If you love to bake and get a sense of fulfillment when others marvel over the treats you make, a home bakery business may be your calling. With the technological resources available and the public looking for convenient food options, you can sell your goods online, specialty shops or to those who lack the time to bake. If you decide a home bakery business is right for you, consider selling your goods to a specific target customer so you can create your own niche in the market.
The demand for gluten-free baked goods is one the rise, according to "QSR Magazine," as more individuals find themselves with a gluten intolerance or celiac disease. Gluten-free foods provide relief to those who do not digest wheat, rye or barley well and seek comfort foods such as bread, cupcakes, cookies and muffins.
If there is a bakery or gourmet restaurant in your area, consider selling your baked goods to these establishments, as they may not have a separate kitchen equipped to make baked gluten-free foods. By providing this catering service to such establishments, you gain an income and help fellow business owners gain new clients. In addition, farmers markets can also be a good place to sell gluten-free foods and get the word out about your business.
A dog is not a pet in many households; it is part of the family. Expand your bakery business by including healthy pet treats on your menu. Many pet owners enjoy pampering their cats or dogs and feed them quality food. Shape your pet treats as bones, balls, mice and so on. To let customers know you offer pet treats, consider offering a free pet treat sample with every purchase. Additionally, advertise your ingredients and the fact that you do not include unhealthy ingredients such as animal by products, which some manufactures use to make commercial pet treats, according to Vet Info.
Cater to those who may have non-traditional diets or want to consume more whole foods. The vegan diet focuses on eating whole grains, fruits, vegetables and legumes. According to Choose Veg, individuals who follow this diet should fortify their food with Vitamin B-12, Omega 3 fatty acids, calcium and Vitamin D. By including flax seeds, soy products and ingredients that naturally have essential vitamins, you can advertise your baked products as vegan foods that naturally contain recommended nutrients. Vegan food options a home bakery can whip up include cake, bread, cookies, scones, icing, muffins and pie.
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