LANCASTER, Pa. — The Lancaster Food Company, known for paying thriving wages to workers who ordinarily face employment barriers, has added a sweet new organic treat to its product line.
The new Organic Sprouted Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with the finest organic sprouted flour and Equal Exchange fair trade organic chocolate. Made without dairy, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, or sesame, these are low-allergen, vegan cookies are the perfect choice for consumers with “free-from” dietary restrictions.
The Lancaster Food Company’s mission is to create extraordinary food sourced from nearby organic farmers and hire people out of poverty into thriving-wage jobs. The only certified organic food company in Lancaster, PA, the company’s mission includes paying better-than-living wages and hiring people who might otherwise have difficulty getting work because of personal histories, education, literacy, or language barriers.
The cookies ($5.99) join the line of organic sandwich breads including soft white, sprouted multigrain, whole wheat, sandwich rye, cinnamon raisin, and seeded heritage grain. All products are sold online and on Amazon, and the breads can be found at more than 300 stores including Whole Foods and Wegmans.
A PA Benefit Corporation, Lancaster Food Company is on the leading edge of worker compensation, offering a $15 minimum wage (more than double the PA standard), and setting aside 30% of the company for its employees through stock options.
Living in a farm-friendly area where fresh organic produce thrives, Lancaster Food Company shares the best of Central Pennsylvania’s certified organic ingredients.
Partners Charlie Crystle and Craig Lauer started The Lancaster Food Company with a dual mission: having significant impact on the city of Lancaster – which has a 30% poverty rate – and making delicious, sustainable food. Passionate about reducing poverty in the United States, the team wants to do its part where they live by paying better than living wages, hiring people who might otherwise have difficulty getting work, and offering stock options to all employees. Learn more at www.thelancasterfoodcompany.com.