55 Organic Food Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2024]

Updated: July 24th, 2023

Interested in starting a organic food business in 2024?

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

If well-planned, a brewery can be a profitable business. However, starting a brewery is not a walk in the park.

Opening a brewery requires a lot of planning, involves many decisions, and is capital intensive.

If you have decided to start a brewery, you must comply with the legal requirements. Then, understand the startup costs involved in starting a brewery.

Your brewery business plan must indicate the brewery concept and outline the brewery funding plans.

How much you can make: $56,000 — $120,000/month

How long does it take to build: 365 days (?)

How This Entrepreneur Started A $2M Craft Brewery

Progress Brewing, a craft beer company in South El Monte, saw continuous growth of 12-14% every month for 16 months straight and hopes to break $2M revenue in 2019 with a focus on high-value non-hype beer, excellent customer service, and providing an overall enjoyable experience.

About
Diego started Progress Brewing over 10 years ago
Revenue
Diego grew the business to $120K/month
Read by 7,254 founders

2. Start a food delivery business

In today’s busy lifestyles and schedules, cooking is no longer a priority to many. People like to order-in food from their nearest restaurants or food joints and enjoy a meal in the comfort of their homes.

The food delivery business is like a courier service through which restaurants deliver food to their customers.

You can offer retail food delivery services to restaurants within your locality if you have a truck. Customers order through a restaurant or grocer’s website, and the owners contact you to deliver.

How much you can make: $4,000 — $83,333,333/month

How much does it cost to start: $2,750 (?)

How long does it take to build: 90 days (?)

How I Took Food Trucks Corporate And Built A $18M Business

Food Fleet grew over 160% in just one year and managed over 20 million in sales for its clients, securing multiple contracts with the likes of Sodexo, Levy Restaurants and more, due to its understanding of catering client needs and its advanced turnkey and design services.

About
Jeffrey started Food Fleet over 12 years ago
Revenue
Jeffrey grew the business to $1.5M/month
Read by 14,750 founders

3. Start a healthy snack food business

Businesses with healthy snacks are becoming increasingly popular. This is because people are becoming more conscious of what they eat and the ingredients used in their food products.

Compared to a few decades ago, more people value health over anything else. A tasty snack food business can be a great way to turn your passion for snacking into profit.

The global healthy snacks market is expected to reach $152B by 2030, and there’s no sign of this slowing down. Healthy snacks can include anything from protein bars to gluten/dairy-free alternatives to chips, cookies, crackers, and more.

How much you can make: $15,000 — $3,000,000/month

How long does it take to build: 270 days (?)

How We Started A Caffeine Gum Product, Sold 12 Million Pieces, And Landed A Deal With CVS

Neuro co-founders Kent Yoshimura and Ryan Chen developed their functional gum and mint products to offer a portable, healthy, and efficient alternative to energy drinks and supplements, hitting 12M pieces sold and generating ~$500k in monthly revenue with over 25% repeat customer rate and retail presence in over 6,500 locations including 5,000 CVS stores.

About
Ryan started Neuro over 8 years ago
Revenue
Ryan grew the business to $500K/month
Read by 18,941 founders

4. Start an online food business

Gone are the days when food lovers needed to leave their homes for delectable delights. Insert: online food business. This venture allows individuals or groups to offer ready-to-eat meals or pre-packaged ingredients for home preparation, straight to customers' doorsteps.

In simple terms, the business centers on creating and selling meals through an online platform. In a world perpetually pursuing convenience and variety, this idea caters to a diverse audience—busy professionals seeking nutritious meals, cooking novices craving guidance, or adventurous eaters exploring global cuisines.

As an owner of an online food business, you'll be involved in menu planning, sourcing ingredients, preparation, packaging, and delivering—while constantly innovating and adapting to the ever-changing food trends and dietary preferences. With the right blend of business acumen and culinary passion, the online food business can offer a unique opportunity to merge profit with satisfaction—giving people the gift of good food while filling a fundamental market gap.

How much you can make: $4,000 — $12,500,000/month

How long does it take to build: 120 days (?)

How We Started A Meal Prep Delivery Business And Did $1.8M In Sales

Healthy Chew is a profitable weekly meal preparation service that grew from 200 to 10,000 weekly bowls in just over 3 years, with an overall sales figure of $1.8 million, achieved through effective branding and personalised customer service.

About
TJ started Healthy Chew about 8 years ago
Revenue
TJ grew the business to $60K/month
Costs
It cost TJ $500 to start the business
Read by 38,472 founders

5. Start a liquor company

How much you can make: $300,000 — $11,000,000/month

How long does it take to build: 522 days (?)

How I Started A Vodka Brand Doing $100K/Month

Wolf Spirit Distillery, founded by Umberto Luchini, has experienced rapid growth by expanding to 23 states in the first six months of the year and aims to reach a total of 40 states by year end, despite initial start-up costs of over $1.5 million for Blood x Sweat x Tears vodka.

About
Umberto started Wolf Spirit Distillery about 7 years ago
Revenue
Umberto grew the business to $300K/month
Read by 28,723 founders

6. Start a food blog

Do you love educating people on the importance of keeping healthy food? Starting a food blog can be rewarding and fun.

A healthy food blog can focus on educating website visitors the importance of keeping it healthy food. Besides, you can share recipes for healthy eating and budget-friendly options with the reader. To start, you may hire someone to configure your website and content creator to share insightful information with the audience.

To increase blog interactions, share informative insights with your readers.

How much you can make: $1,000 — $26,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $5,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 86 days (?)

How I Started A $15K/Month Food Blog For Fitness Enthusiasts

How one food blogger turned his passion into a business that brings in $15k-$20k per month through display advertising, affiliate marketing, and exclusive content, and doubled in revenue every year since going full time in 2018.

About
Mason started Kinda Healthy Recipes about 7 years ago
Revenue
Mason grew the business to $26K/month
Costs
It cost Mason $10000 to start the business
Read by 11,954 founders

7. Start an online fitness business

Thinking of starting an online fitness business?

Online fitness is growing rapidly in popularity because it’s convenient, affordable, and accessible to everyone. The best part is that you can stay in your home to start.

Starting an online fitness business can be a great way to make money and help people. When you start an online fitness business, you don’t have to worry about overhead costs like rent or maintaining a physical location - all you need is a computer and an internet connection to get started.

How much you can make: $2,000 — $108,333,333/month

How much does it cost to start: $2,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 60 days (?)

How I Started A $48K/Month Business With An Online Fitness Training Service

This case study is about a former personal trainer who launched his online personal training platform, TeamFFLEX, starting with no money and a lot of drive, and grew it into a 6-figure business in less than a year, now doing $48,000 a month with potential for continued growth.

About
Ryan started TeamFFLEX over 10 years ago
Revenue
Ryan grew the business to $82K/month
Costs
It cost Ryan $500 to start the business
Read by 25,497 founders

8. Start a nutrition supplements business

Nutrition supplements is a multi-billion dollar market that sells multivitamin tablets and capsules, single vitamin or mineral tablets and capsules, and multivitamins in liquid form.

The nutrition supplements industry is of key importance to humanity and focuses on improving or maintaining health and well-being.

Therefore, starting a nutrition supplements business can be a lucrative opportunity.

To start the nutrition supplements business, identify an audience and decide on the customer acquisition model. Conduct a complete competition analysis and identify the market gaps. You can start making your own nutrition supplements or work with an existing manufacturer as a supply chain consultant.

How much you can make: $1,000 — $1,000,000/month

How long does it take to build: 200 days (?)

How I Created A $30K/Month Greens Superfood Powder Supplement

SuperGreen TONIK's founder developed a greens powder supplement with 38 superfood nutrients, adaptogenic herbs, vitamins, and minerals that achieved $250k in sales in its first year and is looking to hit 7-figures in its second year, thanks to transparency, repeat customers, and focusing on fewer, properly dosed ingredients.

About
Adam started Human Tonik almost 5 years ago
Revenue
Adam grew the business to $200K/month
Costs
It cost Adam $50000 to start the business
Read by 15,118 founders

9. Become a personal chef

If you’re looking for a career that allows you to work within your own schedule, look no further. Becoming a personal chef means setting your own hours, planning your own schedule, and taking on as much or as little work as you want.

Not everyone has the time to prepare meals for themselves. If you love cooking, you can start a personal chef business in your area and earn a good income from the side gig. The side hustle can fit into your schedule easily, and you can offer delivery and pick-up or curbside options to ensure more people are buying your services.

Personal chefs can work at various locations, including their client’s homes or restaurant kitchens. They may have regular clients who call on them to prepare meals for them weekly, or they may get called in to prepare meals for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays.

How much you can make: $5,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $50 (?)

How long does it take to build: 360 days (?)

Time commitment per week: Min. 15 hours/week

I Built A Resource Site For Chefs Like Me That Generates $60K Of Extra Income

Chef David Buchanan generates over $6,000 per month through his website Chefs-Resources.com, which provides professional chefs with free and paid access to detailed culinary information and kitchen management resources such as Excel sheets, resulting in gross revenue of $46,000 to date and a subscriber growth rate of over 1300% from 2015 to September 2021.

About
David started Chefs Resources over 13 years ago
Revenue
David grew the business to $5K/month
Costs
It cost David $50 to start the business
Read by 4,480 founders

10. Start a dairy store business

11. Start a grocery store

A grocery store sells a wide variety of food products, fresh or packaged, and other household & personal care items. The grocery store industry is the largest retail channel that makes $682 billion in the United States.

To start a basic grocery store, you can expect to spend a minimum of $50,000. Ideally, the bigger expense would be the rent, equipment, labor cost, cash registers/POS systems, and software. Some of these are recurring monthly fees. However, the location, size of the store, competitors, and local customers will significantly impact the business. A new grocer should sell more items for a lower price to make a more significant profit.

A new grocer can also save costs by buying the items from local distributors. The distributor is the middleman between the manufacturer and the grocery store selling it. Once the store cost and location are decided, the next step is to obtain a seller license. In most states, a grocer's license is required to run a grocery store.

Thus an average grocery store has a profit margin of 3% to 5%. The profit rates depend on the store's location, size, and popularity. On average, a small to medium grocery store can make a profit of up to $300,000 annually if all the profit factors are considered.

Another way to make your business more profitable is to diversify your store and add amenities like a coffee shop or stocking up the front of the store with magazines, batteries, etc., as these items can cross a margin of up to 70%. As a rule of thumb, offering lower prices on higher purchases will ultimately win more customers and increase profitability.

12. Start a food waste recycling business

Food waste can be used for composting to enrich the soil. Also, food waste recycling reduces landfill volume in any given area, a practice that saves cities and homesteads money by lowering the need for trash collection. Ideas for food waste recycling business include:

  • Starting an organic fertilizer company
  • Commercial worm farm
  • Bio-fuel production company
  • Recycling food waste into animal feed

To launch your food waste recycling business, determine the focus line and register your business. Also, you will need licensing and permits to start trading. Ensure you have met all the licensing and legal requirements and purchase appropriate equipment/machinery for your business.

13. Start an organic food store

Organic food stores stock fresh or processed food produced through organic farming methods. Healthy food restaurants and health-conscious individuals are some target customers regarding healthy organic food.

If you plan to start an organic food store, focus on providing the customers freshest, organically grown produce. Starting an organic food store is a great way to make money while helping the environment. Organic food stores are becoming increasingly popular, especially with people who want to eat healthily but don't have time to cook. If you're looking for a business idea that will allow you to make money and help people simultaneously, starting an organic food store could be the perfect fit for you!

Organic food stores are so popular because they offer fresh produce that has not been treated with chemicals or pesticides, which means they're much safer than the produce found at your local grocery store.

How much you can make: $4,000/month

How Andrea Slinde Launched Her Own Organic Food Startup

Denver-based founder Andrea Slinde built her own organic food start-up, Golden Root, which sells trendy Turmeric Latte Mix online and now in 50 coffee shops nationwide, with an average monthly revenue of $4K, a long term objective of expanding into traditional grocery sales, and uses Shopify, Recharge, Mailchimp, Shipstation, and QuickBooks to manage e-commerce and finances.

About
Andrea started Golden Root over 7 years ago
Revenue
Andrea grew the business to $4K/month
Read by 5,827 founders

14. Start a Poultry Farming Business

Poultry farming is a business that involves raising chickens and other birds to sell eggs. It is a very simple and easy business to start. You can even do it in your backyard.

Poultry farming is one of the world’s most lucrative businesses, especially selling eggs and meat. Anyone can start this business. You only need to invest in a place to keep the poultry, which you can rent or buy.

A farmer who raises poultry will have a steady income from his business. About 60% of chicken farmers earned household incomes that exceeded the U.S.-wide median, with the top 20% making an average of $142,000 per year.

15. Start a recipe books business

If cooking is your passion, consider starting a recipe book business. You can create recipe books and sell them online or at a physical bookstore. To start a recipe book writing business, identify a niche and apply your creativity in creating unique recipes.

How much you can make: $26,000 — $62,000/month

How long does it take to build: 365 days (?)

How I Started A $15K/Month Food Blog For Fitness Enthusiasts

How one food blogger turned his passion into a business that brings in $15k-$20k per month through display advertising, affiliate marketing, and exclusive content, and doubled in revenue every year since going full time in 2018.

About
Mason started Kinda Healthy Recipes about 7 years ago
Revenue
Mason grew the business to $26K/month
Costs
It cost Mason $10000 to start the business
Read by 11,954 founders

16. Start an organic bakery

How much you can make: $4,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $500 (?)

How long does it take to build: 90 days (?)

I Opened My Dream Bakery With Just $500 [Based In Texas]

From pastry chef to owner of a successful bakery, learn how Bradford Bakery achieved a 550% increase in SEO in just a few months through community outreach, building a website, and utilizing social media and advertising on platforms like Facebook and Groupon.

About
Amanda started Bradford Bakery over 3 years ago
Revenue
Amanda grew the business to $4K/month
Costs
It cost Amanda $500 to start the business
Read by 4,170 founders

17. Start a gardening information business

A gardening information business provides customized and branded resources for potential and active customers, members, investors, and so forth.

Gardening information websites feature video, image, and audio files sharing key messages with the website visitors. If you are building a gardening information website, you can monetize the content or include affiliate links to maximize the earning potential.

18. Start a pickle business

Pickle is a juice of vegetables or fruits preserved in brine or vinegar. The global demand for packed pickles is snowballing, making it a viable fruit & vegetable business idea.

How much you can make: $10,000/month

How We Launched A Viral Pickle Juice To Cure Our Hangovers

Brine Brothers sells all-natural pickle brine (pickle juice), generating over $10,000/month and winning an investment from Barstool and Jon Taffer, and is determined to become a million-dollar beverage company.

About
Harris started Brine Brothers about 7 years ago
Revenue
Harris grew the business to $10K/month
Read by 14,946 founders

19. Start a packaged foods business

A packaged foods business involves the production and sale of pre-packaged food items that are ready for consumption. This type of business can encompass a range of products, including snacks, convenience meals, canned goods, and frozen items.

Entrepreneurs in this field focus on creating appealing and convenient food options for consumers. They strive to provide tasty and convenient food solutions to meet the growing demand for quick and easy meals in today's busy world.

Given the fast-paced lifestyle of people today, the packaged foods business presents a profitable opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to capitalize on this trend and cater to the needs of busy consumers seeking quick and satisfying food options.

How much you can make: $80,000 — $1,000,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $7,750 (?)

How long does it take to build: 82 days (?)

Our Grandfathers Recipe Inspired Us To Start A $1M/Year Pierogi Business

Jaju Pierogi started off as a side hustle at farmers' markets and festivals back in 2016, and as of August 2022, they are in multiple grocery chains and over 650 specialty independent stores with a monthly revenue hovering between $80,000-$100,000.

About
Casey started Jaju Pierogi over 7 years ago
Revenue
Casey grew the business to $80K/month
Costs
It cost Casey $3500 to start the business
Read by 3,307 founders

20. Start an organic hand pressed oils business

21. Start an organic beauty creator business

How much you can make: $18,000/month

How long does it take to build: 375 days (?)

These Female Founders Started A $216K/Year Handcrafted CBD Product

This case study follows the journey of Healing Harbors, a female-founded company that specializes in personal care and pet products made with CBD and has grown to generate $216k a year through e-commerce and wholesale accounts thanks to carefully planned formulation, small-batch manufacturing and meaningful relationships with customers.

About
Stacy started Healing Harbors over 8 years ago
Revenue
Stacy grew the business to $18K/month
Costs
It cost Stacy $200000 to start the business
Read by 3,045 founders

22. Open a cafe

How much you can make: $15,000 — $108,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $2,600 (?)

How long does it take to build: 95 days (?)

We Built A Coffee Shop In A Van That Makes $180K/Year

This case study follows the co-founder of Camper Cafe, a mobile coffee van business which started as a hobby and now has 6 units that supply the UK's biggest sporting events, commercial and film shoots, generating around £150k from working only 70 days of the year.

About
Beth started Camper Cafe about 13 years ago
Revenue
Beth grew the business to $15K/month
Costs
It cost Beth $5000 to start the business
Read by 5,974 founders

23. Become an organic fertilizer producer

Fertilizers are an important addition to the soil as they replace the nutrients resulting in higher crop productivity. Without fertilizers, crop yields and agricultural productivity would be significantly reduced.

According to statistics, the global demand for fertilizer is expected to reach over 200 million metric tons. The increased demand is due to increased crop production to feed the growing population.

Therefore, starting a fertilizer production business can be a great venture.

24. Start a fresh juice kiosk

Juice kiosks serve fresh-squeezed juices and smoothies direct to the consumer. If you enjoy juice blending and are looking for a low-cost and high-profit business, consider starting your juice kiosks.

The juice kiosks should be within a busy street and focus on selling high-quality juice to the consumers.

Before you open your juice kiosk, learn the ins and outs of the juice business. To attract and retain customers, provide convenient juice packaging.

25. Start a food boutique business

How long does it take to build: 120 days (?)

26. Start a fruit jam selling business

The fruit jam-selling business involves creating and selling homemade or commercially produced fruit jams. Depending on the production scale, this business can be run from a home kitchen or a commercial kitchen.

To start a fruit jam-selling business, you will need to research and source high-quality fruit, create a unique jam recipe, and determine the target market for your products. You will also need to consider the cost of ingredients, packaging materials, and labeling requirements.

To sell your jams, you can use various channels such as farmers’ markets, online marketplaces, or wholesale distribution to stores and restaurants. Establishing a solid brand identity and creating visually appealing packaging to stand out in the market is essential.

To run a successful fruit jam-selling business, it is crucial to have a strong understanding of food safety regulations and adhere to them. You should also be willing to continually innovate and diversify your product range to meet changing consumer demand. Building relationships with customers and suppliers and investing in marketing will also be key to growing your business.

27. Start a herb gardening business

Growing and selling herbs can be a profitable business venture. You do not need a large space to start a herb garden. In fact, you can use vertical farming technique to grow herbs in your backyard, and earn profits from your business.

28. Become a candle manufacturer

Candle manufacturing is one of the best small business ideas you can start from home. Making candles comes with a low startup cost and does not require much equipment. If you plan to start a candle manufacturing business, hone your craft and get comfortable with the candle-making process.

How much you can make: $4,000 — $1,000,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $5,200 (?)

How long does it take to build: 90 days (?)

Selling Over 4,500 Candles

Wax & Wick is a 100% soy candle company with wood wicks, that creates environmentally-friendly products; starting off making $1,000 a month in 2015, they brought in about $20,000 per month during Q3 2017 and plan to add ten new scents and a premium sized jar for 2018's $50,000 per month goal.

About
Kevin started Headline Solar about 5 years ago
Revenue
Kevin grew the business to $500K/month
Read by 18,488 founders

29. Start a packaged herbs and spices business

Would you like to start a food manufacturing business from home? You might find success in the business of packaging herbs and spices.

You can start an herbal and spices farm from the comfort of your own home, process and package the products, and sell them at a profit.

To succeed in the packaged herbs and spices business, you must have the right marketing and branding strategies. You can market the products using modern and traditional marketing methods.

How much you can make: $125,000/month

This Veteran Built A $1.5M Spices & Rubs Brand

Frag Out Flavor, a veteran-owned spice blend and BBQ rub company, generates around $125k/month and is backed by a loyal customer base while also giving back to the veteran community through various initiatives.

About
Patrick started Frag Out Flavor over 6 years ago
Revenue
Patrick grew the business to $125K/month
Read by 3,074 founders

30. Start a fruit farm

Fruits offer so much to appreciate. Their nutritional value, superior flavor, visual appearance, and, unknown to many, fruit farming is a lucrative business. Fruit farming may feel unfamiliar to new farmers due to its labor-intensive nature.

Despite this, fruit farming is an inexpensive and highly lucrative agribusiness idea that you may want to consider starting in 2024.

To start a fruit farming business, you need land and farm inputs. Like other crops, a high fruit yield can be achieved with little care. Remember, though, that fruit farming depends on having perfect weather all year round to be successful.

31. Start an Agriculture Farming Business

Agricultural farms are the backbone of our economy. The agricultural farm business is also known as agribusiness. Agribusiness involves the entire process of sending an agricultural good to market, from production to distribution.

To start an agricultural farm, you need to decide what kind of crops you want to grow. Choose from different crops like vegetables, fruits, nuts, or flowers. Once you have decided on your crops, then all that's left is raising them and selling them at farmers' markets or online stores.

Agriculture farming can be profitable in many ways. One of the most important ways to make money with agriculture is through selling your crops at the market and by renting out your land for other uses, such as growing crops or raising animals.

The profit from an agricultural farm can be very high, especially if you have a lot of land and a lot of cattle. The Average net cash farm income (NCFI) for farm businesses is forecast at $98,200 in 2022.

How much does it cost to start: $1,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 60 days (?)

32. Start an online cooking business

If you love to cook and want to start a business online, there are several opportunities that you can explore. Here are a couple of different approaches you can take:

  • Sell your recipes online
  • Become an influencer or blogger
  • Conduct online cooking classes/courses

Here are some benefits of starting an online cooking business:

  • You can have flexible working hours
  • You can start the business from your home
  • It requires a small investment
  • Cooking business is a rewarding work

How much you can make: $7,500 — $417,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $100 (?)

MOCHI-MAKING EMPIRE PRODUCES PROFITS AND DELIGHT

Kaori's Kitchen, founded by Kaori Becker and her mother, offers classes on mochi-making, which originally began as physical sessions but moved to online classes during the pandemic, resulting in a growth in students and an annual revenue of $90,000 through bookings on Airbnb Experiences and Verlocal.

About
Kaori started Kaori's Kitchen about 8 years ago
Revenue
Kaori grew the business to $7.5K/month
Read by 976 founders

33. Start an organic farm

An organic farm uses ecologically based pest control and biological fertilizers derived from animal and plant wastes.

More people have become conscious of the health benefits of organic farm produce. As a result, the demand for organic farm produce is overgrowing, creating a business opportunity for farmers across the globe.

Therefore, if you are interested in organic farming, consider starting the business. You do not need massive land to begin your organic farm.

Start with creating an organic farm in your backyard using vertical farming. You can grow flowers, vegetables, or cereals on your organic farm.

How much you can make: $50,000/month

The Simple Way to Finally Set up and Sell Your Online Course (And Scale to $40k a Month and Beyond)

Urban farmer Nate Dodson started MicroGreens Farmer in 2016 to combat Crohn's disease and has since helped others start microgreens-related businesses.

About
They started MicroGreens Farmer over 8 years ago
Revenue
They grew the business to $50K/month
Read by 817 founders

34. Start a handmade chocolate business

The handmade chocolate business involves creating artisanal chocolate treats. To start the business, you will need chocolate, molds, and other ingredients. In addition, you will need a workspace where you can create your chocolates. To operate the business, you must create recipes and designs to offer customers.

You can market your chocolates through social media and online or by reaching out to local stores and events. The handmade chocolate business is a creative and delicious way to share your love of chocolate with others.

35. Start a dessert bar business

A dessert bar business is a delightful venture where you create and sell a variety of sweet treats in a dedicated space.

Imagine a cozy and inviting place filled with tempting desserts like cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and more.

Customers can enjoy these delectable treats in a charming setting, making it a sweet escape from their daily routines.

With the ever-growing demand for indulgent desserts and the potential for creative offerings, a dessert bar presents a lucrative business opportunity, satisfying people’s sweet cravings and providing a joyful experience for all.

36. Start a fruits and vegetables wholesaling business

37. Start a vegetable shredding business

38. Start a packaged food exports business

39. Start a culinary business

A culinary business involves preparing and selling food or beverages to customers.

This can range from a small home-based venture to a food stall at a local market. It encompasses various activities such as cooking, baking, or creating unique recipes to offer to your target audience.

Starting a culinary business can be a low-cost option, especially if you already have basic kitchen equipment and ingredients on hand. With creativity and a passion for food, you can turn this into a profitable venture.

How much you can make: $5,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $50 (?)

How long does it take to build: 360 days (?)

I Built A Resource Site For Chefs Like Me That Generates $60K Of Extra Income

Chef David Buchanan generates over $6,000 per month through his website Chefs-Resources.com, which provides professional chefs with free and paid access to detailed culinary information and kitchen management resources such as Excel sheets, resulting in gross revenue of $46,000 to date and a subscriber growth rate of over 1300% from 2015 to September 2021.

About
David started Chefs Resources over 13 years ago
Revenue
David grew the business to $5K/month
Costs
It cost David $50 to start the business
Read by 4,480 founders

40. Start an organic food tasting business

An organic food-tasting business is an excellent opportunity for entrepreneurs who are passionate about promoting healthy eating habits. In this venture, you can invite people to try out a variety of organic and locally sourced foods in a guided tasting setting.

As the owner of such a business, you would be responsible for organizing tasting events where customers can explore the unique flavors and benefits of organic products, ranging from fresh produce to artisanal snacks.

This business is highly profitable due to the increasing demand for healthier and sustainable food options. By catering to the growing interest in organic lifestyles and mindful eating habits, you can tap into the expanding market of health-conscious consumers seeking high-quality, organic food alternatives.

Providing a delightful and educational experience can help you stand out and build a loyal customer base. This is an excellent opportunity to promote healthy eating habits and contribute to the growing awareness of the benefits of organic and locally sourced foods.

41. Start a certified seed dealing business

Farming is the key to improved food security and poverty reduction and is a source of income for billions of families across the globe.

To ensure sustainable farming, there must be an adequate supply of seeds.

If you are looking for a highly profitable business opportunity, consider starting a seed dealing business. To start a seed company, you must do proper research so you find out the best seed varieties for growing in different climates.

How much you can make: $400,000/month

How We Started A $400K/Month Business Selling Seeds And Growing Supplies

True Leaf Market, an independent seed company offering heirloom, non-GMO, and organic seeds, growing supplies, and starter kits, has grown to a profitable $400k/month business, with revenue diversified across their website, 3rd party online sellers, Amazon, eBay, brick and mortar health food stores, and fulfillment services, and plans to continue growth through acquisitions and onboarding 50 to 100 new SKUs monthly.

About
Parker started True Leaf Market about 50 years ago
Revenue
Parker grew the business to $400K/month
Read by 36,772 founders

42. Start a vegan baby food business

The overall baby food sector is growing rapidly. One of the factors influencing this growth is the infant nutrition industry is rising demand for vegan and organic baby food. Besides, the global infant population has been rising sharply, a trend that has promoted plant-based baby food products.

Therefore, starting a vegan baby food business could be a profitable venture.

43. Start an organic gardening business

Are you looking for a fun and easy home business? Would you love to try something totally different? Do you love the idea of growing your own food? Then starting an organic gardening business might be for you!

The idea of starting an organic gardening business may seem like a dream for many people. That’s because there are many requirements in starting a business involving time, effort, knowledge and capital. However, you shouldn’t stop dreaming now – organic gardening is a booming industry and it has no signs of slowing down.

Here is a guide for starting your organic gardening business:

  • Learn about organic gardening
  • Select a crop you want to work on
  • Name your business
  • Decide on a marketing strategy

44. Start a livestock farming business

Livestock farming has undoubtedly been a successful business. Whether small-scale or large-scale businesses, animal farms can generate a huge profit.

The factors driving increased demand for livestock products include immense population increase, income growth, rapid urbanization, and improved animal breeds, which are easier to take care of. To start a livestock farm, define your purpose and find an ideal location.

Remember, livestock require proper nutrition and veterinarian care. Register for training lessons and join relevant livestock farming groups in your area to gain the needed knowledge.

How much does it cost to start: $1,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 60 days (?)

45. Start a Mushroom Farming Business

Mushrooms are one of the most popular food products sold in the world today. They have been used for centuries for their health benefits, but they have also been an important source of nutrition for many people all over the world.

Mushroom farming is a simple business idea that can be run by anyone. It's low-maintenance and requires little financial investment, plus it's an incredibly easy way to make money.

Mushroom farming is a great opportunity for people who want to start their own business but don't have enough capital or technical skills. It also makes sense for anyone who has some land or space to spare and would like to earn some extra cash on the side while they're away from work.

Mushrooms are usually sold wholesale at $6 per pound and retail at $10 per pound. This means you can make between $72,000 to $120,000 a year, depending on who gets your mushrooms.

46. Start a healthy food processing business

With the growing preference for healthy and functional food, starting a healthy food processing plant can be rewarding.

The advancements in the food processing industry, innovation in processing technology, and continuous growth in demand for processed food are some excellent reasons to consider opening a healthy food processing business.

To start a healthy food processing plant, find out a market gap, and research the demand. Understand customers changing tastes and focus on offering the best throughout.

How much you can make: $52,944/month

How long does it take to build: 90 days (?)

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Bluebird Provisions Bone Broth is North America's fastest-growing bone broth brand, doing 49,000 per month and growing 50% YoY, with 5000% growth in customer base since starting, thanks to an SEO-focused strategy, email marketing, referrals, and Amazon.

About
Connor started Bluebird Provisions over 5 years ago
Revenue
Connor grew the business to $52.9K/month
Costs
It cost Connor $30000 to start the business
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47. Start a fish farming business

Fish farming, also known as aquaculture, is the practice of breeding, raising, and harvesting fish and other aquatic animals for food or other products. It is an increasingly popular and sustainable way to produce protein-rich food. It allows cultivating fish in a controlled environment, reducing the need to overfish wild populations.

To start a fish farming business, you will need a few key things:

  • A suitable location: You will need a location with access to water, either a pond or a tank. The water should be clean and have a consistent temperature.

  • Fish and other aquatic animals: You will need to decide what type of fish or marine animals you want to raise. Some popular choices include tilapia, catfish, and trout.

  • Equipment: You will need equipment such as tanks or ponds, pumps and filters to keep the water clean and oxygenated, and feeders to dispense food.

  • Expertise: It is helpful to have some knowledge of fish biology and aquaculture practices. You may want to consider taking courses or getting a degree in aquaculture or a related field.

Research the local regulations and obtain any necessary permits. It is essential to carefully plan and manage the operation to ensure the fish’s health and well-being and maximize your profits. Marketing and selling your products will also be necessary to run a successful fish farming business.

How much you can make: $3,750/month

Making $45K/Yr By Farming Fish in My Apartment

This case study explores how a Toronto-based freelance artist, Malik King, turned his childhood passion for fish farming into a profitable side hustle, generating an annual net revenue of $45,000.

About
They started Malik's Fishand Water Garden over 9 years ago
Revenue
They grew the business to $3.75K/month
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48. Start a vegan ice cream business

Starting a vegan ice cream business is a great way to tap into the growing demand for plant-based options. To do this, you will need to source ingredients such as coconut, almond, and soy milk as base ingredients and various flavors such as chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla.

You will also need to invest in equipment such as an ice cream maker, freezers, and containers for storing and serving the ice cream. In addition, you will need to consider marketing and branding efforts and finding a suitable location to sell your vegan ice cream.

To run a successful business, it is essential to focus on creating high-quality, delicious products that appeal to a wide range of customers and to have a solid online presence and engage with customers through social media and other marketing efforts.

Overall, starting a vegan ice cream business is a rewarding and exciting venture that allows you to positively impact the environment and contribute to the growing demand for plant-based options.

49. Start a composting business

How much you can make: $6,500/month

How long does it take to build: 600 days (?)

We Quit Our Jobs And Are Building A $6.5K/Month Composting Business

Husband and wife duo Audrey & Rob Wynkoop built the Worm Bucket, an indoor composting kit for individuals living in apartments and condos, and have now launched on Amazon as well as their own Shopify store, currently doing $6500 in monthly revenue.

About
Audrey started Worm Bucket over 2 years ago
Revenue
Audrey grew the business to $6.5K/month
Costs
It cost Audrey $25000 to start the business
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50. Start a herbal and natural products business

How much you can make: $40,000 — $320,000/month

How long does it take to build: 356 days (?)

How I Started A Seven-Figure Supplements Business

Lost Empire Herbs co-founder and CEO Logan Christopher shares how he built an ecommerce business specializing in high-quality, phyto-androgenic herbs that support hormone systems, going from zero to mid-seven figures in revenue, and discusses strategies including affiliate marketing and email-and-content marketing.

About
Logan started Lost Empire Herbs about 12 years ago
Revenue
Logan grew the business to $320K/month
Costs
It cost Logan $1000 to start the business
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51. Start a vegetable farm

Do you have some idle land and are willing to start a vegetable business?

Mushrooms, micro greens, ginseng, lavender, and bonsai plants are some profitable vegetables you can grow and sell.

52. Start an organic food repacking business

53. Start a fruit canning business

An often-overlooked opportunity for profit is the fruit canning business. Fruit canning can generate a lot of money as you supply natural and healthy fruits to consumers.

To start a fruit canning business, you can source fruits from suppliers across the country or from your fruit farm.

You can put up your fruit canning plant at home in your garage to avoid the cost of rent and other commercial licenses you would pay if you were to set up the plant in a commercial area.

Before starting the fruit processing business, investigate the local laws and explore the market, identifying potential customers and mapping out your competition.

Then, ensure a reliable supply of fruits, and go for high-quality produce.

54. Start a food color manufacturer

55. Start an organic gift business

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Pat Walls

I'm Pat Walls and I created Starter Story - a website dedicated to helping people start businesses. We interview entrepreneurs from around the world about how they started and grew their businesses.