Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Featured Exhibitor: Patti's Granola



Who are you and what do you do?

Patti’s Nuts and Granola is an artisan food company based in south Minneapolis. I hand-make, in small batches, delicious oven-roasted seasoned nuts and granola. Currently, there are two flavors of nuts – rosemary and maple cinnamon and two granola flavors - honey almond and maple pecan. My products are currently sold at farmer’s markets, art and holiday shows, gift baskets, as well at all local Kowalski’s grocery stores.

What do your customers love most about your products?

Honestly, I think my customers truly love the unique combination of flavors and that each batch of seasoned nuts and granola is hand-made, packaged and sold by me, using locally sourced ingredients. People love to use the nuts especially for snacking, entertaining, and gifting. They know they are sharing something that they feel is unique and special and most importantly, good for them.


What do you love most about craft show vending?

The people. I’m a people person so I get energized by all of the people I meet, both customers and other vendors. For customers, I enjoy how much they appreciate the work we vendors put in. I love to talk with them about how my products might fit into their life or special occasion. For vendors, I appreciate their creativity and their hard work. I learn so much from them and hope I’m also able to share a little wisdom.
I just love the energy from the people and the events.

What’s your favorite item that you sell?

It has to be my rosemary nuts. First of all, after four years of making and eating them, I still find them to be addictive, as do my loyal customers. They’re a unique offering. They’re also the product that really advanced my business. They became very popular at farmer’s markets and that’s what really helped me gain the confidence that I could run a successful artisan food business.


How did you get started in your business?

Patti’s simply started as a way to share my handcrafted, small batch roasted nuts and granola. After years of gifting my food to family and friends, I decided it was time to share them with a broader audience. Local farmer’s markets is where it all began, and now Patti’s products can be found in several Minneapolis grocery and gift stores. I hope you enjoy eating and sharing my flavorful treats as much as I enjoy making them.

Check out more of Patti's products online, and be sure to stop by her booth at the Minneapolis Gift & Art Expo, November 2-4, 2018 at the Minneapolis Convention Center!



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