Chobani, LLC, Norwich, N.Y., selected the next round of food startups to join the spring 2019 class of its Chobani Food Incubator.

Notably, 63% of the spring 2019 class founders or co-founders are female, while minority founders make up 75% of the class, making it the most diverse cohort in the program’s history.

Some of the spring 2019 class includes: 

Afia Foods, Austin, Texas, “brings the Mediterranean home” by using authentic Syrian family recipes for frozen, protein-forward falafel and kibbeh made with Halal-certified meat.

COCINA 54, Austin, Texas, delivers frozen empanadas in Beef, Chicken & Peppers and Spinach & Cheese varieties.

The Meat Hook is a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based butcher with a focus on local meat from small, family-run farms. All of the beef sold by The Meat Hook is 100% grass-fed and grass-finished, and the company’s pork and lamb are pasture raised.

Seal the Seasons, Hillsborough, N.C., sells 37 frozen fruit and vegetable items sourced from local farmers pertinent to the regions in which they grow.