Nutcase Vegan Meats earns organic certification

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Nutty burger Courtesy Nutcase Vegan Meats

A local couple’s vegan meat business received U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) organic certification.

Dr. Andrew Maternowski and Dr. Monica Randles, the husband-and-wife co-founders and co-owners of Nutcase Vegan Meats, at 463 44th St. SE in Wyoming, said their operation received USDA organic certification from Global Organic Alliance, an authorized USDA certifier.

“The good news is that we will be keeping our pricing competitive, even though most of the competition is not certified organic,” Randles said. “At Nutcase Vegan Meats, our focus is to create flavorful products to make eating vegan a pleasurable experience for all.”

Maternowski and Randles, who are both physicians, founded Nutcase in 2015 when, after becoming vegetarian in 2010, they could not find a “healthy, fulfilling meat alternative.”

“We yearned for a ground ‘meat’ filled with flavor to recreate our favorite meals,” they said. “So, we put our heads together and crafted a tree nut, brown rice and quinoa-based ground ‘meat’ made from whole foods (that are) nutrient-dense and satisfying — embracing truly healthy eating.”

Nutcase’s current product offerings include Chorizo, Nutty Burger, Nutty Loaf, Hot Italian Sausage, Sweet Italian Sausage and Breakfast Sausage meat alternatives.

The company’s next flavor, Original Nutty Jerky, is in the works and will roll out soon.

Nutcase products are available in select stores throughout the U.S. and online at nutcasevegan.com.

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