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You have found a most unique and passionate production house of certified 100% gluten-free and preservative-free foods, products and information. Grandma Ferdon's® named in honor of Julie’s maternal grandmother, is located in “God’s country” of northwest Wisconsin where time-honored traditions of honesty, pride and hard-work run strong in our upbringing. Within our facility, we prohibit the introduction of gluten (wheat, barley, rye and oats), soy, standard salt or preservatives; thus, we employ the made-from-scratch methods of product preparation just as Grandma Ferdon used. The delightful results are delicious foods that are like a childhood memory: tasty and comforting, and certified 100% gluten/preservative-free as well.
Grandma Ferdon's will be closed from January 25, 2013 to February 10, 2013. Online ordering will also be unavailable beginning on January 22, 2013 and will resume on February 8, 2013.
The concept of Grandma Ferdon's® was conceived when Julie was faced with the stress, confusion and frustration (not to
mention hunger) of Celiac Disease. A “gluten-free diet” sounded simple in the doctor’s office! With a nursing background, she quickly realized that Celiac Disease is like not other. It is totally “self-managed” (a foreign concept to most patients) and the medical world offers little or no help as their usual routines are not an option. Immediate elimination of obvious gluten provided enormous improvements for Julie’s digestive symptoms; yet, subtle irritating symptoms persisted and antibody levels remained elevated. It was then clear to us:
self-management of Celiac Disease clearly required a zero tolerance of any source of gluten and preservatives as well.
We vigilantly began to scour for every minute possible source of gluten in all consumer products and foods that might
be available to Julie. As if hitting a brick wall, we were stunned to discover that in order for Julie to eat, we’d have to make it ourselves, avoiding the manufacturer’s world of gluten additives and preservatives. We recalled and researched the olds ways of homemade
cooking. We reinvented and converted all recipes to be gluten-free. After many failures, most unrecognizable, we were pleased to be
providing nutrition for Julie. This, however, only led to a renewed energy level of determination to achieve product perfection. More work. More failures. Finally, we were blessed with recipes that not only resembled their wheat cousins, but received rave reviews from non-Celiacs, too!
Grandma Ferdon's® was born. Julie is a highly sensitive Celiac Sprue and her struggle is a common story. We
compassionately desired to be a gift: to provide the blessing of unique gluten-free quality products, wrapping it all up in a convenient and stress-free package.
Perhaps you are a newly diagnosed Celiac and have already traveled a long road. You knew, all along, something was
wrong: bloating, stomach pains, diarrhea, constipation, headaches, joint pain, fatigue, unable to concentrate, unexplainable erupting rash. After numerous physician visits (“It’s all in your head”), tests and years, you have finally been diagnosed: Celiac disease. Glory be!!
Wait…what to do now? No more favorite foods? Can’t just grab a bite anytime or any where? Spontaneity and daily routine is out the window? Considering that Celiac Disease is frequently a stress-induced, this is not helping!
Perhaps you are an “experienced” Celiac. You may be suspicious that gluten is still slipping into your life. You are so tired of doing without: your favorite treats given up long ago; the luxury of safely eating out; the simple pleasure of having meals and bakery at your fingertips.
We compassionately understand. We tirelessly support you. We strongly encourage you. Grandma Ferdon’sŪ produces
certified 100% gluten-free preservative-free foods and products for Celiacs that is of the old farm-style cooking. This is a business of originality, not repetition; honor not abuse; consideration not assumption; life-long necessity not luxury; gratefully giving forward not taking back. Grandma Ferdon's® driving focus will be to humbly earn their customers’ trust and loyalty, being ever aware and respectful of their dependence.
We thank you for your visit!
Bill and Julie