GrandyOats got its start in the lakes region of Western Maine, when a homegrown enterprise was nurtured with mounds of organic oats, nuts, and honey. Founded with the firm belief that business is more about having a positive impact than it is about making money.
After years of selling small batch granola to Maine co-ops and local natural food stores, GrandyOats ramped up production, adding in lines of organic roasted nuts, and trail mixes. They’ve kept artificial ingredients out of there recipes because as they say, “we believe you can’t fake good taste”. From a bakery above a bookstore, to a 1910 dairy barn, to now, a solar powered school house, our journey follows the earth’s intrinsic model of bringing new life from the old.
Now distributed nationwide, GrandyOats is proud to stay true to their roots, while balancing a growing business. Their organic products are still made in small batches in Maine, because after 40 years, they’ve learned that the purest pleasures are found off the beaten path.
GrandyOats commitment to the environment begins with sourcing ingredients grown on organic farms. GrandyOats granolas, roasted nuts, and trail mixes are all USDA certified organic. The land used to cultivate the ingredients made for their products has no chemical fertilizers, no pesticides, and no genetically modified seeds. Organic farming has been shown to improve soil and plant health, wildlife habitats, and biodiversity. We all believe that organic foods are better for you, your health, and the planet.
GrandyOats Sustainability Goals
- They support organic farmers, locally and globally
- They buy local ingredients when possible
- They offset all of our energy uses with onsite solar power and renewable energy credits
- They provide jobs in rural Maine, promote work life balance, and bring economic growth to the communities they serve
- We seek to decrease waste
- They educate, advocate, & give back
- They collaborate with like minded companies and nonprofits
Solar Powered Bakery
In 2015, GrandyOats purchased an unoccupied elementary school in Hiram, Maine. After updating and renovating the schoolhouse, They installed 288 solar panels in a nearby field. Their solar array can generate up to 95,000 kWh of clean, renewable energy on an annual basis. It provides power to their ovens, lights, computers, and their heating and cooling systems. These panels are capable of offsetting over 145,000 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions annually (the equivalent of driving roundtrip from Hiram, Maine, to San Francisco 25 times)!
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