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Bella Gluten Free

Bella Gluten Free takes baking seriously so you don’t have to.  In 2010 three chefs launched Bella Gluten-Free™ with a mission to bring joy back to people on  restricted diets. They use the finest assortment of all-natural, non-GMO and organic ingredients to create easy-to-use baking mixes. And because they take cross contamination seriously, Bella Gluten Free is GFCO certified and a recipient of the non-GMO Verification Project.

Bella Gluten-Free™ is committed to bringing the best allergen friendly mixes to market, mastering taste, texture and nutrition. We are baking made easy, delicious and fun!

Around the World Gourmet

Around the World Gourmet is on a mission to make products that are healthier for you and our planet. For people with food allergies, one of the things they miss most is a getting to have a great pizza! Serial entrepreneur, Jennifer Kocher from the Columbus, OH area created a product that returns this lost love to consumers.

Around the World Gourmet makes delicious, hand-crafted flatbreads and pizza crusts that are free from gluten, soy, nuts, dairy, eggs and corn — and they are vegan too.

Justin Knopf, Fifth-Generation Farmer

Justin Knopf is a fifth-generation farmer who is an avid conservationist. He and wife Lindsey live and farm in central Kansas with their family. Currently, Justin grows sorghum, alfalfa, wheat, corn and soybeans. His family’s farm roots stretch back 160 years. Justin is devoted to increasing soil health on his farm and has been continuously adding new farming practices to do just that — including the use of no-till planting and cover crops. Justin believes in continuous improvement and is always exploring new ways to add carbon back to his soil — which also helps reduce climate change and improve water quality. Justin was recently featured in a book and documentary, “Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman” that spotlights conservation heroes in America.


Testimonials

“As we watch marketplace trends unfold, we know that leading edge food influencers are turning their sights on farms and farming practices. Over the next several years, the focus of criticism will be on pesticide use, fertilizers and soil health…

DAVID SHELUGA, PHD HEAD OF CONSUMER + MARKETPLACE INSIGHTS | ARDENT MILLS

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