who we are
who we are
who we are
To curate and supply the highest quality local products to our neighborhood, families and friends. We want to bring our passion for superior quality products and customer service to your table.
Grubs Market started like many good ideas; around a table full of delicious food, hot off the grill at a family dinner. The idea grew during many family meals, gathered around the table with good food, drink, and people. The idea came from the idea of wanting to have all of our favorite things in one place-to make the idea and purpose of “gathering” easy and fun. The name Grubs was a natural fit as Susanne and Daniel grew up with their grandfather calling them “Grubs.” A term of endearment that they still remember fondly. What better way to honor his memory and keep this family legacy alive than in a market that will house some of the best Grub one can find.
As the men in the family who love to do the cooking, especially if the grill is involved, it was natural to have a market with meat as the feature. However, the women in our lives were not going to let us get away with only serving meat, as they like the finer finishes with their meal. They encouraged us to give the community a “one-stop-shop” that could offer provisions for elaborate parties or to furnish grab-and-go dinners for families on the run on weeknights. With an affinity for good wine with food, having a well-curated wine selection was a must. With that, the foundation of Grubs Market functions as family-owned purveyors of good meat, cheeses, prepared foods, wine and gifts. We hope you love it as much as we do.
Meet DANIEL STRIBLING
Born and raised in Gainesville, Daniel discovered his passion for food at a young age while helping his mother cook. Little did he realize it would become a passion in his life. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 2009, Daniel moved to Bozeman Montana, often cooking for 300 people a night. He soon realized this lacked the intimacy and connection with the customer that he was expecting, but never let go of his passion for cooking and great farm fresh products.
Upon moving back to Gainesville, Daniel held several different positions as an estimator in the mechanical business, inventory specialist in Orthopedics, and most recently compliance manager in the petroleum industry. When the pandemic hit in 2020, Daniel began to reassess his career path as he realized he needed to pursue his passion.
Reflecting back, he never lost his passion for food. The pandemic offered extra time to perfect oatmeal and brownie cookies, and experiment in the kitchen with his mother’s cookbooks. It was through a conversation with his brother-in-law, Robert, that they realized they could meld Daniel’s passion into a business that still maintained an intimate customer focused business that Daniel thought had been lacking previously. Thus, in the summer of 2021 Grubs was born.
As co-founder, Daniel runs the day-to-day operations for Grubs. Daniel strives daily to let his passion for people and food show in every fabric of Grubs. Daniel, his wife Carolyn, their son Wright, and dog Max, reside in Gainesville and will often be spotted lending a helping hand at Grubs.
Meet ROBERT TURNER
Robert was born and raised a little bit of everywhere, but if you meet him he will claim California and Georgia. Born in California, he has resided in Wisconsin, Connecticut, and Virginia. He attended college at Whittier, in Los Angeles. Upon graduation, he moved to Atlanta for a job at the FDA. Since that time Robert’s career has stayed in the medical healthcare sector. Robert and Susanne (Daniel’s sister) met in Atlanta, married and moved to Gainesville in 2013-a return home for Susanne and a new beginning for Robert. For those of you who know Robert, he rarely sits still. In college in LA he was known to surf in the morning and ski in the afternoon. However, he was drawn to the community feel of Gainesville and loved that his wife still had relationships with her high school friends. While a small town takes some adjusting to, it has really grown on him. As has the idea of building something that serves his community and becomes a staple that his kids will remember as they grow up. Robert has an entrepreneurial spirit and loves the idea of starting something new, and like Daniel he loves to cook, and eat! The family joke is that Robert will never miss a family meal, and you better make extra if he’s coming. Robert also has a palette for good wine. With many trips to Napa, and an avid member of wine clubs, he is excited to be able to offer the community some new wines, favorite wines, at a variety of price points. His favorite mission is finding the best bottle that doesn’t break the bank.
Like Daniel, the pandemic gave Robert some time to slow down and reflect on what was important. Instead of traveling for work and having business dinners out, he found himself at home more, on the grill and in the kitchen. He realized that being able to grow something that fueled creativity was energizing. While Robert will continue his work in the healthcare sector and will be the entrepreneurial investor, you will still find his taste, flavor and passion at Grubs.
Robert, his wife Susanne, children Hudson and Lucy, and two dogs reside here in Gainesville and if you stop by Grubs you are likely to see one of them!
Meet JARETT ASHLEY
Jarett Ashley is our first team member for Grubs. He has been a vital part of getting Grubs off the ground and we are excited to have him on our team! Jarett is an avid sportsman that enjoys fishing, boating and fitness but his real passion lies with deer hunting which began at an early age. He is a skilled shooter and bowhunter and is talented at woodworking and welding. Always eager to lend a helping hand, Jarett takes pride in encouraging and mentoring others with his knowledge. Jarett grew up in Canton, Georgia and is close with his parents and two brothers. A recent graduate from Florida State University, we are excited to bring Jarett’s enthusiasm for adventure and the outdoors to our team at GRUBS market. Be sure to say hello to him when you see him around town!
Meet Sean McLoughlin
Sean is a 23 year old cook, confectioner, and chocolatier from Long Island, New York. He moved to Marietta, Georgia with his family in 2008 and went to Walton High School. He graduated from the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega where he started his culinary career. His specialization varies from candy confections (including brittle, toffee, caramel, fudge, and chocolate) to gourmet meals being served at private wine dinners. He managed the Corner Kitchen in Dahlonega for 2 years where he made sandwiches during lunch hours and then converted the kitchen into a confectionery during the evenings to produce candies and fudge for the Fudge Factory on the square. Food is his passion, and the Grubs team is grateful to have him.