Cultured Love was founded in 2014 by Jodie Krumpe and operates in Zeeland, Michigan (just outside of Grand Rapids!). Our company grew out of Jodie's passion for restoring gut and immune health through living foods. Her interest in "food as medicine" expanded when her youngest child, Molly, was diagnosed with Lyme Disease before moving to Michigan. This led her to research chronic illness and understand the health benefits that good foods can offer. Through Jodie's extensive research, she realized there was a lack of restorative, healing foods easily accessible and she could provide a solution.
Through Cultured Love, we want to share our solution with others and spread the word that what we eat has a significant impact on our overall well-being. We believe that we can restore life through living foods. Our mission is to promote and educate our community on the power of fermented foods through our products, our story, and our actions. Our hope is that through our thoughtfully sourced products and informative education, we can help restore your inner life through our living foods.
Molly, The Reason
Molly, Jodie's daughter, was diagnosed with Lyme Disease at the age of 14. Her fight against Lyme Disease lasted for over a decade. Throughout Molly's battle for health, Jodie dedicated her life to help heal her daughter. Together, they visited dozens of doctors to find an answer and Molly ended up on a two-year antibiotic protocol - which led to the chronic depletion of the good bacteria in her gut and as a result, severely decreased her physical, psychological, and cognitive well-being.
This is where Jodie's research for health redirected to the power of probiotics. Jodie began feeding her family homemade fermented foods, like sauerkraut, to help heal their guts after years of harsh medication. Molly began to heal during college and ended up graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. After graduation, she moved to Michigan with her family, met the love of her life, Michael, and began living her life anew. Molly's life was truly restored through living foods.
With Molly's story in mind, our mission is to help restore and heal those who need love the most - starting with the gut.