Products: Gluten Free, Vegan, & Organic: Walnut Fudge Brownies, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, Sweet Tahini Cookies, Oatmeal Goji Super Cookies
The People Behind Organic Matters: (from left to right) siblings Orion, Akeisha, & Jaden
Miles to Co-op: 65 miles
"From the small town of Fairfield, Iowa, Organic Matters is a family-owned and -operated gluten free/vegan/organic snack food company. Our drive is to provide classic snack foods we all know and love without all that bad stuff! Our ingredients are always simple, nutritious, and delicious!
Growing up as home-schoolers, we were always given free-rein to follow our passions. Turns out we're all passionate about food! Before starting Organic Matters, Orion & Jaden spent 4 years working on small organic farms. During that time we learned how important organic agriculture is, not only for our soil, water, & environment, but also for our bodies!
The more we learned about the food we eat, the more restrictive our diet became. At a certain point we realized there weren't very many truly organic food companies offering food with an emphasis on quality over quantity. All of a sudden we felt like odd-balls who couldn't find healthy AND delicious snacks in a grocery store! So, we decided to create our own line of snacks, not only healthy, but delicious as well. We wanted to use 100% organic, vegan, and gluten free ingredients while still having a product we are proud to call our own.
In 2012, a certified gluten-free commercial kitchen became available and we jumped on the opportunity! After work and on the weekends, we worked on recipes. After nearly a year of refining our products, we were ready to stock the shelves of local stores.
In very short order the demand was so great that we brought in our sister to help with baking and product development. We are now in over 25 stores around the Midwest! We invite you to try our products for yourself and experience the Organic Matters difference. Thank you for taking the time to read our story! :)" – Jaden, Orion, & Akeisha