Our Mission

Our mission is to create the finest granola available to consumers who seek to eat healthy foods. We aim to entice those who try our granola to say freely and with passion, “This is the best granola I’ve ever had.” We aim to create jobs in our community and to support public education in Vermont.

Learn about True North Granola and how two educators with a passion for granola started our granola company in 2006 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 2006 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 Granola 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 2006 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. We 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 12 years, and has served on the farmers’ market board.

Where it Began: Brattleboro Area Farmers’ Market

Starting the business from their home kitchen, the Chriscos began selling their Go Nuts Granola at the Brattleboro Area Farmers’ Market in the summer of 2006. The granola quickly became a top hit at the market.  Without solicitation, many customers would share,  “This is the best granola I’ve ever had.” The Brattleboro Area Farmers’ Market is Southern  Vermont’s premier farmers’ market, featuring over 50 vendors with agricultural products, crafts, live music and animals, 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, or come with your family and stay for the day!

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.

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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