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Local Snack-makers pack a school lunch you won’t want to trade

Southern Oregon is known for agriculture. Our farmers markets put the “pro” in produce (seriously, I just said that), and with our newly-christened GMO-free status, we can be even more comfortable with shopping locally. While local, organic carrots are available at almost every farm stand and farmers market booth, and are part of the perfect school lunch, we chose three local companies who are thinking outside the (lunch) box. Heading back to school, local snack-makers keep homemade lunches in style with a delectable array of healthy and innovative nosh.


sunflower
Business name?
Terra Sol Organics
Your name and position? Christi Reilley, Co-owner with Kyle Reilly
How long have you been in business? Three years
What is your most popular/best snack? Organic Sunflower Shoots
What are the ingredients? The greens of baby sunflower plant
Healthiest feature of your product? Protein. They are 25 percent protein by weight, which is twice as much protein as an egg. It has been suggested that is it a complete protein, which has all the essential amino acids.
Most convenient feature of your product? Ease-of-use, the rinsing is done. The bag is ready to throw in your kid’s lunch.
What goes well with your product? Plain or with homemade ranch or other dressing
Any new product on the horizon for your company? We are trying out new additions to our Spicy Mix, making it a little bit spicier.
Do you still eat your own product as a snack, or are you tired of it? Yes, I eat it with salads and hamburgers, or yes, just a snack.

 

cookiesBusiness name? TonTon’s Artisan Affections
Your name and position? Michael Antonopoulos, owner
How long have you been in business? Three years
What is your most popular/best snack? My Poppy Currant Zest Cookies are really impressive because they are the only grain free cookie on the market.
What are the ingredients? Poppies, currants, coconut flakes, coconut flour, almond meal, lemon zest, tapioca, stevia, sunflower lecithin
Healthiest feature of your product? They are vegan, and all the ingredients are organic. It can be a protein, and is sugar free. Usually with stevia there is an aftertaste that can be bitter, the lemon zest takes that back end edge off the stevia, so it is almost a perfect cookie.
Most convenient feature of your product? We sell them by the dozen or by the two pack at farmers markets.
What goes well with your product? Milk or tea.
Any new product on the horizon for your company? We have three new lines of food we are ready to come out with next year: gluten free crackers, gluten free pizzas and gluten free granola.
Do you still eat your own product as a snack, or are you tired of it? I snack on it all the time. I got into this business because I was making super healthy food for myself.

 

kettleBusiness name? Bear Kountry Kettle Korn
Your name and position? Cindy McLachlan, owner
How long have you been in business? Four years
What is your most popular/best snack? Original kettle corn and caramel popcorn, followed by savories—white cheddar is popular, and garlic parmesan is a new favorite.
What are the ingredients? Non-GMO corn, various toppings
Healthiest feature of your product? Fiber
Most convenient feature of your product? Mostly people buy it because they don’t want to bother with making it, and it is so much better than they could make it.
What goes well with your product? A cold drink
Any new product on the horizon for your company? We are trying a hot jalapeno flavor, which seems like it is going to be seasonal, though snickerdoodle was seasonal, now we make it year-round.
Do you still eat your own product as a snack, or are you tired of it? Occasionally, I don’t do it too often. I want to keep it made fresh. I did eat 2/3 of a small bag of garlic parmesan the other day.

 

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