Edison Grainery, an organic and gluten-free grains company, announced that they are
celebrating their first year in business by moving into a state-of-the-art packing and warehouse facility. The company also announced that they won a 2013 Food & Beverage Innovation Award (FABI) from the National Restaurant Association. The Oakland-based company was started in May 2012 by Amy Barnes, a cancer survivor and Celiac, and her husband, Jeffrey Barnes, a veteran of the organic foods industry.
“My family’s food allergies and dietary restrictions were the catalyst behind starting Edison Grainery,” says Amy Barnes, co-owner of Edison Grainery. “After being diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I have bid farewell to items containing wheat including traditional pasta, cakes, bread and cookies, and I am very proud of the product line we’ve created.”
Edison Grainery’s line of certified organic and gluten-free products range from pantry staples to super foods. When Edison Grainery opened last year, they were located in a small 9 ft. by 13 ft. room. The company recently moved into a new 24,000 sq. ft. space dedicated exclusively to warehousing and packing Edison products, as well as co-packaging. Edison Grainery’s high-tech production facilities include three production lines, two of which are free of gluten, wheat, nuts and soy, and the other ‘allergen-tolerant zone’ which processes organic primitive wheat and nuts.
The company’s mission is to deliver affordable organic and gluten-free foods to consumers via independent markets and direct Internet sales. “We’re often the ‘first-touch’ after the supplier, so we decided to package the ingredients into user-friendly sizes of 16 ounces, 5 pounds and 25 pound bags,” adds Jeffrey Barnes, co-founder of Edison Grainery. “We are giving direct access to the consumer and our efficiency allows more people to enjoy wonderful, healthy food at an affordable price point.”
All Edison Grainery products are certified:
Gluten-Free by The Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO)
Organic by Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (OTCO)
USDA Organic by the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP)