In honor of March being Women’s History Month, we want to spotlight the women-owned brands we proudly carry. You can support women-owned brands by enjoying a range of products- such as crunchy snacks, sweet treats, delicious yogurt and more. Learn about each brands inspiring story below.
Poorvi Patodia founded Biena as a solution for her love of snacking while also being a busy mom of two. She created the roasted chickpea snack as a healthy option to support her snacking obsession, all while hustling from meetings to her kids’ soccer practices!
Beryl Stafford and her daughter, Bobo, founded Bobo’s on a rainy day in Boulder, Colorado. They decided to make something warm and delicious, and searched the kitchen cupboards for simple ingredients to use. The batch of oat bars tasted so good that Bobo brought them to school and all her friends loved them! Beryl decided to bring the oat bars to local cafes. The word about Bobo’s Oat Bars spread fast and they were no longer baking for themselves, they were baking for thousands!
Elemental Superfood Bars
Nicole began making food at home years ago because of her daughter’s allergies to wheat, dairy and sugar. Nicole is also a mother of a child with autism. She realized first-hand the effects that these foods would have on her daughter’s well being. Nicole made it her mission to research nutrition and food and the impact it has on the body. And then Elemental Superfood Seedbars was born!
VanTrang Manges founded Green Mustache as a way to get her daughters the nutrition they need, while battling their very particular eating habits!
Janie Hoffman founded Mamma Chia in her kitchen in San Diego County. Janie quickly discovered chia seeds were providing a powerful vitality boost and were instrumental in addressing some challenging health issues related to longstanding autoimmune disorders. Mamma Chia was created -the first organic, chia-based food and beverage company.
Elizabeth Stein founded Purely Elizabeth after writing “Start a natural foods company” on a blank piece of paper while in class at nutrition school. Her goal was to provide healthier, better-tasting alternatives to what was currently on the market. Elizabeth succeeded by using superfoods like quinoa, hemp and chia seeds.
Veronica Garza co-founded Siete with her family of seven (siete) as a way to overcome her series of major health challenges. As a Mexican-American family from South Texas, eating tacos and fajitas on a lettuce leaf wasn’t cutting it. Veronica made grain-free tortillas and her family loved them; they knew they had to share it for others to enjoy!
Tosi was founded by a mother and her daughter. Their goal has always been to provide nutritious products to support holistic health. They got to work, and Tosi SuperBites were born! SuperBites are made from simple, organic ingredients; packed with plant protein; low in sugar; and crunchy and delicious.
Kates Real Food
Before Kate Schade started her own energy bar company in 2010, she was enjoying the skier life in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Between days on the slopes and nights waiting tables, Kate was always on the move— and she needed healthy food that could keep her going. Her solution became the original Tram Bar: a pocket-sized energy bar made from the tastiest organic ingredients she could find. Today, the Tram Bar-along with five more amazing flavors-goes by the name Kate’s Real Food and continues to inspire people as they pursue a healthy lifestyle!
Early Bird dishes out wholesome old-fashioned goodness by baking their granola in tiny batches and using the three most integral ingredients at a cook’s disposal: olive oil, salt and love. Each crunchysalty-sweet mouthful is slow roasted until it sings in perfect snacking harmony. By the handful, spoonful, or bagful, Early Bird granola serves up a tasty and toothsome treat. In 2008, Nekisia Davis started baking, bagging, and selling her own granola at local markets like the Brooklyn Flea and Early Bird Foods & Co. was hatched.
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