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           The Salad Girl Organic Dressing Company sprouted from a summer job I had as a teenager working as the “Salad Girl” at Madden’s Resort on Gull Lake in Minnesota. My favorite part of the job was crafting the house-made salad dressings from a variety of delicious, fresh ingredients. This job led to a life-long love of eating and preparing fresh, organic, gluten-free, and dairy-free dressings. I had no idea then that I would someday start my own organic salad dressing company. 
           Hand-crafting unique salads with homemade, artisan, fresh organic vinaigrettes and seasonal, organic ingredients was definitely my forte. Jim and I put ourselves through college and art school by running an organic catering business called “Obscene Cuisine.” Our customers, family, and friends began ordering my vinaigrettes for parties and as gifts.

           By chance, I was hired to paint a mural for a prominent grocery stores in our town, Kowalski's Markets. When I finished the job, I thanked them with a gift of my organic salad dressings. They loved my dressings and invited us to their refrigerated produce shelves if we decided to go into business.

           To test market our dressings, we set up a booth at the Mill City Farmers Market in Minneapolis the summer of 2007. With loads of help from family and friends, we rented a small kitchen at our local armory to bottle our organic vinaigrettes. To our delight, our dressings sold out every weekend!

           By March of 2008, we shifted to a Minnesota organic co-packer enabling us to fill our first order for Kowalski's Markets. Salad Girl was the first, Certified Organic, Fresh Dressing on the refrigerated shelves in Minnesota.

           Today our Salad Girl Organic Dressings are on the refrigerated produce shelves of over 400 Midwest stores including:  

      Whole Foods Markets throughout the Midwest

      Mariano's Markets throughout Chicagoland

      Kowalski's Markets

      Midwest neighborhood Co-ops 

      Lunds & Byerlys

      Cub Foods, Festival Foods, and Coborn's in Minnesota

      Jerry's Foods in the Twin Cities 

           Salad Girl has 11 unique varieties crafted with the finest, freshest organic ingredients. Salad Girl Organic Dressings do not contain any preservatives, cane sugar, soy, or corn syrup. Our dressings are organic, dairy-free, gluten-free, certified kosher, and non-GMO. We offer three totally vegan dressings -- Crisp Apple Maple, Pomegranate Pear, and Citrus Splash. And, we now have our first creamy, organic dressings (also dairy-free) -- our Dude Ranch, Lemony Caesar, and Sweet & Sassy.

           Salad Girl’s vibrant flavor combinations complement fresh greens and power slaws and add incredible flavor when drizzled on quinoa, couscous, ramen noodles, and fresh pasta. Our vinaigrettes also provide a marvelous marinade and delectable finishing sauce for grilled meats, poultry, and fish.  Additionally, enjoy our dressings for dipping (think veggies, fruit, wings, fries, potstickers) and as condiments to give new life to your sandwiches wraps, tacos, and burgers.  

      Our Promise to You: We believe eating fresh, organic goodness benefits us individually, communally, and environmentally. We are committed to bringing healthy, safe, and tasty organic products to your table.

      Thank you & Enjoy! 

      Pam & Jim Powell