Creekside Grains was created from two separate events.
Event One - Michael and Loretta were both professional photographers
for over 25 years. They belonged to professional photographer
associations, where Michael would make desserts that friends would
rave about. When Loretta was President of Professional Photographers
of Michigan, Michael made all of the desserts for her President's
end of year party. Party attendees included judges for the Annual
Print Competition. A tradition for the judges was to put their judge
ribbon on their favorite images. The judges broke tradition and put
their ribbons on Michael's desserts! Several colleagues told Michael
that he needed to start making the desserts for a living!
Event Two - Michael was Executive Director of
Miss Heart of Michigan, which was a Miss America Scholarship Program
preliminary competition. Miss Heart needed a fundraiser for the
program, so Michael invented "Princess Pancakes" and "Royalty Root
Beer Cookie Baking Mix." Not only did they raise funds for Miss
Heart, the idea took off like wildfire. Michael and Loretta knew it
was time to start a business!
Every home that Michael lived in had a nickname. Since their
property has Beitner Creek running through it, Michael named their
home "Creekside." It was a natural fit to add Grains to the name and
Creekside Grains was born.
Creekside Grains mixes are now sold in over 450 stores nationwide,
from Montana to the East Coast.
Who's Who at Creekside Grains:
Michael invents the mixes. He is the "Flavor Engineer."
Loretta is "Director of Taste Testing." She also creates the labels
for the boxes, packs and ships the orders and handles all ordering,
inventory and the financial side of Creekside Grains.
Our "President of Packaging" scoops each mix into the bags by hand
and put labels on boxes.
Creekside Grain's gourmet mixes are packaged in small quantities to
ensure the freshness of each and every mix. Our products have a
shelf life of one year.
With the exception of the small amounts of fake stuff in the Root
Beer extract and mint chips, Creekside Grains mixes contain no
artificial coloring, preservatives or any other ingredients that you
Someone asked why we do not put the nutritional information on the
mixes. We used to have them on the mixes, but an FDA official made
us take them off. We have to sell 10,000 of one mix before we can
put them back on the labels again. Someday soon, we will have
nutritional information again!
Your satisfaction is guaranteed!