Umi Organic makes high-quality, fresh organic ramen noodles and noodle-and-sauce kits in Portland, Oregon. Their team is dedicated to delicious food, organic farming, and equity in the food system and workplace. The business idea was born when CEO Lola Milholland, then stationed as a journalist, took a week-long noodle-making workshop with ramen companies from around the world. She realized that a local organic ramen noodle brought together her work in food advocacy with her lifelong study of Japanese language and culture — and filled a hole in the market and her own stomach for a topnotch, springy, flavorful noodle.

You can learn more and get inspiration for recipes on Umi Organic's website.