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Our Story

BOLA granola wasn’t born yesterday. Our roots go back decades, from a pottery camp in California across the country to my kitchen in the Berkshire Hills and to our BOLA granola bakery here at the foot of Monument Mountain. Along the way, we’ve made lots of friends, people who thrive on BOLA granola.

All of our granolas rely on oats, almonds and pumpkin seeds for hearty, high protein nutrition and fresh, nutty flavor. Each serving of BOLA granola is packed with these three ingredients supported by other organic grains, a little sweet, a little salt and excellent vanilla. Nothing else. We mix it all together and toast it to a perfect crunch… 36 pounds at a time.

I’ve had a passion for good food since my childhood, when I watched my Parisian mother turn out elegant dinners and delicious desserts. I discovered early on that food gives pleasure, both to those who make it and those who eat it.

My professional career began at Alice Brock’s famous restaurant. At Suchele Bakers, which I opened in Lenox in 1975, we produced artisanal breads, European pastries, and all-American pies in a tiny store front bakery. In 1983, the Old Inn on the Green in New Marlborough, Massachusetts was the first prix-fixe dining in the Berkshires focused on local and regional cooking and simple, comforting foods. When I opened the iconic Boiler Room Café in 1987, I was chef and owner, until closing it in 1997. For several years I traveled the world in private aviation, catering meals in a tiny galley at 35,000 feet. I launched BOLA granola locally in the spring of 2008. As they say, the rest is history. Every day brings new challenges and new friends. We ship from Maine to Texas, even to Hawaii and London!

Recently we introduced BOLA granola Gluten-Free and BOLA granola Barely Sweet because you wanted it. Our BOLA bar is like no other, Gluten-Free, nutritious and naturally crunchy. Our granolas are verified non-GMO, mostly organic and also vegan.

As we like to say, “Trifles make perfection, but perfection is no trifle.”  We think BOLA granola is perfect and we hope you will too.

 A Berkshire Original…BOLA Loves You Back!