I have a friend. She makes crackers. Correction: she makes crackers that are good for you, with local vegetables and healthy grains. She makes them from scratch. They are delicious! And she has built her beautiful business, Good Phyte Foods, all on her own and now sells her crackers everywhere (practically).
I’ve been wanting to write about her for a long time and highlight what she’s doing. All of you should know by now that I feel that supporting local businesses in Cville is extremely important. I once had a business similar to Stacy’s, and the love I got from the community, local restaurants and the press was just so amazing. It was their support that aided in the success of my business, and I have always been grateful for that.
SO, here I am today to tell you about Good Phyte Foods. Stacy’s mission, in my own words, is to bring healthy food back into the hands of kids (and lucky adults). She uses seasonal produce, like beets & peppers, grown by local farmers, and uses these ingredients to create super healthy and allergen-conscious snacks like crackers, energy balls and bars. Her products are sold in many local stores, including The Juice Laundry, ACAC café and the farmers market.
She also has a beautiful online store where you can order as much as you need. She’ll even deliver it for free to your door within the Charlottesville city limits with a purchase of $25 or more. How’s that for knowing your eats??
I’ve been making crackers for a long time at home, so when I eat her crackers, it not only takes me back that first time I had a homemade cracker, but it reminds me to think outside of the box and try new flavors the next time I make them.
I am so proud to call Stacy my friend and even prouder to promote her. Her mind for business and for developing snack foods is so inspirational and I can’t wait to see where she takes this business next.
BONUS: If you’re attending our Vie Spring Soiree you’ll get one of our swag bags and be the lucky recipient of a coupon straight from Stacy to you, allowing you to get a discount the next time you purchase anything that she makes!
Find Stacy @goodphyte on twitter and on Facebook. Don’t forget to #snacklocal!0