Founder and CEO
Kerri Rush, “the wheatgrass girl” is the owner, farmer and chef at Fresh Wheatgrass Girl Farm in Carlisle, Iowa. She started growing wheatgrass in 1996 when her Mother was diagnosed with stage 4 colon, liver and lymph node cancer. After researching “alternative” healthy ways to give her immune system a boost she found it in wheatgrass and juicing (her mother is alive and cancer free!). Kerri became hooked on all of the benefits of wheatgrass and her business started growing! She opened up Fresh Cafe & Market and a Fresh Juice Stand at the Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market in 2006. Since then she has been recognized for her creativity and recipe development from several companies including receiving a top 10 in the US award for her veggie burger from Veg World Magazine and being named Top Chef for her raw lasagne and raw nacho dishes. She is a personal chef for several celebrities working behind the scenes helping to ramp up their energy and keep them healthy and has some of her creations like her Avocado Rangoon on menus for famous restaurants. In 2018 She opened up a kitchen inside of the Supportive Housing Campus YMCA in Downtown Des Moines where she makes plant based community meals at no cost for the residents, staff and anyone that's hungry. No one has ever left her kitchen without a hug, smile, full belly and a happy heart. She specializes in juices, smoothies, salads and anything that can be made with fresh produce. Kerri is an award winning Chef with a knack for making healthy taste great!
We are a family business that wants to provide products that are alive and overflowing with positive energy and nourishment. We strive to learn everything we can about where we live and know that all we need to flourish and live sustainably is natural and right here in front of us. Being environmentally conscious care givers we honor the earth and ourselves, as we are one and the same. We support local, small farmers and raise up our neighbors even if they are across the globe. Our work is done with love. Integrity is our core. We are generous and grateful every day for everything. (Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine and Thy Medicine Be Thy Food - Hippocrates)