GH Cville, Online

July 13, 2011

Yup, I was out running! Then eating!


It was a lovely morning to run, although the summer humidity is here to stay. I did 4.0 miles. Simple. Easy enough.


Overnight oats followed!!


In the jar:

1/3 cup oats

1 tbsp chia seeds


Pinch salt

1/2 cup milk

1/3 cup yogurt

–> all mixed together and overnight in the fridge

Morning Layers:

Sunflower butter smeared on the sides (was not as good as OIAJ with the nut butter residue – my layer today was too thin!)




Guess what?

Great Harvest Cville online – shippable to you!

My most exciting OpenSky deal ever is going on RIGHT NOW! In fact, it’s nearly sold out already!


OpenSky enabled me to sell our top 3 mixes to you!!! Thanks so much to them because this means we can let them handle all the nitty gritty details of orders while we just have to make the mixes.

Easier said than done. Matt has filled 300 of these bags by hand!!


My favorite granola ever. I’ve been in love since I first had it as Lynda’s Granola from Warrenton! It’s the clusters!!


Also included in the deal – a video of the bakery lobby!!

Made From Scratch


Continuing breakfast with two mugs of iced coffee!



See you from GH CVille!

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1 kaila @ healthy helper! July 13, 2011 at 8:53 am

Just picked up some fresh raspberries! Can’t wait to use them with breakfast tomorrow! YAY!


2 kalli July 13, 2011 at 8:55 am

i saw this on open sky! how awesome and what a great taste of great harvest. i think i may have to get one for myself and to keep as a gift. yup you have the most perfect overnight oats recipe-it is a keeper :)


3 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out July 13, 2011 at 8:57 am

Your oats jar looks beautiful! That looks like a lot of work – filling those bags. Thanks to Matt!


4 Caitlin July 13, 2011 at 8:57 am

TOO funny! I was just wondering yesterday if your GH could ship granola! Gotta love Open Sky :) Maybe I just need to take another trip down to see the Bakery to pick up my own, too! Mmmmm. I had my eye on the pancake mix last time I was there, too!


5 jenna July 13, 2011 at 8:59 am

wow!!! congrats Kath! thats awesome you can sell your products online now. can’t wait to try the cville clusters and you officially have me hooked on naturally nutty vanilla almond butter


6 Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well July 13, 2011 at 9:00 am

That’s so awesome!! I will definitely have to check out Open Sky! Or I might just have to make the hour long drive down to Cville to get some in person :)

I didn’t know that there was a GH in Warrenton! My mom works there and lives only 10 minutes away. I was just there last week!!


7 mindy @ just a one girl revolution. July 13, 2011 at 9:00 am

Just ordered the OpenSky deal – can’t wait to try it all!


8 Lisa @ Sunny Seed Stories July 13, 2011 at 9:01 am

How exciting about the Open Sky deal! I would for sure take you up on the offer, but since it’s almost sold out, I think I’ll leave it for those who don’t have their own GH nearby. :) Great Harvest products rock!!


9 faith July 13, 2011 at 9:02 am

YAY for Cville GH going national! (Global?!) Congrats!


10 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 13, 2011 at 9:02 am

That’s so exciting Kath! Any chance you’ll be shipping to Canada any time soon? (Open Sky doesn’t work for Canadian addresses – not that I know of anyway.)


11 KathEats July 13, 2011 at 9:04 am

So sorry Angela, but not yet


12 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 13, 2011 at 9:04 am

Smearing nut butter on the sides of the jar is a brilliant idea! Now I don’t have to wait to finish a jar to have that treat. :)


13 Emily @ One Sweet Vegan July 13, 2011 at 9:06 am

How exciting for you…and for all of us who get to order it…and eat it! :-)


14 Cait's Plate July 13, 2011 at 9:07 am

I nearly spit out my coffee this morning when that OpenSky email showed up in my inbox. I was SO excited! And then I promptly bought it and freaked out about how excited I was about it on my breakfast post :)

Tell Matt thanks for filling one of my bags – I can’t wait for it to arrive!


15 KathEats July 13, 2011 at 9:08 am
16 Cait's Plate July 13, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Also – you guys are SO adorable in that video I can’t even take it!! I didn’t get to watch it this morning because I was in a rush, but I just did and had the biggest grin on my face the entire time. I love Matt’s description of why the granola clusters are so great. I can’t wait to “pop! pop! pop!” them in my mouth when my order arrives :)

The store looks amazing- I only wish it was in my neck of the woods, I would go all the time!


17 KathEats July 13, 2011 at 1:41 pm

The correct phonetic spelling is: gnomph, gnomph, gnomph!


18 Cait's Plate July 13, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Haha – got it! :)


19 Becca July 13, 2011 at 9:08 am

Love the tour of the store. You have a beautiful store! The orange color is the best.


20 Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness) July 13, 2011 at 9:09 am

Wait…. So is your granola the same as Lynda’s with just the clusters?! I bought a bag of it in Warrenton, at your suggestion, and had to put the bag away so I didn’t polish it off on the drive home! So delicious!

I will be at C-Ville GH this Saturday. Save me a bag! 😉


21 KathEats July 13, 2011 at 9:24 am

Same recipe!


22 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy July 13, 2011 at 9:11 am

That is very exciting for you guys! I got the openSky email today about it!


23 Holly @ The Runny Egg July 13, 2011 at 9:12 am

I’m glad OpenSky was able to let you sell these products — seems like you have plenty of readers who are interested!


24 Selena July 13, 2011 at 9:15 am

Any chance you’ll do JUST the granola? I have a local Great Harvest but their granola doesn’t have the clusters like that. I’d totally buy the granola, but it doesn’t seem worth paying the shipping for the other 2 things that I can get walking distance from my house. Just curious!

Or…maybe you can share your recipe for the granola with the Delaware Great Harvest store and they can make it for me :)


25 KathEats July 13, 2011 at 9:24 am

Delaware GH can get the recipe – tell them to email Pablo in Warrenton – or US!


26 Suzie July 13, 2011 at 9:18 am

I would have bought this in a heart beat, but I was fortunate enough to swing through the bakery on my way back from July 4th festivities.

I cannot get enough of Cville Cluster Granola!!!!


27 Allison July 13, 2011 at 9:24 am

It took me two seconds to buy this deal when I saw it in my e-mail this morning! I bought the granola when we visited the store in June and haven’t been able to eat any other. So excited to have it again!


28 Lauren July 13, 2011 at 9:25 am

I bought the OpenSky deal this morning and I’m so excited! One question…do the packages happen to have nutritional info on them? I couldn’t tell from the photos/video.


29 KathEats July 13, 2011 at 12:16 pm

They do, but that info is also in the images on the OpenSky sale page


30 Lauren July 13, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Ha! I was in such a rush to buy before they were sold out that I didn’t even notice the additional images! Thanks!


31 Halley (Blunder Construction) July 13, 2011 at 9:27 am

Video is cute, I was happy to take the tour from my seat here in Boston. Just wish I had the bread samples to go along with it!


32 Estela @ Weekly Bite July 13, 2011 at 9:29 am

Can’t wait to try that granola :)


33 JenATX July 13, 2011 at 9:34 am

store is looking great guys!


34 Linda July 13, 2011 at 9:37 am

Kath! Opensky doesn’t ship to Canada… is there another way to buy the granola?


35 KathEats July 13, 2011 at 12:16 pm

I’m sorry Linda, but not at this time :(


36 Laura @ Cookies vs. Carrots July 13, 2011 at 9:39 am

So exciting! I’ve been wondering if we would be able to buy things from your store!


37 Karen July 13, 2011 at 9:41 am

Hi Kath!

Is there is any chance you’ll offer the granola separately as I am less interested in the other two items in the package? Perhaps a bundle of two packages of granola? I suppose it would be more practical for me to swing by my local GH, but I’m unfort. they don’t sell it.

Have a great hump day!



38 KathEats July 13, 2011 at 12:17 pm

We may do another combination, but doing just one bag at a time had too much processing cost to make it worth it :(


39 Karen July 13, 2011 at 12:29 pm

I completely understand, Kath. Another question: In examining the nutritional panel, I notice that salt is a minor ingrediant, so why does the sodium content read 0?


40 KathEats July 13, 2011 at 12:31 pm

I’m not sure. I’d have to research that. Maybe because it’s so low it’s negligible?


41 Karen July 13, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Hmm…While the few mg. of sodium naturally occurring in oatmeal, etc. might be rounded to 0, if there’s any amount of salt, there would be enough sodium to list and I expect it would be required.


42 KathEats July 13, 2011 at 1:42 pm

That is weird. The Great Harvest dietitian does the calculations for us. I’ll email her to see.


43 Julie H. July 13, 2011 at 9:41 am

I saw that this morning!!! YAY!!!! Thanks Kath & Matt for all your work so that the love can be spread around!


44 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 13, 2011 at 9:43 am

How cool, handpacked by Matt :) love the video!


45 CJ @ July 13, 2011 at 9:45 am

I am so excited about the shipping!!! Any bread shipping in the near future? The cinnamon chip is soooooo good made into French toast!


46 KathEats July 13, 2011 at 12:17 pm

We probably won’t ever be able to do bread due to the shelf life :(


47 lynn @ the actor's diet July 13, 2011 at 9:52 am

the layer of sunbutter looks good! but i can see why a full jar of residue would taste better…


48 Margo @ peanut butter trees July 13, 2011 at 9:58 am

A beauty of a breakfast jar! I need to start adding some crunch to my oats. Perhaps in the form of cville granola!


49 Angel7 July 13, 2011 at 10:02 am

That is awesome that we all get a taste of Great Harvest Cville faves in our very own home :) So cool!


50 Blessing @ Working Mom Journal July 13, 2011 at 10:10 am

So excited….placing my order now!


51 Lauren July 13, 2011 at 10:10 am

Your bakery looks amazing! I wish I lived local so I could come visit all the time, although you’ve encouraged me to start supporting my local GH–in Seattle!


52 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) July 13, 2011 at 10:18 am

I am all over that Open Sky deal!


53 Noya - gluttonandstudent July 13, 2011 at 10:22 am

Your overnight oats always look so much more delicious than mine! I can’t wait to try the granola after reading how much you rave about it. It looks yummy!


54 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 13, 2011 at 10:27 am

Two mugs of iced coffee + berries = that sounds about perfect to me!

Glad to hear you’ve got a winner on your hands with the OpenSky granola and being sold out nearly. That’s great$$ for you guys :)

Have a super day today, Kath…it’s moving into our new place day for me. Movers here in oh, about a half hour. Crazy day ahead.


55 Leslie July 13, 2011 at 10:34 am

Speaking of granola, do you have a favorite homemade recipe-even though you may never have to make it at home again? I had a great one but I am now off dairy and it had powdered milk in it. I’d love to make someone’s tried and true favorite before I go searching on my own.

Have a great day!


56 KathEats July 13, 2011 at 12:18 pm

I have a few on my recipage. I really like the maple one!


57 Leslie July 13, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Thank you kindly!


58 Hilary July 13, 2011 at 10:36 am

So exciting that you guys are online! I also had a hot early run, followed by a breakfast with berries and iced coffee…great minds think alike!


59 Ashley July 13, 2011 at 10:51 am

That’s super exciting!! Congrats!! The layers of the overnight oats are awesome. The berries are gorgeous!


60 birdie to be July 13, 2011 at 10:55 am

YAH! I’ve been dying to taste that granola! I can’t seem to find it on OpenSky… is it sold out? :(


61 KathEats July 13, 2011 at 12:18 pm
62 Sarah July 13, 2011 at 10:55 am

300 bags! Holy moly! That is some serious granola making you guys have going on there. Exciting news!


63 Emily @ Write Twenty Eleven July 13, 2011 at 11:11 am

Probably shouldn’t be looking at this when I’m hungry! haha. Looks delish. And I love Matt’s plaid hat!


64 Foodie July 13, 2011 at 11:12 am

It’s so amazing that you guys are doing all of this,all by yourselves. A true labor of love!


65 Cat @Breakfast to Bed July 13, 2011 at 11:52 am

I can’t WAIT to get mine!!


66 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) July 13, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Pretty breakfast pictures!


67 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife July 13, 2011 at 12:17 pm

oh your b-fast looks fun AND yummy! Congrats on getting opensky to sell your stuff!! woot.


68 Fiona July 13, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Looks gorgeous, you’ve got me absolutely hooked on oatmeal! Would order this in a heartbeat but unfortunately I live in Glasgow, Scotland so it’s not gonna happen!


69 Julie - StressStories July 13, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Love the video :-) And too bad I don’t live in the US, would love to try that granola. I imagine it’s perfect for summer breakfast…


70 Balancing Sylvia July 13, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Super Baker Indeed! 😀


71 Sof July 13, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Ordered mine this morning, I was beyond excited. Great start to the day!! Looking forward to trying what we read about so much on your blog. Congratulations on all of your success :)


72 Hope July 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Those oats look delicious! So exciting that you are selling your products on Open Sky! Matt sure did a lot of work today! :)


73 jk July 13, 2011 at 1:02 pm

After a little snafu with OpenSky, I ordered mind. I am so excited to get this offer.
Thanks for making it available. Can’t wait to get it.


74 Baking 'n' Books July 13, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Good for you guys! And even better that someone else takes care of the nitty gritty. Let us know how sales go and feedback!


75 Reading (and chickens) July 13, 2011 at 1:13 pm

I’m newer to running, but WHEN does the point come where four miles seems easy? I pat myself on the back for two miles (and then try to keep my lungs from bursting and my spleen from exploding because MAN does it feel bad).


76 KathEats July 13, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Well it’s NEVER easy – I should have phrased it differently! Easier than other runs relatively :)


77 Khushboo July 13, 2011 at 1:14 pm

If only u delivered to London :(


78 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey July 13, 2011 at 1:16 pm

I ordered my GH C’ville deal this morning, first thing! I make my own granola… but I HAD to try yours. :)



79 Christine (The Raw Project) July 13, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Very exciting about the OpenSky deal, thanks!


80 Heather July 13, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Thanks Kath!!
i ordered and am sooooo excited to get it!!!!


81 Mary July 13, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Matt is so cute – you are a lucky gal! Can’t WAIT to try the famous granola :)


82 Allison @ Happy Tales July 13, 2011 at 2:44 pm

That’s a lot of bags… And that’s AWESOME that y’all are online now!


83 Erica July 13, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Awwwww I wish I had a Great Harvest nearby! I’m just about as far away as you can get but I wish I could visit SO bad. I read Allie’s blog too and i want nothing more than do eat all of the bakery sweets and breads!


84 Rose July 13, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Your husband is adorable! Wow. Glad business is going well for you guys!


85 Brittany @ Ittybitsofbalance July 13, 2011 at 3:51 pm

MMmmmm I’m going to definitely start smearing my almond butter on the sides of my jars before I make OIAJ 😉


86 Hannah July 13, 2011 at 5:51 pm

That’s amazing! Please do let us know if/when opensky decides to do international shpping. After all, iHerb does… 😛


87 robin July 13, 2011 at 7:17 pm

What are chia seeds and why do you eat them? Is it taste or for health benefits


88 KathEats July 13, 2011 at 8:39 pm

They are the seeds of the chia pet. They have nutritional benefits like flax. We eat them for the amazing fluffy texture they give to food!


89 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 13, 2011 at 7:55 pm

That’s awesome that you’re selling your mixes online! I’m sure you’re going to sell out so fast, if you haven’t already. 😀


90 Dee July 13, 2011 at 9:41 pm

I’m so glad I got an order in! My eyes literally widened with glee when I saw the email from Opensky this morning!


91 marpari July 13, 2011 at 11:05 pm

one order coming up!! cant wait to receive my 3 bags.


92 Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 14, 2011 at 3:24 am

Ooohhh got to get me some clusters! :)


93 Katherina @ Zephyr Runs July 14, 2011 at 6:55 am

Cute video :) The bakery looks great!!!


94 Sarah K. July 14, 2011 at 8:15 am

I’ve tried to join Opensky numerous times and every time, I get the same error message….

“Sorry, we have a problem here
•There was an error submitting the registration form.
•The CSRF token is invalid. Please try to resubmit the form”

I’d love to join…can you help???


95 KathEats July 14, 2011 at 8:19 am

That’s very strange. Have you tried a different browser?

I’m unable to do anything on my end, but their customer service like is great: 1 (877) 734-OPEN


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