Just a few months ago we stumbled our way into this great Michigan vendor! Creekside Grains was a spectacular find at one of the most recent Michigan tradeshows we visited. We were immediately impressed by not only how friendly these vendors were but also by their products. We sampled our way through the Cabernet cake, the cookies, and of course, the Cracker Uppers. By the time we were done, we knew that we had to make Creekside Grains a part of our store.
Since then, we have been pleased with all their products. From oatmeal to brownies to cookies, crackers and breads, each is unique and flavorful and best of all, easy to make.
From their website:
“Creekside Grains was created from two separate events.
Event One – Michael and Loretta were both professional photographers for over 25 years. They belonged to professional photographer associations, where Michael would make desserts that friends would rave about. When Loretta was President of Professional Photographers of Michigan, Michael made all of the desserts for her President’s end of year party. Party attendees included judges for the Annual Print Competition. A tradition for the judges was to put their judge ribbon on their favorite images. The judges broke tradition and put their ribbons on Michael’s desserts! Several colleagues told Michael that he needed to start making the desserts for a living!
Event Two – Michael was Executive Director of Miss Heart of Michigan, which was a Miss America Scholarship Program preliminary competition. Miss Heart needed a fundraiser for the program, so Michael invented “Princess Pancakes” and “Royalty Root Beer Cookie Baking Mix.” Not only did they raise funds for Miss Heart, the idea took off like wildfire. Michael and Loretta knew it was time to start a business!
Every home that Michael lived in had a nickname. Since their property has Beitner Creek running through it, Michael named their home “Creekside.” It was a natural fit to add Grains to the name and Creekside Grains was born.
Creekside Grains mixes are now sold in over 450 stores nationwide, from Montana to the East Coast. If you know of a store in your area that would like to carry our mixes, please let us know.
From traditional Buttermilk Pancakes to Ultimate Lime Cookies, to Cracker Upper Saltine Seasoning mixes, there is a mix for everyone’s tastes.
Who’s Who at Creekside Grains:
Michael invents the mixes. He is the “Flavor Engineer.”
Loretta is “Director of Taste Testing.” She also creates the labels for the boxes, packs and ships the orders and handles all ordering, inventory and the financial side of Creekside Grains.
Our “President of Packaging” scoops each mix into the bags by hand and put labels on boxes.
Creekside Grain’s gourmet mixes are packaged in small quantities to ensure the freshness of each and every mix. Our products have a shelf life of one year.
With the exception of the small amounts of fake stuff in the Root Beer extract and mint chips, Creekside Grains mixes contain no artificial coloring, preservatives or any other ingredients that you cannot pronounce.
Someone asked why we do not put the nutritional information on the mixes. We used to have them on the mixes, but an FDA official made us take them off. We have to sell 10,000 of one mix before we can put them back on the labels again. Someday soon, we will have nutritional information again!
Your satisfaction is guaranteed!”