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Gatherer's is making gluten-free granola taste great! The best ingredients. Fresh, unique flavors. Unparalleled taste. Read more

Schenectady, NY Food
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This project was successfully funded on August 9, 2013.

Gatherer's is making gluten-free granola taste great! The best ingredients. Fresh, unique flavors. Unparalleled taste.

Schenectady, NY Food
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FUNDED - but we still need your help!

Reach goal - $17,000

Reach goal reward - All backers at a $35 level or above will receive a 12oz bag of a special flavor unique to our Kickstarter campaign.

Finally, truly delicious certified gluten-free granola.

Gatherer's Gourmet Granola is looking to launch three additional great tasting, certified gluten-free and non-GMO flavors. Your support will make it possible for us to roll these out. The funding will help us cover the cost of printing the bags and getting the gluten-free and non-GMO certifications.

THE WORLD’S MOST DELICIOUS GRANOLA

  • The very best ingredients - Made with locally sourced artisan honey, some of the world's finest chocolate, fresh pistachios, orange blossom, cranberries, and walnuts.
     
  • Meticulously designed flavor profiles - We stop at nothing to deliver only the most mouthwatering combinations of flavors in our unique recipes.
     
  • Artisan quality baking - It’s not just what you put in, but how you put it together.
     
     

THREE NEW FLAVORS

  • Gluten free - All three new flavors will be Certified Gluten Free. 
     
  • Non-GMO - All three new flavors will be Certified NON-GMO (they will contain no genetically modified ingredients).
     
  • No refined sugar - Only natural sweeteners are used in the new flavors. These are our lowest sugar & carbohydrate offerings yet achieved with no gimmicks, and no sacrifice on taste.

Who We Are

At Gatherer’s, we love to eat. We don’t just eat anything, though. We like to eat food that tastes great. 

Gatherer’s makes granola specially crafted for people like ourselves. That is why Gatherer’s Granola is granola for people with taste-buds.

The Gatherer’s bakery is infused with jazz music and images of fuzzy forest animals dancing in our bakers’ heads. All jazz musicians themselves, the bakers work in a playful, musical atmosphere that reflects the ethos of the company.

Gatherer’s core values are taste and quality. Gatherer’s combines a healthy obsession for good food with authoritative skill and artistry to produce the best tasting granola on the market.

Our current flavors






Food lovers have demanded yet more unique flavors from Gatherer’s. We want to launch three new granolas that are also certified gluten-free and certified non-GMO, with unique flavor profiles and the highest quality ingredients, including: local honey, pistachios, walnuts, orange blossom, dark chocolate, coconut, dried cranberries, and pecans.


Oh, the gear you can get!

THE BUTTONS

1.5" buttons of each of our flavor mascots. Consider this your piece of flair.


Buttons
Buttons

T-SHIRTS

Black T-shirts with embroidered Gatherer's logo over the left breast.

T-Shirts
T-Shirts

BASEBALL CAPS

Embroidered mascot logo on the front, Gatherer's Gourmet Granola embroidered on the back. We are excited just to have these for ourselves.

Baseball Caps
Baseball Caps

OVEN MITTS
Durable black oven mitts that are as functional as they are snazzy.

Oven Mitts
Oven Mitts

CHEF HATS & APRONS

Aprons are embroidered with the Gatherer's logo. Chef hats are embroidered with the flavor mascots on top.

Aprons
Aprons
Chef Hats
Chef Hats

CHEF JACKETS

High quality black chefs jackets are embroidered Gatherer's logos over the left breast.

Custom Designed Batches

So you fancy yourself a granola designer? We're letting you assemble your own recipe that we will mix, bake, pack, and ship for you. Pick from a list of these awesome ingredients:
  • Pistachio
  • Dark Chocolate (70% Cocoa)
  • Walnuts
  • Almonds (Sliced or whole)
  • Pecan (Crushed, pieces, or whole)
  • Coconut (shredded)
  • Quinoa
  • Cashews
  • Peanut Butter
  • Almond Butter
  • Peanuts 
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Lemon zest
  • Flax
  • Sunflower
  • Pumpkin seed
  • Maple syrup
  • Honey (your choice of variety from Lloyd Spear, a top notch bee keeper in Niskayuna, New York)
  • Agave
  • Special requests available

(all ingredients are available gluten free and certified non-GMO)

We will make sure your batch tastes great, after all, that is what we do best.

Why we need you...

With your help, we can launch these new certified non-GMO and gluten-free flavors and feed more hungry granola-lovers! Gatherer’s is a family, and we want you to become a part of it. Your contribution will enable us to begin producing these new and delicious gluten-free flavors, so lend us a hand and taste for yourself!

Risks and challenges

To ensure that we are able to deliver on the rewards we have outlined here on Kickstarter, we've gotten the hard parts of our project out of the way in advance. We have fully developed our recipes and secured our ingredient suppliers. We have designed the packaging for the new flavors and our bags are ready to be printed with the push of a button. The Gatherer’s bakery team has experience baking large volumes to fulfill orders from supermarket chains and regularly ships product directly to customers.

That is not to say that we are expecting a launch without any unforeseen difficulties. Along the way, we have been confronted with unexpected equipment failures, supplier mishaps, and ingredient unavailability. We have successfully tackled all such problems without having our customers find our spot on the shelves empty.

We know to anticipate snags as our project progresses. We will always be transparent with our supporters regarding difficulties we encounter, such as:

Supplier organization: Gatherer’s products have many top quality inputs. Any of our suppliers could face difficulties delivering on time. We have back-ups in place, but switching can sometimes take a bit of adjusting on our side.

Ship dates: To account for delays, we have factored in some cushion into our delivery schedule and we fully expect to deliver on time, but there remains a possibility that some things could take longer than anticipated.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

FAQ

  • Our current 3 flavors do not contain any wheat in them, nor has our facility ever processed wheat. In fact, we are the first food manufacturer ever to occupy our production space.

    When our existing flavors have been tested for gluten, they have always proved to be below the threshold of 20 ppm (parts per million).

    This is not to say that our current flavors are gluten free (GF), however. They are made with oats that are not Certified GF, and consequently, may contain trace amounts of gluten that could vary in quantity from shipment to shipment.

    Many customers with high gluten sensitivity need the peace of mind that only having certified Gluten Free can deliver. We are now trying to make that happen with our Kickstarter project.

    Last updated:
  • All of the advanced samples of the new gluten-free flavors will be packaged in large 11-12oz bags.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $1 or more

    7 backers

    Get exclusive email updates before the release of the new flavors + a "Thank You" on our Facebook page.

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    2 backers

    Receive an electronic copy of an exclusive recipe book featuring recipes that use Gatherer's Granola.

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    24 backers

    1 bag of our existing flavors (your choice!) + 1 flavor mascot button.

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    Only ships to: United States
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    4 backers Limited (496 left of 500)

    Gatherer's T-shirt

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    Pledge $15 or more

    36 backers

    1 bag of our existing flavors + 2 small bags (all in flavors of your choice) + 3 logo buttons of each flavor mascot.

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    Pledge $25 or more

    91 backers

    Big bags of each current flavor (3 total) + Gatherer's T-shirt.

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    5 backers Limited (295 left of 300)

    The Mini Swag Kit: Gatherer's T-shirt and Baseball cap with company logo.

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    80 backers Limited (20 left of 100)

    EARLY BIRD ADVANCED SAMPLES: Receive 1 bag of each new flavor before they are released to the public + Gatherer's T-shirt + Baseball cap with company logo..

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  • You selected
    Pledge $45 or more

    15 backers

    Advance Samples: Receive 1 bag of each new flavor before they are released to the public + Gatherer's T-Shirt + Baseball cap with company logo.

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $75 or more

    16 backers

    Small Granola Subscription: 3 bags of your choice of Gatherer's delivered directly to your door once every month for 3 months + 3 logo buttons of each flavor mascot.

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    7 backers Limited (93 left of 100)

    Sous Chef: You'll get a swag kit featuring a Gatherer's emblazoned black apron + T-shirt + a pair of our Oven Mitts.

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    4 backers Limited (16 left of 20)

    Launch party: 2 tickets to join us at our private launch party for our new flavors + 2 t-shirts.

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    2 backers Limited (78 left of 80)

    Foodie Kit: You'll get a swag kit featuring 2 Gatherer's emblazoned black aprons + 2 T-shirts + Baseball cap with company logo.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $200 or more

    3 backers

    Large Granola Subscription: 3 bags of your choice of Gatherer's delivered directly to your door once every two weeks for 3 months + 3 logo buttons of each flavor mascot + our Gatherer's emblazoned black apron.

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    0 backers Limited (30 left of 30)

    Chef Kit: A black chef jacket emblazoned with a Gatherer's logo on the breast + a black apron with the Gatherer's logo + a pair of Gatherer's oven mitts + a Gatherer's T-Shirt.

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  • You selected
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    5 backers Limited (25 left of 30)

    Custom Batch: Create your own flavor of granola and receive the entire batch (12- 12oz bags). Choose from a list of ingredients and enjoy your custom Gatherer's Granola line + a black Gatherer's Chef Jacket + Gatherer's T-shirt + Baseball cap with company logo.

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    Pledge $3,000 or more

    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    Resort Weekend (all-inclusive): 2 nights for 2 at the Essex Culinary Resort in Essex, VT. Meals, Spa vouchers, and Culinary classes from the Chefs included + Gatherer's Chef Jacket to wear while you cook with the Chefs + Gatherer's T-shirt + Baseball cap with company logo + Advanced Samples of our 3 new flavors.

    Dates subject to availability. We will be in contact to set this up.

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Funding period

- (30 days)