Publication date: May 15, 2008
Publication: Vue Weekly
Those who frequent the Saturday Old Strathcona farmer’s market are probably already well aware of Charlene Davis’ Gourmet Granola. Those of you who have been hibernating at home on Saturday mornings, though, need to get out of bed and smell the freshly baked granola. Tucked into a corner table with as many free samples as blue-and-silver bags, it’s a delicious staple of the weekly event.
Gourmet Granola started in 2004 when Davis was trying the South Beach diet with her husband. (She hated it.) In her efforts to find something other than bacon and eggs for breakfast, she experimented and created a healthy granola option. In October of that year she decided to run for City Council and wanted to get into the farmer’s market to set up a table as an opportunity to talk to people. Since she needed to sell something in order to set up a booth, she decided to bag her homemade granola.