This article showcases our top picks for the best Texas 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
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Top Texas Organic Food Companies
Vital Farms is a provider and manufacturer of pasture-raised eggs and poultry in the United States. The Vital Farms team has created a company that provides nutritious food for consumers, differentiated products for channel partners, attractive economics for farmers, responsible land use for communities, and ethical, humane living conditions for animals.
It also prioritizes the long-term benefits of each of its stakeholders, including farmers and suppliers, customers and consumers, communities and the environment, and crew members and stockholders. Vital Farms was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas, United States..
Hail Merry Snacks
Hail Merry is a category redefining snack food company born out of the raw foods movement that celebrates the benefits of plant-based dietary fats. they especially love raw nuts for their sweet flavor and good fats, as well as organic virgin coconut oil for its energizing medium chain fats and luxurious mouth feel.
Their national award winning and truly great tasting recipes are low- temperature dehydrated rather than baked or roasted at high temperatures, which protects the integrity of their consciously sourced raw oils and pure ingredients, offering an unparalleled freshness and taste experience.. .
Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market is an American grocery chain that exclusively sells natural and organic products. The company was established in 1980 on the belief that where food comes from, and how it’s grown, matters.
For them, it meant creating quality standards, working with suppliers who achieve them, and sharing that information with their customers. The company prides itself for selling food products without artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, sweeteners, and hydrogenated fats.
To date, Whole Foods has over 450 stores in North America and the United Kingdom.. .
VNC, based in Austin, Texas, is a food brand twisting up the produce department nationwide. Founded by Mason Arnold in 2015, Veggie Noodle Co.
has seen rapid growth and distribution from a single store in Austin, Texas, to more than 1800 stores in around 40 states, including major retailers like Whole Foods, Kroger, and Target.. .
Boomerang makes hand-held savory pies that are sold in both the fresh and frozen food aisle of a local grocery store. Its focus has not only been on convenience but making real, top-quality Aussie-inspired food.
Jack decided to bring a taste of Australia back to America and opened Boomerang’s Pies in 2006. Lance McInnes discovered this delicacy while in Australia..
Icon Meals is a provider of fresh custom meals prepared to meet individual requirements at an affordable price. It offers meals that are custom made as per the health requirements of bodybuilders at a price that the customers can afford.
The company uses natural ingredients, zero preservatives, and buy local ingredients whenever possible. Icon Meals was established in 2012 and is headquartered in Frisco, Texas..
Me & the Bees
Me & the Bees is an operator of a premium ready-to-drink bottled lemonade brand used to create and market flavored, organic beverages. Its lemonade drinks are sweetened with honey and provide a fun twist on the classic beverage with flavors like mint, flaxseed, prickly pear, ginger, and half tea that enable customers to enjoy healthy and organic drinks with no added preservatives via the online store.
Founded by Mikaila Ulmer in 2009, Me & the Bees is headquartered in Austin, Texas.. .
AGD Nutrition is to develop and market nutritional ingredients using advanced technology and outstanding customer service. AGD is synonymous with progress, shaped by chemists, engineers, and business professionals who for years have been managing food and pharmaceutical advancements at leading multinational firms.
In 2008 a major move was made with the relocation to Texas and adding additional professional personnel. AGD is now defining a new industry standard marked by integrity, insight, and innovation..
Applied Food Sciences, Inc.
Austin Texas-based, Applied Food Sciences, Inc. (AFS) is an international ingredient supplier that provides solutions to the industry for creating the healthiest natural and organic products imaginable in beverage, food and nutritional supplements.
With their newly opened innovation center at the University of Iowa’s Bio-Ventures Center, AFS develops novel natural and organic ingredients that are highly scientifically qualified, water soluble, sustainably and ethically sourced, Non-GMO and GRAS.. .
Cece’s Veggie offers organic spiralized noodles, riced veggies, and meals that go from pan to table in 8 min or less. The company packs more nutrients into any diet without sacrificing taste, time, and quality.
Cece’s veggies can be enjoyed raw, sautéed as a grain alternative, and in salads. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Austin, Texas..
BellRing Brands, Inc. is a holding company operating in the global convenient nutrition category.
Its primary brands, Premier Protein®, Dymatize® and PowerBar®, comprise all major product forms, including ready-to-drink protein shakes, powders and nutrition bars, and are distributed across channels including club, food, drug, mass, eCommerce, convenience and specialty.. .
Green Valley Food Corporation
Green Valley Food Corporation was founded on the principles that every individual can and should live a healthy lifestyle. By offering natural, and non-genetically modified organically grown products, They hope that others can achieve this goal with us.
Green Valley Food Corporation has been growing sprouts of the highest quality since 1996. Consequently, They are considered sprout masters in the industry.
They take pride in Their high levels of customer service and top-notch products. They offer an array of foods ranging from sprouts to wheat grass and tofu, all grown within FDA standards to assure Their customers of safe and quality products..
Stretch Recipes is on a mission to help everyone eat better and save more by offering cooking experience memberships and technology solutions. Sign-up to test our first app Stret¢h before February 2015, which will empower you to enter your budget, choose your meals, and automatically receive your shopping list and coupons.
We’re building an app that will help lower income people pair their budgets with nutritional recipes and savings. Users will also be able to filter by diet, health restrictions, and filter out food dislikes.
Most importantly, they will be able to stretch their dollar to eat better and save more. Lauren grew up in a low income household where fast food was the number one solution most nights.
When she moved out on her own, it was a steep learning curve for her to budget and plan meals. There was no tool that allowed her to learn how to cook or grocery shop.
This is personally important to her and she’s in it for the long haul. Stret¢h believes every person should have access to solutions for more nutritional eating and the best savings..
Juice Spot is a local organic juice bar located in Austin, Texas. Juice Spot was founded and began by Youssef Dandachli who lives with Crohn’s Disease and drinks juice daily to stay in remission.
Juice Spot was the first juice bar to offer organic cold pressed juices made by using a Norwalk machine.. .
Cathy’s Fine Chocolate
Cathy Locke is the custom chocolatier behind the magic of Cathy’s Fine Chocolate. The company has been pleasing Texas chocolate lovers with unique handmade Belgian chocolate since 2009.
Cathy’s goal to become a unique, custom chocolatier came from a lifelong desire to learn how to combine the world of chocolates and her love for Texas wines — and an ongoing fascination with viniculture. Once Cathy made the decision to become a chocolatier, she embarked upon a year of intense self-study, devouring recipe books, doing on-line searches and meeting with chefs to learn the skills she needed to perfect her craft.
After several years of refining her recipes and patiently tweaking her formulas, she has been able to successfully customize chocolate truffles exclusively for Texas wineries and other clients who seek out the best in chocolate for their events or to serve with their products. Today, in addition to producing a number of other products, Cathy and her small staff turn out several thousand chocolate truffles a week, every single one made by hand! And now Cathy is proud to announce her affiliation with Go Texan!.
Sue Sheff provide a weekly meal kit delivery service that brings to your home or office all the pre-measured, local, fresh ingredients with a step by step recipe card so anyone can prepare a home cooked meal in minutes. They plan, shop, portion, package and deliver “What” you need.
Then they provide the pictures and directions for “How” you prepare the food.. .
This article was written by Benjamin Friedberg from Toast Fried. The editor for this article was Tess Page. If your company is featured in this article and you want to have amendments made please contact us on: [email protected].
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