GrandyOats Real Granolas

At GrandyOats, we honor our hippie heritage as more than just some psychedelic sideshow that’s long since had its day. In fact, the movement that first dawned 50 years ago was ignited by the same call for natural harmony that inspires GrandyOats today. As Real Granolas, we put that principle into practice with a sustainable focus on physical, social, and environmental health.

Our commitment begins with products made from 100% organic ingredients, all natural sweeteners, and a decision to always say NO! to GMO’s. And it only makes sense that food fashioned with a focus on purity is handmade in small batches to match Mother Nature’s care. 

The story of the REAL GRANOLAS who run GrandyOats started in the lakes region of Western Maine, when a homegrown enterprise was nurtured with mountains of organic oats, nuts and honey, and with the firm belief that business is more about having fun than it is about making money. For us, business has also become an intentional way of life that we believe can and should nourish people, the planet, and our communities. This, among other reasons, is why we call ourselves REAL GRANOLAS.

However, You’ve inspired us to mix it up and go grainless! Our Certified Paleo COCONOLA (grain-free coconut granola) is loaded with organic cashews, pecans, coconut flakes and seeds— this protein-packed, grain-free granola is seriously addicting. It’s clustered with delicious coconut chips, then sweetened with a unique blend of locally sourced maple syrup and wildflower honey. Enjoy it is a snack, mixed with fresh fruit and any kind of milk, or by the handful right out of the bag.


GrandyOats Real Granolas products Include:

Coconola, Super Raw Trail Mix, Garlic & Herb Cashews, Curry Roasted Cashews, Roasted Cashews with Maine Sea Salt, Roasted Cashews, Roasted Almonds with Maine Sea Salt, Roasted Almonds, Curry Roasted Cashews, Super Hemp Blend Coconola


 

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About Grandyoats

The story of the REAL GRANOLAS who run GrandyOats started in the lakes region of Western Maine, when a homegrown enterprise was nurtured with mountains of oats, nuts and honey, and with the firm belief that business is more about having fun than it is about making money. For us, business has also become an intentional way of life that we believe can and should nourish people, the planet, and our communities. This, among other reasons, is why we call ourselves REAL GRANOLAS.

Yes, we know that GRANOLA is commonly understood as a breakfast cereal, but REAL GRANOLAS are also a certain class of people who are committed to living a natural, healthy, intentional lifestyle. Don’t be fooled by our laid-back vibe, our VW busses and our casual appearance, if you’re a GRANOLA HEAD, then you know it means you’re living with PLANET CONSCIOUSNESS. And we hope you’ll join our movement.

How Did We Get Here?

For Nat Peirce, the journey started on the beach in his home state of Maine; led to a tour of our nation’s natural wonders; and included work on some small farms in Arcata, California. Eventually. Nat landed back in Maine where he opened a vegetarian bakery and café, started raising a family, and purchased the GrandyOats biz from founders Sarah Carpenter and Penny Hood.

Aaron Anker was “home-schooled” in his Grandpa Lew’s fish restaurant in upstate New York where he learned the meaning of genuine customer service that still guides his work today. Aaron also tried out the corporate world, worked in the natural juice business, and managed a vegan restaurant in Aspen, Colorado, before jumping on the granola wagon.

Nat and Aaron first met when they were both Volkswagen-bus driving students at the University of New Hampshire. Each had considered a life in the corporate world. But neither was sure that they could kick off their Birkenstock sandals for dress shoes. After a lucky encounter at a concert in Portland, Maine, the two decided to join forces. Today, Nat remains Head Honcho at GrandyOats, and Aaron is Chief Granola Officer. Together, they employ a grand GrandyOats family of 20 employees.

Our passion for freshness and customer service can be traced to the early days of GrandyOats, when Nat streamlined an optimal system: Take orders on Monday, bake them on Tuesday, and get the granola to the stores on Wednesday. These simple goals are behind everything we do today, and you can count on a fresh delicious bite every time.

Keepin’ it Real

Things got cookin’ quickly after Nat and Aaron joined forces, as the two applied their worldview to their new business. They established core values for the company and started to evaluate every aspect of their efforts, from the way they sourced ingredients, to the policies they established for their workers. Stated simply, Nat and Aaron believe in supporting people, profits and the planet—they consider these to be the only true measures of prosperity.

Nat and Aaron believe that business can be an extension of who you are and what you believe. Here are some of the principles we live by each day:

  • Handmade food mixed in small batches tastes better.
  • Source local organic ingredients whenever possible.
  • Organic food can help sustain our planet’s resources.
  • Sugar is not needed to make delicious food.
  • No artificial anything. Ever!!
  • Business collaboration and local partnerships can make a deeper impact.
  • You don’t have to be related to have a family business.
  • Renewable energy will be the future.
  • Answer our customers’ needs while balancing our own work, life balance.

There’s a reason that Nat, Aaron and the rest of the GrandyOats family still spread the word from a van plastered with peace signs and bumper stickers. The “Oatswagon” reminds us that the ideals that inspired our journey are essential to keeping us on course in the years ahead.

GrandyOats has made a promise to its family of workers and to YOU. These REAL GRANOLAS plan on always keepin’ it real.

From 1910 Dairy Barn to Renovated Schoolhouse Powered By the Sun

We’d been mixing up oats and honey for 14 years from a historic dairy barn in Brownfield, Maine. This rural location provided an exquisite place to live, make granola and create yummy new products. But in 2014, we realized we were bursting at the seams and needed a new location with more space. The rivers and mountains of rural Maine have shaped the spirit of our company and we knew we wanted to stay here. So in 2015, GrandyOats purchased and renovated an abandoned elementary school in Hiram, Maine, converting it to a state-of-the art 100% solar-powered facility that is now our new home.

We are proud to say that this custom-designed solar system will power 100% of our energy needs. That means our ovens, our computers, our forklifts, our lights, our heating, and our cooling will be powered entirely by the sun. Yes, that means no carbon fuel on the premises!

With this move, GrandyOats also instantly became the largest employer in Hiram, and we’re proud to provide living-wage jobs and a new spirit of optimism to this beautiful town. We expect to be here making granola and all kinds of delicious foods for a very long time to come!

Coconola:

Ingredients: Organic Unsweetened Coconut, Organic Cashews, Organic Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Sunflower Seeds, Organic Wild Pecans, Organic Sesame Seeds, Organic Honey, Organic Maple Syrup and Organic Vanilla.

Contains: Coconut, Cashews and Pecans

 


Super Hemp Blend Coconola:

Ingredients: Organic Unsweetened Coconut, Organic Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Sunflower Seeds, Organic Coconut Syrup, Organic Hemp Seeds, Organic Hemp Powder, Organic Maple Syrup, Organic Almonds, Organic Cashews and Organic Vanilla.

Contains: Coconut, Cashews and Pecans

 


If you are a retailer interested in wholesale information, please email wholesale@grandyoats.com with your inquiry or call 207.935.7415. Thank you!

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About Us : 

Established in 2010, The Paleo Foundation was first organized for the purpose of helping Paleo Diet Adherents easily identify products that met the basic tenets of the diet.  Since then, thousands of products have been certified through the Certified Paleo, Paleo Approved, Paleo Vegan, and Paleo Friendly Certification Programs.


Disclosures:

100% of  Paleo Foundation revenue is generated through Paleo Certifications. We do not accept donations, corporate sponsorships, or financially benefit from the sales of any paleo certified products, product giveaways, or partnerships with industry contacts or retailers for the purpose of maintaining the integrity of an impartial certification standard. 


How we determine Paleo Certification Standards:

The Paleo Foundation develops Certification Standards from a mixture of input from various experts in the Paleo Movement, community input, and from logically and critically assessing arguments for the inclusion or exclusion of specific foods. After all, the Paleo Diet is a theoretical template, and therefore logic must be taken into account when making determinations for an entire community. 


Paleo Approved, Certified Paleo, Paleo Friendly, and PaleoVegan Certification Programs:

Each Paleo Certification Program has a different set of standards. For the absolute strictest standards, Paleo Approved certifies farms, ranches, and single-ingredient products. Certified Paleo, the most popular of the Paleo Certification programs certifies products that contain Paleo Diet ingredients, but have some 21st century processing methods allowing for shelf stability. The Paleo Friendly Program allows for products that are generally regarded as gray-area products such as kombucha, dark chocolate, and even grass-fed dairy.

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