Touted as the “break-out snack food of the 21st Century,” Organic Popping Sorghum, by Just Poppin Popcorn, is simply fascinating! The creators behind Just Poppin Popcorn, who produce the finest Organic Popping Sorghum available, took a minute out of their day (when they weren’t popping corn or sorghum, of course!) to answer some questions for Tiny Green Mom.

An Interview with Buck & Jennie Smolow, Founders of Just Poppin Popcorn

Tell us about your eco-inspired company!

Founded in 2007, Just Poppin wasn’t exactly eco-inspired. However it is eco-influenced. What I mean by that is that we reduce waste in every way possible. We use recycled, recyclable, reusable, and biodegradable packaging and shipping materials – much of which has received Cradle to Cradle Certification. Our popcorn and other products are non-GMO – not genetically modified. We’re incredibly excited and proud of our newest product – Organic Popping Sorghum. It is a naturally eco-friendly crop which is sustainable, and organically grown and harvested.

How do you choose to go green in your own life?

Like many people, we do what we can within our means. So while we don’t have solar power for instance, we do recycle (what is not recycled by trash collection we take to recycle stations). We collect condensation water from our A/C to water plants, fill the bird bath or wash outside things and we installed a 1/2 flush system on our toilet. We use reusable steel water bottles, a high efficiency front load washer and dryer, CFL bulbs, reusable shopping bags, and we compost in our worm farm.

Can you offer any encouraging words for those with a small sustainable business?

Try to find the time to learn about things to help you to be more efficient and sustainable and implement those things if possible into your life and business.

*Image provided by Just Poppin Popcorn.*