Native Juice Co. is a juice and smoothie bar that specializes in fresh beverages made from local ingredients. The company also serves healthy snacks such as salads, wraps, avocado toasts, and soba noodle dishes. The owners support the broader local economy and local producers by sourcing all of their ingredients from Bay Area farmers’ markets as well as from a local farm in Petaluma that produces ingredients exclusively for them.
Founded in 2013 by Caitlin Meade and Nicole Fish, Native Juice started off as a stand at two of the bay Area’s bigger farmer’s markets (Oakland’s Grand Lake and San Rafael’s Civic Center), and as a popoup on the corner of Montgomery Street and Pine Street San Francisco’s bustling financial district. After two successful years building up their name recognition and a loyal local following at this location, Caitlin and Nicole opened Native Juice’s first brick-and-mortar flagship location. And from there, their business kept on growing!
Caitlin and Nicole are now working on expanding to a second permanent location, hopefully the SoMa neighborhood, and came to Pacific Community Ventures to make that dream a reality. Our funding will be used to improve the new space and purchase new equipment – and to hire 10 new employees to staff the new location! They’re also believers in our mission to create quality jobs, and will be offering health insurance to full time team members!