About Us

Welcome to the Mendocino Baking Company

A.K.A. Mendocino Gluten Free Baking Company

Our Story

What began as a happy pleasure baking traditional cookies for our local Albion Farmers Market in 2014, quickly turned into a “Gluten Free Duty” to our community. As the term “Gluten Free” hit the road, so to did the search for what we could eat. Although we neither had Celiac disease, nor were we gluten intolerant, we had many friends that were – and so the journey began!

As our culinary adventure began, we were determined to learn as much as possible about gluten free baking so that those of us who were afflicted could still enjoy the good (and tasty) things in life. We wholeheartedly believe in maintaining a balanced healthy diet, but still know that everyone enjoys an occasional treat, so we decided to come up with recipes that were just a little bit healthier for us. Cutting back on the sugar content was our first priority, and we also went for 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. Additionally, 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 Equal Exchange – 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 appreciate hearing from our customers on what they like and dislike. 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, we also create 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 our 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. In Fort Bragg, you can find our products at Down Home Foods, Harvest Market, Rhody’s Cafe at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, and the A Frame Expresso.

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

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.
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 the following locations:
Mendocino –

Harvest at Mendosa’s – 10501 Lansing Street, Mendocino, CA 95460 (707) 937-5879
Corners of the Mouth | Natural Food Store – 45015 Ukiah Street, Mendocino, CA 95460 (707) 937-5345
Fort Bragg
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Harvest Market – 171 Boatyard Drive, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 (707) 964-7000
Down Home Foods – 115 South Franklin Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 (707) 964-4661
A Frame Expresso – 1080 South Main Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 (707) 964-3350
Rhody’s Cafe | Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens – 18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 (707) 964-4352

Farmers Markets –

Mendocino Farmers Market – 44901 Main Street, Mendocino, CA 95460 | Fridays 12PM-2PM, May-October

Fort Bragg Farmers Market – 400 block of Franklin Street between Laurel & Pine behind City Hall | Wednesdays 3PM-6PM