Thunderbird Ranch Gourmet Foods

Thunderbird Ranch Gourmet Foods offers a delicious variety that you have come to know and love. They specialize in soups, dips, cheese balls, breads, salad dressings, scones, gluten free desserts, gluten free flapjacks, meat rubs and more with down-home style taste. An attractively packaged gift line is available year-round for those special gift-giving occasions and corporate gifts.

Category:   Food & Beverages  Artisans & Gifts  Manufacturers  Associate/Non-Profit
Kay Metcalf

129 3rd Ave NE
Valley City, ND 58072

Phone Number: (701) 845-3631
Toll Free Number: (855) 820-0092

Fax Number: (701) 845-1175


It all started at the vegetable stand along North Dakota Highway 1804 near the Thunderbird Ranch in Ray, North Dakota. Mary and Monica discovered that the dips and soups they served, as a means to sample vegetables, were the big attraction. Upon their retirement, the company was purchased by Open Door Center in February of 2012 and was moved to Valley City. Thunderbird now provides jobs for people with disabilities in the Valley City community. The products remain the same delicious variety that you have come to know and love. They specialize in soups, dips, cheese balls, breads, salad dressings, scones, gluten free desserts, gluten free flapjacks, meat rubs and more with down-home style taste. An attractively packaged gift line is available year-round for those special gift-giving occasions and corporate gifts.

Member Since: 04/01/2000

Batter Breads & Knoephla Dumplings

Our breads give you the taste and rich aroma of good country cooking! Enjoy our easy-to-prepare breads with your favorite meal in less than an hour! Choose from Bonanza Herb, Toasted Onion, Pioneer or Country Cheese.  Our Knoephla Dumplings are tasty on their own, fried with sausage or added to our Prarie Potato Soup to make Knoephla Soup that is equally as good as grandmas!  Try our Cheddar Biscuits with your next meal.  They will melt in your mouth!


Our delicious dressings, dips or cheese ball mixes are great on crackers, fresh vegetables, chips and even baked potatoes. These are sure to become a favorite of the family.

Front Porch Punch Wine Slush Mixes
Our Front Porch Punch Slush Mixes are made with real fruit powders. They are refreshing anytime of the year. Just mix a bottle of your favorite dry white wine (cheaper the better), a bottle of water and the slush mix in a gallon zippy bag, freeze and enjoy! Can also be mixed with vodka. For a family friendly version use sparkling white grape juice. Choose from Plum Wild, Mucho Mango or Wild Berry

Fruit Dips
These flavorful fruit dip/cheese ball mixes are a refreshing addition to any snack or meal. Serve them with fresh fruit, bagels, muffins, pancakes, graham crackers or cookies! Choose from Lemon Chiffon, Strawberry, Prairie Berry and Blueberry.

Meat Rubs/Dips

Our Meat Rubs have robust seasoning to enhance the flavor of your favorite meats. Just rub on 1 tsp. per pound and get ready to enjoy your choice of meat bursting with savory flavor. Rub on your steaks, chicken, roasts, seafood and mix into ground meats for savory burgers or meatballs. We have four wonderful flavors: Prime Rib Rub, Roasted Chipotle Rub, Siraracha Blackened Rub, Dacotah Jerk Rub.

No Flour No Foolin' Flapjacks

You would never guess that these are gluten free!   Light an fluffy pancakes.  The Original have a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg and the Blueberries pancakes have plump, sweet berries in every bite.  The mixes will make approximately 12-14 4 inch cakes.  Don't forget to warm the Dakota Seasonings syrup to make them extra scrumptious!

No Flour/No Foolin Gluten Free Desserts

No Foolin'! Our collection of No Flour/No Foolin' delectable gluten free desserts will satisfy the most discerning palate. They taste very close to what your Grandmother would bake! Choose from Cowboy Cookies, Cocoa Crinkles, Buckaroo Brownies, Fluffy Flapjacks-Original, Fluffy Flapjacks-Blueberry, and Noodles and Knoephla Mix.

Salad Seasoning Mixes

Does your husband complain that your  salads taste different every time you make them?  Our Creamy Potato Salad Mix, Dill Pickle Pasta Salad Mix, Zesty Coleslaw Mix and German Potato Salad Mix will give you that consistent perfect flavor you've been looking for!  We used a delicious blend of just the right herbs and spices for the perfect taste combinations. Take it from a girl who's  salads never tasted the same twice, these will be your go-to dressings.  The Creamy Potato Salad mix can be used for a pasta salad as well.   You can't get any easier than that!  Package contains two packets to make either one smaller salad or use both to make a larger salad for that potluck.


Your friends and family will be delighted with the incredibly delicious taste of home. Our Cranberry Orange Honey Scones have the robust flavor of cranberry and orange with a hint of sweet honey.  They will be a hit with all. You can add a powder sugar glaze or a few pecans for extra goodness.  Our Carrot Cake Scones  would please even Bugs Bunny! Add raisins, walnuts and cream cheese icing for a taste that will keep them coming back for more.  Our newest scone is a Strawberry Scone.  It is chocked full of strawberries in every bite!  White chocolate chips can be added to sweeten the deal with a dusting of powdered sugar or a light glaze on top.  All our scones are moist and delicious like you would fine in England and not crumbly.  Try one today!


Enjoy these home-style soup mixes featuring only the finest herbs and spices that are sure to please your family and friends. We are also very proud to use Midwestern grains in our soups.  Checkout our newest soup, Stuffed Bell Pepper!

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