It all began in late 2014 with a 30 day commitment to avoid grains.
Kelley knew grains and wheat can cause inflammation, so she turned her body into an experiment to see if avoiding them would make a difference for her. Her digestive system improved, and lifelong chronic pain had vanished but Kelley missed her bowl of morning cereal. Kelley took to her kitchen to experiment, trying recipes and learning about nutrition like the benefits of sprouting.
In early 2015 Kelley started selling her creations at the Ojai Farmer's Market, as Ojai Granola Girl, and her recipes were well-received. Later that year the name was changed to Lark Ellen Farm.