Dr Seuss said it right: “The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go”. These are wise words indeed, which is why we’re delighted to say that Ingrid Chrisco, co-founder of True North Granola, is taking part in a nine month educational program designed to educate the next generation of farm and food entrepreneurs in Windham County, Vermont. This program, called Windham Grows, is launched by the Strolling of The Heifers Foundation of Brattleboro, VT. The classes are taught by Cairn Cross of Fresh Tracks Capital and Jim Verzino, a sustainable business entrepreneur
Windham Grows is “a business hatchery with a mission to help existing businesses grow” by providing support, essential services, resources and financing. To insure this, the program provides outreach, workshops and networking opportunities. The combination of curriculum-based sessions and individually tailored sessions creates a well-rounded program to nurture upcoming entrepreneurs and point them in a fruitful direction.
Windham Grows intends to build up the Vermont community during a time when the state is no stranger to economic battles. To address this, the program cites that, if current trends continue for over a 10-year period, it will be responsible for nurturing and building “85 food and agriculture businesses, employing nearly 1,000 people…and (will) attract more than $45 million in private investment”. The ultimate goal of the program is to expand into the neighboring counties and states, with hopes to strengthen economic development more extensively in the region. We here at True North Granola are very excited to be a part of this wonderful movement.
Windham Grows sessions will be held at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden building, The Strolling of the Heifer’s headquarters in downtown Brattleboro. We encourage anyone who is interested in more information regarding Windham Grows, to check out the program’s web page: http://www.strollingoftheheife
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True North Granola
Ingrid and Franklin Chrisco started True North Granola Company in Vermont in 2006 with the goal of creating the best tasting, healthiest granola available.
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Tastes amazing and the owners are so lovely!
First of all, this is the BEST granola I’ve ever had! Made locally and with fresh ingredients. What could be better (?) , the owners are sweethearts!
Ebby Katherine Raymond
I purchased a bag at the farmers market saturday. The Cherry Vanilla is awesome. I had an opportunity to chat with Franklin. I'd recommend his products to anyone.. thank you sir..
Holly Pimental Wittenmeyer
Best granola ever, bought some while on vacation in Vermont,Maple Vanilla is excellent, time to order some by mail NOW ***
Brenna Grace Richardson
I love the granola it is amazing good and I love what is in the granola
Holly J. Hutchinson Danca
I met Ingrid and Franklin at a farmers market. I was able to discuss the granola in detail. Their granola is made with integrity and is delicious. I had the option to sample a few but feel in love with Coconut Granola. I will be a repeat customer and this is a great gift idea come Christmastime. Thank you for making a pure and healthy snack!!