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The New York Times: Front Burner

The New York Times: Front Burner

February 2023

Acclaimed food writer and cookbook author Florence Fabricant covers Matriark’s new tomato sauces in her weekly Front Burner column.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

February 2024

From trash to table: will upcycled food save the planet?

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Mintel Global Food and Drink Trends 2024

Mintel Global Food and Drink Trends 2024

March 2024

Matriark Foods featured in Mintel Global Food and Drink Trends 2024 as an innovative brand informing consumers of how our processing can promote sustainability.

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Modern Farmer

Modern Farmer

February 2024

This is the Year to Eat More Upcycled Foods

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FoodPrint

FoodPrint

February 2024

6 Upcycled Food Trends To Watch

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Food Network

Food Network

January 2024

Matriark Foods featured in What To Make with Common Food Scraps, According to Max La Manna

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2024 Leadership Award Winner for Emerging Leader: Anna Hammond, Matriark Foods

2024 Leadership Award Winner for Emerging Leader: Anna Hammond, Matriark Foods

December 2023

After a 35-year career working in the art world and for nonprofit organizations, Anna Hammond embarked on a for-profit journey with a not-for-profit mission.

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Brand Pollinators Impact Driven Gift Guide

Brand Pollinators Impact Driven Gift Guide

November 2023

Brand Pollinators Impact Driven gift guide includes over 70 unique brands that are certified 1% for the Planet, B Corp, Climate Neutral, Fair Trade USA, Naturally Network Minority-Owned Fellows, Regenerative Organic (ROC), RePurpose Global, Upcycled (UFA), and/or Women-Owned (WBENC).

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Business Wire: FreshDirect Launches Rising Industry Producers and Entrepreneurs Program (R.I.P.E.)

Business Wire: FreshDirect Launches Rising Industry Producers and Entrepreneurs Program (R.I.P.E.)

October 2023

FreshDirect, the online grocery shopping pioneer, delivering the highest quality, freshest food since 2002, announces its inaugural class of local emerging food brands selected to participate in the company’s newly launched Rising Industry Producers and Entrepreneurs Program.

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NOSH

NOSH

October 2023

Matriark Tackles Climate and Hunger Crises With Unique Omnichannel Approach

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Good Day New York

Good Day New York

September 2023

From farm to table: Climate week kicks off in NYC

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Food Tank

Food Tank

September 2023

Matriark Foods Wants to Make Upcycled Products the Norm, Not the Exception

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The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe

August 2023

These tomato sauces are made from too-big or too-small tomatoes. But they’re perfectly tasty.

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Specialty Food Producer: FreshDirect Launches Producer Program

Specialty Food Producer: FreshDirect Launches Producer Program

October 2023

Matriark Foods, an environmental-impact food company, tackles the $1 trillion food waste problem by producing certified upcycled products for foodservice, retail, and emergency food.

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Food Business News: Online Grocery Delivery Service Launches Entrepreneur Program

Food Business News: Online Grocery Delivery Service Launches Entrepreneur Program

October 2023

Matriark joins online grocery delivery service FreshDirect’s Rising Industry Producers and Entrepreneurs Program.

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Crain's New York Business

Crain's New York Business

August 2023

Midtown-based Matriark looks to address the food-waste crisis

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Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center

Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center

May 2023

Interview with Anna Hammond, Founder and CEO of Matriark Foods

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Bloomberg

Bloomberg

April 2023

Upcycling Against Foodwaste

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TODAY: 7 female-founded food brands

TODAY: 7 female-founded food brands

March 2023

Celebrate Women’s History Month with 7 female-founded food brands

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Tribeca Citizen

Tribeca Citizen

January 2023

Matriark launches at the new Whole Foods One Wall Street, NYC

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Thrillist: Pantry Goals

Thrillist: Pantry Goals

January 2023

Climate-Friendly Pantry Staples for everyone. Journalist Jessica Sulima covers Matriark for Thrillist.

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goop Editor's Pick

goop Editor's Pick

December 2022

Matriark’s Upcycled Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce is THE “Pasta Sauce for the Planet”. And Anna Hammond is the activist change-maker behind the business.

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Food Tank: The Smart Pantry Offers Solutions for Students Facing Food Insecurity

Food Tank: The Smart Pantry Offers Solutions for Students Facing Food Insecurity

The recently opened Smart Pantry, a collaboration between the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center and Share Meals, ensures that students have access to meals.

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6 Upcycled Food Trends to Watch

6 Upcycled Food Trends to Watch

Rescued produce gets saucy

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Foodtank: Wholesome Crave: Transforming Large-Scale Food Services for a Sustainable Future

Foodtank: Wholesome Crave: Transforming Large-Scale Food Services for a Sustainable Future

Wholesome Crave recently announced a partnership with Anna Hammond’s Matriark Foods, allowing them to replace their organic vegetable base stock products with an upcycled vegetable mirepoix.

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Interview with Anna Hammond: Thinking about Resources in an Economic Downturn. Marketplace Morning Report

Interview with Anna Hammond: Thinking about Resources in an Economic Downturn. Marketplace Morning Report

November 2022

"I like to say that we're not doing something new, we're doing something that people have done for thousands of years, which is use everything that's grown and not throw it out”

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The Effect of Inflation on Small Business: Anna Hammond on Marketplace, American Public Radio.

The Effect of Inflation on Small Business: Anna Hammond on Marketplace, American Public Radio.

November 2022

Founder Anna Hammond discusses hope in the midst of inflation.

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Trendhunter: Climate-Friendly Pasta Sauces

Trendhunter: Climate-Friendly Pasta Sauces

September 2022

The Matriark Foods Upcycled Pasta Sauces Come in Three Flavors

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Grocery Doppio

Grocery Doppio

March 2023

Savior Grocers: 6 Companies Upcycling Wasted Food

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Anna Hammond interviewed on Eat for the Planet

Anna Hammond interviewed on Eat for the Planet

June 2022

Our founder and CEO, Anna Hammond talks about the inspiration behind Matriark Foods and why gas prices should be high.

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Anna Hammond Interviewed on Chef's Roll

Anna Hammond Interviewed on Chef's Roll

May 2022

Our founder and CEO, Anna Hammond speaks about what chefs can do to combat food waste and the future of upcycling food.

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Matriark Foods wins Peer-Selected impact investment from The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger I Zero Waste Foundation Innovation Fund

Matriark Foods wins Peer-Selected impact investment from The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger I Zero Waste Foundation Innovation Fund

November 2021

Matriark Foods has been peer-selected by the 2021 cohort of The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation Innovation Fund to receive an impact investment of $250,000.

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GreenBiz spotlights Matriark Foods at VERGE21

GreenBiz spotlights Matriark Foods at VERGE21

October 2021

Matriark Foods is highlighted amongst companies developing solutions across the clean economy.

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Upcycled Certification Program Certified

Upcycled Certification Program Certified

September 2021

Matriark Foods is now officially Upcycled Certified. Why is this important? By creating a uniform system for determining which products meet the rigorous Upcycled Certification Standard, you can be certain that the impact we track is verified. Just one case (12 cartons) diverts 10 lbs of vegetables from landfills which averts 26 lbs of GHGS, and saves 1,224 gallons of water from being wasted. Learn more about the certification process at Upcycled Food Association and BUY UPCYCLED.

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FoodxClimate: Plastic Fights, Ultra-Processed Inconsistencies, Green Ammonia, Pet Foods.

FoodxClimate: Plastic Fights, Ultra-Processed Inconsistencies, Green Ammonia, Pet Foods.

November 2023

Matriark Featured in FoodxClimate article by Chiara Cecchini.

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Table to Table and Matriark Foods Awarded ReFED COVID-19 Food Waste Solutions Fund to Innovate FarmPlus for People

Table to Table and Matriark Foods Awarded ReFED COVID-19 Food Waste Solutions Fund to Innovate FarmPlus for People

July 2020

Matriark Foods and Table to Table have been awarded a $50,000 grant to pilot a processing program that pays farmers, creates jobs, diverts vegetables from landfill, feeds the hungry, and proves out the metrics for nimble processing infrastructure.

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Matriark Foods is a Certified Women-Owned Business

Matriark Foods is a Certified Women-Owned Business

June 2021

Foods is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) and a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US. WBENC’s national standard of certification is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women. By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.

Matriark Foods selected to The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation’s Second Innovation Fund Cohort

Matriark Foods selected to The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation’s Second Innovation Fund Cohort

May 2021

From a pool of more than 145 applicants, the Innovation Fund Selected 10 startups to receive $100,000 each in upfront funding with an additional $1.5 million available, to launch innovative new consumer products made with surplus food or food byproducts and technologies to advance the upcycled food industry.

Matriark Foods invited into Foodbuy’s Diverse Supplier Accelerator Program

Matriark Foods invited into Foodbuy’s Diverse Supplier Accelerator Program

January 2021

Matriark Foods was invited and selected into the Foodbuy Accelerator program for Minority and Women-Owned businesses. Foodbuy is the largest foodservice procurement organization in North America with over 80,000 customers in the education, healthcare, hospitality and leisure, restaurant, and gaming sectors. Through this 12-month accelerator program, Matriark will receive one-on-one coaching, partnership with the industry leader, a comprehensive review of operations, insights into business models and best practices, and understanding of the contracting process that will lead to increased business opportunities.

Matriark Foods selected for Huhtamaki Circular Economy Program by Food System 6

Matriark Foods selected for Huhtamaki Circular Economy Program by Food System 6

October 2020

Chosen as one of 8 leaders from across the circular economy to receive mentorship and grant funding, Matriark Foods was selected out of over 800 applications from 51 countries to represent urgent changes needed to address climate change. A collaborative sprint in October and November provides mentorship, advising, and networking culminating with a week of immersive virtual programming and equity-free grants to accelerate implementation of sustainable and regenerative solutions.

Food Tank spotlights Matriark Foods in honor of International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste on Tuesday, Sept. 29

Food Tank spotlights Matriark Foods in honor of International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste on Tuesday, Sept. 29

September 2020

Matriark Foods is highlighted amongst international companies working to reduce food waste while improving the environment.

Meet the Newsmaker: Total Food Service Publication

Meet the Newsmaker: Total Food Service Publication

July 2020

An Interview with founder, Anna Hammond: “Upcycling also relates to how our grandmothers used to cook. One of the guiding principles of Matriark is doing what our grandmothers did with food - not waste it - they never threw anything out! Matriark is just doing this at scale.”

Matriark Foods Joins 1% For The Planet

Matriark Foods Joins 1% For The Planet

Matriark Foods is proud to announce our membership with 1% For The Planet, a global movement that inspires businesses and individuals to tackle the ecological challenges confronting our planet. Matriark Foods commits to contributing 1% of revenue to support our mission-aligned non profit partner, The Glynwood Center for Regional Food and Farming. Guided by the highest standards of ecosystem, soil, animal and community well-being, Glynwood promotes regenerative agriculture in service of the natural environment, local economies and human health with a focus on food and farming changemakers from New York’s Hudson Valley and educating a national audience about efforts to regionalize food and agriculture.

Stanford GSB Impact Fund Backs Matriark Foods

Stanford GSB Impact Fund Backs Matriark Foods

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Anna Hammond Interviewed on “Diversity Matters” Podcast

Anna Hammond Interviewed on “Diversity Matters” Podcast

February 2022 Listen
Anna Hammond Interviewed on “Too Good to Waste” Podcast

Anna Hammond Interviewed on “Too Good to Waste” Podcast

September 2021 Listen
2021 NJDEP Recycling Award Winners

2021 NJDEP Recycling Award Winners

October 2021 Read More
This food trend could reduce the 40% food waste in America

This food trend could reduce the 40% food waste in America

August 2021 Read More
God's Love Celebrate Earth Day: Matriark Foods

God's Love Celebrate Earth Day: Matriark Foods

April 2021 Read More
How Matriark Makes Nourishing Food Products From Would-be-Waste at Scale

How Matriark Makes Nourishing Food Products From Would-be-Waste at Scale

January 2021 Read More
Eating Matters

Eating Matters

February 2021 Read More
Growing Solutions Out of Food Waste

Growing Solutions Out of Food Waste

January 2021 Read More
Case Study: Matriark Foods Convergence is Increasing

Case Study: Matriark Foods Convergence is Increasing

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Q&A with Anna Hammond, Matriark Foods

Q&A with Anna Hammond, Matriark Foods

July 2020 Read More
A Conversation on Regional Processing and Food Revalue

A Conversation on Regional Processing and Food Revalue

August 2021 Read More
Investing in the Future of Food: Matriark's 'nimble' processing pilot upcycles food fast, offers potential production path for scaling companies

Investing in the Future of Food: Matriark's 'nimble' processing pilot upcycles food fast, offers potential production path for scaling companies

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AeroFarms Helps Reduce Food Waste With New Partnership with Table to Table and Matriark Foods

AeroFarms Helps Reduce Food Waste With New Partnership with Table to Table and Matriark Foods

July 2020 Read More
These 12 Organizations are Creating Food Products from Upcycled Food Waste

These 12 Organizations are Creating Food Products from Upcycled Food Waste

October 2020 Read More
Women Changing the Food System in New York City

Women Changing the Food System in New York City

March 2020 Read More
These 12 Organizations are Creating Food Products from Upcycled Food Waste

These 12 Organizations are Creating Food Products from Upcycled Food Waste

September 2020 Read More