Saving Money, One Batch of Granola at a Time

Saving Money, One Batch of Granola at a Time 1

Robert J. Keren

Colleges have been finding creative ways to save money a time of lean finances. At Middlebury College, student workers make the granola, saving $27,000 a year.

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Robert J. Keren

Colleges have been finding creative ways to save money a time of lean finances. At Middlebury College, student workers make the granola, saving $27,000 a year.

Bo Cleveland, executive chef at Middlebury College, was concerned about the rising price of granola from a local supplier three years ago. His response: Get students to make the granola instead.

The college already had students working in the bakery, and a group of them were enthusiastic about the idea. Now the "Granola Gang," as it's called, works four days a week, hand-mixing and baking oats with other ingredients.

As a result, Middlebury saves $27,000 annually. And that