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Gluten-Free Cottage Industry Provides Opportunities for Foodie Entrepreneurs

Last week I went to a fund-raising event at the Alameda County Community Food Bank. There I met a couple who started a new granola company just five months ago, and are already experiencing considerable success! Gluten-free granola, anyone??

As reported in the New York Times, this couple isn’t the only group hoppin’ on the gluten-free wagon: “As long as there have been jobs, there have been fantasies about leaving them. Often this involves escapes to pretty settings (the proverbial bed and breakfast in Vermont), or fitness nirvana (ski instructor)…”

Molly Rosen | June 10, 2011 | Entrepreneurs, Innovation, Small business | 2

2 Responses to Gluten-Free Cottage Industry Provides Opportunities for Foodie Entrepreneurs

  1. Claire Wagner says:

    I have a dear friend with Celiac disease. I’m really happy that this is a growing trend. She has so many more options for shopping and even eating out. The next frontier is potlucks!

    • molly says:

      Yes, the new options are great for those who really do benefit from a gluten-free diet. From what I’ve read, though, it’s not for everyone. So check with a doctor before jumping on that bandwagon!

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