Pat has been a wee bit busy recently. Here’s some of what's been happening.
Pat's Granola was included in Let's Go Meet The Neighbors Holiday Gift Guide. Features 50 local small business makers who offer a wonderful collection of gifts for just about everyone on your gift list. Thanks to creator Brittany for including Pat's Granola on this list. Shopping local means so much to me and other artisans.
Pat had the good fortune of being invited to participate in a very special holiday podcast hosted by Lisa Oriss Sands, creator and founder of CLEFoodcast. Jennine, creator of CLE Markets joined Pat and Lisa for a spirited conversation about locally made products/experiences for gifting this season. The podcast was recorded at Gatherings Kitchen in Lakewood. Special thanks to Chef Ruth Kostadinov for welcoming us into this lovely space. I'm especially grateful to Lisa for scheduling this time to meet and for Chef Ruths delicious pumpkin bread which we noshed on after the recording.
Check out Pat's appearance on New Day Cleveland on October 29.
Natalie Herbick and Pat dished about Pat's Granola, locally made products and Pat’s collaboration with an Ohio maker, J Fetzer Pottery, who crafted those beautiful custom stoneware bowls seen on the broadcast. Working with this Ohio maker (he's based in Lancaster, OH) has been a wonderful partnership. Jim Fetzer and I got to know each other over phone calls and emails which speaks to the value of why creating strong personal connections is essential in business. I'm so proud to offer his beautiful handmade products alongside Pat's Granola.
Ann Mastandrea from The Cleveland Foundation interviewed Pat for an upcoming article about her experience in the Encore Entrepreneur Initiative. The Foundation sponsored this program for women over the age of 50 who wanted to start or expand a business. We chatted about how the experience was beneficial to me and how my business has grown since completing the programs first cohort in 2017. Here's a 2018 write up from The Cleveland Foundation which mentioned Pat's Granola. Becoming An Encore Entrepreneur
And on a personal level, I was able to spend a wonderful evening with friends over dinner this month. As a member of the NEO Foodies Cookbook Club, I've been blessed to meet a group of people who not only love food, but love getting together and sharing a meal. We cooked from Samin Nosrat's Salt Fat Acid Heat--I made a casserole style chicken pot pie, and honestly, every dish was delicious. It's a beautiful thing when strangers become friends.
November is typically a very busy time for a small business like Pat's Granola. Our local partners are stocked with product and we encourage you, if possible, to visit them (listed below) to pick up Pat's Granola as well as the products or services they offer. If you're thinking of ordering items online, please order early to insure delivery.
Pat Bennett is the founder and President of Pat's Granola, a Cleveland based food and lifestyle company. Pat's Granola is sold online at www.patsgranola.com and is also available at selected Northeast Ohio businesses including:
Troubadour Coffee Roasters www.troubadourcoffeeroasters.com
Sports and Spine Physical Therapy www.sportspine.com
Locle Box www.loclebox.com
Made Cleveland www.madecleveland.com
Nature's Oasis Lakewood www.naturesoasis.com
Happy Cows Group Share Happy Cows Group Share
Sweet Bean Candies Sweet Bean Candies
The Corner at The Van Aken District The Corner at The Van Aken District (12/21)
Pat's October 29 appearance on New Day Cleveland
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