The team behind yusō

Every yusō is made with love in Amesbury, Massachusetts. Our team is passionate about providing products that are good for you and good for the planet.

locally made of sustainably-grown ingredients

women-owned and managed

supporting our local community

Sustainably-grown ingredients 

  • Omega-3 Rock Stars: Cold-Smoked Salmon and Cold-Smoked Steelhead are sustainably-grown and smoked

  • All natural, Japanese, super-premium Nori

  • Super premium, partially-milled (i.e. less processed), non-GMO, California-grown sushi rice

  • Wild caught and locally-smoked Atlantic Mackerel

  • Organic chickpeas; USA sesame seeds

  • Reusable cotton bags for delivery (instead of cardboard) whenever possible

Supporting our local community

  • We support "Our Neighbors Table" through contributions of ingredients for their weekly-meal program, yusō for the food pantry, time and money.

Our Team - woman owned/managed and supporting veterans

Founded in 2014, we are an FDA-inspected food company, located on the North Shore of Boston with distribution throughout New England.

Sarah Sturtevant

Founder + CEO

Sarah has more than 30 years of business experience, including 14 years of tracking consumer trends in the United States. Sarah first experienced onigiri during a business trip to Japan, and was hooked at first bite. Sarah founded the company in 2014.

Debra Damren


Debra brings a wealth of expertise in microbiology and hard sciences, including more than a decade of experience in biotech.

Steve Boyd


As a Navy nuclear submarine veteran, and more recently as a customer service rep for a regional snack food distributor, Steve brings process, client service, and human resource experience to yusō.