We started Big Green Tomato a little by accident. We always ate healthy but in 2009 Michelle discovered that she had severe intolerances to egg, dairy, and gluten. She found that many of her friends were dealing with similar issues. All were disappointed with the lack of options available at the stores, but few had the time or even knew how to cook. Michelle began experimenting with recipes that were missed most and soon found her granola was a favorite.
Our family works together in the kitchen measuring, baking, packaging, (and of course sampling), and we are excited and proud to share our granola with you.
The Canister Idea
We don’t see the point of granola in bags. Those things are messy, hard to open, and never truly reseal. They fall over easily when set down, making a mess in the pantry, on the table and on the floor. If it doesn’t get sealed, it goes stale and nobody wants it, so it gets thrown away. As it’s eaten, the bag flattens out and ends up buried and forgotten. Not in my kitchen!
The Grab-N-Go size is just easy! With a granola bar, you take one bite and crumbs go everywhere. Plus when you take that first bite, you’re committed. If you set it down you risk creating another mess, and if you don’t eat it all right now, it goes to waste. Sometimes, you just want a bite or two. Our Grab-N-Go size gives you the freedom to eat a little, or eat it all.
Why the name Big Green Tomato?
It’s a mashup of three words that continues to speak to our dreams and ambitions:
Big ideas of how food should be.
We were Green. We didn’t fully know what we were getting into when we began to sell our granola, but we’ve loved every minute of it.
Our sweet lil’ Tomater, Ali, was born and like you, we wanted cleaner food options that could keep up with our on-the-go lifestyle.