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Three Daughters Baking is Growing Up!

Three Daughters Baking is building out its very own kitchen in a unique co-retail space so we can bring you even more amazing goodies.

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Project Description

About two years ago, we decided it was time to make some life changes. We wanted to be more present with our three girls; we wanted to show them the value of working hard; we wanted to contribute to our community. Thus, Three Daughters Baking was born! It began with a simple email a few weeks before Thanksgiving to friends and acquaintances asking if they were interested in ordering some holiday desserts. (Spoiler alert: they were!) A few more holidays and many celebration cakes later, Three Daughters moved operations into Garden State Kitchen, an incubator kitchen designed for burgeoning food businesses. This move allowed us to sell more product in pop-up shops and farmers' markets. 

The three daughters (wo)manning the stand at the market

Now, we are moving into our own kitchen! We have joined forces with the General Store Cooperative and will be part of their Marketplace and Cafe. This is a collaborative effort between local, female entrepreneurs who believe that it makes more sense to work together than it does to compete. This co-retail experience features everything from New Jersey's first refill shop to encourage zero waste living, kitchenwares, and clothing from socio- and environmentally conscious makers to locally produced cheese, a coffee bar, and, of course, our bakery (with more to come)!  The General Store Cooperative is located on Springfield Ave in Maplewood, NJ, where local residents are eager to support food, coffee, and shopping options close to home. We are looking to not only bring something unique to this particular neighborhood, but to the entire South Orange/Maplewood area.  

Macarons coming to the shop!

Our family has lived in South Orange for 11 years, and we are excited to join the local business community. Chris and I will be drawing on our combined 38 years of experience in the food industry to bring thoughtfully sourced and deliciously refined pastries and savories to our friends and neighbors.

A day of pumpkin picking

Our project is already under way, but raising these funds will help with the next phases of the kitchen buildout as well as with the purchase of equipment and tools.  We hope you will consider joining us in this endeavor. No donation is too small–plus, we have some fun rewards! Spreading the word helps, too: please feel free to share with anyone you think may be interested and/or able to help us with this venture.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read our story!

Erica and Chris Leahy

 

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Why Crowd Funding?  Well, since we are such a young company banks won't even talk to us.  We certainly have our own skin in the game through our own funds - andsweat equity -  so crowdfunding is a great and new way to raise capital.
  • Why I Fund Women?  As a woman - owned business that is teaming up with other women - owned businesses it just feels right!
  • What will you do with all this money?  Well, if you've ever been involved in a construction project you know that little things come up (wait a minute, what happened?!) and if you have ever worked in the food industry, you know that overhead costs are big.  You'll help give us a strong start by funding the finishing touches of the buildout as well as the purchase of equipment and tools.
  • Do your daughters help with the baking?  While the girls don't help with the baking (yet!), they do help in other ways.  Over the last five and a half months, they have helped us set up and break down our display every Saturday at the West Orange Farmers' Market.  Just the other day, our oldest daughter was learning to take orders and handle payments, while the other girls were pouring coffee and hot apple cider.
  • Are there really three daughters?  There sure are!

 

 

April M
12/15/2019
oooh la la ... French Macarons
$75
Candi
12/14/2019
Monetary Contribution
$50
J, B, & E
12/11/2019
Treats and Tee
$100
Paige van den Burg
12/04/2019
Cookies!
$50
Carlie Johnson
12/04/2019
Cookies!
$50
Heather & John
12/03/2019
Treats and Tee
$100
Erin Mellerski
12/03/2019
Monetary Contribution
$50
Jennifer Walters Anstendig
11/28/2019
Granola
$25
Lynn
11/22/2019
Treats and Tee
$100
Jill And Dan McGuire
11/21/2019
Deluxe Treat Box and Tee
$200
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

5 Supporters
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10.00 USD
Thank You!

We appreciate your support!  The Three Daughters Baking team will send you a personalized thank you card.

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0 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Granola

Receive a mason jar full of our signature almond-cranberry granola.  It is loaded with oats, coconut, quinoa, flax, and gently spiced with cinnamon and ginger.  Plus a personalized thank you card.

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3 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Cookies!

For this contribution we are offering a personalized thank you card plus a box of our Browned Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies.  These are loaded with chunks and shards bittersweet chocolate and topped with sea salt.

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10 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Treats and Tee

Thank you!  We will reward you with a box of assorted Three Daughters Baking treats including cookies, caramel popcorn and other goodies.  PLUS a Three Daughters tee AND a personalized thank you card.

10 Supporters
None available
200.00 USD
Deluxe Treat Box and Tee

We are so grateful!  We will set you up with our deluxe box of signature treats Plus a Three Daughters tee AND a personalized thank you card.  

5 Supporters
None available
500.00 USD
Cake!

Wow!  6 inch cake, Three Daughters Tee, Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies, AND a personalized thank you card.

2 Supporters
None available
1,000.00 USD
So much!!

We are overwhelmed!  For you, we have a 6 inch cake, our deluxe treat box, a Three Daughters Baking tee, and a personalized thank you note.

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0 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

5 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
Thank You!

We appreciate your support!  The Three Daughters Baking team will send you a personalized thank you card.

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Granola

Receive a mason jar full of our signature almond-cranberry granola.  It is loaded with oats, coconut, quinoa, flax, and gently spiced with cinnamon and ginger.  Plus a personalized thank you card.

47 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Cookies!

For this contribution we are offering a personalized thank you card plus a box of our Browned Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies.  These are loaded with chunks and shards bittersweet chocolate and topped with sea salt.

30 Left
10 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Treats and Tee

Thank you!  We will reward you with a box of assorted Three Daughters Baking treats including cookies, caramel popcorn and other goodies.  PLUS a Three Daughters tee AND a personalized thank you card.

10 Supporters
None available
200.00 USD
Deluxe Treat Box and Tee

We are so grateful!  We will set you up with our deluxe box of signature treats Plus a Three Daughters tee AND a personalized thank you card.  

5 Supporters
None available
500.00 USD
Cake!

Wow!  6 inch cake, Three Daughters Tee, Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies, AND a personalized thank you card.

2 Supporters
None available
1,000.00 USD
So much!!

We are overwhelmed!  For you, we have a 6 inch cake, our deluxe treat box, a Three Daughters Baking tee, and a personalized thank you note.

2 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward