the greater Detroit area, and later a fish processing plant in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and her father's restaurant legacy continues to this day. She knows the value of keeping clients informed and supplied with the freshest and trending ingredients in the market which enables clients to do the same. She is a woman of many passions. Art, piano, cooking and enjoying the Michigan outdoors, fill her creative passions. She looks forward to being a partner in your success!
Phone: (800) 367-4709, ext. 118
Direct line: (517) 253-7418
Chambre Beauvais - Sales Maverick & Protein Specialist
After spending 8 years as a professional student at MSU studying Philosophy & Finance, Chambre worked for the next 5 years training Harness Horses. The disastrous economy of the early ‘80’s and a failed marriage lead him back to an early love – cooking. At the suggestion of a fellow chef he went back to school in his 30’s to study culinary arts. He was hired out of culinary school before graduation to set-up and open a restaurant with his first Executive Chef’s job.
Having met his life’s true partner he moved to her small farm in central Michigan where he has enjoyed cooking, organic gardening, tropical vacations, life, love, family, grandsons and sailing for the last 26 years. Five years ago in an attempt to avoid major back surgery, Chambre made the tough decision to get out of the kitchen. Fortunately an opportunity arose where he could still indulge his passion for fine food, fine wine and creativity – a sales position with Earthy Delights. While balancing the demands of work, family and an active lifestyle he is aggressively preparing for retirement some five years hence.
Phone: (800) 367-4709, ext. 127
Direct line: (517) 253-7428
Jennifer Champagne - Sales Account Rep for Branded Products Division
Jennifer, our Scottish American lass, had an early start in the Specialty Food Industry. While attending undergraduate school at Michigan State University, she was employed by the Grande Gourmet as a retail specialty food Buyer and a member of their management team.
When adding Jennifer to our Earthy Delights Staff, not only did we add a team comedian, we also gained 25+ years of Culinary Industry experience.
One of Jennifer’s passions is pairing great wines with great food. While expanding her knowledge of specialty foods, she had the honor of receiving sommelier training via her mentor, Velta J. Tate. Mrs. Tate taught Jennifer of all her favorite vintners and wines from around the globe.
When not heading up Earthy Delight’s Branded Department, Jennifer enjoys writing, traveling, cooking, spending time with her four-legged furry children, and laughter in the company of good friends. CHEERS!
Phone: (800) 367-4709, ext. 116
Direct line: (517) 253-7416
Stefanie Anderson - Sales Account Representative
Stefanie Anderson is a key member of the Commercial Sales team at Earthy Delights.Before joining Commercial Sales, Stefanie administered the Earthy.com eCommerce platform for several years, providing top quality gourmet and specialty food ingredients to home chefs and foodies across the country. Providing superior customer service is Stefanie’s forte.
Her years in the eCommerce department have helped prepare Stefanie to offer the same superior customer service to professional Chefs. Her personal life has helped as well; Stefanie's husband is the Sous Chef at the Lansing Center, Brian. They have two adult sons, Matthew and Robert, and two cats. She has been in food service in some capacity as a second job for most of her life. Food has always been a passion and her product knowledge will lead the way for making Stefanie a great addition to our team.
Phone: (800) 367-4709, ext. 112
Direct line: (517) 253-7412
Megan Deleeuw - Sales Account Representative
Megan is thrilled to become part of the Earthy team! After spending 11 years with her hands in the soil, starting and growing her certified organic vegetable farm, she was lucky enough to discover Earthy Delights! Growing up in Canton, Megan spent lots of time foraging and hunting mushrooms in the woods with her family up north, cooking and enjoying the seasonal goodness that Michigan has to offer. In addition to farming and foraging for fun, Megan dabbled for several holiday seasons at Zingerman’s Mail Order as the employee meal chef, earned her certificate in Organic Agriculture from Michigan State as well as represented Slow Food USA as a U.S. delegate at Terra Madre in Turin, Italy. Megan is now excited to switch gears and focus on a different aspect of our food system--working directly with chefs to help them source wild, unique and artisan products for their menus.
Phone: (800) 367-4709, ext. 112