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Many of Annie's dressings can also be used as marinades to impart even more flavor to meats or veggies.
Food should be marinated in a nonreactive container, one made of glass, porcelain, clay or stainless steel. Ziplock plastic food bags make great vessels for marinating. Avoid aluminum and cast iron which can react with the acids in the marinade. Use a shallow bowl so the marinade covers as much of the food as possible; turn the food at least once an hour. Let food marinate in the fridge, not on the kitchen counter, to avoid contracting harmful bacteria.
You can also look at our Recipes section for additional ideas!
Unopened Annie's dressings should be stored in a cool, dark place. Once dressings are opened, they should be kept in the refrigerator.
At Annie’s, we believe the best tasting food comes from the simplest ingredients. We strongly support organic and sustainable farming because it is better for consumers, farmers, and the environment. Organic farming eliminates synthetic pesticides from our foods, waterways, and planet; steadily improves soil quality; removes carbon dioxide from the air; improves crop yields; and makes sustainable farming accessible to even the poorest regions of the world.
Consumers should have the choice of knowing what’s in their food. GMO ingredients are prevalent, pervasive and hidden in many foods. All GMO ingredients should be labeled as such, so consumers can make a fully informed choice.
Annie’s uses only non-GMO ingredients.
We are profoundly concerned about potential harmful effects GMO crops have on our soil, water, and air. Today’s GMO crops have resulted in increased use of chemical herbicides, the rise of super-weeds, significant loss of biodiversity, and all for no sustained increase in crop yields. Additionally, the lack of independent research on long-term effects of GMOs on the environment and human health, is a major concern. To protect consumers and the environment from unforeseen consequences, we believe both thorough independent, and ongoing review of GMO technology is needed and regulatory oversight should err on the side of caution. We also believe far stronger measures must be taken to prevent unintended GMO contamination that threatens organic farming.
Annie's endorses Prop 37, the California ballot initiative to label food products made from genetically engineered ingredients, as well as Just Label It, the national labeling campaign. Additionally, Annie's participates in the Non-GMO project (an independent verification group for best practices for GMO avoidance). We also wrote a letter to the FDA, urging them to require mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods.
Want to take action? Tell the FDA to Just Label It! Click here to learn more.
Watch Robyn O'Brien's webinar with Chuck Benbrook, Chief Scientist at the Organic Center:
The cows are treated very well. Milk farmers know that a happy cow produces more milk. Heifers are happiest when able to roam free and enjoy the sunshine and open air.
We understand and share your concern about antibiotics in our nation’s food chain. All of the suppliers of the raw materials that go into the Annie's Homegrown products are aware of our mission statement. We ask that they do not supply materials that contain excessive and unnecessary amounts of antibiotics, but the reality is that cows do get sick. When appropriate treatment calls for antibiotics, the animals get them.
According to the FDA, natural flavorings are "derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar plant material, meat, seafood, poultry, egg, milk product...whose significant function in food is flavoring rather than nutritional." Our Pasta Meals and Peace Pasta with Parmesan utilize less than one tenth of one percent of natural flavors and extract. Please know that Annie's never puts any of the top eight allergens under "natural flavors."
Absolutely not! Our products contain no synthetic preservatives, artificial flavors or artificial colors. All our straight-from-nature ingredients are clearly marked on our labels.
Annie's uses all-natural colors that come from plants, like purple carrots, beets, and annatto - the seed of a tree that grows in South America. You'll never find anything artificial in Annie's.
We believe that healthy soils and healthy farms are the foundation for healthy foods, which help make healthy people! Therefore, we’re proud to support the next generation of farmers. Through our Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship program, we will award $100,000 in scholarship assistance each year to some very deserving students. This money can be used for tuition, books, and other education expenses. Learn more about our Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship.
Submit a question or comment by clicking here. The Consumer Relations staff can also be reached at 800-288-1089, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time.
Our mailing address is:
1610 Fifth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Annie was 27 when Annie's Homegrown was incorporated.
Annie co-founded Annie's Homegrown in 1989 with the idea of making a great-tasting, all-natural macaroni and cheese. Read our story here.
No. Annie and Rob live and work on their organic farm. It is not open to the public. Want to see what it looks like? Watch a YouTube video of it here:
You can see all our listings here. We are located in Berkeley, CA.