O.W.L. Energy Bars: Tasty, Good for You, and Portable

We love these nifty little treats.

“These handcrafted, small batch, whole-food bars are designed with our philosophy that ‘you are what you eat’”. ~ Allison Wright

Location: Brattleboro, Vermont

Distance from the Market: 70 miles

In 2011, Allison Wright, founder of OWL Energy Bars, began making her energy bars in a commercial home kitchen in her hometown of Shelburne, Vermont. An outdoor enthusiast, her goal was to create a portable meal using gluten free, dairy free, soy free, and non-GMO ingredients. Each ingredient is responsibly sourced and specifically chosen for its ability to naturally sustain your health and energy.  

“When I introduce someone new to my product and see their excitement and genuine appreciation for the OWL Bar, I am so inspired to keep making the best products I can,” Allison said.

Why We Love Them: These wholesome, Vermont-made bars fit our “grab-and-go” summer lifestyle. This time of year we’re constantly throwing snacks in a bag and heading out the door … to the nearest lake, trail, or bike path. While the sun is high in the sky, we don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. We feel good about the all-natural ingredients (take a look at the full ingredient list here …): gluten-free oats, raw honey, dried fruit, and seeds and nuts. Plus, they’re just plain yummy.

To learn more: www.owlenergybar.com.


Local Food Is Love is our summer celebration of the amazing things coming out of our neighbors’ farms and kitchens this time of year (and the people who make it happen). Every week this summer we’ll spotlight local farms and producers—and the good food (+nourishment and joy) they bring to our lives. Click here to read more stories about our local suppliers.

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