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Awards

2016

SupplySide West CPG Editor’s Choice Award Finalist — Functional Food: Organic Stoneground Flakes
Expo East NEXTY Award Finalist – Best New Organic Food: Biodyanmic® Cinnamon Clusters
Expo East NEXTY Award Finalist – Best New Packaging: Garden-in-a-Can
Specialty Food Association – Sofi Silver Award: Organic Stoneground Flakes, Purple Corn
Marketer's that Matter – Best Business to Consumer Marketing 
Expo West NEXTY Award — Best New Mission-Based Product: Organic Stoneground Flakes Cereals
Expo West NEXTY Award — Best New Natural Living Product: Water Garden
Prevention Magazine Cleanest Packaged Food Award 2016
Specialty Food Association - Leadership Award Winner for Vision

2015

Men's Health Best Cereal for Men 2015
Gourmet Retailer - 2015 Editors’ Pick
Marketers that Matter - Best Customer Experience
National Hardware Show - Best New Product

2014

The Chicago Athenaeum 2014 GOOD DESIGN™ Award
San Francisco Business Times, 40 Under 40, Alejandro Velez, Co-Founder, Back to the Roots

2013

"NFL Hispanic Heritage Award" 2013
Martha Stewart American Made Honoree
San Francisco Business Times, Fastest 100 Fastest Growing Business in the Bay Area, Number Seven
Top 100 Green Latino Leaders (awarded to Alejandro Velez)
Business Achievement Award by the City of Oakland
January 2013's Social Enterprises of the Month

2012

sofi Gold Winner: Outstanding Food Gift
LOHAS Business Plan Competition Winner
Saïd Global Entrepreneur Challenge Winner
Oxford Saïd Business School Venture Fund Finalists
Top 10 Green Companies - GreenDeals
National Hardware Show - Best New Product Award
UC Berkeley Bplan Product and Service Track and People's Choice Winners
Food Spring Sofi Award Silver Finalists
Mother Nature Network - Top 30 Fresh Thinkers in the Innovation Generation
William James Foundation "Honorable Mention" Award
Poder 30 Under 30
Forbes 30 Under 30

2011

Wall Street Journal Finalist, Most Innovative Small Business
CNN 10 Generation Next Entrepreneurs
John Muir Associate Business of the Year Conservation Award
Maker's Faire Blue Ribbon Product
Top 5 Hottest Product, Fancy Food Show
Oakland Indie Award: Innovative Newbie
Miller Coors Urban Business Plan Competition Winners

2010

BusinessWeek Top 25 Social Entrepreneurs
SVN Innovation Award Winners
Hitachi Foundation/Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs Winner
Wal-Mart Better Living Competition, Western Regional Winners

2009

BusinessWeek's Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25
BBC / Newsweek Social Venture World Challenge, Top 3 Finalist
UCLA Opportunity Green Conference Top 25 Sustainable Company
UC Berkeley Social Venture Competition, Winner