Currently local produce is only available 4-6 weeks a year. Seal the Seasons partners with family farms to make locally grown frozen food available 365 days a year, helping to bridge the gap of consumers seeking locally grown food. The Seal the Seasons brand creates a new frozen market for rural farms, reduces food miles and carbon emissions, and provides transparency for consumers on where their food comes from. With over $500k in revenues within its first year, 550+ doors and an additional 350+ locations coming online in July 2017, STS will have a footprint
Generation Fresh is a purpose-driven food company making wholesome, fresh food accessible for kids and families across America. Through a portfolio of fresh, nutritionally balanced, convenient snack and meal solutions for kids, Generation Fresh makes healthy accessible. In two short years, GF has created partnerships with Walmart, Sam’s Club, and NYC School Food Service, achieved 245% YoY growth and serves 1 mil + NYC kids. With distribution in 500+ doors and 2000+ schools, GF is targeting its expansion toward the $61Bn and growing fresh food category.
Unify Water is a certified B-Corporation and the only 100% American, single sourced premium water brand. Bottled directly at the source, with a natural pH of 7.3 - 7.6, its exclusive (USDA Certified) single source deep in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee ensures transparency, consistency and high quality in every bottle. Their ‘H20 Initiative’ donates water to communities in need, both internationally and domestically, with an emphasis in the USA. Launched July 2016, Unify has distribution in over 2,600 stores, primarily in the Midwest , Southeast, and New York City. Forecasted to achieve $2MM in 2017 topline revenues, Unify is poised to become the leading premium water brand in the US market within the next three years
Ozuké was founded in 2012 in Boulder, Colorado by Mara and Willow King. The founders bring the passion of a world traveling chef and the savvy of a marketing maven to this expanding probiotic food and beverage company. They have achieved 60% average growth year over year in a fast growing category, 50% margins across all SKUs and are currently distributed in 600 doors nationally. Retailers include Whole Foods, Natural Grocers and Kroger with distribution through UNFI, KeHE and DPI. In 2018, they will launch a sparkling probiotic beverage with all the benefits found in other functional popular beverages such as kombucha and kefir, but without the added sugar. With the launch of the beverages and continued growth of the core product line, Ozuké will be poised to capture its' share of the $9Bn probiotic market opportunity.
4P Foods is evolving the local food hub model and has delivered over 40,000 bags of food from over 130 local farms to over 250 zip codes in the DC Metro area. 4P Foods is expected to reach $1.1MM in top-line sales with nearly 50% gross margin for 2016 and nearing break-even in just under 3 years.
eFowl is helping America’s traditional and family farms optimize their income by providing a platform that makes it easy to transact, market, and educate the growing community of farms and hobbyists looking for heritage breed fowl and eggs. Having facilitated over 65,000 transactions representing approximately 200 different breeds since they launched, eFowl is poised to scale and capture the growing demand for heritage poultry and beyond.
Sophie’s Kitchen's original line of seafood alternative products is in over 2,000 retail doors nationwide, Sophie’s Kitchen is creating a new category of plant based meat alternatives. Expanding beyond “seafood”, Sophie’s will apply its proprietary technologies and innovation pipeline, to leverage alternative plant sources while delivering a satisfying meat texture for the flexitarian market.
Harnessing the knowledge and expertise of Nextdoorganics’ founder Kris, Traverse aims to bring efficiency to the complex local food supply chain. As a SaaS provider, Traverse will facilitate “intelligent food brokering” across the distribution chain from farmers and small batch producers to food hubs, farmers markets, and restaurants all the way through to the individual consumer.