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It is our FIRST Holiday Season with actual products! It is hard to believe that this time last year I was finishing my studies in Crestone and Alex was working hard to turn Love Grown Foods into a legitimate company. Not only has time flown by, but to think about all that we have accomplished in such a short time is pretty phenomenal! Love Grown Foods officially got placed on the shelves in the end of April 2009…now, here we are 8 months later and Love Grown Foods is about to go state-wide and is one of the most talked about companies/products/news in Aspen! We are not just making waves…WE ARE MAKING A SPLASH!!

This holiday season we wanted to show our gratitude. As a way to say THANK YOU to all of our loyal consumers, new/future costomers, friends, and family we are offering 25% off ALL ONLINE orders! We are seeking to encourage people to give the gift of HEALTH this holiday season and SPREAD THE LOVE! Our promotion of health and wellness started on December 1st and we have already had an AWESOME response! Alex and I feel like elves! Packing up box after box, making personalizes holiday cards, and sending package after package all over the NATION to SPREAD THE LOVE of LOVE GROWN FOODS!

HUGE THANKS TO ALL OF OUR SUPPORTERS! Thank you for making Love Grown a part of your holiday and for sharing health and wholesome food with your loved ones! LIVE FREE!

~*HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE LOVE GROWN TEAM!*~

Mapping it Out

With the INCREDIBLE news that Kroger is starting Love Grown Foods in 80 stores come January, we created a map to give us an idea of where we are going to be. As I read through the list time after time again I couldn’t stop saying, “This is a lot of stores!” The combination of our slightly compulsive tendencies and our love for arts and crafts, Alex and I went to work making a giant map of Colorado. With the help of my dad, the 3 of us began cutting, gluing, taping, and mounting a map of Colorado on foam core. Alex went off to work his final day at Wells Fargo and I started googlemap-ing each and every store and placing a dot on the map. Today, we labeled pins with the store numbers and began sticking them in! IT IS SO EXCITING!

WHAT STARTED WITH ONE PIN…

TURNED INTO 8…

KEPT INCREASING…

AND THEN INTO 80…

THAT’S A LOT OF STORES!

Still in slight shock, we are incredibly excited about this news! Alex sent me a text message the other day saying, “I am thinking about how many bags and how many people are going to see our faces on our bags! I never thought about it like that!” It is pretty remarkable to go from one store to 80 overnight! We are so grateful and so thrilled to introduce more people in Colorado to Love Grown Foods! SPREAD THE LOVE!

My heart is racing so fast inside my chest. I can hardly believe what is happening! Up to this point Alex and I were planning on transitioning to Denver in order to be able to produce enough product to be in the 40 King Soopers/City Markets that we found out about in the summer. Yesterday, however, Alex got a call from Kroger saying that they are not putting us in 40 stores come January…THEY ARE PUTTING US IN 79!!! Disbelief, nervousness, and excitement all rushed through my veins instantaneously as I tried to fathom how many stores that is! This morning we received the email with every single store that we will be in. I began to read the towns/cities: El Jebel, Montrose, Grand Junction, Boulder, Denver, Avon, Arvada, Pueblo, Greenwood Village, Pagosa Springs, Aurora, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Steamboat….ALL OVER! LOVE GROWN FOODS WILL SOON BE STATE-WIDE!!

Our excitement truly cannot be captured in words. As I sat in awe…partially laughing out of disbelief…staring at the list of 79 stores, one of my best friends from college called. I explained the amazing news and she exploded with joy saying, “OF COURSE! It’s the COLORADO granola! It’s the best, Mads!” After getting off the phone with her, I shook my head in utter disbelief, almost asking myself, “Is this for real?!”

I can hardly think straight. All I can do is be incredibly grateful for all of the love and support we have had up to this point! Keep spreading the love! AND THANK YOU FOR MAKING LOVE A PART OF YOUR DAY WITH LOVE GROWN FOODS!

Live Free!

Our First “COMMERCIAL”!

The Love Grown Team met up with Casey from QITTLE to do a little filming for the QITTLE 60-CITY TOUR. One of the shots we took was a short explanation of us talking about Love Grown Foods and LIVING THE DREAM IN ASPEN/SNOWMASS! Check it out: http://bit.ly/ShortCom

To learn more about QITTLE (www.qittle.com) and to WIN 1 year FREE in Aspen/Snowmass check out: http://bit.ly/29kX1c

Qittle™ Mobile Marketing Firm to Eat and Promote Love Grown Foods Around US

Aspen, Colo. (December 1st, 2009) – Qittle, a national mobile and social media firm, is excited to announce an official food partnership between Love Grown Foods and the Live The Dream-Win a Year in Aspen/Snowmass competition and tour. Qittle will be promoting Love Grown Foods on the 60-city “Live the Dream” tour and educational seminar entitled, “Social/Mobile Media at its Best.” Seminar attendees will have the opportunity to sample the delicious granola produced by Love Grown Foods. Through it’s “Live the Dream” contest, Qittle will also be giving one lucky winner a year living the dream in Aspen/Snowmass, enjoying daily Love Grown Foods for energy while skiing, snowboarding, biking, hiking and promoting sponsors through social networking.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be the official food sponsor for Qittle during this tour around the nation to build a stronger business by educating people on the power of social-media marketing. As a start-up company, it is truly amazing how many more doors can be opened through proper use of the Internet and other social-media resources. The Qittle team not only brings knowledge, but also great enthusiasm that inspires businesses to excel.” – Maddy D’Amato, Co-Owner of Love Grown Foods

Qittle’s “Live The Dream – Win A Year in Aspen/Snowmass” competition will launch on January 1st, 2010. Anyone interested in registering can sign up for a chance to win on the Qittle website from January 1st to June 1st, 2010. On June 1st, 100 to 200 contestants will be chosen randomly to take action and create the largest viral marketing campaign, demonstrating why they should win a year in Aspen/Snowmass. In July, the top five finalists will be invited to Aspen/Snowmass for an interview and on July 4, 2010 one of those five will be chosen to live a year in Aspen/Snowmass. The winner will blog, post YouTube videos, actively use different social networking sites, attend local events and promote sponsors, while living the dream. http://qittle.com/live_the_dream.html

In order to promote “Live the Dream” and its sponsors, Qittle will be traveling around the country from January to June and hosting the educational seminar entitled, “Social/Mobile Media at its Best.”  The face to face communication will give folks a chance to hear from local experts and ask questions about the rapidly growing new media technology and strategy.

“Qittle is thrilled to have Love Grown Foods as a “Live the Dream” sponsor,” said Casey McConnell, CEO of Qittle.  “Both parties are very excited to be working together to promote a healthy lifestyle and Qittle’s “Live The Dream” campaign around the country.”

The Qittle “Live The Dream – Win a Year in Aspen/Snowmass” competition winner will have the opportunity to learn from the owners of Love Grown Foods and see how they are living the dream while producing a product in which they truly believe.

About Love Grown Foods

Love Grown Foods is a company that was formed to create delicious foods made with pure and simple ingredients that ALSO encourages you to live a healthy and active lifestyle that you love. We are founded on the beliefs that you should be able to pronounce every ingredient in a product and that food should be nutritious and healthy while also tasting great! As a company, we are determined to initiate a movement towards the use of purer products with wholesome ingredients that are also affordable.

We take pride in the fact that all of our recipes are made with love. Our bold flavors and wholesome ingredients reflect our own desires to live healthy and active lives while still enjoying great tasting foods. A healthy diet is one that is free of added chemicals, and it is for this reason we strive to LIVE FREE!

  • Free of Chemicals and Preservatives
  • Free of Trans Fats
  • Free of High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Free of Artificial Flavors
  • Free of Refined Sugar
  • Free of Hydrogenated Oils

We not only make food that is free of unhealthy ingredients, but we choose ingredients that are wholesome and nutritious. Sweet! The subtle sweetness in our granola comes from Agave nectar, a pure and all-natural syrup derived from the Blue Agave plant. It is the perfect natural addition to our healthy homemade recipes. Instead of using refined sugars and artificial sweeteners, we use this low glycemic sweetener for optimum health and performance. This means you won’t experience the same energy crash you do after consuming products with processed sugars or high fructose corn syrup. Sweet indeed! Learn more at: www.lovegrownfoods.com

Taken directly from doyouqittle.com