Mama Stoen's began its journey in August of 2009. This is when Christine and her youngest daughter, Gracie, were diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Celiac Disease is an auto-immune disorder that causes damage to the lining in the intestinal wall, which prevents proper absorption of important nutrients the body needs.
After their diagnosis, Christine was concerned about the shift in lifestyle and food choices for herself and her family. After trying gluten-free products on the market and not finding what she once was used to eating, Christine became determined to make a gluten-free product that would be as close to today's food taste and texture. For six years she would work on creating a gluten-free product that tasted like today's gluten-containing foods but without the gluten, corn or nuts.
The Stoen family – Jami, Christine, Cameron, Gage and Gracie – have enjoyed sharing their products with individuals in need of gluten-free products. They have taken a gloomy situation and found great pleasure in helping others.
"Mama Stoen's has been in business for a year and a half," says Jami, "and Kowalski's has been a part of our business from the beginning. Kowalski's believes in local vendors, and they gave us the chance because they believed in what we were doing. It has turned into a great partnership."
Currently Mama Stoen's can be found in over 200 locations and 10 states, and we are excited to see where they go in the future.
Find Mama Stoen's products in the Grocery Department of your nearest Kowalski's location.