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Eden Foods Headquarters
Eden Organic Pasta Company
American Soy Products
Eden Sales Office / Warehouse
Union City, California
Since 1980 our headquarters have been in Clinton, Michigan. The Main building is home to customer service, sales, purchasing, accounting, administration, and information technology Departments plus the flour mill, roasting, bottling, packaging lines, maintenance / transportation, employee store, and quality assurance laboratory. North of the main building is the Marketing house and the Guest house. Behind them is the main warehouse including cool storage, web order fulfillment, shipping and receiving, commercial quality kitchen, and gathering room. All of it rests on 26-plus organically managed acres.
Eden Organic Pasta Company - EOPC
Eden Organic Pasta Company (EOPC) has been producing pasta daily since 1923. In the mid 1970s Eden was looking for more ways to offer organic, whole grain food. We found the Schmidt Noodle Company in the Detroit Yellow Pages and asked if they would make whole grain spaghetti for us. After experimentation, research, and tinkering, our first 100 percent whole grain pasta was successfully made.
In 1982 Eden Foods purchased this pasta factory to protect our supply, and in 1989 it became North America's first third-party certified organic food processing facility. Through the years, the EOPC has maintained the Schmidt's tradition of small batch crafting, using its original Italian equipment including artisan brass pasta dies, noodle rollers, macaroni dryers, and know-how.
Best of all are its people who care: Bud, Cathy S., Jim, Odess, Cathy B., Peter, Robert, Rosanne, Steve, Tasha, and Terry. You can learn about them, read some history of Schmidt Noodle Company and EOPC, and get great recipes at edenpasta.com
American Soy Products - ASP
In January 1983 Eden discovered soymilk made using techniques pioneered at Cornell University. Engineered in Japan, we improved the ingredients and EDENSOY was introduced in July of that year. Its phenomenal success created a new grocery category - non-dairy liquid food. In 1985 Eden founded a joint venture company, American Soy Products in Saline, Michigan to make Edensoy in the USA. Now Edensoy offers a full line of whole soybean certified organic soymilks in ten flavors; delicious nourishment in eco friendly Tetra Pak® shelf stable aseptic cartons.
We were sure the convenience of precooked organic beans would be appreciated, so we located a cannery with an established reputation for the best 'fill and finish,' and began canning EDEN beans in 1991. Since then all EDEN beans are thoroughly cooked at Meridian Foods, our certified organic cannery in east central Indiana, in ways that we perfected in our home kitchens.
All water used for the beans, in washing, soaking, and cooking, is purified water. The beans are soaked overnight, an essential but rare step, to make them easy to digest. Most are cooked with a bit of kombu sea vegetable. You don't taste the kombu, but its valuable amino acid profile smooths their mouth feel and enhances their flavor.
In 2001 Eden acquired North America's only certified organic traditional Japanese noodle maker, the Sobaya Company of Montréal, Québec. This union brought Eden closer to the Canadian market that it has served since 1970. Since then new wholesome selections have been added under the Sobaya brand in Canada and the Eden brand in the U.S. All available in reclosable and recyclable boxes.