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Perennial Pantry exists to bring delicious, climate positive food staples to your kitchen.

We’re a public benefit corporation and members of 1% for the planet because we believe business can be a force for good. We’re committed to building a new type of agricultural supply chain that is equally good for people and the environment.

Perennial Pantry is an offshoot of Sprowt Labs, a company founded in 2015 to develop pilot malting equipment for the craft brewing industry and accelerate the localization of brewing supply chains. We manufacture our patented equipment in Burnsville, MN.

Harlan Grains is a sister project reviving heritage varieties of small grains in search of new flavors and stories. We aim to use these heritage grains as transition crops to perennial agriculture, bringing farmers into our supply chain as new perennial crops continue to be developed.

We began working on Kernza® in 2019, and became the first distributor in 2020. For wholesale enquiries, please visit the Sprowt Labs shop. We received a competitive Crop Research Grant from the MN Department of Agriculture to pioneer Kernza® Malting in 2020. With the COVID-19 crisis, we made the decision to launch a direct-to-consumer brand, Perennial Pantry, in order to build a market for Kernza® and provide a positive climate action and outlet in a dark time.

Our Team

Christopher Abbott
Christopher Abbott
Co-Founder
Brian Hedberg
Brian Hedberg
C0-Founder
Nick Gardner
Nick Gardner
#1 Employee