April 20, 2007 at 9:19 pm
During 6 years traveling and living in the developing world engaging in human relief work, Timothy Young, President of Food For Thought, became intimately acquainted with the impoverishing economic regime that exists to supply the first world with food from less developed nations. Awareness of the true costs of having year-round access to coffee, pea pods and bananas changed his view of the world convincing him to pursue a life path that did not support that global food system.
As a result, Food For Thought, founded in 1996, was started in his recycled green built home on a 1901 Detroit Jewel stove crafting organic preserves in a copper kettle. His wife, Kathleen, soon joined and 11 years later the business is housed in a green building he built next to their home with 10 very devoted staff members, two children, enviable compost piles, solar panels and much larger copper kettles.
This little company nestled on an organic farm in northern Michigan is now proud to announce that they are launching their line of gourmet organic preserves as the first in the nation certified Fair Trade. Check out Food For Thought’s revolutionary products!