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Raw Flavor

Written by Fuse Staff

At Ithaca, says theater arts management major Samantha Abrams ’08, “I came to realize what I was good at and passionate about was theater. I got a rush from making things happen, especially things I cared about.”

What she cares about now is food -- tasty, good-for-you raw food, to be exact -- and she’s certainly making things happen with it.

Abrams and Ian Gaffney, a raw food chef from New York City, launched Emmy’s Organics, a 100 percent organic, gluten-free, and vegan raw food company, in Ithaca in 2008.

Their granola, nut butters, chocolate sauce, and six different flavors of macaroons -- lemon ginger or mint chip, anyone? -- can be purchased at the Ithaca Farmers Market, in natural foods stores and specialty shops in nine states (and counting!), or on their website.

“The best part is I’m following a dream,” says Abrams. “I can really see the impact that I am making, and that is really cool.”



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