May 1, 2018

Birdseed Food Co.

Bend, Oregon

Birdseed Food Co.

Ashley founded Birdseed Food Co. as a one-woman operation. A year later, it was clear to Ashley that she needed funds to grow — and so she turned to Craft3 for financing to move manufacturing into an outside packing facility and expand to new grocers.
When Ashley Chase was diagnosed with celiac disease, it came as a surprise. The Bend entrepreneur had always thought of herself as a healthy person.

But now, out of nowhere, she needed to focus even more on health and wellness. And for her, that meant saying goodbye to gluten.

Some of her favorite foods were incompatible with that diet — including her favorite organic granola, which was chock full of sugar. With that realization, Ashley started making her own granola with more nuts, seeds and nutrients and fewer oats, fillers and sugars.

When a local chef caught wind of her granola mix and asked to include her granola on his breakfast menu, Ashley founded Birdseed Food Co. as a one-woman operation.

A year later, it was clear to Ashley that she needed funds to grow — and so she turned to Craft3 for financing to move manufacturing into an outside packing facility and to expand to new grocers.

Birdseed Food Co. products are sold throughout Oregon and California and online at www.birdseedfoodco.com.