Brattleboro Farmers’ Market Profiles True North Granola

Screen shot 2015-07-05 at 8.10.30 PM Last year Diane Miller of the Brattleboro Area Farmers’ Market interviewed True North Granola to develop a profile of our business to share on the Farmers’ Market Facebook page. The below was extracted from that profile and offers a bit of history about True North Granola:

In 1975, Ingrid Chrisco wasn’t satisfied with the granola products available to her, so she

developed her own recipe for her family. Accolades from friends and family prompted  Ingrid

and her husband Franklin to vend their Basic Granola mix called Go Nuts at the Brattleboro Area

Farmers’ Market. Its instant popularity led them to become full-season vendors and introduce 8

additional flavors of granola, 3 of which are gluten-free. In process is the newest addition,

Cherry Vanilla with Pecans, also gluten-free and vegan. Ingrid continued her career in education

as Middle School Principal while beginning larger-scale production, and nine years ago True

North Granola was born.

Over those nine years, True North Granola has now developed 14 unique products within four

product lines: granola, muesli, snack mix, granola chocolate chip cookie mix. Its newest products

include three varieties of Nutty No Grainer which are grain free, gluten free and suitable for

vegan diets, too. True North Granola also offer a Muesli mix named Oats So Good. Wherever

possible, the ingredients for their products are sourced locally, and the Chriscos place a particular

importance on using non-GMO products and no preservatives.

Ingrid and Franklin offer samples of their products at their booth, giving customers the

opportunity to buy something they really like. You can find them at the Brattleboro Farmers’

Market every Saturday from the beginning of May through the end of October. Additionally,

True North Granola can be found every Thursday in June, July, August and September at the

Westborough, MA Farmers’ Market, and many Sundays at the SoWa Farmers Market in the

South End of Boston.

True North Granola products are available at the Brattleboro Farmers’ Market, the Westborough,

MA Farmers’ Market on Thursdays, and at SoWa, the South End Farmers’ Market in Boston on

Sundays. They can also be found at the Brattleboro Co-op and more than 50 retail outlets,

including Whole Foods stores in Hadley and Boston. In July, 2015 when it opens, one can also

find True North Granola products at the 28,000 square foot Boston Public Market near

Haymarket Square.

For the past five years, True North has donated granola to local schools in Brattleboro, as Ingrid

and Franklin are passionate about promoting healthy food in schools. For more information

about True North Granola, please visit their website at

July, 2015