Made In Virginia 2013: Good News Granola, Charlottesville

Good News Granola

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If Good News Granola had been around in the ’60s, hippies wouldn’t have been so skinny. Hope Lawrence, founder of Hudson Henry Baking Co. (named for her 6- and 3-year-old sons) has devised four deliciously unparalleled flavors that we would eat for breakfast, lunch, dessert at dinner and for snacks in between. Maple, Pecans & Coconut and Cashews & Coconut were in our newsroom for about a nanosecond before they disappeared, leaving our frenzied staff a little snoozy and, frankly, rather indolent. Labels on each bag bear encouraging words and some advice for living right; “Truly good news in the morning,” according to Lawrence. Labels should come with the warning: Do not eat when on deadline. Now, if we can just get our hands on some Pecans & Chocolate and Maple and Walnuts. Available online and at select stores, including Libbie Market in Richmond, Whole Foods and feast! in Charlottesville, and Dean & Deluca stores. $8/12 ounce bag

View All the Made in Virginia Awards 2013 Winners:


Angela Bacskocky Bags, Richmond

Page Stationery, Richmond

Cestair Sheep and Wool, Augusta Springs


Reginald’s Homemade Nut Butters, Richmond

Good News Granola, Palmyra

Honey Habanero Sauce, Spotsylvania


Henderson Guitar Shop, Grayson County

Big Lick Amps, Salem

Cabin Creek Musical Instruments, Whitetop


Frierson Designs Surfboards, Virginia

Hope Springs Farm Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Orlean

BB Bat Company Youth Baseball Bats, Virginia Beach


Edmund Davidson Knives, Goshen

Natural Woodworking CO., Floyd

Old Dominion Leather Nectar, Lynchburg

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