Meet the Producer: 88 Acres from Massachusetts

Let’s start at the beginning…how/ why did you get started? 

Nicole grew up on an 88-acre farm in North Brookfield, Massachusetts where her passion for food began. When she met her husband Rob on Match.com many years later, he had a severe allergic reaction on their fourth date that landed him in the hospital and her in the kitchen. They started 88 Acres as a marriage of their two stories. But they also started 88 Acres to be a different kind of food company. One that makes delicious food that everyone can enjoy, with or without a food allergy. One that never compromises on quality or flavor. And one that celebrates its hard-working team. 88 Acres began as a love story between two people, but has grown to encompass a passionate community brought together by good food.

How long have you been in business and which product came first?

They started making snacks in 2015 and the first product was the Seed Bars.

What do you want your customers to know about you?

Nicole made bars for Rob in her basement apartment kitchen before they launched 88 Acres. The first 3 flavors were Triple Berry, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt, and Ginger Apple. We still make the bars the same way, with the same ingredients, as she did in her tiny kitchen, but with a much larger oven and better toys!

What is the most rewarding part of your work? 

The most rewarding part of creating our products is truly our amazing customers. When we get an email or even a letter in the mail from a customer whose kid has a food allergy, they’re so grateful to have found a safe and healthy brand for their family, and that’s really why we do what we do.

Share one of your favorite recipes with us using your product(s)!

We have an awesome Butternut Squash Soup using seed butter as the dairy replacement, and Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Butter Cups that are super fun and easy. We have a ton of other recipes on our website, from sweet to savory.

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