Daddy’s Muesli was unofficially born in our kitchen here in Port Townsend, a small Victorian-era town perched on the tip of the Quimper Peninsula which is perched on the Northeast tip of the Olympic peninsula in Washington state. Needless to say, we are basically out in the sticks!
We used to purchase 25lb boxes of pre-made muesli from other companies, until we realized that we didn’t like some of the ingredients we were paying for. So instead, we bought lots of different ingredients and started experimenting with our own recipe.
After a few years of tweaking the ingredients we came up with the recipe that more and more people are now enjoying.
We started producing muesli in a rented commercial kitchen in the summer of 2010 and have been selling at farmers markets and natural food stores ever since. We continue to grow and are excited to see our list of devoted eaters get longer and longer every month!
A NAME IS BORN
Many have asked “why is it called Daddy’s Muesli?”
Over the years that we produced our muesli for personal use in our kitchen, our young children would want to eat some and they invariably asked if they could have some of daddy’s muesli. So when it came time to produce on a commercial level the name stuck.
A LABEL IS BORN
The baby on the front label is Tim, who happens to be Daddy! This photo was taken when he was 11 months old and reported to be the only photo of him at this age. His mother knit him the little blue suit that he is wearing.
Tim is also pictured on the ‘Daddy Seal of Approval’, shown in a happy state in Thailand in 2006.
WHO ARE WE?
We are Tim Lambert and Sheryl Morgenstern and have been married and best friends for over 21 years.
We have two children, Rosie (19) and Cameron (16) and Tibby the Cat.
Born and raised in England, Tim came to the USA in 1981 and has lived in Port Townsend since 1989. He is a goldsmith by trade but is also enjoying the process of growing our muesli business!
Sheryl has lived in the Pacific NW for most of her life and has lived in Port Townsend since 1991. She has worn many hats over the years and is a Licensed Massage Practitioner. An avid baker, she recently took up knitting with great enthusiasm, knitting 5 hats for Christmas presents within a month!
We moved to a small town to raise our family in a place where everyone would know our children and would look out for them as much as we would look out for their children. Living here is like living with a large family and we love it! We live in our hand-built straw bale house on 3/4 of an acre where we try and grow as many veggies as possible and will someday have chickens. If Rosie has anything to say, we won’t have chickens until she moves out!
We are committed to living as lightly on the earth as possible, both in our personal and professional lives.
This principle guides the growth of our little business and that is why we offer our products in bulk in order to reduce the amount of packaging waste that we contribute. We have fought hard to keep to our principle instead of bowing under to selling our muesli in big, bright and wasteful packages. When possible, we hand deliver our muesli in food grade buckets and then exchange them for full ones when they are empty. This means there is zero waste when we sell wholesale!