Michael Tesoro, who founded Ooma Tesoro’s, the gourmet tomato sauce company named for his beloved grandmother, is looking to grow his business. He currently rents a commercial kitchen and but wants to create his own point of production. While Tesoro makes his marinara sauce himself, he said he would be hiring additional people to help with the jarring and preparing ingredients with the growth of his company.
“We need to figure out how to continue to grow,” said Michael Tesoro, founder of the Windor, Mass.-based company said. “[The school in Adams] is one of a few places in Berkshire County I’m actively looking at.”
Tesoro started the sauce-making company in 2009 out of his home and the product — his grandmother’s recipe — is now sold in 210 stores across New England, including Guidos Fresh Market and Wild Oats locally and Whole Foods and other specialty stores outside of the area.
“I learned how to make the sauce growing up,” he said. When he and his wife were looking for additional income, they decided to sell the sauce at local farmers’ markets. “It’s a very simple but flavorful sauce.”