July 9, 2014
Schenectady's Gatherer's Gourmet Granola joins Made in New York
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Schenectady, N.Y. based, Gatherer's Gourmet Granola, recently joined The Business Council of New York State's Made in New York program. Made in New York is an exclusive benefit for Business Council members who produce or manufacture products in the Empire State.
“Gatherer's Gourmet Granola illustrates how ingenuity and enterprise translate to success and boost Schenectady's economy,” said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq. president and CEO of The Business Council. “Gatherer's is a welcome addition to Made in New York showing that New Yorker's don't have to go far for healthy, delicious food options.”
"The Made in New York program offers Gatherer's, and many other small businesses, an opportunity to tap into a deep pool of valuable business contacts without dealing with mountains of red tape,” said Gatherer's Gourmet Granola's founder, Alessandro Gerbini. “For Gatherer's, this means more sales and connections on a shorter time frame than would otherwise be achievable."
Gatherer's Gourmet Granola began with a family recipe, and was founded by Alessandro Gerbini in 2010 when he was just 23 years old. Since then, the company has grown, providing eleven jobs to New York's economy and selling to retailers in eleven states, including various supermarket chains. In August of 2013, Gatherer's used Kickstarter, a crowdfunding website, to raise money in order to launch three new flavors. "
Made in New York provides one-stop shopping for consumers interested in boosting New York's economy and growing local jobs, both priorities of The Business Council. Gatherer's products featured on Made in New York include: Squirrel Bait, Chipmunk's Choice, Fox's Fancy, Bee's Knees, Badger's Best, Turtle Tracks. All six flavors are Non-GMO Project verified, and three are certified gluten-free.
To view the Gatherer's Gourmet Granola Made in New York page or for more information on Made in New York, visit www.madeinnewyork.org. Gatherer's own website, features information on their products as well as where they are sold.