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MCSB Main Street USA Award - Mrs. Glee's

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
May 12, 2016 9:37 AM

Mrs. Glee's

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Seeking alternative markets for the Michigan produced navy bean; a group discovered that the gluten-free food market was in need of products with more protein and fiber. When navy beans were converted to flour, it was shown to be very adaptable as a base ingredient for a number of gluten free products.

 As a result, Mrs. Glee’s Foods was founded in 2010 in Hillman, Michigan.  The basic product is navy bean flour that is used to make a multi-purpose baking flour which in turn, is used to make a number of mixes.  The basic navy bean flour is also used in making gluten free pasta.

 

 In the last two years, Mrs. Glees has grown from three employees in October of 2014 to nearly 40 in February 2016.  Sales have increased over 10 times in the same time period as the business has seen a tremendous growth in its co-packing business.  Products are now made for companies from Arizona to New York and throughout the Great Lakes Area.