55 Organic Food Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2021]

55 Organic Food Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2021]

Interested in starting a organic food business in 2021?

We put together 55 of the best organic food businesses you can start in today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of other organic food businesses to help you see what it really takes.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a brewery ($1.44M/year)

Diego Benitez from Los Angeles, California, USA started Progress Brewing over 8 years ago, a brewery.

  • Revenue: $120,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 5
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

I graduated with a PhD in chemistry in 2005 and after working in academia for a few years as a nanotechnology researcher, I joined a small angel venture investment firm as a technology analyst.

One option was to get a regular job, or… we could start a brewery.

I participated in the founding of a few angel-backed companies and as the venture fund dried up, I joined one of the portfolio companies as Chief Technology Officer. The company, Amicrobe, Inc. is focused on developing biomaterials to address antibiotic resistance.

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2. Start a food truck ($18M/year)

Jeffrey Mora from Los Angeles, California, USA started Food Fleet almost 10 years ago, a food truck.

  • Revenue: $1,500,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 6
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

We started the food truck business in 2012.

We kept finding it very difficult to find locations to operate. We had a booker that we used to find our locations but fell short and we let her go. I took over our booking and found that most people did not want to book just one truck, not only that they were upset that most of the time the trucks didn’t show up or were late.

We learned the real need was not only helping the trucks but providing a turnkey service for the corporations. This was a game-changer for us, we were really struggling financially.

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3. Start a healthy snack food business ($6M/year)

Ryan Chen from Los Angeles, California, USA started Neuro about 6 years ago, a healthy snack food business.

  • Revenue: $500,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 12
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

My personal story begins with my parents immigrating to Los Angeles to start a better life. Although ethnically Chinese, they were both born and raised in Japan as a result of my grandparents from both sides fleeing communist China. I was born in an extremely diverse neighborhood (we had around 7 different ethnicities on our block) near Pasadena, CA, before moving to Japan for 5 years between the age of 10-15.

I grew up playing sports and competing at a national level in Kendo, cross country, and track. I started Kendo at the age of 5 and competed at the national level in the United States and Japan. In high school, I was co-captain of our cross country and track team where we competed in the Division I state and national championships. It was through running that I truly learned perseverance and grit.

Unfortunately, at 19 years old, I became a paraplegic when I fell from 35 feet in the air in a snowboarding accident and shattered my back. Doctors told me that I would never walk again, but it furthered my drive and passion for adventure and trying new things. I finished college with degrees in Chemistry and Economics and continued to compete in marathons even got to train with the US Paralympic team.

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4. Start an online food business ($54K/year)

Katie Young from Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada started Klondike Kettle Corn almost 7 years ago, a online food business.

  • Revenue: $4,500/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

It was actually a close friend’s idea to set up a kettle corn business in the Yukon. He had seen one set up down south (Vancouver) and thought it would take off in Carcross, a small community just outside of Whitehorse, that was starting to cater to tourists coming off the cruise ships from Skagway, AK.

When other work commitments did not allow him to follow through with his business idea, I stepped in to help. Eventually, I bought the kettle corn business from him and started to attend the Fireweed Community Market in Whitehorse.

Be open to new ideas and always be searching for creative ways to keep your product interesting.

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5. Start a liquor company ($3.6M/year)

Umberto Luchini from Eugene, Oregon, USA started Wolf Spirit Distillery almost 5 years ago, a liquor company.

  • Revenue: $300,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 5
  • Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA

I was born in Italy, schooled in the UK, started my career in France, then entered the spirits industry in Monaco. When I was given the chance to take a lateral transfer to the US in 2003, I jumped at it and moved to San Francisco. By 2007 I knew America was my home and became an American citizen. By the time I started my own company I had worked in marketing for about 25 years, 15 of those with Campari USA, the U.S. arm of multinational Campari spirits.

For the first 24 years of my career, I had marketed products produced by others. Then, in the 25th year, I was tasked with creating and launching a brand for the company, and Espolòn Tequila came to be. I am proud to say that it is often called “the Tito’s of Tequila” for its rapid growth, and this success gave me the itch to create my own products, rather than market others’. I tried to do this within Campari, presenting many models to show how this could work, but we could not come to an agreement.

So, in my mid-40s I walked away to launch Wolf Spirit Distillery, with the mission to live courageously with great purpose; to be honest; and, frankly, hell-bent on upending the system. Every day, I aim to inspire richer life experiences and to satisfy a literal and figurative thirst for what’s real.

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6. Start a food blog ($384K/year)

Mason Woodruff from Austin, Texas, USA started Kinda Healthy Recipes over 4 years ago, a food blog.

  • Revenue: $32,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA

I started the blog in 2014 while wrapping up a degree in nutrition. Instead of pursuing a postgraduate dietetic internship to become a Registered Dietitian, I started a personal training business. The blog was a side project and portfolio for freelance writing until 2017 when I decided to take the leap and work on it full time.

Perfect is the enemy of good. If I’d waited for perfection to start, I’d still be waiting.

While the blog was only making a few hundred dollars per month at that point, I’d read a ton of success stories and saw huge potential in blogging. So I quit everything else, cashed in enough savings to give myself a 6-month runway, and started publishing as much content as possible.

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7. Become a nutritionist ($24K/year)

Haley Hughes from Greeley, Colorado, USA started RDRx Nutrition almost 8 years ago, a nutritionist.

  • Revenue: $2,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Greeley, Colorado, USA

I have always been a strong-willed, hard-working, and sometimes stubborn person.

I’m definitely “The Achiever” on the enneagram test, so working for myself has been a great change for the most part. I stand up for what I believe in, especially when it comes to patient care.

After graduating with a Master’s degree in dietetics, completing a 2-year-long internship process and taking a huge exam I was so excited to start my career. My dream job (so I thought) was to be an intensive care unit dietitian, because I felt it would be challenging and rewarding.

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8. Start a nutrition supplements business ($960K/year)

Ricky Hall from St. Louis, MO started NutritionHQ. almost 7 years ago, a nutrition supplements business.

  • Revenue: $80,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: St. Louis, MO

I have been very passionate about nutrition and supplements since the early ’90s while serving in the Air Force. I remember seeing a picture of myself and how overweight I had unconsciously become. After seeing that picture I purchased a book about nutrition and supplements within six months I had lost over 50 pounds. I was hooked on helping people lose weight, gaining muscle, and live healthier lives. I started training and writing diet plans for friends and family members and realized this was my true passion.

After leaving the Air Force in 1995, I moved to New Jersey and worked at a gym selling memberships and personal training. In 1998 I moved back to Missouri to be closer to my son and start my first nutrition store. I scraped together everything I had saved working a construction job and begged my Mom and Dad to cosign a loan to open my first franchise store in February of 2000.

In 2009 I felt like I couldn’t take care of my customer and I was forced to sell products that I did not believe in. I sold my four stores in 2010 in hope of finding a franchise concept that cared about the customer as much as I did. I worked as a consultant for a few months with a new franchise concept. In 2011 I bought into the new franchise concept to finally change the way people thought about Nutrition stores. Quickly I learned the franchise was not the answer and I was growing more and more frustrated every day. I wanted to provide the best products for my customers and my hands were tied.

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9. Become a personal chef

Examples of a successful personal chef:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a personal chef:

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10. Start a dairy store business

Examples of a successful dairy store business:

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11. Start a grocery store

Examples of a successful grocery store:

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12. Start a food waste recycling business

Examples of a successful food waste recycling business:

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13. Start an organic food store

Examples of a successful organic food store:

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14. Start a poultry farming business

Examples of a successful poultry farming business:

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15. Start a recipe books business ($744K/year)

Examples of a successful recipe books business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a recipe books business:

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Learn more about starting a recipe books business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Virginie Martocq's story on creating Heritage Cookbook a read:

Hi, I’m Virginie! I am the owner of Heritage Cookbook. I’m actually the new owner of Heritage as this was a business that was started by my mom close to 20 years ago, but was taken over by my sister and me about 10 years ago, and finally by me three years ago when I bought it from my sister to run it full time.

When mom started the company, it was a very small company, making a little bit of money here and there. Her start-up cost was about $10,000 for a bare-bones website. But over the course of 20 years, it’s been re-invented completely and is now a viable company that makes enough for me to have quit my full-time job in publishing and work on this exclusively. And I’m about a month away from a relaunch that I’ve been working on for close to three years since I bought my sister's shares out. I have big ambitions for Heritage to become the number one site for recipe preservation. My mission is to grow globally and empower every person with the tools to share their food stories. I believe Heritage can create joy while helping people preserve their most treasured food memories in a simple and beautiful way

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16. Start an organic bakery business

Examples of a successful organic bakery business:

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17. Start a gardening information business

Examples of a successful gardening information business:

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18. Start a pickle business

Examples of a successful pickle business:

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19. Start a packaged foods business

Examples of a successful packaged foods business:

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20. Start an organic hand pressed oils business

Examples of a successful organic hand pressed oils business:

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21. Start an organic beauty creator business

Examples of a successful organic beauty creator business:

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22. Open a cafe

Examples of a successful cafe:

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23. Start an organic fertilizer production business

Examples of a successful organic fertilizer production business:

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24. Start a fresh juice kiosk business

Examples of a successful fresh juice kiosk business:

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25. Start a food boutique business

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26. Start a fruit jam selling business

Examples of a successful fruit jam selling business:

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27. Start a herb gardening business

Examples of a successful herb gardening business:

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28. Start a candle making business

Examples of a successful candle making business:

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29. Start a packaged herbs and spices business

Examples of a successful packaged herbs and spices business:

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30. Start a fruit farm

Examples of a successful fruit farm:

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31. Start an agriculture farming business

Examples of a successful agriculture farming business:

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32. Start an online cooking recipes business

Examples of a successful online cooking recipes business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a online cooking recipes business:

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33. Start an organic farm

Examples of a successful organic farm:

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34. Start a handmade chocolate business

Examples of a successful handmade chocolate business:

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35. Start a dessert bar business

Examples of a successful dessert bar business:

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36. Start a fruits and vegetables wholesaling business

Examples of a successful fruits and vegetables wholesaling business:

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37. Start a vegetable shredding business

Examples of a successful vegetable shredding business:

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38. Start a packaged food exports business

Examples of a successful packaged food exports business:

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39. Start a culinary business

Examples of a successful culinary business:

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40. Start an organic food tasting business

Examples of a successful organic food tasting business:

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41. Start a certified seed dealing business

Examples of a successful certified seed dealing business:

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42. Start a vegan baby food business

Examples of a successful vegan baby food business:

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43. Start an organic gardening business

Examples of a successful organic gardening business:

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44. Start a livestock farming business

Examples of a successful livestock farming business:

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45. Start a mushroom farming business

Examples of a successful mushroom farming business:

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46. Start a food processing business

Examples of a successful food processing business:

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47. Start a fish farming business

Examples of a successful fish farming business:

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48. Start a vegan ice cream business

Examples of a successful vegan ice cream business:

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49. Start a composting business

Examples of a successful composting business:

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50. Start a herbal and natural products business

Examples of a successful herbal and natural products business:

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51. Start a vegetable farming business

Examples of a successful vegetable farming business:

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52. Start an organic food repacking business

Examples of a successful organic food repacking business:

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53. Start a fruit canning business

Examples of a successful fruit canning business:

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54. Start a food color manufacturing business

Examples of a successful food color manufacturing business:

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55. Start an organic gift business

Examples of a successful organic gift business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a organic gift business:

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Learn more about starting an organic gift business ➜

Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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