MAY 18, 2017
CONTACTS: TIM ZINK 410-962-4436/SUE WALITSKY 202-224-4524
Made in Maryland: Cardin to Learn How Michele’s Granola Turns Small Batches into Big Success
FRIDAY, May 19 at 10:30 AM, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) will take his “Made in Maryland” jobs tour, which celebrates the diversity of Maryland-made products and the Marylanders who make them, to Michele’s Granola in Timonium, Md., whose small-batch, made-from-scratch granola has generated such a loyal following that it has gone from being sold only at local farmers markets to more than 500 retail outlets in the last 10 years. Senator Cardin will meet the three dozen employees who prepare, bake and package 50,000 pounds of granola by hand each month, and learn more about the company’s decisions to power its bakery with 100 percent wind power, recycle or compost 80 percent of its waste, and invest in a healthier and fairer food system. 
WHAT:          Made in Maryland Tour of Michele’s Granola
WHO:            U.S. Senator Ben Cardin
                        Michele Tsucalas, Founder and Owner, Michele’s Granola
                        Team Members, Michele’s Granola
WHEN:          Friday, May 19 at 10:30 AM
WHERE:        1940 Greenspring Drive, Suite G, Timonium, MD 21093
HOW:            Media requested to RSVP to Tim Zink:
Michele’s Granola makes a variety of small batch granola from scratch, prepared fresh daily using premium natural, organic and GMO-free ingredients. Since 2006, Michele’s Granola has been dedicated to making healthy granola that tastes good. Michele’s Granola founded the Give One for Good Food® program through which the company donates 1% of sales to organizations leading the way towards a healthier, more equitable food system. To date, Michele’s Granola has donated more than $60,000 to help nourish and unite people with nutritious, fresh, local food.

Sen. Benjamin Cardin