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Get to Know Mountain House®

July 7, 2017

The northwest is home to some big, world-famous companies. One you might not have heard of is OFD Foods, LLC out of Albany, Oregon. It’s the world’s largest freeze-drying company, employing over 400 people. This dedicated workforce freeze-dries foods for backpackers, hikers, hunters and more under the name Mountain House®.

Freeze-Dried History Lesson

The Mountain House® parent company OFD Foods got its start in 1963, drying fruit for breakfast cereals and preparing meals for the Department of Defense and U.S. Special Forces. The Mountain House® brand became synonymous with hikers and backpackers in 1969.

Today, OFD Foods is proud to be a major supplier to our military men and women. In addition, it’s also the world’s largest custom processor of freeze-dried products, providing meals for people in every climate, condition, and environment.

Long-Term Advantages

Freeze-drying foods is a great way to preserve taste, freshness, and appearance. It also makes food lighter. Mountain House® is the perfect option for hiking, backpacking, hunting, fishing, military operations, and more. Pouches and cans can even be used as preparedness meals, including pre-made packs that can keep a person fed for up to 14 days.

With the Mountain House® taste guarantee and a shelf life of 30 years on cans and pouches (with the exception of ice cream and cheesecake bites), it’s easy to see why people choose Mountain House® for their adventures and long-term plans.

Savior the Adventure®

Mountain House® pouches and cans cover everything from breakfasts and entrees, to desserts, sides, and full meals.

To prepare a meal, just tear open a pouch, remove the oxygen absorber, add measured hot water, stir and enjoy. You can even eat it right out of the pouch, cutting down on dishes and cleanup.

You’ll Find Mountain House® at Coastal

Stop by and check out the selection of Mountain House® freeze-dried food at your Northwest owned and operated Coastal Farm & Ranch. You’ll find quality ingredients in every pouch and can, perfect for your emergency preparedness pack, family camping trip, or day on the job.