The Entrepreneurs

Stories behind the food we love.
reveal in a box of avocados

Avocados: Good to The Last Drop

By AnnMarie Mattila

Two food science grad students turned this ‘seed’ of an idea into a full-fledged beverage business. Is Reveal the next health drink to take the world by storm?

maya madsen

Maya’s Cookies: America’s #1 Black-Owned, Vegan Cookie Business

By Elizabeth Hazard

It’s hard to resist a cookie named after Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman. Or one that’s inspired by baseball great Hank Aaron. Maya’s Cookies are not only inspiring, they’re vegan.

three ice cream cones toasting

CBD Ice Cream: A “Remedy and a Reward”

By Sarah Strong

Sam Rose is making killer ice cream in Colorado, it just happens to be infused with CBD for a super chill treat. Read more to learn how he got started and where you can find RoseBud Ice Cream’s products.

Julia Collins with Moonshot

Moonshot Snacks: Setting the Stage for Climate-Friendly Food

By Mallory Diekmann

Can a simple box of crackers help address the climate crisis? Entrepreneur Julia Collins thinks so, and has the science and the “shoot for the moon” mentality to prove it.

knox family

Southern Charm: Infusion Crab is All About Seafood, Passion and Family

By Elizabeth Hazard

It took the persistence of her 12- and 14-year-old daughters for Kimberly Knox of Marietta, Georgia to open Infusion Crab, a seafood restaurant built on soul and blending family spirit and plenty of regional dishes.

emily lauer at farmers market

When Covid Throws You Lemons, Make…Pop Tarts?

By Stacy Brooks

Minneapolis pastry maven Emily Lauer has made Fruit & Grain’s Instagram must-read social. The proof is in the pies.

Crust Club: Dinner and Dessert at Your Doorstep

By Mallory Diekmann

For Utah’s Valerie Kukahiko, the seeds to her meal club began with Instagram, a favorite chicken pot pie recipe and a deep-seeded love of food and family.

micah Harrigan selling lemonade

The 5th Grade Entrepreneur Behind Micah’s Mixx

By Sarah Strong

What started as a pop-up lemonade stand is now a full time hustle for Philadelphia fifth grader Micah Harrigan.

Table Spread at Very Excellent Chinese Restaurant

The Journey from M.I.T. Student to Chinese Food Restaurateur

By AnnMarie Mattila

Hector Hsu grew up in Britain but has gone all in on American-style Chinese food at his new Bristol, New Hampshire restaurant Very Excellent. High quality ingredients and Hsu’s unique perspective have made the spot a hit with locals.