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Granola: Three Ways

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Granola:  Three Ways

For me, eating granola is second nature.  I’ve realized, though, that to some people eating granola is a new experience or, for many of us, eating granola with yogurt can become boring.  In the spirit of my favorite chefs preparing one ingredient “three ways,” I’ve compiled my three favorite ways in which to eat granola.  I’ve also included my favorite granola and yogurt combinations to give everyone some new inspiration.  I spend a lot of time trying out different yogurt flavors with my granola so I figured I should pass my favorites on to you! Granola with Apples and Peanut...

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A Custom Collaboration

A Custom Collaboration

A couple of months ago, I was contacted by an old friend, Meghan.  Meghan and I were co-workers at our first "real jobs" out of college and we became fast friends while living down the street from each other in Chicago.  Fast forward to present day and we have both moved away from Chicago and both operate our own small businesses.  Meghan had the great idea to collaborate and create some custom notecards for Happy Girl Granola customers.  I loved the idea and, even more, I loved the idea of reconnecting with an old friend and combining what we both...

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Springing into Market and Event Season

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Springing into Market and Event Season

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending my first Weekend in the Country event as a vendor at the Vintage in the Village event at Crossroads Village in Flint, Michigan while kicking off the spring/summer season of vending events for Happy Girl Granola.  As I was immersed in beautiful vintage furniture and finds, unique handmade goods and fellow gourmet foods, I couldn’t help but also sense the strong camaraderie amongst the predominantly female vendors and event goers in attendance.  In the few short breaks I had from my booth, I was able to catch up with my long time gal pals...

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On the Menu at Foster Coffee Co

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On the Menu at Foster Coffee Co

I am so excited to announce that Happy Girl Granola is now available on the menu at Foster Coffee Co in Owosso, Michigan! Served by the ounce with milk, Happy Girl’s cherry almond granola makes a healthful and hearty breakfast option and a great accompaniment to the highest quality craft coffee served at Foster. From their beginnings as a booth at the Owosso Farmers Market (much like my own), I have watched Foster Coffee Co expand into what is sure to become a fixture of downtown Owosso. I love knowing that through our joint efforts, members of my own community...

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February is for Collaborations

February is for Collaborations

At the start of a new year, I look back on the previous year and use my experiences and challenges to motivate and shape the next. After an amazing 2015, I felt armed to tackle 2016 from the perspective of a wholesaler, ready to market my product to retailers. While I obviously have business goals and plans, I also take each step in the granola world one day at a time. Always feeling well-planned and scheduled for the months ahead of me, I like to think I give myself more time to live in the present, and being present at...

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