GHQ SELLING WELLNESS
cheese all come from milk that has an ideal omega- 3
to omega- 6 ratio of 1:1, say company officials. The
farms are organic and contain no toxic pesticides/
herbicides, GMOs or antibiotics.
“We are not inspired by fads. We do business
based on what’s right for people and planet,” says
Lewis Goldstein, vice president of brand marketing
for the La Farge, Wis.-based company. “For nearly
30 years we have remained steady and faithful to
our mission. The way we farm and do business
pushes the sustainability envelope at every seam.”
PARTNERS, A TASTEFUL CHOICE COMPAN Y
In 1992, Marian Harris founded Partners,
A Tasteful Choice Company with the mission of bringing homemade taste and quality to the marketplace. Soon after, her children Greg Maestretti and Cara Figgins
joined the company.
“We craft wholesome delicious prod-
PROSPERIT Y ORGANIC FOODS
ucts made exclusively with honest, non-
GMO ingredients. We believe our gour-
met snacks taste better and are ultimately
better for you without the artificial fla-
vors, preservatives, high fructose corn
syrup and hydrogenated oils,” says Figgins,
owner/executive vice president of the Kent, Wash.-based company. “We
could make things cheaper, faster, or more easily, but instead we make
our products the old fashion way.”
The company recently introduced a new item to its Blue Star Farms
line of organic whole grain snack crackers: Sprouted Lentil & Ancient
Grains. The crackers are crafted with whole grains and alternative
ingredients including sprouted millet, sprouted sorghum and chia seeds.
Prosperity Organic Foods’
founder, Cygnia Rapp, was
inspired to create MELT
Organic when she was placed
on a restrictive diet that limited her intake of fats and oils.
Tired of butter substitutes, she
created an option that is rich in
medium chain fatty acids and
has high omega- 3 levels.
“Just as we did with virgin coconut oil in our flagship product, Rich
& Creamy MELT Organic, and with our square packaging, we are once
again setting a high bar for the rest of the industry to clear,” says Meg
Carlson, president and CEO of the Boise, Idaho-based company.
MELT Organic teamed with Ganeden, the makers of patented probiotic GanedenBC 30, to launch Probiotic MELT Organic Buttery Spread.
Probiotic MELT is a butter replacement that is made from sustainably
sourced “good fats” like virgin coconut, hi-oleic sunflower and flaxseed
oils, and is blended with the highly stable probiotic GanedenBC 30. The
butter is vegan friendly, soy-free, Non-GMO Project Verified and certified organic.
In 1991, partners
Jonathan King and Jim
Stott combined their
interest of horticulture
and cooking to create
their own unique recipe ideas. They established themselves at
local farmer’s markets
and fairs with their line of high quality food items sold in jars featuring
Jonathan’s handwriting on each label.
Since then, Stonewall Kitchen has received 28 prestigious awards from
the Specialty Food Association. Twice a year the company launches 30
to 50 products to keep consumers on their toes.
“We love inspiring our customers to try something new on their own
and to include our products in their daily meal planning,” says John
Stiker, CEO of the York, Maine-based company.
One of Stonewall’s latest innovations is a line of four organic jams
including: Blueberry Cherry, Strawberry Vanilla, Sweet Chili and Maple
Apple Onion. Stiker says response to these products has been so great
that it has since expanded its organic offerings to include salad dressings, grille sauces and baking mixes.
Greg Steltenpohl, CEO of Los Angeles-based Califia Farms, is on a mission to
create the “enduring plant-powered food
and beverage company of the future.” He
started Califia Farms in 2010 as a farmer’s
co-operative with the goal of creating premium, natural beverages that make it easy
for consumers to live dairy-free, without
“As consumers, especially Millennials,
increasingly opt for dairy alternatives,
Califia has amplified the plant-powered beverage revolution by developing delicious, premium, yet accessible non-dairy options that are
incredibly popular with today’s wellness-focused consumers and lead