How to do local on a national scale – Fodder podcast

In this episode of the Fodder podcast, leaders from Seal the Seasons go deep on lessons learned building a local food infrastructure on a national scale. They chat focus on mission, challenges, consumer trends and so much more.

Christine Kapperman, Senior Content Director

May 14, 2020

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Locally grown food. Locally processed packaged products. All sold at local retail. Seal the Seasons set out to put U.S. farmers first, prove “local” can work year-round and beyond farmers markets, build local economies and innovate on frozen fruit.

Trending natural foods products and ingredients, after all, aren’t the only way to innovate in natural products industry.

Seal the Season Patrick Mateer and Alex PiaseckiSeal the Seasons is changing what local means by innovating on infrastructure and distribution, all built on mission that remains core in all that they do.

Seal the Seasons CEO Patrick Mateer and Chief Operations Officer Alex Piasecki share how they brought their vision to life, along with all the road bumps on the way and just how this business model can grow.

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About the Author(s)

Christine Kapperman

Senior Content Director, New Hope Network

As the senior content director at New Hope Network, Christine Kapperman combines her 20-year journalism background with her passion for business to cover the natural products industry for and Natural Foods Merchandiser magazine. She also led content at She loves tracking (and tasting) trends as she shares what’s next to show up in cups, plates and in pantries across the United States.

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