Meet Virginia

About Virginia Marum, creator of Vert Foods


Vert Foods was created out of my passion for food and life.  I have become aware over the years of our need to return closer to the earth and have real, whole food – easily accessible to our families.  

My story with food is a long one and began as a battle.  I suffered with years of eating disorders, fad diets and a general obsession with not only hating the way I looked but hating the food I ate.  Later I became a vegetarian; yet found myself not eating vegetables but instead immersed in processed soy products and other toxic food items that I ate because they were “meat-free”.  After a decade I found myself sick and toxic, and no medical doctor knew what was wrong with me.  I struggled with a skin problems, hair problems and insomnia.  I had no esteem for life or myself.

Then I begin healing my relationship with food – real food, real live food.  The journey was simple – learning to love food again. . .the texture, the colors and the flavors.  What I put in my mouth was there to heal me, nourish me, and bring me joy – no fear!  The process began by resisting the need to detox or strip my system of anything – it had been denied of so much for so many years, and this time it just need nutrient dense foods and wellness.

I had always had a passion for cooking and as an artist loved seeing the details and colors of the harvest.  I began researching nutritional therapy and the study of diets and the history of eating.  I was fascinated by the science of human cooking and how we process our minerals and vitamins.  And then I began reading up on herbs and the power of healing through foods according to non-Western ideologies (caraway seeds can reduce inflammation!).

My husband and I opened a wellness studio a few years back and I worked with clients on the preparation of their foods and their weekly menus.  Now, I realized my joy is in the cooking and preparation of these foods for them.  And therefore I continue my journey with Vert Foods and hope you join me!


You can hear Virginia talk nourishment on 1280am Living the Run radio (  Virginia hold certifications in Biomechanics and pre/post natal fitness training, professional license in food handling, and a BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz in Visual Culture and Printmaking.