A bit of a late bloomer, I started Marci’s Bakery after having a quiver full of children. This wasn’t the original plan. You see, I have always loved baking for people and had a particular draw to those with food allergies and sensitivities. I had already started a baking biz, freshly married and motivated. I had a new hubbie, we were havin’ our babies and living the dream to serve delicious healthy baked goods everywhere!
Sadly, an unexpected tragedy hit us when our 3rd full term child died while being delivered. Our world and business came to a crashing halt.
After some years of recovery, I began with my first of 3 major goals: We had another baby! Hallelujah! What a blessing!!
Then the next goal; I restarted the business with fresh vision to serve people and help them enjoy fresh baking that was decadent, tasty and completely allergen free. You see, I think that none should be left out, don’t you? Many, if it wasn’t for the allergen free bakers of the world, would have no opportunity to enjoy a freshly baked delight! I think we’re doing a pretty good job too. We keep winning awards and that is while being put up against all other bakeries. I think we keep winning because more and more are realizing the significance of what we are doing, our baking tastes really good, and because there is a higher power at hand (that’s another topic all together. If you ever want to talk to me about this, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’d love to chat over a local coffee and maybe a baked good or two).
Goal #3: I didn’t only want to serve locally but wanted to make a difference to help babies not die internationally. I couldn’t control the death of my own child, but maybe I could help other little ones not die. I was really moved by an organization in S. Africa called The Baby Safe - who rescues abandoned babies. This charitable organization sends out teams to rescue these wee ones in various places like garbage dumps, abandoned vehicles, on beaches and so on. They then nurse them back to health while also adopting them out and/or reuniting them with their parent(s) by offering support, medicine and many other services. We support this cause monthly.
I feel very blessed to have this second chance at very worthy dreams. To those of you, who know us, thank you for all your love and support. To those who are new, we offer you a warm welcome
We encourage you to try our growing offerings - both on our online shop, and at the many shops in Ontario who offer our healthy yummy allergen free baked goods. Check out www.thebabysafe.org as well.
Thank you for reading my story.
With love and good health to you and yours,
Marci’s Bakery was established in 2012, a time when the world began to take a closer look at healthier eating habits. There was a growing demand for “life-enhancing foods” and Marci had already begun to provide healthy alternatives for her family and others.
Numerous hospitals, retail stores, hotels, nursing homes and many individual customers have welcomed our products. Along the way, Marci has shared her acquired knowledge through appearances on television, radio and in newspaper articles. Marci has also taught healthy baking classes at locations in Hamilton, Burlington and Waterdown, Ontario. As a result, more people now bake healthier and eat healthier, using gluten-free, vegan and high fibre ingredients, unrefined sweeteners and fats, and vegan protein sources!