There is something so special about homemade granola. Granola is a comfort food for us. Whether we are nibbling on it fresh out of the oven while it is still warm or the next day when it has that perfect crunch, we find that sometimes we must have “just one more bite”. When we talk to our customers at the farmer’s markets, we receive a lot of questions about the ingredients in our granola. We completely understand since “safe” granola is very hard to find. We did a lot of research when sourcing our ingredients for our granola. We wanted to make sure that it included more than just oats, but it is very difficult to include ingredients like seeds and dried fruits because so often they are cross contaminated with tree nuts or peanuts. We were very happy to find a company in Johnstown, Rhode Island called Gerbs Allergy Friendly Foods. Their products are free of 14 major allergens including, Gluten, Wheat, Peanut, Tree Nut, Soy, Egg, Sesame, Dairy, Fish, Crustacean, Shellfish, Mustard, Lupine and Casein and are made, packaged, processed and shipped from their dedicated facility. We use their sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds in our granola. We source dried fruit from them such as their dried cranberries which we use in our granola and our cranberry orange muffins. We also use their dried blueberries in our blueberry lemon scones. Over the years that we have known them, their product line has grown to include things like seed butters, spices, and snacks. You can order from them directly on their website or you can also find their products through Amazon. Even if you’re not ready to make your own granola yet, you can make an allergy friendly version of trail mix by combining their seeds, dried fruit and chocolate chips. Make a big batch, separate it into smaller portions and you have a healthy, safe snack for on the go or for that late afternoon “pick me up”. Enjoy!