The Beardsley Team believes strongly in supporting our local small business. Today we introduce you to “Genuine Girard Foods”. Here they are in their own words.
Welcome to Genuine Girard Foods. We are a brother and sister team that combines Mark’s 25 years of experience as a chef with Cindy’s 15+ years of experience cooking for a family which has dietary restrictions. Both of us face health challenges, but do not want those challenges to prevent us from being productive members of the community.
We opened for business in January 2013 and we started selling publicly at the Metcalfe Farmer’s Market in August that year. We are striving to offer healthy alternatives to the commercial prepared foods found in stores. Our aim is to be able to expand the company so that we can hire other people with disabilities, and to empower them to gain the work place skills that will enable them to move on to work in fields that better fit their skills or apply their skills within Genuine Girard. Our good friend, Matt Carroll has joined us in our vision. As he gains work experience with us, we learn more about how to set up the business to accomplish our goals to make it a social enterprise which effectively trains and/or employs those with disabilities. Cindy will be able to use her background as an adult education teacher and parent of two young men with autism spectrum disorders to design a suitable personalized training program for each individual that works with us.
Although we believe that starting with organic food is best, we realize that not everyone can support that alternative on their budget, as a result we offer a variety of healthy foods for every budget- some organic, some not. At all times though we strive to keep our food:
- Preservative free
- MSG free
- Free of artificial flavour enhancers
- Free of artificial sweeteners
- Free of artificial colours
- Free of man-made chemicals
We love what we do and if you are on a restrictive diet we would be honoured to help you to find a solution. Let us know if we can design a food for you. We are also available to offer you cooking advice; please feel free to call or email us your questions. A short video can be found here.
The Beardsley Team encourages you to please BUY LOCAL and support companies such as this. Note the Beardsley Team is not affiliated with Genuine Girard Foods in any way and does not receive any compensation of any type. The Beardsley Team encourages you to please BUY LOCAL and support companies such as this.
Bev and Keith Beardsley, sales representatives and also Seniors Real Estate Specialists with Keller Williams Solid Rock Realty (Brokerage). They serve the Ottawa region including the many rural communities that surround the city. Call or text 613-897-6839, www.BeardsleyTeam.ca, www.Facebook.com/OttawaCountryHomes.