Flying Squirrel Foods, LLC
Flying Squirrel Foods is owned and operated by Felicia Nelson, a former reading specialist turned stay-at-home mom. After many years in the education field, Felicia hung up her teaching hat to be a full-time caregiver to her three boys. As a person with a passion for learning, she was eager to take on new projects and create new recipes for her family and friends to enjoy. Her original granola recipe began as a holiday gift tradition, but folks wanted to buy it to enjoy it all year long. Flying Squirrel started and remains a local company delivering small-batch, earth-friendly, artisan granola to the families of Wisconsin.
What is the Mission of Flying Squirrel Foods, LLC?
Flying Squirrel aims to provide locally produced, eco-friendly granola and granola-based gifts to the people of Wisconsin. Every batch is made in the Nelson’s solar-powered home kitchen. All products are packaged using glass, paper, and compostable pouches. Gift baskets are reclaimed and cleaned for maximum sustainability. Empty jars can be returned for a discount on future purchases. Though, repurposing jars in place of other single-use plastics is always encouraged!
Flying Squirrel Foods, LLC is owned and operated by an Earth loving family determind to leave this beautiful blue ball a better place for future generations. That starts with small steps towards sustainability! Customers can feel great knowing that every cluster is made and packaged with love and a planet-centric mindset.
Products and Services
Signature Granola Blends
All of FSF signature flavors are made using heart-healthy canola oil or sustainable, organic coconut oil. Products are always free of palm oil, artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives.
The Original: Our most popular blend of maple oat clusters, pecans, almonds, dried cranberries, raisins, and apricots.
Honey Almond Crumble: No fruit, just a simple blend of honey oat clusters and almonds.
Coconut Caraml Cashew: A delicate blend of oats, dried coconut and cashew bound by a vegan caramel base.
Lemon Blueberry Muffin: Crunchy, agave sweetened clusters with organic dried blueberries, almonds, and a little lemon zest for a light citrus punch.
Chocolate Covered Cherry: Maple oat clusters with a hint of almond flavor, organic dried cherries, almonds, and dark chocolate chunks.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bonanza: Peanut buttery maple clusters with salted, chopped peanuts, and milk chocolate morsels.
Super Squirrel Mix: Maple oat clusters flavored with warm spices, tahini, almonds, pecans, chia seeds, golden raisins, and flaxmeal to super charge your day.
Flying Squirrel Foods Gift baskets are the perfect way to express congratulations, welcome a new baby, mark a special occasion, or wish someone a speedy recovery.
All baskets are cleaned, reclaimed baskets with eco-friendly paper fill for maximum sustainability. This also ensures each gift is as unique and special as the recipient.
Each basket can be made to order with any of our signature flavors or your own custom blend. Please allow additional time for personalized recipes.
Sustainable gift wrap options are also available at all of our in-person events. Just ask and someone on the Flying Squirrel team would be happy to dress up your order to make an extra special granola gift for the loved ones in your life.
Corporate Gifts and Party Favors
Flying Squirrel Foods is the perfect choice for small wedding and baby shower favors as well as holiday gifts. Giving granola is an opportunity to gift something different than the usual candy, flowers, and tiny trinkets.
Large orders, such as wedding favors, should be made at least 3 weeks in advance to allow for delivery of special packaging and custom recipe requests. A 50% down payment is required for order greater than $100.
Custom Granola Blends
One of the benefits of being a small operation is the ability to grow a relationship with customers and give them exactly what they want. Need a batch of gluten-free granola? A special vegan gift blend? Don't like raisins? Flying Squirrel Foods can make special changes upon request! Cost of custom batches are calculated based on ingredients selected. A cost per jar price will be quoted prior to manufacturing. There is a minimum order of three 12oz jars or five 11oz of pouches on any special orders. Patience is also appreciated when ordering a one-of-a-kind granola. There is no guarantee that every request can be honored, but the Flying Squirrel team will do their level best to make your granola dreams a reality.
The Power of Cottage Kitchens
Since October 2, 2017, Wisconsin home bakers have been permitted to sell non-hazardous baked goods directly to customers. Flying Squirrel Foods, LLC is proud to be a small, home-based cottage business! The cottage food movement is a great way to boost the local economy, empower women, and bring consumers the freshest, least processed foods possible!
Cottage food is safe! Home baked goods have been a staple in every home kitchen and at every holiday gathering, potluck, bake sale, and party for ages. Those foods don’t suddenly become unsafe simply because they are for sale. There are, of course, limitations on what types of foods that can be sold from a home kitchen. Flying Squirrel products are grain-based, baked above 300 degrees, and are all shelf stable, making them non-hazardous and safe for consumption, as outlined by the law.
Anyone interested in kicking off a cottage food business should check out the Wisconsin Cottage Food website for details and parameters.
How to order
Flying Squirrel Foods, LLC is a family owned company with a goal of keeping our prices affordable. All prices are a direct reflection of the ingredients and love that goes into each granola blend.
Pint (7oz net wt).................................$7
Quart (12oz net wt.)...........................$10
Small (10oz net wt.).............................$8
Medium(14oz net wt.)........................$10
Large (24oz net wt.)..........................$17
FSF is proud to present a new line of clear bags, so you can see all those beautiful clusters! As always, all bags are home compostable and have a new and improved zipper to keep your granola fresh.
For every returned jar, repeat customers can receive $.50 off future purchases. (Note: To guarantee a tight seal, inner jar lids cannot be reused.)
BYOC: Bring your own container and save! Returning customers can bring their own container to be filled and picked up.
Gift Baskets and party favors are priced based on item selection. Contact Felicia to create your basket and get a price quote.
Custom Blend Ingredient Options
*Prices based on current market prices and availability
Dried Fruits: Cranberries, blueberries, cherries, strawberries, apricots, pineapple, coconut, raisins, and golden raisins.
Nuts and Seeds: Almonds, pecans, walnuts, cashews, pepitas, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, and flaxseed meal.
Other: Chocolate chips (dark, milk, semi-sweet, white), crystalized ginger, and unsweetened coconut.
You can find Flying Squirrel Foods, LLC at the Delafield Farmers Market Saturday mornings from 8:00am-1:00pm May 6th-October 28th! Be sure to check out our tent as well as all of out talented, hard working neighbors! The market hosts a plethora of amazing shops selling everything from hand made crafts to locally grown meats.
Delafield Famers Market
Fish Hatchery Sports Complex
417 Main St, Delafield, WI 53018
Please contact Felicia at Flyingsquirrelfoods@gmail.com to place your order, arrange pick up, delivery, or shipping. Please be sure to include the flavor, size, and packaging preferences in your email.
Cash, credit card, and venmo payments are accepted. Personal checks can be accepted on a limited basis.
Flying Squirrel granola is great for topping yogurt, adding crunch to ice cream sundaes, eating like cereal, putting together a breakfast on the go, or snacking right from the jar! Give the gift of granola or treat yourself to some comforting clusters!