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Blumetti's Gourmet Foods

By Jenny Brown, October 21, 2008  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Jenny Brown

Blumetti’s Gourmet Foods of Rockwall, Texas, was one of the first recipients of a loan through Whole Foods Market’s Local Producer Loan Program. They are also one of the program’s biggest success stories. Since receiving the loan, Blumetti’s pasta sauces have expanded to two additional regions. They are also providing the sauce for all store-made pizzas in the Southwest region! Jim Blumetti spoke with us about his company and its relationship with Whole Foods Market.
Category: Local

 

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anita lucarelli mclean says ...
i just picked up your site on the WHOLE FOODS e mail i receive. we were friendly with a family named BLUMETTI from Jersey CIty New Jersey when i was a child. in fact they used to call a friend Jimmy Blu. he had a sister Jeanette who was married to a relative of mine. i can't remember who, but, my older brothers and sister would remember. Jimmy Blu owned a bar and restaurant in Atlantic Highlands New Jersey when i was a child. i just wondered if you could be related. Good Luck in your business although i have not researched it as yet. thanks for listening. Good Luck Whole Foods is a great company. Anita L. Mclean
10/23/2008 8:25:45 PM CDT
Brooke Blumetti says ...
Same Family ;)
11/04/2008 2:48:15 PM CST
J Ziff says ...
At the end of November, I moved from Texas to North Carolina. The only downside is that I have not been able to find Blumetti's marinara sauce in the stores here. It is an outstandingly delicious sauce--one that replaces the sauce I used to make until I found Blumetti's. It is beyond compare and it is not worth it for me to take the time and trouble to make a sauce that can be rivaled in this product. I wish that Whole Foods would stock it in their stores in North Carolina.
04/17/2010 3:33:48 PM CDT
Helen Brown says ...
This is so interesting. I love hearing about all the new ideas that are good for us, and sound heavenly to eat!
03/16/2011 4:00:26 PM CDT
Pamela Roach says ...
Blumetti's Gourmet foods are great! Whole foods has the best quality vendors. Pam Roach
03/17/2011 12:11:48 PM CDT
claudia arkush says ...
I am always on the search for good tomato sauce. I live in greater Atlanta and have several whole foods store within reach so I will check it out
03/22/2011 12:07:31 PM CDT
gloria hambley says ...
Your emphasis is on local but if you are supplying your stores nationwide with local products that were made in Texas such as Blumetti's sauces then that to me does not make it local, you are still shipping products accross country. Also he professes the ingredients to be natural which is a very genetic description of anything. There are many things on this earth that grow naturally but that does not deem them safe to eat. Gourmet,or natural does not qualify for safe to eat. A case in point; poisonous mushrooms grow naturally! I would prefer a larger emphasis on you supporting local companies with a view to having them use or produce organic products over a preference for Gourmet or natural. I can buy Gourmet or natural products at Von's or Ralph's or Stater Bros which does'nt necessarily make them healthier or safer for consumption or the environment.
04/05/2011 9:28:58 AM CDT
bepkom says ...
@Gloria: You are correct. Blumetti's sauce is made in Dallas, so it's considered a local item only for those living in that part of the country. However, we source local products from many different parts of the US. This blog post is simply highlighting one of them. Some of these locally produced products eventually receive national distribution but most of them remain small operations, and are only available in the areas in which they are made. Additionally, you can find a large variety of organic products at our stores.
04/05/2011 11:50:09 AM CDT
Mary Ann Davis says ...
Thanks for putting local products on your shelves! BLUMETTI's of Rockwall, Tx. is a fantastic example of LOCAL products. That sauce is Delciosso! It is a healthy situation to have specialty items that are NOT shipped all over the country...keep the local charm! = )
10/13/2011 4:50:33 PM CDT
Michelle Stoller says ...
Hi-My name is Michelle. Even though I had a stroke and it's difficult for me to travel, I make a point of visiting Whole Foods at least once weekly. The foods and products that you sell are outstanding. I'm looking forward to purchasing Blumetti's Gourmet Food., At least two or three times a week I enjoy making pasta. As I watched the video, if you need a "tester", I'm in!!! Stay Creative!!
10/14/2011 11:27:59 AM CDT
Bryson Bertelson says ...
So this is why the pizza's taste so GOOD!
11/07/2011 4:38:57 PM CST
Peggy Chandler says ...
I am soooo disappointed! I went to Whole Foods on Saturday to purchase the best marinara sauce on the market, Blumetti's, and it was no longer on your shelves. I was told by a young man working there that you were no longer carrying it. Tell me it isn't true. This sauce is as good as homemade and I certainly hope you will reconsider this decision.
10/05/2014 1:10:08 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@PEGGY - The store will be the best point to let you know if they are carrying the sauce. Our buying is done at the store/regional level. You can always check with grocery leadership to learn why they are not carrying it any longer. In the meantime, it appears you can purchase the sauce online at http://blumetti.com/.
10/06/2014 11:39:41 AM CDT
Dennis Bookstaber says ...
We love this product! It really is a "super premium" product. Our local Whole Foods store stopped stocking it but used to let us order it by the case but says now that they cannot even get it for us as a special order. Can anyone tell us of any retail store where it can be obtained?
10/27/2014 4:31:59 PM CDT
michelle m says ...
I have also been extremely disappointed that I can no longer find the sauce in my local San Antonio Whole foods either. This was the best sauce, none of the other ones they sell even come close!
11/13/2014 1:11:20 PM CST
Judi Hickman says ...
I discovered the Blumetti sauces, specifically Vino Parmigiano, at Market Street in Wichita Falls, Tx. They dc'd it so I next found it at Central Market in Southlake, Tx. I guess they have no dc'd it because of the Whole Foods contract. I am very small town known for my great lasagna which is only due to Vino Parmigiano. I am sad and frustrated. I did find a mail order site but would rather it be easier to find my favorite brand. Judi
12/01/2014 4:53:26 PM CST
Yvette Riccione says ...
Where can I get jars of Blumetti Zesty Marinara sauce? I live in Dallas and there aren't any stores than carry it anymore. What happened?
12/29/2014 3:32:12 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@YVETTE - I would suggest reaching out to the vendor, Blumettis directly to see if they are still making the product.
12/30/2014 3:01:17 PM CST
Judith Hickman says ...
It may be well and good that Whole Foods uses Blumetti's sauce on their pizzas, but those of living in Texas cannot buy Blumetti spagetti smuse. I have searched all over looking for Vino Parmigano. I would even be willing to buy a case at a time. Judi
06/01/2015 5:47:00 PM CDT
Jim Bonus says ...
Is Blumettis sauce still available?
06/02/2015 9:24:55 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@JIM - Since our products differ between stores, it's best to check with your local store to see if they carry this!
06/11/2015 10:01:00 AM CDT