This article showcases our top picks for the best Minnesota based Organic Food companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Organic Food industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Minnesota Organic Food Companies
Puris is a family-owned company that cultivates plant-based foods and ingredients from organic and non-GMO sources, providing a sustainable alternative to GMOs and animal proteins. It provides products that are pure vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, allergen-free, and mystery-free.
Its model is grounded in 30 years of non-GMO natural breeding and sustained by an alliance of domestic growers and partners. Puris is the exclusive producer of PURIS Pea protein, starches, fibers, and other non-GMO ingredients from soy, pulses, lentils, and corn.
It was founded in 1985 in Oskaloosa, Iowa, and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.. .
Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator
Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator is our first program focused on the tech/digital side of food and agriculture. Partnered with Cargill and Ecolab, the program is looking for the best entrepreneurs across the entire food value chain, from AgTech, manufacturing and supply chains, to food safety, waste reduction and traceability.
The program is based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota..
Food, family, and friends are all included in this truly unique home-based family site. The intimate nature of the site will encourage the user to invite friends that are welcome in their kitchen.
Food and entertainment are the catalysts that bring social situations together, whether it is holidays, a neighborhood function, a dinner party, or game day. The social aspect of the site starts with the ease of sharing recipes with friends and family.
XOXO Kitchen is an internet solution to meal planning and shopping and encourages interaction between users, consumer brands, and retailers at the planning and shopping stages. A nutritional database offers unique opportunities including nutritional data by meal or day.
The target market is women 23 to 48, but the site lends itself to the key shopper/cook in the home, regardless of gender or age. This segment of the population is responsible for over 75% of consumer purchases..
Bix Produce was founded in 1930 by Max Bix in Austin, Minnesota with a single truck. Their simple philosophy of only offering the finest quality products delivered to customers on their schedule continues to serve as our foundation.
Randy Wilcox, current owner, purchased Bix Produce from Sam Bix in 1980 and has continued the philosophy of focusing our efforts on providing the service and quality our customers have grown to expect. From our humble beginnings, Bix produce has evolved into the regional bulk, specialty and precut industry leader serving restaurants, hotels, educational institutions, country clubs, food service distributors and other segments of the foodservice industry.
Bix Produce serves customers in the entire state of Minnesota as well as Western Wisconsin, Eastern North Dakota and Iowa. Our sales professionals average over 11 years in the produce business.
Bix Produce Company acquired Beckman Produce in September of 1997 and merged both operations into a brand new 58,000 square foot facility in Saint Paul, Minnesota. In addition to office and warehouse space, the facility contains a state of the art processing facility, which utilizes the most advanced equipment in the industry.
Our processing of produce, both fresh fruits and vegetables is a six day per week, around the clock. We proudly employ over 260 people in our plant.
In December of 2006 Bix added an additional 21,000 square feet of refrigerated warehouse space. The additional space will allow Bix to handle the growing demand for Organic Produce as well as expanding our offering of specialty produce..
Nomi is a producer of a refrigerated snack bar used to offer nutritious snacks. Its snack bar is oat-based, gluten-free and has high fiber and whole grains that enable consumers to have high-protein bars.
Nomi was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.. .
Sweet Harvest Foods
Sweet Harvest Foods is dedicated to giving back to the communities in which we live and work. In addition to participating in the Minnesota Keystone Initiative to give back a minimum of 2 percent of profits each year, we also allocate time our employees can use to volunteer during business hours.
Recent employee efforts include organizing a group to help with local flooding disaster relief. Current efforts include: Raising money, matching funds, contributing time and donating items for the annual Toys for Tots drive Financial donations to local educational foundations Financial assistance to people in need within our local communities Donations for in-class educational tools such as a Smart Board and other technologies that are beyond the reach of some classroom budgets Volunteer teaching in classrooms that brings food production and nutrition knowledge to elementary students Charitable giving to programs supporting children with special needs, including Special Olympics, National Children’s Cancer Society, National Down’s Syndrome Society, Local Rotary Foundations, Smile Train, American Association of the Deaf and Blind, Feed My Starving Children and Opportunity Partners Financial support towards training and work programs that assist adults with special needs Employees Our culture of teamwork and our profit-sharing structure reinforce our commitment to individual employees.
As a result, our employees develop the knowledge, skills and abilities required to produce high-quality products. Current efforts include: Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Safe Quality Food (SQF) Occupational safety Cross-training Weekly training sessions Professional and career development, supported by an educational assistance policy.
36th & Lyndale
36th & Lyndale specializes in providing locally sourced food to communities in South Minneapolis. The company treats their customers as a part of their family and is passionate about giving back to the community and making a positive impact.
Founded in 2005, the company is constantly ranked in Inc 5000 fastest growing company since 2015.. .
Online Food Blog
This amazing Food Blog is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Thank you for reading our recipe food blog.
We are an online based food blogging website with a special interest in creating unique recipes for our readers. The onlinefoodblog.com stated about ten years ago – with me reading vast quantities of food recipes online and purchasing cookbooks every time I visited a bookstore.
I only started my own food blog 2 years ago as I was working full time at that stage. As you probably gathered I am bit obsessed with creating amazing recipes for my readers that is tasty and easy to make.
I began loving food at the age of 16 while working at various food chains for extra spending money. At some stage I got a history lesson from some of the world class chefs about how different food groups combine to create a new taste.
I also start to realise the difference between developing your own recipes from an existing recipe to just following the recipe that you read online or in a cookbook. Food blogging is easy but only if you enjoy making food.
Sitting hours behind a computer writing out various recipe ideas and then testing them can become choir if you don’t enjoy making food. I do not consider myself a professional cook but rather a professional food recipe tester.
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