This article showcases our top picks for the best Colorado 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 Colorado Organic Food Companies
Green Chef is a new way to eat at home. They’re all about cooking healthy, organic, delicious meals at home, in minimal time.
They’re on a mission to bring American’s back to the dinner table to eat healthfully and enjoy conversations with friends and family in a much-needed daily reprieve. Just set up your account, tell them your eating preferences, and enjoy..
Purely Elizabeth is an all natural and organic food company that creates products using the highest quality, nutrient-rich ingredients. We cater to those seeking healthy, delicious, gluten free foods.
Our products are certified organic, gluten free, vegan, free of refined sugar and non-GMO project verified. As members of 1% for the Planet, we are committed to healthy eating, healthy living and a healthy planet..
Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha
Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha is a craft kombucha brewery located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. Inspired by the pristine, wild landscape, they handcraft their living kombucha from organic tea, Colorado snowmelt, organic herbs, plants & fruit to produce an authentic, probiotic-rich beverage that is low in sugar and bursting with flavor.
They produce 6 bottled and 10 kegged flavors, they are sold in over a dozen states in the Rocky Mountain and Southern California regions, and they are the fastest growing brand in the Rocky Mountain region! They attribute our growth to their amazingly rowdy and hard-working team, their exceptional product.. .
Bhakti Chai blends fresh and sustainably sourced (Fair Trade, NonGMO, Organic) with triple bottom line and B Corp business practices. Iced Bhakti Chai bottles are available in six varieties: Original, Decaf, Coffee Blend, Semi-Sweet, Almond Blend, and Toasted Coconut Almond Blend.
Concentrate products are available in quarts, half gallons, and gallons in Whole Foods, Costco, and cafe’s across the country.. .
MycoTechnology utilizes fungi-based food-processing platforms to transform the flavor and value of agricultural products. The platform can be used to solve a variety of challenges faced by the food, beverage, and flavor industries.
MycoTechnology has released ClearTaste, an all-natural, GMO-free, organic bitter blocker that is Kosher and Halal certified. ClearTaste improves the flavor of various agricultural products.
MycoTechnology also engages in fermenting agricultural products with strains of gourmet fungi. The company offers myceliated chocolate as well as robusta and arabica coffee beans.
It develops and licenses technology to the industry to naturally improve the flavor of robusta and arabica coffee. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Aurora, Colorado..
Teton Waters Ranch
Teton Waters Ranch produces a line of sausages, frankfurters, and chili. All products are made with 100% grass-fed beef.
Idaho-born and Denver-based Teton Waters is more than just one lone ranch. It’s a way of life as old as the land, used by generations of humane ranchers raising grass-fed beef around the world.
It’s good for us, better for animals, and good for the land.. .
Hope Foods produces organic food products intended to provide organic hummus and dips. Hope Foods offers allergen-friendly, gluten-free, and completely vegan foods that are produced without the use of any artificial preservatives, allowing customers to enjoy totally natural hummus and guacamole.
The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Louisville, Colorado.. .
Nature to Culture
Nature to Culture creates original food products from sustainable agricultural sources that are full of nutrition and taste. The company’s business model is primarily focused on product development and commercialization.
Pieno its first product-is the first pasta made from green bananas catered to gut health to launch in the US market. Pieno testifies to its business model and competitive advantages..
Farmhand Organics is a producer of crafted pickled, fermented, and preserved food products to offer healthy food to the people. Its products are made by using the simplest organic ingredients and include a probiotic line of krauts, kimchis, and hot sauces that enables customers to avail preserved food products at affordable prices.
It was established in 2009 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.. .
Blue Moose of Boulder
Blue Moose of Boulder is a food company that develops and manufactures innovative and fast-growing hummus, dips, and spreads products. The company is producing real flavor with tasty all-natural ingredients in its hand-crafted, preservative-free products.
It offers products include Original Hummus, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Roasted Garlic Hummus, Green Chile Hummus, Lime & Black Bean Hummus, and Lemon Turmeric Hummus. Blue Moose of Boulder’s mission is to make snacking healthier with a full line of hand-crafted, preservative-free dips.
It was founded in 2015 and is based in Lafayette, Colorado, USA.. .
Given Goods Company is the marketplace for beautiful, high-quality products that give back. By curating thousands of products that all make a tangible social impact, from tote bags and jewelry to home décor, Given Goods is redefining the consumer retail experience.
Brands both established and emerging are feeling massive upward consumer demand for products that create meaningful social impact. Given Goods is already working with 115 brands and offering over 1,200 products and 4,500 SKUs in order to connect mainstream consumers to high-quality products that give back.
Buying social impact products today is the equivalent of buying natural and organic foods 10 years ago—consumers wanted them but they were incredibly difficult to find. Whole Foods changed that.
They captured an emerging yet fragmented market to create an enduring movement. Given Goods is driving the next large scale shift in consumer behavior..
Infinite Harvest developed a hydroponic vegetable farm as a sustainable source of affordable natural food for people. Through their unique growing system, they provide fresh and nutritious produce year-round that is consistent in flavor and superior in quality, all grown with little environmental impact.
They sell their products to local restaurants and food markets along the Colorado Front Range. It uses non-GMO seeds, advanced hydroponic technology, water recycling, and composting.
This means no harmful chemicals, less water waste, and less environmental impact. Infinite Harvest is based in Lakewood, Colorado..
When Soul Sprout’s founder set out to restore her own health and vitality in a natural way, she discovered the curative power of plant-based, sprouted ingredients and began making her own snacks out of her kitchen. From that creative beginning, a company sprouted.
And today, Soul Sprout delivers healthful, natural snacks nationwide. Soul Sprout crafts these delicious snacks out of lively, sprouted ingredients for customers to make feel great, heal themselves when things get out of balance, and function at their highest level.
Soul Sprout calls that Accelerated Nutrition. Soul Sprout hopes that its organic, sprouted foods nourish the body, mind, soul, and dreams..
Natural Foodworks Group
Natural Foodworks Group is a full-service operational partner for natural and organic food brands. While they just started Natural Food Works in late 2013, They bring over 50 years of food manufacturing experience to their new enterprise.
Brands that are trying to make it big in the natural and organic world need someone they can count on to deliver the manufacturing, quality, and customer service so they can focus on the marketing, sales, channel development, and new product development to truly maximize the potential of their brand.. .
To Market is a platform that connects purveyors of local edible goods directly to restaurants and chefs that need them the most. The company serves as a simple online marketplace for sourcing and selling the highest quality local goods.
For farmers, the company allows them to track their inventory online and it automatically becomes available to local Chefs for easy online ordering. Meanwhile for the chefs, they can have and order the finest products from the local farms, just a click away with easy online ordering and tracking..
Alfalfa’s Market is a food and beverages company specializing in coffee, juice, and organic salad bar. It is their mission to serve, educate, and inspire their customers through their tireless support of local, organic, and innovative food, wellness products and culinary creations.
Alfalfa’s is a marketplace where products that are good for people, for producers, and the planet are celebrated.. .
Pressery, a Colorado-based company specializing in cold-pressed juice, drinking vinegar, and bone broths. It was established to create healthy and flavorful products for consumers.
Inspired by the unique culture in Boulder, Pressery was born with the mission to make healthy taste good. Pressery sources the ripest and freshest selection of fruits, nuts, seeds, herbs, and vegetables to ensure products are always of the highest quality.
As it expands, they are building a thoughtful foundation they can be proud of. Motivated by innovation, Pressery is dedicated to creating chef-driven, organic products to satisfy consumer’s needs and remain at the forefront of industry inventiveness..
Yai’s Thai is a fast-growing, founder-led food company bringing the fresh flavors of Thai cooking to bold, meal-enhancing sauces for everyday enjoyment. Yai’s Thai presents a fun, clean, and fresh perspective on Asian products in the natural foods industry.
We are committed to using only simple, healthy ingredients, with absolutely nothing artificial, low sodium, and no added sugar; our products are paleo, Whole30 approved, vegan, and gluten free. Their inspiration comes from authentic recipes from our Yai (Thai for “grandma”), mixed with a modern twist.
Their current product line includes ready-to-eat Thai Coconut Curries, Thai Salsa, Ginger Lime and Chili Garlic Hot Sauce, Spicy Thai Relish, and Thai Almond Sauce.. .
Justin’s makes naturally delicious, high-quality nut butters, nut butter snacks and organic peanut butter cups that deliver great taste, unique texture and convenient nutrition. Established in 2004 in the home kitchen of health enthusiast Justin Gold, Justin’s supports an on-the-go lifestyle and strives to make a difference everywhere, basing its values on four fundamental pillars: Nourish, Nurture, Inspire and Educate.
The first brand to market nut butters in single-serve squeeze packs, Justin’s nut butters are finely crafted with a one-of-a-kind grinding process to create an exceptional texture and flavor experience.. .
Founded by brothers Jon and Adam Schlegel, Snooze was born on April 2, 2006 in Denver, Colorado seeking to evolve the A.M. dining experience through culinary innovation, an eclectic and energetic atmosphere and comfortable and friendly service.
Breakfast marks the beginning of a new day. At Snooze, they believe life is for living and each person and each day is worth celebrating.
Their mantra: it only takes a moment to make a difference. From the day they were born, their people – Snoozers – have led the way serving creative twists on America’s favorite breakfast classics in a casual, friendly and vibrant atmosphere.
The passion of their Snoozers is contagious. Over the past 8+ years it has inspired Snooze fans of all ages across the country.
They embrace their roots in the Denver Ballpark neighborhood and aspire to be an integral part of every community in which they’re lucky to live. Today, you can experience Snooze across neighborhoods in Colorado, California and Arizona..
Ridgeline Ventures (formerly Range Light) is a venture investment firm in natural foods and active lifestyle companies. They invest in founders and companies who are looking for more than just capital.
They help healthy living brands map out their strategic vision and bring that vision to life. As former operators, they understand what it’s like to be in the trenches and they use their experience to provide strategic guidance, operating expertise, and a vast network of contacts for teams seeking a collaborative partner.
They look for natural foods and active lifestyle brands with awesome teams and products they love. They are drawn to companies that are dedicated to making a difference and helping people live healthier lives.
Because they invest their own capital, they have extraordinary flexibility in the size and type of investments they make, as well as the stage of the company in which they invest. They are comfortable leading investment rounds and also like to collaborate with like-minded partners.”.
RollinGreens is provides organic and local food truck and catering services. Recently the company launched their line of packaged products, with their first product Millet Tots.
Millet Tots are the only non-potato, whole-grain tot on the market. RollinGreens exists to elevate the frozen food category by delivering the most conscious, innovative culinary experience, one that starts with nutritious ingredients then emanates outward to every customer’s touch point.
For them, the freezer is natures pause button.. .
We offer the safest, freshest and most wholesome products to ensure a flavor of quality that exceeds the expectations of our customers. Our offerings include Wagyu Beef, Buffalo/Bison, Game Birds, Wild Boar, Specialty Sausages, Kangaroo, Alligator, Berkshire Pork, Ostrich, Foie Gras, Lamb, Veal, Antelope, Venison and Elk.
History Broadleaf was founded in 1988, our vision was to bring the bounty of our native country to our new homeland by marketing New Zealand farm raised venison. New Zealand is recognized internationally for high quality agricultural products, produced in a clean, natural environment.
Today, Broadleaf is one of the country’s largest importers of NZ game meats. Over the past 20 years, we have developed our business to better serve our customers.
We have expanded our offering to include over 500 different items. As stewards of the land, it is our responsibility to farm it correctly and protect the environment and resources for future demands.
We work directly with the farmers to ensure the highest quality products that are processed under the strictest of disciplines.. .
GRASSBURGER has taken the great AMERICAN experience of eating a burger and MADE IT BETTER – for our guests, the animals and the planet! We wanted to have a burger place that was healthier, delicious and had a clean, simple ingredient deck! Grassburger is changing the world, one Grassburger at a time. Our GRASS-FED cattle live a happy and active life on a forage diet (as nature intended), continually rotating to fresh pastures free of herbicides, pesticides and artificial fertilizers.
GRASS-FED cattle are never held in confinement, fed antibiotics, given synthetic growth hormones and are humanely certified. This makes GRASS-FED beef one of the healthiest protein sources on the planet, a rich source of Omega 3, Vitamin A and CLAs – all essential for good health and lowers the risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, ADHD, depression, dementia and Alzheimers.
Grazing cattle through Holistic Management is the answer we are looking for – the reduction of carbon gases, the restoration of the land, the health of the planet and all of its inhabitants!. .
High Desert Farms
They have a commitment to making their fruit-leathery snack: healthy with very minimal amounts of ingredients and just the right amount of goodness. Produced in Grand Junction Colorado, They use the entire fruit when creating Froodles – yes, even the skin (which adds to the beautiful colors).
Sourcing most of their ingredients right from the Colorado Plateau, they puree and mix the ingredients in their facility located near most the farms they source from. Their 4 flavors are created with 4 ingredients or less: fruit and organic extracts.
Their team worked with top chefs to create a fruit strip like-no-other, and loved by all ages. Their founder, Bill, once had a peach farm of his own that grew into a dream of creating soft fruit leather snacks.
Their company, High Desert Farms, got its start in 2013 when it was selected as 1 of 4 winners of the Telluride Foundation’s Telluride Venture Accelerator. A smart and robust group that helped Bill and High Desert Farms in every direction needed to go to get Froodles where it is today.
Launching in August 2015, Froodles hit the ground running. They have received requests from many different industries including: Natural Grocery, Outdoor Industry, Event Planning, Box Companies to name a few…from all over the country.
As they are growing and receiving requests from healthy conscious parents asking “Where can they buy Froodles?”, they moved forward with making Froodles available for purchase on Amazon.com to have them delivered to your door as they work on expanding to your local grocery store.. .
Keen One Quinoa
Keen One Quinoa is a Colorado-based company specializing in organic quinoa products. We strive to promote creativity, sustainability, and healthy living through our unique offerings, and we are proud to provide you with the world’s highest quality quinoa.
Cheers to healthy eating!. .
EarthKosher Kosher Certification Agency
At EarthKosher we provide companies all over the world with affordable and accepted Kosher certification in a timely manner, congruent with normative Kosher industry standards. We are ultra-responsive to your company’s needs and make the process of becoming Kosher certified understandable and doable.
Some things are not too good to be true. This is the EarthKosher Difference..
Aurora Organic Dairy
Aurora Organic Dairy, They oversee the quality standards for milk production from cow-to-carton. They closely monitor the practices and protocols from Their farms to Their processing facility, focusing on quality every step of the way.
Their vertically integrated supply chain – from crops to cows to cartons – allows us to ensure quality and traceability throughout the entire supply chain. This, coupled with Their 100% dedication to organic dairy and to store brands, provides Their customers with the highest quality organic dairy products available..
Organic Merchants Co. is a vertically integrated direct to consumer food company.
We specialize in premium, non perishable, natural and organic products. By cutting out the co-packer, distributor, and retailer, we simply deliver the highest quality products at the best value.
After my 15+ years working for others and running Companies in the natural and organic food space, I realized all of the layers of markup in traditional distribution very simply lead to inflated prices on high quality products. Our model harnesses the awareness and appetite developed by our competitors marketing efforts, and then captures their customers directly when that same consumer looks for value.
A simple analogy is as follows: A consumer goes to Whole Foods, decides they want to try chia seeds, and they buy them in an 8oz bag at Whole Foods. They pay $9-12 for this bag (or more).
That same consumer decides they like chia seeds, but that to have them as an every day item in their cupboard is price prohibitive at $12-$24/lb. This consumer goes online and searches for a better value.
We deliver the right size at the right pricepoint, all while maintaining healthy margins since we are the importer, packager, and direct to the consumer retailer. Additionally, we have favorable cash cycles since we are prepaid rather than assuming any credit risk and waiting for 30-60 days for payment.
SprayTraQ was formed in 2016 to provide professional service solutions to transportation providers of perishable food goods for consumption in the US. The company uses a purpose-formulated sanitization and disinfection chemistry formulated to meet the requirements mandated for Sanitary Transportation worldwide.
This chemistry and process is applicable to all modes of commercial transportation and containerization. In addition to sanitization, SprayTraQ will provide the required tracking and reporting systems facilitating its customers to be audit-ready in order to meet the new FDA Food Safety Modernization Act requirements.
‘SprayTraQ’ is the process encompassing: a) the sanitization product, b) the spray application process, and c) Tracking and Auditing Service. The focus of SprayTraQ is to provide sanitization technology including training, implementation, tracking, and reporting capabilities to the extensive US transportation industry and to all foreign food companies exporting into the US.
These companies comprise Shippers, Loaders, Carriers, and Receivers and are required by US law to begin implementation by September 2016. Full enforcement began in April 2017..
Sprout Guild is an online platform, community, and search engine that connects people enthusiastic in organic foods, local brands, organic enthusiasts, and more. It also enables its users to post reviews, articles, comments, and suggestions on relevant topics such as manufacturing of organic food, healthy living, gardening, and much more.
Sprout Guild is based in Boulder, Colorado.. .
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