Meet Our Farmer Heroes
Greenling believes in sustainability and buys as much as it can locally. If it's available locally and it is organically produced or sustainably raised, we want it! We support local, certified organic farms and producers. We also support local farms and producers who use organic methods but are not USDA Certified Organic. We visit with all of our local farms and can personally and professionally attest - they're the best around!
We think that farmers should be celebrities! Can you imagine them hopping out of a limo with sunglasses and dirty work boots? We can. These people nourish us so we can chase our dreams. Can you tell we're crazy about them yet? Ok, meet the real magic behind the Greenling organism!
ABJ is committed to sustainable agricultural practices and selling herbicide/pesticide free produce in Central Texas.
Cas & Gita Vanwoerden
Animal Farm is located in Cat Springs, sixty miles West of Houston. In the Summer of 1992, owners Cas & Gita Vanwoerden decided to get out of the city and be close to nature. They now have seventy wooded acres with vegetables, horses, chickens and even a few emu's! The Farm also has a Learning Center to provide ongoing workshops and courses, from Organic Gardening, Straw Bale construction and Earth building to Renewable Energy and Eco-Design courses.
Bat Creek Farm
Kim grows the best-tasting Galas, Molly Delicious, and Pink Ladies around. Nearby from Bertram, Kim also presses fresh, heavenly apple cider and makes apple turnovers. Look for Kim and Jacque in the summer with their heirloom tomatoes and blackberries, and in late summer for their apples.
Bella Verdi Farms
Bella Verdi Farms (Italian for "Beautiful Greens") is located in Dripping Springs just outside of Austin. It was conceived in 2003 out of the desire to leave the high tech world and do something revolving around a passion for fine food while also being involved with the local community. They are dedicated to providing the finest quality product and varieties to their customers.
Berry Best Farm
Berry Best Farm in LaRue, Texas is growing some of the finest sustainable, local blueberries we've ever tasted! You'll love these tiny bites of nutrient filled deliciousness every time they come into season.
Bluebonnet Hydroponic Produce
Bluebonnet Hydoponics are "beyond organic", growing their lettuces, herbs, and tomatoes in completely enclosed hydroponic greenhouses. We are pretty lucky to be in cahoots with them, having lettuces all year round is quite the treat. Nothing will warm you quicker in the dead of winter than one of their heirloom tomatoes!
Jonathon & Julie Braune
Jonathon, Julie and their four children live on 50 acres in Seguin, sustainably farming a large portion of their land. Along with a variety of veggies and fruits from kohlrabi to melons, the four children have rows of flowers growing to sell at the market. There isn't a plant the Braune family has met that they don't want to grow!
Don and Cathy Miller
Don and Cathy's farm out in Elgin produces berries, summer and fall crops.
This husband and wife team bring cheer and energy to their produce stand! Besides organically-grown in-season vegetables, they carry raw honey. Cellar Farms isn't chemical-free but uses only organic-approved substances for the grow operation. For a special treat, pick up the pre-washed, cut and bagged leafies - perfect for smoothies or just saving some time in the kitchen.
Cloud Stone Garden
Marla & Jim Molony
Cloud Stone Garden is a small, suburban garden located in Pearland, Texas 15 miles south of downtown Houston that specializes in growing fresh seasonal produce for enjoyment and good health.
One of the early architects of the Texas organic food movement, Leon often sleeps in a cot out in his field. He tends 4 to 5 acres at a time of his 22 acres farm- all on his own! We get all kinds of seasonal vegetables from Leon, including the rare and coveted squash blossom!
After years of helping other farmers establish aquaponic systems, Clink Kripki recently began his own aquaponic farm in Anderson, Texas. He grows greens, lettuces, and even celery in the farm's large greenhouse. Set in the fertile Brazos Valley, Kripki hopes to one day expand his operation to include soil farming on the acreage outside the greenhouse.
John Engel and Cypress Sigman
John Engel, alongside Cypress Sigman, grows more diversity at his farm than most. His grandfather started their Fredericksburg farm back in 1861 and today his two kids Grant & Mikayla can sometimes be seen helping him at one of the many Farmers Market stands they run. He’s not afraid to try new varieties and has developed orchards of several tree fruits, including the Asian Pear.
Fruitful Hill Farm LLC
Fruitful Hill Farm LLC is a family run sustainable farm just east of Austin in Smithville, TX. Along with growing delicious local produce, the Ringger family also raises pastured laying hens. The chickens are raised without chemicals or hormones on the pasture and moved around the pasture to ensure the best grass and bugs to eat. This makes for some delicious and healthy eggs!
The Strohmeyer Family
David Strohmeyer planted G&S Groves in McAllen, Texas in 1994. The grove's slogan, "From our Texas trees to your table" signfiies the Strohmeyer's commitment to bringing the finest organic citrus to homes across Texas. They provide the freshest grapefruits, lemons, oranges, limes, and mangoes to customers throughout Texas
Groovy Greens, located in Blanco, Texas, is committed to producing the most nutritious sprouts, greens, and raw foods. They apply organic principles to all of their products.
Green Gate Farms
Erin Flynn and Skip Connett
Green Gate Farm is a diversified, community-based farm just eight miles east of downtown Austin. In addition to growing certified organic vegetables, flowers, herbs and livestock, they also provide camps and classes through their educational initiative, New Farm Institute. They offer a CSA and also have a farm stand which accepts WIC and SNAP benefits.
Stacie and Garrett Gundermann
Garrett and Stacie Gundermann met in 2002 in high school and have been together ever since. They started Gundermann Acres in 2009 after years of working with Garrett's parents at Gundermann Farms. Today they supply Greenling with some of the tastiest, sustainably produced fruits and vegetables in the state!
Larken Farms and Orchard
Laura and Ken Halverson
What began in 2000 as a hobby for Ken and Laura Jo Halverson and has now bloomed into a full time orchard. Larken Farms has over 7,000 trees with 30 varieties of Texas and California peaches, Santa Rose plums, Hosui Asian pears and several hundred blackberry bushes.
Laughing Frog Farm
Laughing Frog Farm is a 21 acre farm in northern Waller County. They raise about one acre of herbs vegetables and presently have about 300 fruit trees and berry plants in the ground. They also sell fruit trees and potted herbs!
The Lightsey Family
Lightsey Farms is a third generation family farm in Mexia, Texas. Sisters Mary and Lisa specialize in growing dates, figs, persimmons, pears, peaches and plums. Some of their fruit trees are over 50 years old! They also grow other vegetables and fruits using sustainable practices.
My Father's Farm
Dayana & Pedro Schambon
My Father's Farm has over 40 thousand square feet of greenhouses and 53 acres of open fields where Dayana and Pedro Schambon grow a cornucopia of wholesome, Certified Organic veggies, microgreens and herbs. The farm, located in Seguin, Texas, has been Certified Organic since 2007. "We want to be good stewards of God's resources," says Farmer Pedro. In addition to hosting a homeless ministry and helping to develop their local community gardens, the Schambons are active supporters of local food banks.
Orange Blossom Farm
The Laxson Family
Orange Blossom Farm is Certified Organic and was founded in 1974 by Bay & JoAnn Laxson. The farm has since become a family tradition. A seasonal farm, we get juicy citrus from them in the Fall and sweet melons in the Summer.
Plant it Forward Farms
Teresa O'Donnell and Colleen O'Donnell
Plant It Forward offers economically disadvantaged refugees an opportunity to become self-sufficient through growing, harvesting and selling produce from a sustainable urban micro-farm within the city of Houston. Each farm will have the potential to generate a fair wage for a family of four while providing premium brand sustainably-grown produce to Houstonians. Plant It Forward secures land, selects, trains, and mentors farmers and establishes each on their own urban micro-farm to sell under the Plant It Forward brand.
Rio Grande Organics
Rio Grande Organics has 1200 acres of trees that produce pecans consisting of three varieties, and they operate two orchards: the Quemado orchard along the Rio Grande River and the Crystal City orchard along the Nueces River. They are a certified to bring you organic and all natural pecans.
Sullivan's Happy Heart Farm
Farmer Cathy ownes Sullivan's Happy Heart Farm in Damon, TX. Cathy says, "True health begins in the soil. Healthy soil makes healthy plants and a healthy you!"
David Pitre and Katie Kraemer
Tecolote Farm is a small, family farm located on the blackland prairie just east of Austin. David Pitre and Katie Kraemer began farming there in 1993, following their time working on small farms in Alaska and Santa Cruz and San Francisco, California. They started the first CSA in Texas. Eighteen years in Central Texas have refined their growing list to the tastiest and most climate-tolerant varieties available.
Texas Organic Mushrooms
Texas Organic Mushrooms is a family-owned organic shiitake mushroom farm located in Denison, Texas. Their mushrooms were first marketed in Texas in 1991. Their shiitakes are grown indoors in environmentally controlled rooms and hand picked throughout the day, seven days a week so that they are always picked at the peak of freshness and flavor.
The Home Grown Farm
Brandon Tull & the Tull Family
Outside of Waco, lives the Tull family on a few acres of farmland. Brandon Tull works the land full time while the rest of the family helps out around their full-time jobs. The family farm started as a hobby before becoming a full grown passion for local produce and eggs. Greenling digs all their okradible produce!
Top of Texas
Top of Texas Orchard contains over 72,000 trees, with several varieties of apples. Who said you can't grow apples in Texas? They grow some of the sweetest Gala apples from September to November every year.
Urban Roots is a youth development program that uses sustainable agriculture as means to effect lasting change for youth participants, and to nourish East Austin residents who currently have limited access to healthy foods. Young people will cultivate a local 2 - 5 acre, diversified organic farm, selling a portion of their harvest in the Austin area and donating a portion to local hunger relief programs.
Doug and Stefanie Warfel
Located in Wharton, Texas, Warfel Farms is a family farm growing organic vegetables for Houston farmers markets, co-ops and restaurants. Doug and Stefanie Warfel started with a passion to feed their family a healthier choice and just kept growing...
Located just 30 minutes from Austin, Winfield Farm wears many hats; sustainable farm, prepped foods, and bed & breakfast. Here at Greenling, we are lucky to receive their delicious pickled veggies and yummy jams!
Wood Duck Farm
Located about 48 miles due north of Houston in San Jacinto County, Wood Duck Farm is a sustainable small family farm with over fifteen years experience in growing produce in SE Texas.
Yellow Prairie Farm
Dan & Pam Tucker
The Tucker family sits on 80 acres of land outside of Caldwell, TX with big dreams. They've already fulfilled some of those dreams with their 12 acres of potatoes, and over 20 more acres of an assortment of fruits and veggies like heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, and more! We're tuber-excited to see what they get growing next!
Meat, Dairy, Egg, Honey Producers
Bastrop Cattle Company
Bastrop Cattle Company is a local company. Together with ranching partners, they want to share great beef, while they keep Texas grass-fed beef ranching alive as it is meant to be - produced by local farmers and ranchers humanely with no additives. The best beef comes right off your local ranches!
The Ross Family
The Ross Family is committed to producing healthy meats for their family, friends, and customers, with a vision to return the land to a balanced state in terms of soil fertility, quality forages, animal health and enhanced quality of life.
Brazos Valley Cheese
Brazos Valley Cheese is dedicated to crafting all-natural, high quality, healthy cheese using traditional methods and no artificial flavors, preservatives or coloring. Their milk comes from grass-fed cows that graze freely on three local dairies that do not use growth hormones or antibiotics. The high butterfat content of this milk makes rich, yellow, creamy cheeses that you'll be proud to serve. Every Brazos Valley Cheese is made with raw cow's milk and all the hard cheeses are aged in their underground cheese cave, the only one in Texas.
Coyote Creek Farms
At Coyote Creek Farm, the vision is clear: revitalize rural middle-class family farms by teaching families efficient and effective farming practices. Their goals include long-term sustainability, slow growth, support for local agricultural communities, and limiting their carbon footprint. Dedicated to sustainable, organic farming and ranching practices, Coyote Creek Farm believes in the humane treatment of all farm animals.
Dewberry Hills Farm
Jane and Terry Levan
In 1999, Jane and Terry Levan purchased 20 acres approximately 50 miles from Austin and Bastrop. Shortly after they moved, they received a copy of Smithsonian magazine that featured Polyface Farm in Virginia. After reading Joel Salatin's books on beef and poultry, they agreed to follow the Polyface Farm model by rotating their pastures, moving the tents daily and processing chickens on site.
Full Quiver Farms
Michael and Debbie Sams
Michael and Debbie Sams operate this organic family farm, which includes cows, chickens and pigs. They are best known for their fresh organic cheeses and pastured pork products, and offer five different cheese spreads as well as several raw milk aged cheesed including gouda, feta and gruyere.
Matt and Heather Hamilton
The Hamiltons handle the processing of their beef from weaning all the way to each individual order. Their cows are raised in a sustainable manner and live in the open air and sunshine, free from growth stimulants and antibiotics. Meat is then custom cut and packaged by a local artisan butcher. Farmer Matt says, "We truly see that we have 'happy cattle.' To us, 'happy cattle' is not a marketing scheme; it’s our reality."
The artisan goat milk cheese, goat milk soaps and goat milk lotions from Hammond Farms are made with tender loving care right on the farm in New Caney, Texas. They have a passion for producing sustainable products that are People Tested Goat Approved ®!
Harrison Hog Farm
Harrison Hog Farm began with the raising of a few pigs for their own personal consumption. Realizing what a tasty product they had, not to mention a healthy alternative to the other white meat, they decided to make their pork available for America’s tables!
Dale and Linda Hudspeth
Farmer Dale Hudspeth will be the first to tell you that good meats starts from the ground up. "Healthy soils and grass make healthy animals," he says. The chickens, turkeys and beef on his farm eat a steady diet of "salad mix": bermuda grass pastures inter-seeded with clovers, wheat and ryegrass. And you won't find any toxic chemicals or pesticides here! The farm's tagline is "No drugs. Just grass," and as you would expect, the Hudspeths use only organic and natural methods to care for their fields. The cows and pigs here eat better than most humans! Their feed is soy-, corn- and GMO-free!
Lazy "S" Ranch
Lazy "S" Ranch is a small, backyard garden located in Katy, Texas that specializes in growing amazing produce year round. Randy Yazdani's backyard is full of amazing organic produce that he grew after he and his son learned about an allergy to pesticides and herbicides.
Menzie's is a family-owned sustainable farm raising grass-fed and pastured Texas lamb.
Craig & Rihanna
Craig and Rhianna are making milk just like Craig's grandpa, Grandpa Miller, made back around the second world war. This milk is low-temp pasteurized, non-homogenized milk from grass-fed cows, produed without the use of GMO's, antibiotics, or hormones. The lower pasteurization temperatures ensures easier digestion and good health! Greenling also loves their whipping cream, half & half, and cheese!
Ole Dad Farm
Ole Dad Farms offers range eggs, fresh vegetables and fruits, pigs, chickens and turkey. Fun fact: Among Bill Briscoe's variety of eggs on hand, you can find green eggs from his Araucanas chickens.
Pure Luck Farm and Dairy
Located in Dripping Springs, Texas, Pure Luck Dairy is known for their award winning goat cheese, as well as other cheese such as feta, bleu and chevre. Founded in 1979 by Sara Bolton, the farm became one of the first Certified Organic Farms recognized in the state of Texas.
Jim & Kay Richardson
Jay and Kim Richardson live on a tree lined 200 acre farm with a variety of animals, but mostly turkeys. These gobblers roam the range in mobile pens feeding on alfalfa and other homegrown grasses. Around the holidays, you won't find a better Thanksgiving meal than these free-range turkeys.
Round Rock Honey
Konrad and Elizabeth Bouffard
In 2002, owners Konrad and Elizabeth Bouffard started Round Rock Honey to bring local and pure wildflower honey to Texas. Each bottle is 100% honey and has been unheated or altered from it’s natural state. Their focus is on quality – quality of the processes, the packaging, the customer's experiences, and of course, the honey!
Shiner Prairie Farm Works
Shiner Prairie Farm Works is located on the rolling hills of the Shiner Prairie. This small 97 acre farm has become a source for wholesome, delicious, family-farm raised food for you, your family and your friends!
The Hodges Family
Sterling Lamb is a family business that was founded by Clinton Hodges, a 3rd generation rancher on Hodges Ranch in Sterling County, Texas. After years of ranching, Clinton saw the future of breeding and raising hair sheep. This particular type of sheep is naturally well-adapted for the variable West Texas climate. Produced without the use of hormones and antibiotics, these sustainably raised flocks are closely monitored by the producers.
Tejas Heritage Farm
David and Cheri Glover
Tejas Heritage Farm produces chickens, turkeys, guineafowl, ducks, geese, quail, squab, and rabbits using sustainable practises just north of Houston. They also grow ginger, baby greens, and microgreens on their 20 acre farm. With a commercial kitchen and butcher shop on the farm they personally control the quality of all their products
Texas Honeybee Guild
Brandon and Susan Pollard
As founders of the Texas Honeybee Guild, Brandon and Susan Pollard maintain micro-apiaries at dozens of urban properties in Dallas. The bees thrive in the city, and the Pollards harvest honey unique to specific ZIP codes in Dallas. ZIP code honey is flavored by local flowers and trees, and it tastes sweeter than ever since it's supporting local ecosystems and sustainability. Best of all, it's free of the chemicals and toxins that are found in too many imported honeys these days. When they're not harvesting honey, the Pollards are busy advocating on bee-half of honey bees everywhere and building new apiaries in North Texas.
Texas Quail Farm
Texas Quail Farms, Inc., founded in 2003 with headquarters in Lockhart, Texas, is the only state-inspected quail processing plant in Texas. The company produces a wide variety of protein-based quail products ranging from whole birds to semi-boneless birds, including gourmet specialties like bacon-wrapped breasts and legs.
Hugh and Sarah Fitzsimons
Thunderheart Bison is an award winning farm that provides grass-fed and naturally raised Bison to customers in the Texas area. By adhering to the path of the natural world in raising their animals, they are creating a model for long term sustainability and biodiversity.
Veldhuizen Family Farm
Stuart and Connie Veldhuizen
Located in Dublin, Texas, the Veldhuizen Family Farm is owned and operated by Stuart & Connie Veldhuizen. In 2003 they began to sell a variety of cheeses, with every family member involved in the process—from tending to cows, milking, or helping in the aging room.
Matt O'Hayer and Jason Jones
Vital Farms started in 2009 on a small farm in South Austin. Now in partnership with more than 49 small family farms in six states, Vital Farms offers an authentic pasture-raised product setting the national standard for the animal welfare of laying hens.
Mark & Pam Burow
The Burows began their goat farm with just two does and three kids back in 1998. These days they have a whole herd to produce their goat milk products including yogurt and various goat cheeses. We love the different flavors like garlic, tomato, and basil ricotta or a garlic and parsley feta!
White Mountain Foods Yogurt
The Murray Family
Reed Murray, once upon a time destined for aerospace engineering, decided as a young man that "real food" was more his forte. Murray began White Mountain Foods in 1980, making Bulgarian yogurt in the same way it had been done for hundreds of years across Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Inspired by the natural food movement, White Mountain Foods, the Murray family organized their East Austin business to put the community before profit.
Windy Hills Organic
Windy Hill Organics is a family run operation, and hosts a number of animals on the ranch including cows, chickens, and the original herd, goats. Windy Hill goats usually live off pasture, hay and alfalfa, and only eat organic feed during the winter months and kidding season. (Not a joke, but birthing season!) Goat, "the other other meat", can be cooked a number of ways including stewed, pulled, and braised.
Windy Meadows Family Farm
Mike and Connie Hale
Mike and Connie Hale and their children have raised pastured chicken and grass-fed beef and lamb on their 40 acres of Windy Meadows Family Farm in northeast Texas for nearly twenty years. Their concerns for food safety for their own children led them to the decision for raise natural meats without added hormones, antibiotics or feed stimulants. They now have a state-inspected poultry processing facility on their farm that produces pastured chicken and sausage for taste-discriminating palates in the Dallas area.
Words and Food
Home of the “ best pimento cheese in Houston ” according to The Houston Press and the “ judges favorite ” pimento cheese from My Table magazine, Janice Schindeler's pimento cheese is a stand out!
Other Local Food Heroes
Austin Pesto Company
Fresh, organic ingredients make the backbone of Austin Pesto Company's various pestos. The perfect accompaniment to sandwiches, pasta, or a simple bruschetta since 2010.
Clara & Romerio
Austinuts is an Austin based company specializing in dry roasting nuts. This centuries old roasting method is particularly common around the Mediterranean. Dry roasting requires specially designed ovens and utilizes only hot air. As they contain no added oils, additives or preservatives, our dry roasted nuts have a more natural flavor, taste better and are more crunchy than oil roasted nuts.
A few winters ago, while hobbling around with a broken knee and a perpetual fever, Amanda Love brewed an herbal concoction in her kitchen: a simple medley of African Rooibos (for stress relief), Lemongrass (for anti-oxidants), Lemonbalm (for pain reduction), Spearmint (to cool my fever), Raspberry Leaf (for digestive health) & Stevia (for sweetness). The cold tea was so refreshing, she memorized the recipe and starting serving it to thirsty house guests & visitors. The tea became very popular, and today Amanda is living the dream, sharing her healing, soothing infusion with friends around the world.
Caleb and Chris Simpson
The Bearded Brothers are indeed bearded and brothers, as well as Greenling's neighbor! Chris and Caleb are both adventure enthusiasts and found they needed a better organic energy bar, and thus The Bearded Brothers was born in 2011. Their organic snackfood company puts out handmade energy bars that are 100% organic, mostly raw, gluten-free, vegan friendly and delicious.
Beetnik was born from founder David Perkins' love of great food, and his view that great food comes from great ingredients. That's so important to him that he invested in some of the best farmers and ranchers in Central Texas.... people who are passionate about their products, their people and the environment...fellow Beetniks.
Susan M. Schatz
After years in the fitness industry seeing clients struggle with their diets, Susan Schatz created Bella's Kitchen – named for her mother, who passed on her passion for baking. Combining that passion with her knowledge of nutrition, she created delicious muffins loaded with nutrients that keep everyone on track.
Better Bites Bakery
Better Bites Bakery was co-founded by 2 moms who were determined to feed their kids fun foods despite their multiple food allergies. They are dishing out delicious treats that are gluten-free, peanut-free, casein-free and (mostly) vegan! We love their Mostess Cupcake!
Christian and Jamie Bowers
Christian and Jamie Bowers began their pizza foray with weekly pizza parties before taking the leap and buying a wood fired oven from Italy. They mounted that beautiful oven to a custom trailer and began their saucy journey to become one of Austin's elite pizza makers. We had their pizza at various farmers' markets and events but were so excited when they decided to start making frozen pizza! Now you can have your Bola Pizza anytime you want!
Bravado Spice Co.
Ryan Harcourt and Vicente Blasco
Bravado Spice Co. began with a dream. Two friends decided enough was enough, it was time for America to have Real Flavor in their hot sauce. In the fall of 2012, after months of research, testing, sampling, (and lots of eating), they finally created what they were looking for: Bravado Spice Hot Sauce. Now that they had the product, they needed a way to sauce the masses. Enter Kickstarter.com, the crowd funding phenomenon. After a 45 day Kickstarter campaign, their passion was funded and launch was imminent. But one doesn't simply forge an empire on it's own, following the Kickstarter campaign they began laying the foundation for their destiny. The momentum and demand was overwhelming, and through the chaos and madness a phoenix rose from the burning embers. Two phoenixes, to be specific. Ryan Harcourt and Vicente Blasco. With the dream team complete, Bravado Spice set out to claim its destiny as the greatest hot sauce in the world.
Kimberly Lanski was always interested in nutritious whole foods, and began her first company in 1996, making and distributing all vegan cookies. But something else was brewing in Kimberly's future and she founded Buddha's Brew kombucha in 2006. She uses organic ingredients in her pro-biotic rich brews in various flavors from ginger to honeydew.
Chameleon Cold Brew
We craft every ounce of Chameleon Cold-Brew for 24 hours using only 100% organic, fair trade Arabica beans and filtered water. Our unique cold-brewing process results in a smooth, highly caffeinated, less acidic coffee that can be enjoyed hot or over ice.
Chef Milton's Gourmet Salts
Chef Milton’s "Gourmet Atlantic Sea Salts" are made with the purest Sea Salt available from the coast of Brazil. There are no additives or preservatives and are suitable for vegetarian/vegan diets, as well as those who are lactose or gluten intolerant. Chef Milton is a personal chef and culinary wizard. His salts and honey-roasted peanuts add flavor to our lives!
Confituras comes from the idea of "confit" or "to reduce down to one's essence" and once you try one of Stephaie McClenny's jams you will come to find not only the fruit's essence but your own as well. All Confituras jams are made "small batch" guaranteeing a jar jammed full of fruit and flavor. Stephanie tries to source from local farms as much as possible in her fanciful flavored jams, pairing together plants that would grow together naturally, like blueberry basil and apple rosemary.
Dad's Premium Granola
Not satisfied with store-bought granola, and in search of a healthy breakfast alternative, Dad started a quest to create a delectable gourmet granola. Once he found quality ingredients, he started the process of experimentation, fine tuning each batch and offering samples to family and friends as his focus groups. Enough people were clamoring for his granola that they all finally convinced Dad to turn his passion into a business.
Dai Due was created to reconsider what “our” food is and will be. By using ingredients that are present in our region, they are able to serve foods that are fresher, buy food that is produced in a fair and equitable way, pay homage to the local culinary traditions, and support farmers and ranchers who are striving to improve the quality of our food.
With no preservatives or artificial ingredients, Della Casa means just fresh, all-natural pasta, raviolis and sauces the way you would make them if you had the time. Fresh, healthy, homemade meals, without all the work!
Dr. Kracker was founded in 2003 in Dallas, Texas by a group of European and American bakers with a unique love for Artisan breads. Dr. Kracker produces a line of deliciously wholesome, stupendously satisfying organic Flatbreads, Snacker Krackers, Snack Chips and Snack Flats. Dr. Kracker bakes with organic grains and seeds, in support of sustainable farmers and their mission to preserve the soil for generations to come.
Dude, Sweet Chocolate
Katherine Clapper & Redding May
Dude, Sweet Chocolate products don't need an introduction... they've already built a reputation for producing some of the most amazing and innovative chocolate products around. After working as a pastry chef for 20 years, Katherine Clapner, along with her partner Redding May, launched the Dude, Sweet Chocolate shop in the heart of Oak Cliff in 2009. Their cutting-edge, artisanal line of chocolates include products like "Crack in a Box," - chocolate bark with candied nuts, sea salt and raw cocoa nibs, plus pure dark chocolate bars, amazing toffee, chocolate tea and more. Voted Best of Big D by D Magazine in 2010, you've just got to try it!
Taylor Collins and Katie Forrest
The roots of EPIC were planted during a summer road trip in the mountains of West Texas. Katie was training for the Ironman World Championship Race and they had a “boot camp vacation” scheduled to ramp up their fitness level. Due to an ingredient label unlike anything else, EPIC epitomizes REAL food. Based on our deep-rooted evolutionary biology, EPIC specializes in creating nutrient-dense animal based protein products for people on the go. EPIC foods will always be humane, pasture centered, and most importantly, delicious.
Jennifer Holdberg & Steven Flood
Jennifer began making truffles as a hobby when she was a freshman in the dorms. It wasn't long before the whole floor was lining up to buy her chocolatey treats. Fat Turkey chocolates was launched in 2005 and we've been snacking on truffles and chocolate pools ever since. Organic fair trade chocolate and the best whole ingredients guarantee delicious chocolates.
Fischer & Wiser
Fischer & Wieser is an incredible success that is based on the storied American entrepreneurial dream. While the privately held company sells its pantry essentials from coast to coast and internationally, it continues to be owned and operated by members of the Fischer and Wieser families.
TransFair certified, Fontana is a wholesale shop, supplying fair trade coffees to several cafes and shops in the Houston area.
Garden Dreams Houston
Elaine Lupovitch and Kirk O'Neil
Kirk O’Neal, Alice McEntire, and Elaine Lupovitch share a passion for growing things – kids, fruits, and vegetables. As teachers and gardeners, they have joined forces to create Garden Dreams Houston specializing in herbs, citrus and a wide variety of vegetables grown using chemical free, sustainable gardening practices. Using their homegrown fruits, they create jams, jellies, conserves and marmalades with a definite Texas twist.
Georgetown Pecan Company
Georgetown Pecan Company offers both inshell and shelled pecans. Among the varieties available are: Desirable, Cheyenne, Choctaw, Kiowa, Mohawk.
Founded in 2009, Grapevine Grains produces super fresh grain products, all made from freshly ground whole grains and rolled oats. Owner Steve Smolek only uses raw honey to sweeten his granolas and muesli. The mission of Grapevine Grains is to provide the healthiest and freshest products as well as educate our customers about the benefits of fresh milled and rolled grains.
Grass on the Go
Grass On The Go has created wheatgrass in an easy-to-take portable form. Through flash freezing nutrients are locked in as if juiced minutes beforehand!
Great Bean Chocolate
Oh the 'beanefits' of Great Bean Chocolate! All of Great Bean's bars contain cacao beans that haven’t been roasted, which preserves their exquisite chocolate-y flavor and insane amount of age-battling antioxidants, brain-boosting chemicals, and body-loving minerals. The bars are handcrafted, preservative-free, GMO-free, Soy-free, Gluten-free and vegan friendly. And absolutely lovely!
Tara discovered the magic of hemp seeds in 2010 when she decided to leave her demanding job and focus more on her health. With a new dedication to the power of hemp seeds, Tara began spreading the word on the nutritious and delicious food. We love adding Happy Hemp hemp seeds to salads, breads, yogurt & granola and so much more!
The Hearty Vegan
Beth and Becky Taylor
Beth and Becky Taylor are a tempeh-making mother-daughter duo. Hearty Vegan began with Beth's career as a personal chef, making healthy vegan fair for her clients.
Leo and Gaston
Holy Kombucha is a Dallas based company that brews some of the most delicious kombucha tea ever. We really like their product of course, but we love their philosophy even more: "Drink well, do better." Drink up this local yumminess for a good cause - they donate 10% of their profits to Sow the Seeds!
Homestead Gristmill's historic timberframe mill was originally built in New Jersey around 1760. Homestead Heritage found the mill in 2000, neglected and in disrepair, and brought it to Texas, where it has found a new home and renewed life as a working building at Homestead Heritage. All of Homestead Gristmill's grains are ground the old-fashioned way, using a water-powered grindstone. Their gluten-free products are ground using a separate millstone to protect against cross-contamination.
In a Pickle
James and Karen
In a Pickle takes the utmost care in hand packing their products; their labels and packaging is eco-friendly and they encourage everyone to recycle. They believe that together we can make the world a better place for pickles and people alike.
JJ&B produces a variety of delicious handmade jellies, jams and fruit butters that are made from the freshest, natural ingredients and are available in limited seasonal batches.
JJ's Good Things
Owner and founder Kala Uprety offers up a unique twist on traditional Nepalese dishes by combining them with flavors from around the world. Kala’s Kuisine is dedicated to providing healthy and delicious vegetarian food that contains the best ingredients and no preservatives.
Robert Lopez, Andi Cooper, & Carlos Perez
Kickin’ Kombucha is a tasty energizing tea that is proudly produced and bottled in Houston, Texas. Adhering to the highest standards for their kombucha, Kickin' Kombucha sources extraordinary ingredients and often includes local ingredients grown here in Texas!
Handcrafted with love in Austin, Tx, Kosmic Kombucha is brewed with a blend of organic oolong and green teas. Made with freshest, natural ingredients, this drink will invigorate and nourish the body. Kosmic Kombucha strives to bring Austin the best, one drink at a time.
Karen started making baking mixes when her daughter, Lauren, was diagnosed with Celiac disease in 2008. Whether you require a gluten-free diet or not, Lauren's Gourmet products are delicious! All her baking mixes are free of gluten, casein, preservatives, nuts, soy, eggs, dairy and yeast. With these delightful mixes there is no reason to feel deprived just because you cant eat wheat or gluten! They even made sure the recycled bags are made of corn, not wheat.
Lone Star Kettle Corn
Lone Star Kettle Corn is a family owned business in Kyle, TX. They use GMO-free corn to make their salty and sweet kettle popped corn. Watch out, though-- it's so tasty some might say it's addictive!
We would have to agree with Chef Haro and say that "happiness IS a warm brownie", sorry John Lennon! Love Puppies' brownies come in a variety of flavors from "peanut butter nutcase" to a "salty dog" - dark chocolate, cajeta, and sea salt. A pure bred Austin company, Love Puppies Brownies have learned to stay and we are quite happy 'bout it
Lucido's Pasta and Herbs
John Lucido’s love for growing herbs and produce began when he was 5 years old and has blossomed into a lifelong love of planting. John took his passion for growing produce and herbs and began his own farm located in Copper Canyon, Texas. Over the years he has made sausages and pastas and grown herbs for friends and family, but soon after his retirement decided to take it a little further. Greenling is proud to carry his scratch-made pastas!
In January 2004, a third generation dairyman from a local dairy in Plano, Texas, wanted to see the high quality milk from his award-winning Guernsey and Jersey cows turned into a premium artisan dairy product. The result has been award-winning artisan dairy products under the Lucky Layla Farms brand. Their goal is to provide you, the healthiest farm-fresh locally-made dairy products available.
Sonia Vasquez- Grizzle
Traditionally the craft of making tortillas was passed down generation to generation, mother to daughter. Margarita's tortillas are no different; Sonia learned the craft from her mother, Micaela, when she was just a girl of seven. Margarita's tortillas, flour and corn, are organic and gmo-free. We are also a big fan of her tamales - she even makes vegan ones!
Elizabeth, Martin and Ann Vandiver
Martin's Biscotti is a family-owned company that produces biscotti in small batches by hand right here in Dallas, Texas. They use only the finest ingredients without additives or preservatives. Martin discovered biscotti many years ago when a friend brought back some treats from Italy! After much research, their recipe dates back to the Renaissance. They use only the finest all natural ingredients and no additives or preservatives. Eggs are from cage free, grain fed chickens, no antibiotics or hormones.
The Mediterranean Chef
Nikki Kaya, the Mediterranean Chef, emigrated from Istanbul in 1995 after studying Chemical Engineering and working in both Swiss and American nutritional analysis laboratories. She is dedicated bringing authentic Old World Mediterranean cuisine to your dining room, using only the freshest organic ingredients.
Cody & Kristen Fields
Not your typical empanadas, these little guys are made from scratch and baked fresh from inside the sometimes mobile food truck. The truck lives most of the time in the Mueller Hangar parking lot, but Greenling is lucky enough to have their own selection. They specialize in unusual and gourmet flavors from a savory Spinach, Mushroom with Goat cheese and Pine nuts to a sweet Mango and Ginger - all inside a delectable dough.
Rodrigo and Leticia Salas
Rodrigo and Leticia love Mexican food and really enjoy exposing their friends to the regional Mexican fare they grew up eating. However, every time they had friends over their house, they had to cook everything from scratch because there weren’t any products out there that were close to delivering the interior Mexican flavors they were looking for. That’s why they founded Mölli, a brand of Mexican cooking sauces and cooking pastes that are made with a unique blend of all-natural ingredients and that are true to regional recipes. Mölli sauces and pastes are the foundation to many traditional regional recipes and are a real time saver when trying to make a delish Mexican meal in less than 30 minutes.
While the Mexican flavors are authentic, the creative possibilities are endless. From a traditional “pork with purslane” to a fusion “chili dog Mexico City-style”. Anything is possible and delicious! Rodrigo and Leticia produce sauces and pastes that make cooking Mexican easy and always tasty for you, their friends. Now everyone can make mouthwatering Mexican fare any day of the week. Provecho!
Nate's Raw Harvest
Nate's Raw Harvest was started by Nathan Jackson, a personal trainer and holistic lifestyle enthusiast in Dallas, TX. His passion for high-quality nutrition led him to the decision to create Nate’s Raw Harvest and bring the benefits of sprouted, organic, raw foods to the public. Nathan, 31, was born and raised in Ft.Worth and spends his free time with his five-year-old son. He has a degree in exercise science from UT Arlington and has been certified with ACSM, NASM, and the CHEK Institute.
NewTex BBQ Company
These unique blend of all natural spices and herbs will give a wonderful flavor to your BBQ meals. Their "Friends and Family" BBQ sauce is for everyone and especially our friends and family who suffer from gluten and soy allergies!
Abbi and Duane Lunde
Abbi and Duane came into the food business organically, when they began working at a local farm a few years ago. Their love for kimchi and for each other blossomed when they would ferment kimchi in small batches after work, using surplus vegetables from the farm. What started as a passion project became a full-time business in fall 2013, when the Lundes began making kimchi at Winfield Farm's kitchen space in Central Texas. Today Greenling is proud to carry their popular kimchi in several flavors.
Pasta & Co.
Marilou Morales, Sheryl Simpson & Teresa Swann
Pasta & Co was established in a little house on Kerbey Lane, and has been making delicious fresh pasta ever since. Greenling is lucky to have a changing weekly pasta special with classic favorites like whole-wheat spaghetti to seasonal favorites like pumpkin fettuccine. Made with fresh ingredients, including farm-fresh eggs, and traditional techniques, Pasta & Co brings a bit of Italy to Austin.
Pat Greer's Kitchen
Patricia Greer was faced with boxes of left-over produce from her organic produce co-op in Houston. Never one to waste, she started creating raw-food crackers from that produce and selling them at the co-op. They were a hit, and one smitten customer even joined Patricia to grow the business. How's that for dialoguing with a customer?
Pogue Mahone Pickles
Pickles that matter. Sam Addison, a recent graduate from Le Cordon Bleu in Austin, Tx is the proud "mad scientist" behind our new favorite pickle. With flavors like habanero or jalapeno mint, it's no surprise Pogue Mahone Pickles won a Good Food Award in 2013!
Started in 2009 by an unemployed drummer with a taste for bagels, Rockstar bagels as solved Austin's (and San Antonio's!) bagel problem. Hailing originally from Brooklyn, Joe has been able to give us the New York style bagel with none of the attitude. Thanks Joe!
Lauri & Carol Raymond
SASS, short for Season All Stuff Sauce, started up in 1988 by twin sisters, Carol and Lauri Raymond. The all natural sauces should be used for everything from dressing a salad to marinating meat to saucing a pasta. We get especially SASSy when we haven't had their Sesame Garlic for a hot minute!
Sinfull Bakery is a small batch bakery creating everything from scratch, using ingredients that are free of dairy, eggs, honey, and all other animal by products. They use organic and local products when available and believe in promoting a healthier, green-friendly lifestyle!
Slow Dough Bread Co.
Heath Wendell and Marlo Evans
Slow Dough Bread Co. has doubled its business since purchasing a 10,000-square-foot commissary on Westpark and equipment formerly used by La Madeleine restaurants about a year ago. The chemical-free, preservative-free business has grown to 46 employees with a fleet of seven trucks that delivers artisan breads, pretzels, pizza dough and other products to Houston-area restaurants, sports complexes, caterers and school vendors.
Sterling Tea is a USA premier woman-owned and operated blender of luscious white and green teas, delightfully robust black teas, delicious fruit and wellness herbal tisanes, and premium rooibos blends. They create their teas in small batches to ensure superior quality and consistency.
Sweet Leaf Tea Company
Sweet Leaf Tea was born and raised in Austin, Texas. They sold their first bottle at ACL in 2002, and although they're bigger now, they stay true to their roots. All of their beverages are free of Genetically Modified Organisms.
Sweetish Hill Bakery
Jim Murphy, Patricia Bauer Slate
An Austin institution since 1975, Sweetish Hill also happens to be a favorite of ours for our Farmstead Boxes as well as holiday goodies. Sweetish uses the freshest ingredients, sourcing locally when they can. Holiday times wouldn't be the same without their dinner rolls and delicious pies.
Tavola pasta is passionate about making artisan, simple and rustic fresh pasta. Their products are made from simple and natural ingredients, such as organic durum wheat flour. Flavor combinations are inspired by fresh, seasonal, local herbs and vegetables that come straight from the earth (as fresh as possible with as little transport time as posibble), which allows them to achieve exceptional flavor.
The Tamale Co.
The Tamale Co. is a crowd favorite at the local farmer's markets, and we're so happy we can deliver them to your doorstep also! With flavors to satisfy carnivores and veggies alike, their lard-free, gluten-free and MSG-free tamales are authentic and delicious. Cooking is simple too, with vacuum sealed packaging that allows you to boil in the bag to perfection.
Texas Hill Country Olive Co.
The Texas Hill Country Olive Company is a family owned and artisanal organic olive orchard located near Dripping Springs. The Texas Hill Country, rich with limestone, has been compared to central Italy, making it ideal for growing olive trees. The orchard contains multiple varieties of olive trees, that can actually be adopted by you! It is a treat to have access to award winning local extra-virgin olive oil!
Texas Olive Ranch
Jim Henry planted his first olive tree more than a decade before he finally harvested a crop from his 60-acre olive orchard in the heart of Texas' Rio Grande Valley. In addition to the Spanish arbequina olive variety, the ranch grows the arbosana, also Spanish in origin; and a Greek variety, koroneiki.They use a modified grape press to produce their renowned olive oil.
David M. Schraub
The Rainwater that gets bottled by Texas Rain comes directly from the clean skies of Smithville,Texas. A single storm can produce thousands of gallons of rainwater which is harvested by Texas Rain, triple-fresh filtered to within medical grade, and bottled in their biodegradable bottles so that you can have a fully green bottle of the best water on the planet.
Texas Tea is brewing tea that is all about Texas. Each one of these organic teas highlights a different Texas town from Poteet Strawberry to Austin's Own Honey flavored green tea.
Taylor & Kate Thunder
After committing themselves to the life of endurance athletes, the Thunders soon realized the "unavailability of decent tasting, conveniently packaged, whole food that could meet their energy demands." And so Thunderbird Energetica bars were founded, first for personal consumption and then for everyone to share!
Kit Seay and Amanda Wadsworth Bates
Tiny Pies are the original Tiny Pies. The Austin company was born from a mother and grandmother pie baking team who wanted to give their little ones a little slice of pie to take in their school lunches. Made with the highest all-natural ingredients, these pies are just like the ones grandma used to make but you know... tiny.
Anne & Taylor
Unrefined Bakery is a gluten-free, soy-free, all-natural and organic bakery created by mother-daughter team, Anne and Taylor. They offer a wide array of yummy home-made Brownies, Sweet Breads, Yeast Breads, Muffins, Treats and convenient on the go FoodBars and Crunch.
Don't blame us if you can't have just one of Paul Wackym's famous Wackym Cookies. They're crunchy, sweet, and taste amazing thanks to his fresh, natural ingredients. Paul has a knack for developing one of a kind flavors like salted caramel, chocolate snickerdoodle, and rosemary cornmeal shortbread that always leave you wanting more. And if you ask Paul, he'll tell you to go ahead and have another cookie. After all, "Life is sweet, eat great treats!"
White Label Hot Sauce
White Label Hot Sauce is a small company based out of Austin, TX that strives to produce quality handmade pepper sauce. The first sauce, creatively named #1, is just the beginning of their quest to make great sauce. Use of all natural ingredients ensures both robust taste but also slight variations that also change with age (founder Jeff White can never stop slightly tweaking the sauce). The result is this guarantee: the sauce you buy will be better with time.
Wholesome Habit was born in September, 2011, out of founder Nasser Maz's passion for food, nutrition and food production and farming. This line of all-natural and organic foods uses nutritious super food fresh raw ingredients, free of sugar, dairy, and gluten. Creating unique, delicious, healthy food using the highest-quality natural and organic ingredients, loaded with health benefits and free of the bad stuff is a work of passion and mission.
Joan Griffith has been committed to serving the Austin area and beyond with quality handmade gluten-free and vegan delights. Wild Wood not only delivers Greenling delicious gluten-free pies and cookies but helps make the holidays easy with specials like gluten free stuffing. Gluten-free sandwich lovers can rejoice, because Wildwood bakes all sorts of gluten-free breads from sourdough to foccacia.
Zhi Tea started as a dream to create a long standing company built on the cornerstones of relationships, quality and beauty. Oh and to sell tea, really good 100% organic and Fair Trade tea. Zhi tea values their customers the same way Greenling does and supports local non-profits in the Austin area that we also support. So we're pretty good friends, not to mention their tea is delicious!
Founder Carlos Salinas' family has been making salsa and natural chips in the traditional style for over 90 years. Xochitl started as a side business, and today Salinas' chips and salsa are sold all across the state. As he says, "Our objective is to provide the finest products with the most unique home made flavors that we can find in the remote places of the old continents."