Who Was Utzy?

Our namesake is our Great Grandmother Ursula Dorthea Garner, better known by her endearing nickname “Utzy” (pronounced uht-zee). She was a plucky first generation American, whose parents emigrated from Germany at the turn of the Twentieth Century. Growing up during the great depression taught her practicality and the importance of good health. She was the grandmother who brought gifts of socks, the ever hoped for black raspberry jam and overly ripe bananas when coming for a stay. Her no-nonsense approach to life and health is what inspired us to launch Utzy. She passed away in 2004 at the age of 97