Established in 1987, Grain Place Foods was one of the first farm-to-table organic operations in the northern Great Plains. We’re proud of the need to expand our plant to meet the steady rise in demand for our certified organic grains and seeds.



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Our Story

Welcome to Grain Place Foods, the place to choose for top-quality certified organic whole grains and seeds! Browse through our tasty selection of organic whole grains and see how easily you can achieve the recommended three to five servings of whole grains every day. Our mission is to provide our customers grain products that are grown and produced in an ecologically regenerative and socially responsible manner – with the conviction that how your food is produced does matter!

The Story of Grain Place Foods

It all began on the Vetter family farm near Marquette, Nebraska in 1953. That is when Don Vetter, questioning the science and ethics of the agricultural practices of the day, began to adopt organic farming methods.

Don’s son David returned to the farm in 1975 after earning a Bachelor’s Degree in agronomy/soil science from the University of Nebraska, and a Master of Divinity Degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. For David, organic, sustainable farming methods became an application of both biological and theological principles.

The Vetters were true pioneers, being among the first in the region to take the organic challenge. Their courage and perseverance paid off; the farm was certified organic in 1978, and became The Grain Place, Inc. in 1979.

The next step was to add grain cleaning and storage facilities to serve small-scale organic farmers and specialty organic food distributors and processors. This was one of the first on-farm operations of its kind in the northern Great Plains. In 1987, Grain Place Foods, Inc. was created to take advantage of value-added manufacturing opportunities,and assumed the grain processing business of The Grain Place.

Now a well-established and growing business, Grain Place Foods is operated by a staff of two dozen highly trained individuals, several of whom have been with the company for over 15 years.

The mission of Grain Place Foods is to provide to its customers grain products that are grown and produced in an ecologically sustainable and socially responsible manner – with the conviction that how your food is produced does matter!

Want to find out more about the Vetter family farm, the processing center and organic production in general? Check out the recent 77 minute documentary directed by Bonnie Hawthorne called Dreaming of a Vetter World.

Our Great Team

The Grain Place Foods depends on our awesome crew to ensure that you have the highest quality products.

Allison Vetter


David Vetter


Connie Peterson

Logistics, Procurement, HR

Amanda Mickey

Account. Manager

Dennis Andrews


Jessica Brown


Mark Janzen

Milling Room

Aislyn Jones

Maintenance Assist.

Logan Nissen

Specialty Pack

Gabriela Ruvalcaba-Saldana

Specialty Pack Supervisor/QA Helper

Christopher Schafer


John Schneider

Plant Manager

Craig Stensaas

Administrative Assist.

Ahou Lydie Teeter


Mitch Wells


Nick (Gonzalo) Zacarias


Stephanie Zacarias

Specialty Pack

GMO Statement

Grain Place Foods handles only non-GMO foods. Non-GMO (genetically modified organism) crops are those that have not been genetically modified through biotechnology procedures to add a specific trait (e.g. Roundup Ready soybeans). In addition, non-GMO crops cannot be treated or exposed to chemical pesticides during storage.

GLUTEN Statement

Grain Place Foods is a relatively small operation so we must use the same equipment for all products; because of this we do not make any gluten-free claims.


All whole grains should be stored in airtight containers in a cool, dry place, out of direct light. Rolled grains, flours and cornmeal should be refrigerated.

General Nutritional Information

No added salt, sugar or preservatives; high fiber, no cholesterol, no trans fat. According to the FDA, “Diets rich in whole grain foods and other plant foods and low in total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers.”


We buy the best quality as close to home as possible, and wherever possible we maintain grower identity.


Grain Place Foods offers multiple shipping choices for both small and large shipments. We do our best to offer a range of options available to get you quality products at the lowest cost/fastest timeframe. Products shipped via Fed Ex go out every Monday and Thursday. USPS and UPS shipments are sent daily Monday through Friday.

Bob Quinn and Kamut® International

Bob Quinn and Kamut® International has been our source for Kamut® Khorasan Wheat since 1987. Quinn, a fourth generation Montana farmer, has also been a leader in organics in his state and in the nation. Bob Quinn and his family joined his parents in running the 2,400-acre family farm near Big Sandy in 1978. Back then, it was a conventional grain and cattle operation. In 1983, Bob started a wheat buying/brokering company, Montana Flour & Grains, Inc., which marketed the farm's high-quality, high-protein wheat directly to whole grain bakeries in California. Soon he was buying and marketing wheat from his neighbors as well. Then, as customers began requesting organic grains, Bob became an active researcher, experimenting with organic methods on his farm. The work suited him well, with his curious and entrepreneurial spirit - and PhD in plant biochemistry. Within three years the Quinn farm was converted to organic production, and by 1991 it was one of the first 100% organically certified farms in Montana. Khorasan wheat is an ancient relative of durum wheat, thought to have originated in Mesopotamia, then brought into Egypt. According to Bob Quinn, 36 kernels of the khorasan wheat found its way to Montana in 1977, and his father, T. Mack Quinn, obtained a cup of the wheat that came from that original grain. Kamut® (an old Egyptian word for wheat) is the registered trademark of Kamut® International, which guarantees high quality standards that are verified by tests from every field. The mission of Kamut® International is to promote organic agriculture and support organic farmers, to increase diversity of crops and diets, and to protect the heritage of a high quality, delicious ancient grain for the benefit of this and future generations. Bob Quinn was recently named the Organic Trade Association's 2010 Organic Leadership Award recipient for his contributions in the ``Growing Organic Agriculture`` category. In accepting this honor, Bob stated ``it doesn't matter how much we change the world, how big or small . . . it only matters if we change it for good or not. And I believe that the organic movement really has been changing it for good.``

3 Pillars Regenerative Organic Certified®

Grain Place Foods is looking for farmers willing to utilize Regenerative Organic Certification practices in their farming operations.

Soil Health & Land Management

Soil Health & Land Management promotes natural nutrient cycling, water conservation, disease suppression, and carbon sequestration.

Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare means healthy, comfortable, well-nourished, safe animals, able to express innate behavior, and free from suffering.

Social Fairness

Social Fairness means farmers and producers commit to paying living wages and guarantee safe working conditions

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