The True North Granola Mission

Create the finest granola available to consumers who seek to eat healthy foods.

Satisfy a broad range of nutritional and dietary needs.

Support public education.

Support our employees’ needs, financially and emotionally.

Learn about True North Granola and how two educators with a passion for granola started our granola company in 2007 from our home kitchen in Vermont!

Ingrid and Franklin, making granola, happy about this and becoming younger!

Our Story

True North Granola was started in 2007 by two lifelong educators, Ingrid and Franklin Chrisco. Franklin was a 5th/6th grade teacher for 41 years, and Ingrid retired in 2014 after a career as an English teacher and a middle school principal for 44 years.

From Educators to Entrepreneurs

Unsatisfied with the taste and quality of the granola options they found in  grocery stores, Ingrid and Franklin Chrisco launched True North Granola from their home in 2007 while still actively working as educators. Their intent was, and remains, to create healthy products that are never “too sweet,” that are low in carbs, sodium, and sugar, and that are rooted in healthy fats. They pay close attention to making and protecting our allergen-friendly products with strict operational processes (those with no nuts, no gluten, no dairy, no grains) but also share that our facility accommodates all types of products.

Based in Brattleboro, Vermont, the Chriscos believed that the homemade granola recipes they had been baking for more than 30 years for their family and friends were healthier and better tasting than the alternatives in the grocery store.

Franklin Chrisco staffing the True North Granola booth at the Farmers’ Market in Brattleboro, VT. True North Granola has been a staple vendor at the market for more than 15 years.

Where it Began: Brattleboro Area Farmers’ Market

Starting the business from their home kitchen as a “home hobby”, the Chriscos began selling their Go Nuts Granola at the Brattleboro Area Farmers’ Market in the summer of 2007. This one flavor of granola quickly became a top hit at the market and gave birth to so many other varieties that meet our mission.  Without solicitation, many customers would share,  “This is the best granola I’ve ever had.” The Brattleboro Area Farmers’ Market became our launching pad, and is Southern  Vermont’s premier farmers’ market, featuring over 50 vendors with agricultural products, crafts, live music and ethnic foods from around the world. Whether you are a local or a tourist, you can stop by to get your weekly produce and grab a quick lunch. True North Granola is no longer a “home hobby,” as it is neither in the home nor a hobby any longer. Our customers created this business and our deeply competent and loyal staff members make it happen.

Hear it from the Locals

Our Stories from our blog

Read our regularly-updated blog to learn about our activities, get new recipes, understand the health benefits of the ingredients we use, or get a sneak peek into new flavors. We welcome your feedback on our content, always.

Our Videos

Watch the magic of making delicious hand-made granola happen in real time.

Meet Our Team

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Moving toward the Fall, 2021

August, 2021 Our name!: If you have landed on our website, you’ve made an excellent choice for your granola needs. We assure you that you won’t be disappointed. Our name, True North Granola, means a great deal to us, and we hope it will to you, as well. We want every customer to believe that…

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