As undergrads at the University of Denver in Denver, CO., Maddy D’Amato and Alex Hasulak set out to establish a unique business that would combine their shared love for delicious food and an active lifestyle. Maddy’s background in nutrition and health and a passion for helping others, coupled with Alex’s entrepreneurial spirit, was the perfect recipe for Love Grown Foods.
Love Grown Foods was founded in 2008, and since day one the mission has been simple – to create incredibly delicious foods that are packed full of nutritional benefits and that are available to everyone, while educating kids on the importance of fueling their bodies right.
Free of genetically modified ingredients, high fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oils, Love Grown Foods prides itself on the quality of it’s products and that they are made with all-natural, nutritious and high-quality ingredients.
We are here to change the way people think about food, eat food and ultimately buy food.
Maddy and Alex decide to start a health food company as undergraduates at the University of Denver.
After graduating a year early, Alex and Maddy move to Aspen, CO to begin realizing their dream.
Alex officially registers Love Grown Foods® as a business in Colorado.
Love Grown Foods® gets its first logomark and packaging.
Love Grown Foods® releases Oat Clusters & Love granola line and launches a website and online store.
Love Grown Foods® is carried by City Market, its first commercial grocery store, in Aspen, CO.
Love Grown Foods® pitches Oat Clusters & Love to King Soopers.
Oat Clusters & Love granola flavor, Sweet Cranberry Pecan, is named "Top Killer Granola" by CHOWHOUND.com.
Love Grown Foods® relocates to Denver, CO to expand production.
Oat Clusters & Love increases distribution to 80 King Soopers/City Market and other regional and independent stores throughout Colorado.
Oat Clusters & Love distribution increases to 112 King Soopers/City Market and other regional stores throughout Colorado.
Oat Clusters & Love becomes Certified Gluten-Free and adds Cocoa Goodness and Simply Oats to the line.
Love Grown Foods® relocates to the LOVE PAD--its own commercial kitchen in Denver, CO.
Kroger picks up Oat Clusters & Love™ product line.
Oat Clusters & Love is sold in more than 1,300 stores in 28 states.
Love Grown Foods® launches its Nationwide SPREAD THE LOVE™ Tour with ELBY the Love Bus and SWEET PEA the Love Prius.
Love Grown Foods® makes its first debut at ExpoWest.
The LOVE Team continues to grow and SPREAD THE LOVE™.
Love Grown Foods® continues to expand distribution and the LOVE is available in over 1,600 stores in over 40 states throughout the nation.
Love Grown Foods® assembles a Board of Advisors with Tom Spier, Mo Siegel, and Joan Boykin (not pictured).
Love Grown Foods® launches internationally into two of the largest Canadian retailers, Loblaws and Sobeys, increasing store count to over 2,000
Love Grown Foods® reaches over 2,000 students through their PASSION Campaign for kids’ nutrition
Oat Clusters & LOVE granolas are available in over 4,500 grocery stores throughout the US and Canada
Love Grown Foods® launches Hot Oats instant oatmeal cups
Love Grown Foods® is a finalist for Best Breakthrough Brand by Delicious Living Magazine.
Love Grown Foods® releases its third product line: Super Oats.
Hot Oats and Super Oats hit shelves nationwide in Kroger.
Love Grown Foods® launches its newest and most innovative product, Power O’s