Summary

A passion for food runs in the Barnes’ family. Lyndsy and her mother, Amy Barnes, built Edison Grainery in hopes of sharing this love for nutritious, organic ingredients with the greater public. Today, they continue to look forward to sharing their beloved grains, pastas, and cereals with people everywhere!

Lyndsy Barnes began working at Edison Grainery because she saw it as an opportunity to work alongside her family and their shared passion for food. Lyndsy's grandfather, or as she liked to call him “Popcorn,” was a beloved ingredients salesman in the Midwest. Her father, Jeffrey, had graduated from baking school, then became a top salesman at Conagra foods, and later opened his own organic ingredients business in 2004, Edison Grain. Lastly, Lyndsy's mother, Amy Barnes, had conquered three cancers, two heart surgeries, and soon realized the impact that eating healthy, nutritious food can have. Today, Lyndsy and her mother Amy own Edison Grainery, specializing in retail and food service needs. Amy’s background in design has enabled her to develop the branding for the company. She is also dedicated to heightening the company’s food safety, documentation, and protocol which keeps their business running smoothly. Lyndsy and her mother are a power duo as she recently remarked, “I’m so grateful to have her, (Amy), next to me on this journey.”

From their seeds, grains, flours, to their cereals, all of Edison Grainery’s products are certified organic. This means that every step of the way, there is a third party overseeing these ingredients’ lifecycles. From the purity of the soil at the farm, to making sure no conventional and organic products are mixed at their facility, this third party oversees every step Edison’s products take before they are available to consumers.

All of Edison's beans, grains, seeds and oats are organic and locally sourced when available.

Whenever possible, Edison sources their products locally. If an item does not grow in the US, is not yet in harvest, or is rotated with an allergen, the company usually looks beyond the scope of the US to gather the best products for their customers. Whenever the garbanzo bean farmer they source from in Northern California is not yet ready to harvest, Edison looks to secure beautiful beans from Argentina where they are ready to harvest. Edison Grainery appreciates the wide variety of farms they have the opportunity to work with and are constantly communicating with them to meet the farmers' needs in this ever changing world.

Two of Lyndsy's favorite products from Edison include their cereal and morning milo trio: “Our cereals are a way too frequent dinner when it gets hot. We have some cool offerings like our morning milo trio that Thistle has amped up with their own seasonings onto items like the chia puddings or breakfast treats. It’s just so good.” At Thistle, we love “amping up” Edison Grainery’s products and sourcing ingredients like their lentils, quinoa, rice, oats, and chia seeds locally.. In nearly every single meal we produce at Thistle, there is an Edison ingredient included! Feel free to check out our Peaches & Cream Oatmeal to get a taste of Edison’s delicious oats, our Rainbow Buddha Bowl to try their quinoa, and every single other Thistle meal for a hint of their marvelous Himalayan Pink Salt!

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Posted 
Aug 28, 2020
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Summary

A passion for food runs in the Barnes’ family. Lyndsy and her mother, Amy Barnes, built Edison Grainery in hopes of sharing this love for nutritious, organic ingredients with the greater public. Today, they continue to look forward to sharing their beloved grains, pastas, and cereals with people everywhere!

Lyndsy Barnes began working at Edison Grainery because she saw it as an opportunity to work alongside her family and their shared passion for food. Lyndsy's grandfather, or as she liked to call him “Popcorn,” was a beloved ingredients salesman in the Midwest. Her father, Jeffrey, had graduated from baking school, then became a top salesman at Conagra foods, and later opened his own organic ingredients business in 2004, Edison Grain. Lastly, Lyndsy's mother, Amy Barnes, had conquered three cancers, two heart surgeries, and soon realized the impact that eating healthy, nutritious food can have. Today, Lyndsy and her mother Amy own Edison Grainery, specializing in retail and food service needs. Amy’s background in design has enabled her to develop the branding for the company. She is also dedicated to heightening the company’s food safety, documentation, and protocol which keeps their business running smoothly. Lyndsy and her mother are a power duo as she recently remarked, “I’m so grateful to have her, (Amy), next to me on this journey.”

From their seeds, grains, flours, to their cereals, all of Edison Grainery’s products are certified organic. This means that every step of the way, there is a third party overseeing these ingredients’ lifecycles. From the purity of the soil at the farm, to making sure no conventional and organic products are mixed at their facility, this third party oversees every step Edison’s products take before they are available to consumers.

All of Edison's beans, grains, seeds and oats are organic and locally sourced when available.

Whenever possible, Edison sources their products locally. If an item does not grow in the US, is not yet in harvest, or is rotated with an allergen, the company usually looks beyond the scope of the US to gather the best products for their customers. Whenever the garbanzo bean farmer they source from in Northern California is not yet ready to harvest, Edison looks to secure beautiful beans from Argentina where they are ready to harvest. Edison Grainery appreciates the wide variety of farms they have the opportunity to work with and are constantly communicating with them to meet the farmers' needs in this ever changing world.

Two of Lyndsy's favorite products from Edison include their cereal and morning milo trio: “Our cereals are a way too frequent dinner when it gets hot. We have some cool offerings like our morning milo trio that Thistle has amped up with their own seasonings onto items like the chia puddings or breakfast treats. It’s just so good.” At Thistle, we love “amping up” Edison Grainery’s products and sourcing ingredients like their lentils, quinoa, rice, oats, and chia seeds locally.. In nearly every single meal we produce at Thistle, there is an Edison ingredient included! Feel free to check out our Peaches & Cream Oatmeal to get a taste of Edison’s delicious oats, our Rainbow Buddha Bowl to try their quinoa, and every single other Thistle meal for a hint of their marvelous Himalayan Pink Salt!

Get meals delivered to your door
We believe eating delicious is crucial to a healthy diet. Each week, our team of chefs design a new menu for what's in season, fresh and flavorful.
TRY THISTLE
Posted 
Aug 28, 2020
 in 
Farmers + Food Crafters
 category.