Our Story

Meet the Makers

"I’ve always believed that eating good food makes you feel good!  After receiving my culinary degree I put that belief to work creating tasty and nutritious menus as a caterer. 13 years later I decided it was time to follow my passion and create, produce and market my own granola recipes. I was proud to introduce Hammer & Tuffy’s Granola in 2011!

When creating my granola recipes I followed through on my life long beliefs:

  • Our granola must be made with only simple, pure, wholesome ingredients

  • There would need to be nutritional value in every bite

  • Our granola would need to taste great

I drew inspiration for my brand name from two farmers that my husband, Bruce, had known as a child - Hammer and Tuffy Pope. They were identical twin brothers who lived a life connected to the land.  They were funny and happy and part of a community that valued food as it was meant to be eaten. No preservatives here!

You can count on Hammer & Tuffy’s for delicious granola made from only wholesome, nutritious, organic and non-GMO ingredients. Low in sugar, no preservatives, heart healthy and high in fiber." - Judy Sarvis

Hammer & Tuffy

 Hammer & Tuffy were known for three things;

mischief, tractors, and the nutritious products from

their mid-western farm.

Hammer and Tuffy were family friends of Bruce's grandfather that were born and raised on a very large, rural farm in Iowa where they grew corn (what else?) and raised pigs. They were identical twin brothers that always had on bibbed overalls and John Deere trucker hats - and were two of the funniest and most hard working people you ever did meet. Bruce would ride the train cross country from Los Angeles to Iowa to spend the first thirteen summers of his childhood at his grandparent’s home. during the hot summer days bruce and his siblings would sneak away to Hammer & Tuffy's Farm to learn about growing natural foods and playing the (occasional) practical joke. Hammer & Tuffy aren’t with  us anymore, but they still inspire us. It’s why we make our granola simply, naturally, and always with the community in our hearts.

Just like Hammer & Tuffy used to do it

Our Mission

 

Hammer & Tuffy aren't with us any longer, but they still inspire us today. They lived in simpler times when growing and producing natural foods from your own ground with the love and labor of friends, family and neighbors meant much more than making a living. It was a way of life that was all consuming and defined who you were and what was important to you. It is from those loving memories that we created “Hammer & Tuffy’s Hand Roasted Granola”. They inspired the idea that natural, hand made, simple foods are always the best. 

Our mission is to bring the heart of Hammer & Tuffy's from their farm to your table