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Food For Thought, Inc.

Meeting the demands of a growing consumer trend away from anonymous factory scale food to food with story, quality and authenticity.

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location Honor, MI, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 1995
  • Employees 8
  • Website

Company Summary

Food For Thought is a farm-based manufacturer of gourmet specialty foods in the categories of sauces, preserves and dressings. With our triple bottom line (profit, planet and people), unique, award winning organic and Fair Trade products, Food For Thought is positioned to meet the growing demand from the “green consumer” that is placing ever greater emphasis on health, social justice and environmental stewardship above price and convenience.


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    Timothy Fitzgerald Young

    An extensive background in travel and human relief work in the developing world inspired Timothy’s creation of Food For Thought in 1995 with the mission of creating and raising awareness around just and sustainable food systems and to serve as a model to counter the global industrial food system. Timothy has received multiple awards for his business and environmental stewardship. He currently is a board member of the non-profit, On The Ground and

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    Evan Alden Smith

    35 + years experience in international and domestic distribution and logistics. Prior to joining Cherry Capital Foods as the Senior Operations Manager in early 2009, he spent 8 years as the CFO of Food For Thought, where he continues on a consulting basis as Vice President. A 2009 graduate of Leadership Grand Traverse, he serves on the Farmer Task Force of the Michigan Food Policy Council and the Traverse City Food and Farm Network.


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    Enrico Schaefer of Traverse Legal and Cythia Anderson of Anderson PC
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    Jennifer L. Christopher of Weisaar and Company