pesto guy

Our Story

In 1992, company founder Richard Lewin, was a stay-at-home dad with a flair for cooking. He began to mix fresh, wholesome ingredients into unique and tasty pesto sauces in Mill Bay, on Vancouver Island. His daughter Golda, aged 4, was his product taste-tester and became the first of many loyal fans to come. That’s her name and image on all the product labels! Golda today still helps Richard try out exciting new flavours!

Freeman, Golda’s younger brother, joined the family enterprise too. Freeman helps grow fresh basil, a variety of herbs, and other produce used for Golda’s Finest Foods from a local farm known as Freeman’s Farm and Seeds. True to tradition, Freeman’s produce is free of pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides.

Our Products

Golda’s products starts with our pestos, Basil, Cilantro, Artichoke, Sundried Tomato, Roasted Red Pepper, Garlic Scape, Olive Tapenade, and our seasonal Blueberry, Hemp, and Dill. Keep an eye out for these exciting flavours! In 2012, we introduced our  NEW Vegan pestos! You will find a Basil, Cilantro, and Sundried Tomato to choose from, with the same great flavours as our others but now vegan, dairy-free. Along with all our pestos, we offer a versatile (and spicy!) condiment called SkoogkTM.

Golda’s Finest Foods has been growing slowly but steadily since 1992. The company has evolved from a modest, family operation that catered only to a few select delicatessens and restaurants on Vancouver Island. Golda’s now supplies a wide variety of fresh pestos and sauces to an even larger family of specialty grocery stores and restaurants all over south-western British Columbia.

Golda’s Finest Foods may soon be coming to a neighbourhood grocery outlet near you! Keep watching this web-site for announcements of new stores that join the Golda’s family!