About Hallie

Meet Hailee Thompson, a dynamic 21-year-old entrepreneur whose journey began at the age of 16 when she founded Wholesome Hal’s, a beloved healthy food truck at the Great Falls Farmers Market. Specializing in nourishing smoothie bowls, smoothies, rice bowls, and protein balls, Hailee’s eco-friendly business ethos shines through her commitment to reducing plastic waste. Passionate about promoting healthy living, staying active, and environmental stewardship, she channels her dedication into her studies at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, where she pursues a major in Environmental Studies and minors in Social Activism, English, and Philosophy. Hailee’s drive to make a positive impact on both personal wellness and the planet fuels her entrepreneurial spirit and inspires others to join her in creating a healthier, more sustainable future.


About Wholesome Hal’s

From its humble beginnings as a food stand at the Great Falls Farmers Market, Wholesome Hal’s has blossomed into a beacon of eco-consciousness, offering delectable smoothie bowls, protein balls, and banana bread while championing plastic-free practices. Hallie’s unwavering commitment to reducing her carbon footprint underscores her belief that convenience should never come at the expense of our planet’s wellbeing. With a fervent dedication to personal health, physical activity, and environmental stewardship. As Wholesome Hal’s ventures forward, Hallie remains poised to apply her newfound knowledge and passion to foster a brighter, greener future for her community in Great Falls.


Tell us about your company and your mission.

“My mission is to make healthy, sustainable food available to my customers. There is a significant lack of healthy food at events like Farmers Markets and sports tournaments in Great Falls. I also strive to be as sustainable as possible attempting to make sustainable choices as easy as possible for my customers!”


What are some wins you are celebrating?

“The largest award I’ve won was the Aspire Within Award through the Great Falls Development Authority that was recognizing outstanding work being done to improve our community. I was also nominated for the “Best of Great Falls” competition in the food truck category.”


What is the most important lesson you’ve learned throughout your entrepreneurial journey?

“It’s not easy but if you are willing to grind out the hard parts it is so worth it. Betting on yourself is scary but trust your instincts, do your research and learn as you go.  Lastly, do not be afraid to ask for help and lean on others.”

Wholesome Hal’s is officially a part of the Fargo-Moorhead founder family. How can our community support you in your next stage of growth?

“Engagement on social media is the best way to help me if you’re based in Fargo! If you’re ever passing through Great Falls stop by and grab a bite to eat!”


What are you grateful for today?

“I am extremely grateful for all the support my family has given me to make this business come to fruition and continue to grow. I am also forever grateful for my customers as they are the reason Wholesome Hal’s is still operating and expanding; They truly help me be better and create a positive space in my community. Lastly, I’m thankful for my education at Concordia and all the friends I have made here in the area. Even though they are unable to physically support my business they are some of my biggest hype people!”

Readers can learn more about Hailee Thompson and Wholesome Hal’s by visiting her Instagram and Facebook page

Carly Pfennig

Carly Pfennig is from Bismarck, North Dakota currently studying at Minnesota State University of Moorhead for both Communications and Marketing. Carly is very passionate about forming connections within both the community as well as being the helping hand for people in need!