We started on a "shoestring," using our own house and barn as headquarters. The founding meetings were held in the same room where we were married and where our daughter Amy was born.
This was in 1987, before the idea of "organic" food had become well known, and when there were very few frozen meals available for vegetarians to eat, either in health food stores or supermarkets. We were, however, very fortunate in being in the right place at the right time. The number of vegetarians had increased dramatically, as had consumer awareness of the harmful effects on their health and the environment of chemicals in the food supply.
Our first product, a vegetable pot pie, was an instant success.
Other products followed in rapid succession, and we made the amazing discovery that they were being eaten not only by vegetarians and those interested in organic foods, but by millions of people looking for easy to prepare meals that really tasted good.
Since then Amy’s has created over 250 frozen meals, including pizzas, pocket sandwiches, pot pies, entrées, snacks and whole meals. In 1999, we introduced a grocery line that now includes canned soups, beans and chili as well as jarred pasta sauces and salsas. Our foods are carried by all natural food stores, supermarkets and some club stores in the United States, Canada and abroad.
Although we have considerably expanded our production facilities and the number of people we employ, we have remained a family owned and operated business, sensitive to the needs of our customers.
In spite of the fact that many companies now produce similar products, Amy’s is still #1 in popularity and sales. Our total commitment to quality has made the difference.
Made from organic sun-ripened tomatoes, slowly simmered to bring out their natural sweetness. Amy's dad says it's the best tasting tomato soup he's ever eaten. We're sure you'll agree.
Here is a welcome addition to Amy's Hearty Soup line. It's based on another tasty recipe generously sent by our chef's brother - organic long grain red rice is slowly simmered with organic vegetables and traditional French herbs to create an unusually flavored yet satisfyingly robust meal in the French country tradition.
Packed with nutrition and flavor from organic vegetables, red lentils and quinoa, this soup is so robust that it might even be taken for a stew. It's gluten free, vegan and amazingly delicious.
The full rich flavor of Amy's Black Bean Vegetable Soup has made it a favorite with our whole family ever since we first tasted it in a lovely little restaurant in Puerto Escondido, Mexico (and begged the owner for the recipe). This delicious soup is high in fiber, low in fat and a good source of protein. It contains no cholesterol, gluten or dairy.