In 2008, Dee Freestone gave up on store-bought granola. "I wanted a granola with an ingredient list that resembled real food," she says. Thus her Good Life Granola was born, with simple ingredients: oats, brown sugar, and fruit sourced from local producers. The Freestones operate in the heart of Michigan's fruit belt, turning out approximately 75,000 bags of granola each year. Crunchy baked oats and chewy apple bits plus the contrast of pure maple syrup and lightly salted almonds keep granola lovers coming back. —Amy S. Eckert