Jonathan Sprouts Acquires The Sproutman

December 12, 2023 Jonathan Sprouts

Founded in 1976 by Bob and Barbara Sanderson, who have been credited as pioneers of the U.S. commercial sprouting industry and now headed by niece, Elizabeth Reilley, Jonathan Sprouts, Inc announced the acquisition of Pennsylvania-based The Sproutman today. All produce grown and distributed by The Sproutman will be rebranded as Jonathan Spouts and the procurement now makes Jonathan Sprouts available from the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest throughout the Northeast U.S.

Bob Sanderson, Legendary Grower of Organic Green Sprouts in the U.S. Dies, Age 79

January 20, 2023 Perishable News

Robert Sanderson, co-founder and former president of Jonathan Sprouts, Inc., died early in the morning of Monday, January 9, 2023, due to complications with pneumonia.  Bob was born June 23, 1943 in Boston and attended Phillips Academy, Andover, and University of California, Berkely, where he was a Buckminster Fuller enthusiast, active in the free speech movement, and played in several jazz bands. 

Jonathan Sprouts Announces New Ownership

August 17, 2021 Jonathan Sprouts, Inc.

Founded in 1976 by Bob and Barbara Sanderson, who have been credited as pioneers of the US commercial sprouting industry, have made their family-owned business succession plan for Jonathan Sprouts public.  Niece, nephew, and longtime employees Liz Reilley and Rich Wolfe take the reins of the produce supplier as President & CEO and COO/CFO, respectively.