Hearth Strings Foods

Three and a half years ago, Cassandra Paquin opened a home bakery. Now, Statesville-based Hearth Strings Foods is thriving thanks to loyal customers and more than fifty kinds of granola. We love Maple Brown Sugar and Country Bumpkin Pumpkin ($6.25 per pound) plus the bars, such as the Splenda Vanilla Nut Crunch ($1.89 at Home Economist), right.

Hearth Strings Foods granola can be found at Dean & DeLuca, the Dilworth Coffee chain, Home Economist Markets, and Fresh Market.