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Trace Ostergren is the founder of MudLrk. Trace first ventured to China when he was 15 years old, where he attended school and travelled extensively throughout Asia. Although many ideas were attempted prior to MudLrk (pronounced Mud-Lark), Trace is confident that his brand and its products most exemplify his goals and beliefs: to create remarkable food products that are beautifully crafted, good for you and good for the planet.


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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [0:41] Trace Ostergren joins the podcast to talk about his company, MudLrk.
  • [2:10] What is Trace’s background?
  • [4:30] Trace talks about some of the other products he has created.
  • [6:20] Challenges and successes along the way.

In this episode…

Did you know that many leaders are paving the way and trying to get people to eat more plants? It’s true! With the rising concern of global warming and the need to find sustainable sources of food innovators are looking at plants to help us re-focus our food supplies. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and business leader Trace Ostergren. In his conversation with Jeremy, Trace opens up about how he started MudLrk, why he is trying to get people to eat more plants, challenges he has faced along the way, and much more. Don’t miss a minute of this fascinating episode featuring Trace’s story!

When was the last time you let an idea take you on a journey? It seems strange, but the truth is, people, do it all of the time! While they may not say that they are chasing an idea or a dream – we all know those big ideas are what get people moving. Trace had spent years travelling around Asia when he started noticing a common snack – shiitake mushroom chips. What if this snack could be brought to a wider audience? Trace decided to follow his idea for more sustainable snacks which led him to start MudLrk. You can learn more about MudLrk and the amazing products they have available by visiting their website located in the resources section at the end of this post.

Do you ever see a “Green product” and come away impressed? Let’s face it, green products – items created with a sustainable and renewable goal – have captured the public’s interest. Thankfully, businesses like MudLrk are leading the way with consumable green products. Not only does MudLrk create sustainably sourced shiitake mushroom chips, but they also create packaging with that goal in mind too! Clearly, if we are going to address climate change – we need folks thinking about and creating solutions across all sectors of the marketplace!

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