of Wholesome Snacks and Tasty Toppers
siblings from a rural Nebraska farm family decided to pool resources,
creativity, experiences, and “can-do attitudes” to form a new business
venture providing healthy grain based snacks and salad
toppings to the rest of the world. We feel that Wise Cracks
snacks and salad toppers can help provide healthier and unique options
for people of all ages to enjoy whole grains as simple snacks and to
provide interesting texture and flavors to salads.
Foods we are dedicated to providing the safest products possible.
Unlike most large conventional food processors, we use 100% visual
inspection on all our products from start to final packaging to assure
ourselves and our customers that products are the best quality
start with fresh high quality grain - both conventional and
organic. In the case of Kamut and Spelt, we use organic grain, as
we have found
those suppliers to give us the best product available on the
market. Our wheat variety is specially
chosen and grown on our family farm in southwestern Nebraska. We
clean the wheat ourselves and control the storage and transportation of
these products-until they are packaged and shipped direct to you!
products are made using natural ingredients, without preservatives,
without any artificial flavors or colors. We have developed a
special process for our Wise Cracks to keep the fat and sodium content
low, it takes a little more time and effort, but we feel it is worth
it! The grains are cooked and roasted in small batches, adjusting
for the different types of grain we use. Our entire operation is
in a historic building (the former creamery) in the small town of
Eustis, Nebraska, population 397!
Who are the people behind Monument Foods?
Farm Wife with extensive knowledge of Nebraska crops and agriculture
practices. Expert in antique quilts and children’s
character handkerchiefs, and expert at keeping us all in line and
reminding us who we are-a family first! She and her immediate
family own and operate a very successful wheat farm and grow our special wheat!
Manager Hall of Famer (if they had one) with extensive experience in
organizing projects and people. Expert at Scrabble and other word games
(and correcting grammatical and spelling errors) and she also bakes the World’s
Best light rolls!
“there when you need him”, with extensive experience in handling all
things related to insurance, risk, and covering all the bases.
He overcame childhood polio, without letting it affect himself or
others. He provides a role model for handling and operating a business
“multi-tasker” and expert at Public Relations and networking. With
experience in big city police management and all types of business and
recreational automotive opportunities, she paves the way and drives our
business forward within a dynamic rural community. Expert hooker (of
wool rugs) and operator of anything mechanical as well as biscotti baker
over 30 years experience at equipment development and maintenance, if
he can’t fix it, he can build a better one. Known as the Great White
Hunter and more recently, the family entrepreneur with his new
insulation and roofing business-he is the one nudging the rest of us
along on this venture!
25 years of product development experience channeled to be the Creative
Force for Research and Development of the actual process and flavor of
Wise Cracks. Expert at finding deals on equipment, functional
ingredients, and turning food ideas into edible realities with a
extensive experience in development of computer programs to record and
interpret data, offers viable IT solutions and creative designs to put
Wise Cracks brand out in the market beyond central Nebraska. Expert
wood carver, smoker of meats, and master gardener!
are the direct owners of Monument Foods, but we also rely on the help
and influences of many spouses, children, and grandchildren, neighbors,
and friends to keep things moving in the right direction!