HandPicked People: Jody Grimm

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As we've built up our community here at HandPicked Nation, we have met some truly incredible farmers, ranchers, makers and thinkers in the real food movement. Which prompted the thought, why not share a little more about the real people of real food with our readers?

Welcome to another addition of HandPicked People!

Jody Grimm's love for real food in its raw state is deliciously apparent in her roles as raw chocolatier and health counselor. Jody first charmed us with her delicious raw chocolate truffles… and she continues to keep us smiling with her terrific tips for upping our intake of raw fruits, vegetables and chocolate (!!) every day.

Thanks Jody!

Name: Jody Grimm

Occupation: Raw Chocolatier & Health Counselor

Describe what you do in ten words or less. Live simply, live well, support others in doing the same.

Describe real food in one sentence. Real food is seen and touched when it's whole.

What is your first food memory? There are many, but since it's summer, I'm most vividly remembering sitting on the curb with a bunch of boys devouring frozen ice cream sandwiches after our little league baseball games.

If you were a food or a flavor, what would you be? Chocolate, as dark as possible.

What are the five food things you always have on hand? Raw honey, cacao, coconut oil, avocado and cilantro.

What is the one professional rule you never break? Make chocolate only with a good mood and good music.

What's going to be your next meal? My next meal will be breakfast and will probably be a smoothie made of raw milk and whatever fruits I've got left in the fridge.

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