Eat Local, Eat Fresh, Eat Sprout

Fresh, convenient, locally sourced, sustainability, community…these are just a few of the concepts that come to mind when walking into an Eat Sprout location. What started as a homegrown idea has now sprouted major roots and business owners Ryan and Emily Groll have plans to branch out even further.

After moving from Anne Arundel to Talbot County in 2012, the couple found themselves at a bit of an impasse. Despite Ryan’s diligent work to line up a promising career in the fitness industry before making the move, professional prospects fell through. Giving up and moving back home to Baltimore didn’t seem like an option to the young couple. That’s when the Talbot County community stepped in.

As new residents in Talbot County, Ryan and Emily felt like strangers to the Eastern Shore community of Easton, but that didn’t stop the community from rallying around the family. Before they knew it, the Grolls had an entire neighborhood knocking on their door offering a helping hand. Most importantly, one knocking neighbor came along with a unique idea that would not only put the couple back to work, but would also plant the seeds for Ryan and Emily’s future to bloom! The agreement was simple – meal prep for money. The plan would help ease the stress and strain of sticking to a healthy meal plan for the customer, while giving the Grolls some financial padding.