Food For Thought was founded by Timothy Young over 20 years ago, based on a passion about food, where it comes from and how it impacts our lives and the lives of those that grow it. Carrying this forward, the company continues to have relationships with its farmers, purchase fair trade sugar and are in constant search of ingredients that not only meet their high quality standards, but are also responsibly grown and sourced – organic, non-GMO, fair trade. They make products in small batches to highest possible standards, and strive to be the best quality available anywhere. The company is the proud and humble recipients of two Good Food Awards (2017, 2018).
It all started on Young’s small organic farm located in northern Michigan in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, where the company continues to grow its organic peppers, lavender, and basil. Timothy was joined by his brother, Greg Young in 2015 to run the business, and three years later moved the operation to a refurbished, previously abandoned elementary school near Traverse City where the company has expanded farming, food production and opened our first ever retail store. The company continues to honor its founding principles that result in products that are small batch, use intentional ingredients and are finished with a great deal of love and commitment.
Food for Thought sincerely hopes you enjoy their products and feel good about your purchase. Our founding roots not only challenge us to produce high quality and great tasting products, but to do it in a responsible and ethical manner.