“For Monique, passion for food is genetic. Childhood summers were spent soaking up European culture and expanding her palate in her mother’s native France. It was there that she first experienced the complexity inherent in the simplest of foods, and it was those early food forays that laid the first foundations for the creation of Al Dente Pasta in 1981. Still today, visitors to the Al Dente pasta factory witness family (husband, wife and sister) working side-by-side with loyal, long-time employees who are all true pasta experts. This proud legacy provides the inherent promise of homemade texture, quick cooking time and locally-sourced, American ingredients with every bag of Al Dente Pasta.
“Leaving corporate America behind, Scott Below set out to change the way we view oats. He combined his food industry experience with his personal belief, that good food is simple, to create The Grainery. Fresh milled oats flaked fresh on the spot – so the texture, flavor and nutrition of the oats make it to your bowl. Like steel-cut oats, they are delicious, hearty and full of texture, yet cook quickly, to produce that “just right” breakfast. Flake your own to take home and taste the fresh difference!
The Granola Tree
“The Granola Tree began in 2011 when the family made a reality of their mom’s life-long dream of selling her granola. Every product is small-batch-crafted with the freshest, hand-selected natural ingredients, like the locally grown oats they use. Their foods are free from trans fats and preservatives, and are gluten free and cholesterol free – with Michigan-grown oats. Made by moms, they’re proud to offer products that serve their own families and yours!