About Us

Welcome to the Mendocino Baking Company A.K.A. Mendocino Gluten Free Baking Company

 

Our Story

What started as a “Happy Pleasure” baking “regular” cookies for our local Albion Farmers Market in 2014, quickly turned into a “Gluten Free Duty” for our community. As the term “Gluten Free” hit the road so did the search for what we could eat. I was not gluten intolerant, nor did I have Celiac Disease, but we had friends that were.

So the journey began! We were determined to learn what we could about gluten free baking so that those of us who were inflicted could still enjoy the good things in life. Because we believe in a healthier diet, but still know that we all like a treat sometimes, we decided to come up with recipes that were a little bit healthier for us. Cutting back on the sugar content was our first priority, and in addition to that, we also went for the lower glycemic alternatives, such as organic agave syrup, organic coconut sugar, and organic maple syrup. We decided on healthier alternatives for the fats as well and began using extra virgin olive oil and organic coconut oil. In addition to that we began replacing eggs with flax. This has now turned into an expanded “vegan” line of goodies that has kept every bit of the flavor and yumminess you want when you reach for a treat. We also decided that we would stay away from some other allergens such as corn and soy. The chocolate that we choose to use is from https://equalexchange.coop/. It’s organic, fair trade and free of soy lecithin! We will continue to use only the best ingredients as our journey continues and always love hearing from our customers on what they like and don’t like. We love coming up with new recipes and adding to the growing list of gluten-free treats available to our community. In addition to all of the sweet treats we offer, there is also an assortment of breads to choose from such as our Vegan French Baguettes, our Delicious Sourdough, our Buckwheat Garbanzo Sliced Loaf, Multi Grain Buns, Assorted Dinner Rolls, and let’s not forget the Pizza Crusts!  All this and more so that you never have to go without!

You can find our products at local markets including: Corners of the Mouth, Harvest at Mendosa’s, and the Mendocino Market & Deli, all in Mendocino, CA.  Down Home Foods, Harvest Market in Fort Bragg, CA, Rhody’s Cafe at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, and the A Frame Expresso in Fort Bragg, CA.

Come see us every Wednesday at the Fort Bragg Farmer’s Market http://www.mcfarm.org, send us a message or give us a call to place special orders to be shipped or delivered!

For further information on our company, our products and how to order, please visit our website at http://mendocinobakingco.com/

The Mendocino Baking Company specializes in all natural gluten-free products. We are committed to producing and marketing superior quality artisan baked goods and continuing to develop a brand name that inspires trust with unwavering dedication to providing a standard of excellence in each of our products as well as customer care and service that makes you smile.

We believe the less is more, and take pride in using only the freshest natural organic ingredients sans GMO’s, chemicals or preservatives, including an array of whole grain gluten-free flours, certified gluten-free oats, whole nuts, locally sourced fresh produce and dairy, organic raw cane sugar and coconut sugar and fair trade soy-free organic chocolate and cocoa courtesy of Equal Exchange. Our products are made with the best Mother Nature has to offer in order to bring you consistently good eats: food that is wholesome, all natural, gluten-free and always a better choice.  We’re sure you will be blown away by your first bite!

We live in a rural town, tucked away amidst the Redwood forest on the north coast of California. After dedicating many years to the hospitality industry, we decided to pursue our own entrepreneurial endeavor. We initially set out with the intention of opening a bakery & café, and although that has yet to materialize, we continue to actively bring that dream to fruition by baking beautiful tasty treats to sell at our local Mendocino County Farmers’ Markets – http://www.mcfarm.org
and now, to you.

It’s all about loving life’s pursuits and having fun, and that’s exactly what we’re doing!

You can find Mendocino Baking Company Products at these locations:
Mendocino

Harvest at Mendosa’s – 10501 Lansing St., Mendocino, CA 95460 (707) 937-5879
Corners of the Mouth – Natural Food Store 45015 Ukiah St., Menodcino, CA 95460 707-937-5345
Fort Bragg

Harvest Market – 171 Boatyard Dr., Fort Bragg, CA 95437  (707) 964-7000
Down Home Foods – 115 S Franklin St., Fort Bragg, CA 95437 (707) 964-4661
A-frame-Espresso Drive-Thru – 1080 S Main St., Fort Bragg, CA 95437 (707) 964-3350
Rhody’s Cafe at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens – 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 (707) 964-4352

Farmers Markets

Mendocino Farmers Market – 44901 Main St, Mendocino, CA 95460  (Fridays 12PM-2PM, May-Oct)

Fort Bragg Farmers Market – 400 block of Franklin Street between Laurel & Pine behind City Hall,                       

(Wednesdays 3PM-6PM, May-Oct)