It all started with Gustav “Gus” Sanders, the tax collector for Beaufort County, who began the first commercial tomato farm on the East Coast in the early 1900s. Since then, the Sanders Family has been known for growing the best tasting, mouthwatering tomatoes on the East Coast.
While the tomatoes themselves started with “Ole Man Gus”, it wasn’t until his great-great Grandson Ross went to college that he discovered two things: hangovers and the perfect Bloody Mary. It happened to be harvest season, and his college buddies came to town—one thing led to another and that’s how our hearty and delicious Bloody Mary Mix came to be.
When you mix family, six generations of tomato growers, great friends, the warm sea, summertime harvests and God’s finest tomatoes, you have just uncovered the magic behind Seaside Grown!