Add some crunch to your morning routine with granola from these local producers, offering from-scratch flavors.
1. Made Fare Co.
St. Louis-based Made Fare Co. offers granola made with heirloom grains in eight flavors, including black pepper-fig, rosemary and lemon-blueberry. Buy it online or at Local Harvest Grocery, Union Studio and Mr. Meowski’s Sourdough in the St. Louis area. madefare.com
2. Granola Jones
Granola Jones is made in Independence, Missouri, by Andrea Schnetzler and Darrell Tindal. Flavors include Gateway Granola (almonds, pecans, cinnamon) and Spice-A-Delic (Hatch New Mexican chiles, pepitas, cranberries). Grab a bag at Kansas City-area Hy-Vee markets or Whole Foods Market. facebook.com/granolajones
3. The Merc Co+op
At The Merc Co+op in Lawrence, Kansas, you can pick up a number of locally made granolas, plus veggies, meat and more, usually sourced from within 200 miles of the store. The Merc also offers housemade granola, packed with organic rolled oats, brown sugar and almonds. The Merc is a member cooperative, but anyone can shop its shelves, regardless of membership. themerc.coop
4. Neighbor’s Mill Bakery & Café
Mike Nabors first bought his century-old gristmill in 1974. Today, that mill is still used to grind whole grains for one of three Neighbor’s Mill Bakery & Café locations. Pick up granola at the Springfield, Missouri, bakery, featuring rolled oats, pecans, sunflower seeds, almonds, cornflakes and toasted coconut roasted with honey and maple syrup. neighborsmill.com
5. Banner Road Baking Co.
Acclaimed pastry chef Anne Croy launched Banner Road Baking Co. in 2015, which specializes in certified organic, non-GMO verified, gluten-free and vegan granola. Try Kickstart, made with Springfield, Missouri-based Askinosie Chocolate, Kaldi’s coffee, organic oats, seeds, quinoa and sliced almonds all roasted with extra virgin olive oil, Date Lady date sugar and organic tapioca syrup. Order online or pick it up at markets across the region such as Cherry Picker Package x Fare in Springfield, Gilbert Whitney & Co. in Kansas City or Civil Alchemy in Webster Groves, Missouri. bannerroad.com
6. Irene’s Homemade Granola
Irene Reinkemeyer expanded Irene’s Homemade Granola into a commercial kitchen nearly two years ago. She now offers five granola blends, all wheat- and egg-free, including three dairy-free blends. Pick up blends at select St. Louis-area Dierberg’s and Fresh Thyme stores, plus Vincent’s 12th Street Market in Soulard. ireneshomemadegranola.com