Ann Withey is very much like any busy mom who wants to feed her kids in a healthy way. The difference is that Withey, the founder of Annie's Homegrown, actually created the first all-natural macaroni and cheese mix in 1989 as a follow-up to her launch of Smartfood Cheddar Popcorn in the early '80s. Ann and her husband, Rob, also work a 100-acre organic farm in Hampton, Connecticut, and sell their onions, garlic and soybeans at the local farmers' market. Her commitment to organics extends to her kitchen at home, where she tosses organic carrots in lime butter and roasts free-range chicken with citrus and ginger. Ann's two girls love her cooking—and her mac and cheese too.
Annie's Grocery List
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