This article showcases our top picks for the best New York 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 New York Organic Food Companies
Gotham Greens designs, builds and operates commercial scale greenhouse facilities in urban areas for fresh vegetable production. Since commencing production in early 2011, Gotham Greens has quickly become a worldwide pioneer in the field of urban agriculture and one of New York State’s leading producers of premium-quality, greenhouse-grown vegetables, and herbs.
Local cultivation and regional distribution help Gotham Greens deliver their products quickly after being harvested to ensure they are fresh tasting, nutritionally dense, and long-lasting. Their farms are unconventional.
But so is their commitment to taste, quality, and sustainability.. .
Bowery is the modern farming company growing the purest produce imaginable. We are on a mission to grow food for a better future by revolutionizing agriculture.
By combining the benefits of the best local farms with advances made possible by technology, our indoor farms create the ideal conditions to grow post-organic produce you can feel good about eating. BoweryOS, our proprietary software system, uses vision systems, automation technology, and machine learning to monitor plants and all the variables that drive their growth 24/7.
Because we control the entire process from seed to store, Bowery farms use zero pesticides, 95% less water, and are 100+ times more productive on the same footprint of land than traditional agriculture. Our produce is currently available at select Whole Foods and Foragers stores in the Tristate area and featured on the menus of Tom Colicchio’s New York restaurants Craft and Fowler & Wells.
Bowery is based in New York City and has raised $27.5M from some of the best investors in the world, including General Catalyst, GGV Capital, GV (formerly Google Ventures) and First Round Capital. We are also backed by established leaders and innovators in the food industry, including Top Chef judge and restaurateur Tom Colicchio..
Farmshelf turns food miles into food feet. Food travels an average of 1,500 miles to reach your plate.
Our farms produce crops right in your establishment. It doesn’t get more local than that.
We make it easy to become a farmer and grow your own food. Each Farmshelf is plug-and-play, allowing you to sit back and watch your plants grow.
We offer over 50 mouth-watering leafy greens, herbs and micro greens.. .
HowGood is an independent research company with the world’s largest database on product sustainability. With more than 33,000 ingredients, chemicals, and materials assessed, HowGood SaaS and impact data offerings help leading brands, retailers and investors improve their environmental and social impact.
Through in-depth, ingredient-level insights into factors ranging from greenhouse gas emissions to animal welfare to labor risk, HowGood data powers strategic decision-making for the sourcing, manufacturing, merchandising, and marketing of sustainable products.. .
Tiny Organics is fundamentally changing the way an entire generation of children experiences food, transforming their relationship to nutrition, and promoting developmental benefits that last a lifetime. By focusing on a whole food foundation, Tiny fosters healthier children and shapes their palates to prefer vegetables from the earliest days, growing up to be adults free of chronic diseases and obesity so they can be the healthiest, happiest versions of themselves.
We deliver 100% organic, plant-based, fresh-frozen meals built on vegetables and essential fruits direct to your door. We’re female-founded by lifelong friends Betsy & Sofia.
Since launching in January 2020, Tiny has been featured in national publications like TechCrunch, The New Yorker, Inc, Mother, Forbes, and garnered investments from thought leaders like Gary Vaynerchuk and Andreas Weigend (founding CTO of Amazon).. .
Vita Coco is naturally loaded with the five key electrolytes: potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, sodium and calcium. It’s what you need to stay hydrated.
On a diet? No sweat! Vita Coco is also fat and cholesterol free. All Market Inc., doing business as Vita Coco, provides non-carbonated beverages..
Dragontail Systems provides software solution that facilitates optimal management of deliveries for fast food chains. Its end-to-end platform connects kitchen management systems to GPS equipped drivers/vehicles.
Using the power of artificial intelligence, Dragontail enables clients to optimize the preparation, delivery, and customer contact processes to ensure higher kitchen productivity, lower delivery costs, faster turnaround, and ultimately happier customers.. .
WTRMLN WTR is a New York-based maker of cold-pressed watermelon water. Each hand-selected, hand skinned melon is cold-pressed using the rind and flesh, treated with a short, innovative nutrient preserving process, and refrigerated until consumed in BPA-free plastic bottles.
The company magical tale begins with their own WTRMLN whisperer, whose gift of hand-selecting and harvesting the earth’s ripest, conscientiously grown melons is unparalleled. WTRMLN WTR delivers thirst-quenching benefits to help consumers hydrate faster and recover more efficiently than regular water.
Like all WTRMLN WTR products, it starts at the source with the ripest and juiciest watermelons, which deliver one of the cleanest, most hydrating water sources on the planet.. .
Rind Snacks makes a line of tangy, chewy, and craveable dried fruit snacks focused on the power of the peel. By preserving the most nutritious part of California grown, non-GMO, and organic fruit, snacks are packed with up to 3x more fiber and vitamins than traditional dried fruit and help fight food waste.
It uses the fruit, the whole fruit, and nothing but the fruit for a maximum peel-powered punch! It was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in New York, New York.. .
ROAR represents a new breed of electrolyte infused hydration beverages with unique flavor combinations that set us apart from the rest. With a powerful base of coconut water and b-vitamins, loud “in your face” packaging, the expressive aspects of an energy drink, yet the functionality of a healthier sports beverage, ROAR is a bold, healthy, alternative to the sugary, artiﬁcial, traditional isotonic beverages available today.
ROAR is scientiﬁcally formulated for fast assimilation and long lasting energy, featuring an advanced hydration system to help replenish both body and mind with less sugar, NO artiﬁcial ﬂavors, NO preservatives, NO gluten, NO caffeine, NO high fructose corn syrup, NO brominated vegetable oil.. .
The Nue Co.
The Nue Co. was born after a trip to Copenhagen inspired them to create a supplement brand founded on two danish principles, simplicity and creativity.
Their lab has over 20 years experience and is based in Cambridge, England. Rather than working with harsh, isolated vitamins they choose to work with powerful organic foods high in specific vitamins or minerals.
Every ingredient they use is completely traceable and of the highest standard. They never add fillers of any type, making their blends potent and pure.They limit the use of plastic packaging and are focused on minimising their carbon footprint..
Originally created in 2013 by three long-time Hawaiian business partners, ALOHA is an employee-owned and operated company committed to making the healthiest, best-tasting plant-based protein products on the planet. ALOHA’s product portfolio includes protein bars, protein drinks and protein powders that taste as good as they are for you, proving you don’t have to sacrifice taste for nutrition.
USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, Soy-Free, Dairy-Free, Stevia & Sugar Alcohol-Free; all ALOHA products are sustainably sourced and thoughtfully packaged with deep respect for both people and the environment. Aloha products can be found at Kroger, Harris Teeter, Wegmans, Sprouts and many other grocery/natural outlets.
Aloha is also widely available online at Amazon, Thrive Market, Vitacost, Walmart.com and through its own D2C site, www.aloha.com. .
Mouth Off is a dissolvable gum that is meant to eliminate bad breath, not by simply masking the odor but by attacking the molecules in the mouth that produce bad breath. Mouth Off is plant-based and has no sugar or artificial ingredients.
The company, which is launching later this fall, offers both a D2C subscription and retail options for purchase.. .
Phin & Phebes Ice Cream
Phin & Phebes Ice Cream manufactures and markets ice creams for people of different age groups. The company offers its products in various flavors such as banana pudding, coconut and key lime, ginger, vanilla, iced coffee, dark chocolate, and peanut butter.
It provides online ordering services and sells its products to stores in the United States as well as through online retailers. Phin & Phebes Ice Cream was founded in 2010 and is based in Brooklyn, New York..
Rick’s Picks is a producer of hand-packed and all-natural pickles, made in a season with produce from local farmers. The pickles that the company offers come in 12 varieties and are artisanal and hand-processed instead of going through an industrial process.
Rick Field and Lauren McGrath started the business in Brooklyn, New York in 2014.. .
Farmivore is a subscription commerce startup in New York City that delivers a weekly box of farm-fresh, organic fruits and vegetables for people who make juices or smoothies at home. We eliminate the hassle of creating juice recipes and shopping for ingredients ahead of time, and simplify the process by pre-portioning ingredients before they are delivered.
Farmivore helps you fit juicing into your daily routine, while saving you time, effort, and money.. .
OurHarvest is transforming America’s antiquated and broken food system. Customers shop ourharvest.com for a wide selection of carefully curated local produce, proteins, dairy, bakery and pantry staples for delivery the following day.
With our custom built, best-in-class inventory management and logistics platform, we are able to employ “just-in-time” sourcing to deliver truly fresh food directly from farmers and producers to end customers. By vertically integrating and completely owning a tech-enabled, direct-to-consumer supply chain, we have generated tremendous operating efficiencies and highly attractive unit economics compared to other food businesses, while collecting rich data on customer purchasing behavior.
Our “on-demand” model upends the traditional food distribution system by transferring risk from producers to customers, creating a sustainable, winning system that offers better economics to farmers; fresher, more affordable, and more nutritious food for customers; and less food waste and environmental impact for everyone.. .
Uplift Food is a snacking company that specializes in the fields of prebiotics, gut health, and healthy snack foods. Uplift Food focuses exclusively on the mood supportive benefits of gut-healthy prebiotic fibers and resistant starches.
The company was founded in 2018 and headquartered in New York, United States.. .
Southern Tier Pet Nutrition
Chenango Valley Pet Foods, Inc. is one of the leading contract manufacturers of premium holistic, natural and organic pet foods in the United States.
Chenango was incorporated in 1981 and is headquartered in Sherburne, NY. The Company is a pioneer in the organic pet food space, owning the first organic-certified plant in the U.S.
and is the only USDA organic certified pet food producer on the east coast. Chenango manufactures dry dog and cat foods for a number of the most respected super-premium branded customers in the industry.
The Company is also a supplier of private label brands to its retail customers.. .
Sunscoop is a fast-growing plant-based ice cream startup that offers delicious, allergen-friendly flavors. Its product solves a big problem in the food industry today: the lack of allergen-friendly foods that are both delicious and made from the cleanest and most vibrant and functional ingredients.
It was founded in 2017 and is based in Brooklyn, New York.. .
Koku NYC provides coconut-based food. Using raw cultured coconut cream sweetened only with raw honey, this soft-serve is unlike anything else on the market today.
With plenty of superfood toppings to choose from, unique flavor combinations and seasonal flavors – Kokus will serve as a gut-healthy, low glycemic, delicious and unique indulgence for our customers.. .
Noomi [new-me] is an artisan producer of organic small batch peanut butter (PB) and lifestyle brand. Our vision is to inspire people to pursue their passions and find their “new me.” Using organic and all natural ingredients, we create nutritionally-balanced, clean label products, free of artificial sweeteners, refined and added sugar; hydrogenated vegetable oils; and palm oil.
This allows us to produce a more sustainable peanut butter, and deliver healthy, high-quality products to our customers. Noomi’s signature blend of organic peanut butter is the Specialty Food Association’s 2019 “New Product” sofi Award winner in the Nut Butter, Seed Butter category.
We’re changing the way people think about and experience PB—with a dazzling new taste that transcends into moments that inspire.. .
They have a strong commitment to sourcing from new, young, urban, and activist farmers and food makers. They find local organic vegetables, fruits, meats, dry goods, and small-batch items and pack them year round into weekly pick-up or delivery orders for Nextdoorganics members in Brooklyn & Manhattan.
Main packages are $20-50/order; hold any order; change settings online; get inspired to try new foods and recipes with their weekly newsletter, Pinterest recipe boards, and Facebook and Twitter accounts.. .
Gourmet Guru – Today there is a great demand for natural and organic food products. Customers and users are now disillusioned with chemical, synthetic products.
Hence they are bending towards organic food distributors such as Gourmet Guru that is one of the prominent natural and organic food distributors active from 1996. This local, family owned distributor deals in genuine, natural and organic food products.
Gourmet Guru is a customer -centric distributor that values its customers. It believes that endeavors should be made to ensure that world is a better place to live and human beings should consume rich, natural products.
Teamwork, robust service and obsession for healthy products are the cornerstones of Gourmet Guru. It is never easy to ensure utmost satisfaction of the customers but strong determination and combination of excellent teamwork and presence of wide variety of marketing support services simplify even complicated tasks.
The founders of the organization had a very modest beginning. A very small warehouse and box truck were the first assets of this company.
But then Gourmet Guru never looked back; since then this company has always encouraged healthy eating. The management eventually recognized some key partners and the success story was finally inked.
A&B American Style
A&B American Style products contain only simple, fresh, healthy ingredients. They do not use refined sugars and never will.
Period. They aim to educate their current and future customers about the foods they buy, and to show them that A&B American Style offers better, healthier, simpler alternatives.
Simple is good. Keep it simple..
Organically Thin is like Weight Watchers for modern times. Members are taught how to make healthy meals and choices that they actually love.
It’s a way of eating that’s totally focused on healthy food choices. To make it all work, the food has to be beyond great, it has to be delicious! The recipes you find on Organically Thin are unique and carefully crafted to please the taste buds while incorporating a healthy diet, rich in micronutrients and super foods..
Elite Farms is a wholesale distributor of fruits and vegetables located in Brooklyn, New York. Since its founding in 2006, the company has experienced tremendous success as a result of its tireless dedication to providing excellent customer service and high-quality products to the Northeast region.
Although the company sells just about every fruit and vegetable, their main fortay is supplying berries to stores throughout the region, a practice that is typically very difficult given the short shelf life. Berries are not just sensitive based on seasons, but also environmental pressures in general.
Therefore, Elite Farms needed to master the perfect ecosystem to store and maintain their berries until their customers could purchase them and get them on their own shelves. The process doesn’t stop there of course though.
Given the company’s dedication to their customers and retailers, they always want to offer the longest possible shelf life at peak freshness. Owner Avi Yusufov is no stranger to the food services industry.
As a child, he grew up around his father’s supermarket. Avi loved being a part of the distribution, attending trade shows and venturing to markets with his father.This early experience with his father taught him the value of working hard.
You can’t achieve without effort and drive. It also taught him that success in business requires dedication and commitment to every customer.
All tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant, a warm-weather evergreen. How the fresh leaves of the tea plant are processed and their level of contact with oxygen determine resulting types of tea.
During oxidation, tea leaves undergo natural chemical reactions that result in distinctive color and taste characteristics. Green tea is not oxidized at all—the leaves are steamed, rolled and dried while black tea is allowed to oxidize for two to four hours.
Oolong tea falls somewhere between green and black teas, in that the leaves are only partially oxidized. Tea is grown in thousands of tea gardens or estates around the world, resulting in thousands of flavorful variations.
Like wines, each tea takes its name from the district in which it’s grown, and each district is known for producing tea with unique flavor and character. Tea is also divided by grades, determined by leaf size.
Smaller sized leaves are used in tea bags while the larger sized leaves can be found in packaged loose tea.. .
Tinyfield Roofhop Farm
Tinyfield Roofhop Farm is a small-scale, rooftop farm growing organic vegetables and hops. Our goal is to provide high quality, hyper-local produce to consumers, restaurants, and markets.
By creating a space to grow hops, They can connect brewers to local ingredients for use in the freshest possible beers. By combining this with a love for growing vegetables, Tinyfield narrows our foodshed by limiting food miles and increasing available fresh produce for our community.
They created this “roofhop” farm to transform underused urban space into robust ecosystems while providing a vibrant space for community events and social gatherings. Tinyfield builds a collaborative experience for diners and drinkers alike, connecting the worlds of local agriculture and microbrewing.
Our business acts as part of a movement for urban farmers to grow big dreams on a tiny field.. .
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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