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July 2022 - Teffola was named as one of the notable brands using Lesser-Known Grains. Reported as one of the emerging trends coming out of  the  Summer Fancy Food show. Other trends included Seed Milks, Plant-Based Comfort Foods, Alcohol-Free Cocktails and more with over 1,700 exhibitors displaying their products.  READ MORE...

April 2022 - Claire was featured on Alicia Webb's podcast The Power of the Pivot - a fun, innovative new podcast dedicated to telling stories of individuals who have boldly pivoted in their lives and careers. Alicia, a lifelong storyteller, shares the stories of people who have bravely taken a leap, struck out in a bold new direction, and never looked back. Listen to the episode here

December 2021 - Zingermans and Teffola launch co-developed flavor of granola. Cherry Cacao Granola is made with Tenera Grains teff, Michigan cherries and cacao nibs from Askinosie. Read more about the process here and order from Zingerman's Deli here

Fall 2021 - Teffola becomes certified gluten free through GFCO - a leading non profit in certifying gluten free products to <10ppm (parts per million). Claire was also featured on several online sites including: VoyageMichigan and Subkit.

September 2021 - The Teffola product line was accepted into national distributor KeHe Distributors through the Diversity Trendfinder event. Find more information and other brands in the program on KeHe's website.

September 2021 - Claire as founder of Teffola was accepted into the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program based in Detroit. An intensive 4 month program designed to help entrepreneurs grow their business and create jobs in the community. Read more about the program  here

April 2021 - Claire as founder of Teffola was accepted into the Good Food Accelerator, a six month program focusing on healthy and sustainable food startups in the Chicago watershed. Read the press release here

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February 2021 - Jackson Television host Bart Hawley interviewed founder Claire about Teffola and the farm. 

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January 2021 - The Detroit News featured Teffola: Ancient grain teff is the star of crunchy, Michigan made Teffola granola

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November 2020 - Tenera Grains, parent company of Teffola, became members of the Artisan Grain Collaborative. Members represent each stage of the "grain chain" or how grain goes from the farm to the consumer. 

October 2020 - Launched two new flavors called Berry Burst and Chocolate Charm. For nearly 3 years, Teffola was a one SKU company

April 2020 - During the coronavirus pandemic, Teffola partnered with ready to blend smoothie pack company The Purple Beet to donate acai bowls to hospital staff in Detroit. Together, with their communities, they donated 1,000 bowls. Read more on the blog here

May 2020 - Teffola was selected to receive a grant from The Red Backpack Fund by Sara Blakely (founder of Spanx) due to the impact of COVID-19 on sales. To learn more, read the press release here

September 2020 - Founder, Claire Smith, talks with Rodger Wasson on his podcast Farm to Table Talk about the farms pivot from corn and soybeans to alternative grains and seeds. Listen in to hear more of the farming story here

February 2020 - Crowded Kitchen, a popular food blog, used Teffola as the main topping on their Chai Chia Pudding. The mother-daughter duo takes eye catching photos, especially of Teffola! Recipe is here

February 2020 - Claire joined the Female Founder Collective, founded by Rebecca Minkoff. The FFC is a network of  businesses led by women, supporting women. Their mission is to support women owned or led business to positively impact communities, both socially and economically.

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February 2020 - Zingerman's Mail Orderchose Teffola as one of their featured products in the Food Explorer's Club subscription box. They are known for their highly selective artisan taste when it comes to choosing partners. 

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May 2019 - Our first podcast guest experience was with the platform Young &BosShe who empower young professional women. Listen in here to hear more about the beginning of our journey.