The past few months have been a bit of a whirlwind for us here at Sunberry Baking Company. The response to our products, and our mission to share and educate about veganism, has been truly wonderful. Who knew there would be so much interest in and support of compassionate baking? Well, there has been, and we have been racing to keep up…
Starting in April, however, Sunberry Baking Company will be taking a new direction. Due to an eerily synchronous combination of factors, we will be stopping our wholesale deliveries after March 29th (which means you will probably still find our items at our wholesale locations for a few days after). In addition, our last day at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market will be March 30th.
While we are sad about this decision, we are even more excited about the new direction we are taking. We hope you will stay right there with us, too–in several different ways!
Going forward, you can still get Sunberry Baking Company’s 100% vegan treats via special order. Whether you love our scones, brownies, cookies, cupcakes, or muffins–or all of those and more–or whether you need some delicious vegan treats for a birthday, party, gathering, meeting, or to treat yourself, you can contact us three days in advance to place an order, and we will coordinate a pickup time and location (in either Harrisonburg or Staunton). Be sure to look over our Product listings and the Ingredients and Prices page to check out your options (including minimum order sizes)…and all the love that goes into them.
Do you love Sunberry so much that you KNOW you want a regular supply? Sign up for our new Community Supported Baking (CSB). Much like community supported agriculture (CSA), our CSB allows you to take out a “share” or subscription at a set amount per week. Subscriptions are available for either $10 or $20 per week, and we provide you with a selection of Sunberry vegan treats for pickup at a regular location. Once we get enough subscribers, the CSB will begin! With your share, you can expect combinations like:
- $10: 4 cookies, 2 muffins, 1 cupcake
- $10: 2 scones, 2 brownies, 1 muesli bar
- $20: 4 scones, 4 cookies, 4 muffins, and 1 brownie
- $20: 4 cupcakes, 2 scones, 2 brownies, 2 cookies
- “Tea Time”: perfect for a tea party or just your own afternoon tea time: 8 mini-scones and 9 shortbread cookies
- “Chocoholic”: a variety of chocolate items, such as 4 brownies, 2 cherry chocolate scones, 4 chocolate stout muffins, 4 chocofluffer cookies
- Gluten-free: a selection of our gluten-free items
Be sure to tell us any preferences or allergies you have, and then get ready for a weekly fix of vegan deliciousness! Contact us if you have any questions, for details about payment, or to sign up!
The last part of our shifting of direction is pop-up sales events around Harrisonburg and Staunton. We will be “popping up” with our vegan treats for sale in various stores and other spots, including some places on a regular monthly basis. We will announce pop-ups on our Schedule page, on our Blog, and via e-mail updates. Please contact us ahead of time if you know you want to pickup some items, so we be sure to bring them and set them aside for you.
Between special orders, the CSB, and pop-ups, you have plenty of options to keep our vegan treats in your life. In fact, you might be able to “share the love” even more!
Speaking of sharing the love, we are eager to focus much more on vegan outreach and education, which are central to Sunberry Baking Company’s mission. We are planning to do more classes, like our Vegan Cooking 101 class that happened on March 26th, to organize more vegan meetups and other events (like Vegan Night Out in September), and to continue sharing recipes and other information in order to help anyone and everyone go vegan! We even can do one-on-one vegan cooking and baking education in your home, to your church or community group, or to your friends and family. Just get in touch to find out more!
We send our sincerest thanks to everyone who has helped Sunberry Baking Company so far. We are looking forward to even more great conversations over some yummy vegan treats.
– Justin & Rosemary