"MACAroonies are the complete body, mind, and soul food. Before or after biking, surfing, or any other adventurous pursuit."
Michael S. Cowichan, B.C.
hOMe Grown Living Foods was founded in 2008 with a passion to provide nutrient dense Sprouted Raw Vegan Gluten & Grain Free Snacks to fuel an active lifestyle. Based in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, we make all our products by hand in small batches. Staying immersed in nature allows our Inspirations to flow into the finished product. We hope you can taste Love and Gratitude in every bite.
Keep the Vibe Alive ~ This is is our Mantra and we honor the integrity of whole food nourishment with minimal processing. Our nuts and seeds are soaked to release digestive inhibitors, making multiple times more nutrients bio available to your body. Dehydration at low temperatures completes our processing to maximize Flavor, Enzymes and Life Force!
We are a team of health conscious, active, nature loving souls that believe food should provide energy, not deplete it. What we eat is not as important as what our bodies assimilate. With these principles in mind, we set out to create a snack line that not only tastes great, but contains health giving ingredients in the most digestible form possible.
~ To source only the highest quality Local and Organic ingredients sustainably cultivated and grown as close to hOMe as possible.
~ To offer the best tasting, nutrient dense snacks made without refined sugar, encouraging stable blood sugar.
Pioneer and Chief Formulator Shani Cranston was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in her early 30’s. Being a Health Advocate her entire life, this condition encouraged a deeper understanding of the alchemy of food and how it affects our bodies. As an avid Surfer, Yogi and Outdoor Enthusiast, she was on the search for healthy On-The-Go snacks and could not find anything that met her dietary needs.
Shani's inherent entrepreneurial Spirit has been nurtured for the past decade through Milagro Retreats, providing hands on experience nourishing herself and others. This is the foundation from which hOMe Grown Living Foods was born in the old Tool Shed on their farm in 2008.
Together with her Partner Willy McBride, Shani has slowly grown the product line, while Willy has built and configured every corner of the production facility. They have a wonderful team of Local Moms that work hard to bring you this exciting delicious snack food line.
Starting with 4 dehydrators and a genuine desire to provide nourishment, this space was soon too small. Willy added a 300 square foot production room where 12 more dehydrators slowly stacked up. Piece by piece, this space was soon outgrown. The most recent expansion was the addition of a 40ft container that Willy structured into a 3 room production facility with commercial dehydrators.
In this new space hOMe Grown is able to meet the growing demand, create new exciting products and maintain the integrity and passion that fuels the Company.