Our Story

Native Fields is owned by sisters, Chef Cat Castaneda and Christine Cornwell. The restaurant is in honor of their late father, Marcel Castaneda, who had passed away in 2016 from cancer. With no local access to prepared whole foods, The Native Fields team seeks to provide surrounding communities with healthier options and most importantly: access to farmers market, pesticide-free and non-gmo ingredients. Native Fields opened their doors on March 20, 2018.

Our Approach

With 100% locally sourced ingredients, we shop at the South Pasadena and Claremont Farmer’s Markets. We support local farmers like Underwood Family Farms, Valdivia Farms, Justin of Seeds of Xanxadu, and more. Native Fields is a farm-to-table, non-gmo, pesticide-free restaurant and café. Grass-fed Beef, Free-range Chicken, Pasture-raised eggs are served here with vegetarian and vegan options are available.

Mission Statement

Native Fields is a family owned cafe in the city of Walnut, CA.

We are committed to being a cafe that empowers suburban communities to choose whole foods over processed. To provide equal access to fresh, local foods we proudly accept EBT. We are committed to supporting local businesses by stocking specialty goods from vendors native to California.

We are committed to creating valuable experiences for our employees through leadership, tailored educational experiences, and positive encouragement. We are dedicated to protecting our planet by implementing sustainable practices, such as repurposing and using eco-friendly products, and encouraging others to do so as well.

Native Fields is deeply devoted to connecting the people and the planet through these values.

Christine Cornwell (pictured left) and
Chef Cat Castaneda (pictured right)