About Mike Geller, Founder of Mike’s Organic
Sometimes all it takes is a little push and you’re heading in the right direction. For Mike Geller that push came after quitting his job in advertising and spending 3 months living and working in the Kalahari Desert. During his stay he had almost no contact with the “outside world,” working in the African bush and fending for himself in every sense of the word. In preparation he bought a 3 month supply of food from a supermarket in Maun, Botswana and learned something incredible. All the food at the supermarket looked and tasted better than almost anything you could buy at a grocery store in the U.S. The seed had been planted! It took time away from “civilization” to start questioning not only what he was eating, but how it was grown and where it was coming from.
During his trip he was charged by a leopard, almost bitten by a cobra and was in a plane that lost an engine. In every sense of the expression, it was a life altering experience. When Mike returned home he was 20 pounds lighter, in the best shape of his life, and committed to sharing what he had learned. He became a student of how food was grown, where the seeds come from, how it was cared for, raised, packaged, shipped, and displayed. Mike committed to immersing himself in local sustainable farming and agriculture culture. He consumed books, attended lectures, and volunteered at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. These learning experiences and a lifetime of cooking, gardening, fine dining, hunting and fishing were the foundation for Mike’s Organic.
About Mike’s Organic
Mike’s Organic encompasses Mike’s Organic Delivery, the Greenwich-based farm to home grocery service founded by lifelong Greenwich resident Mike Geller, and Mike’s Organic Market, a marketplace and hub for food and wellness education located on the border of Old Greenwich and Stamford, Connecticut. Founded in 2009, Mike’s Organic Delivery brings sustainable, healthy and delicious food directly to your doorstep with the mission of making it easy to eat clean and wholesome food. In addition to the finest grocery products, Mike’s Organic Market offers a series of events, classes and pop-up experiences and is also available to host private events, seminars, cooking tutorials, and more.