Homemade granola that you don’t have to make yourself.
“This is still a one-woman business. If you call, I’m the person who will answer the phone and pack your order.” ~ Nancy Tucker
Location: Randolph, Vermont
Distance from the Market: 25 miles
In 1990, Nancy Tucker started selling granola out of her home kitchen, at the base of Quaker Hill in central Vermont. She had been perfecting the recipe for years, while running a bed and breakfast in the White Mountains. If her guests loved her granola, then maybe other people would, too. So, she decided to give retail sales a whirl.
Nancy began taking samples of her granola to local shops and co-ops, and she eventually built up a loyal clientele. Nearly 30 years later, she’s still at it.
Both flavors of Quaker Hill Granola—Cherry Almond and Maple Cashew—are made with organic oats, lightly sweetened with real maple syrup and thickly laced with nuts and fruit.
If you pick up a bag, be sure to check out Nancy’s recipes on her website (who knew granola could be so versatile?).
Why We Love It: This homegrown business has all the elements we appreciate in a product story. Inspiration + ingenuity and hard work = success. Quaker Hill Granola is truly a one-woman business, and we admire Nancy’s ability to wear so many hats …and to do it well.
We all love homemade granola, but we don’t always love taking the time to gather all the ingredients and make it ourselves. So, thank you, Nancy, for making it easy for us to enjoy a summer favorite: a big bowl of yogurt topped with fresh fruit and crunchy granola.
For more info: quakerhillgranola.com.
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