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DH and i were thinking about starting up a gluten free bakery and selling online. It would require a HUGE investment, and I am not 100% sure if there is a good market out there for it. What do you guys think?

I would offer bread, rolls, pizza crust, tortillas (flour type), maybe soft pretzels, and stuff like that. And maybe eventually offer mixes.


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Mom of 4 beautiful girls (the 2 youngest are only 10 months apart!)
Diagnosed with Celiac disease on November 8, 2006; gluten-free as of 12-1-06.

DD#2 13 years old; diagnosed on November 28, 2006. gluten-free as of 12-7-06.
DD#3 9 years old; diagnosed through blood work in October 2006. Gluten-free as of mid-November and doing GREAT!!
DD#4 8 years old; had a scope done on 6-22-07 (at 14 months old) and the dr saw stomach ulcers, but all test results were negative. GI dr told us to put her on the gluten free diet anyway. She is gluten free as of 6-22-07.

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A bakery would be good.....I think there is always room for more, and it would be great to have more choices. Funny you mentioned this, b/c my dh and I have talked about starting something up also. I don't think I would ever actually do it though, I can't even manage my laundry pile these days, let alone start my own business. But our idea was to package family size gluten free meals, that use naturally gluten free ingredients for the most part, so it wouldn't cost a fortune.

Like you guys, we have four kids, and we are all gluten free. What I would give on some nights to just pop something in the oven when I don't feel like cooking. But there is nothing out there (that I know of) available in family sizes....like those big Stouffer's dinners that really CAN serve 6 people, lol. Amy's attempts it with the enchildadas, but it looks like it would really only feed about two people, and Amy's always makes me sick anyway.

But baked items are good too.....I don't mind paying a bit extra for baked goods, b/c I can never seem to get gluten free baking right. I just use mixes now, it saves me the frustration. So, I would buy from you!


Tamara, mom to 4 gluten & casein free kiddos!

Age 11 - Psoriasis

Age 8- dx'd Celiac March 2005

Age 6- gluten-free/cf, allergy related seizures

Age 4 - reflux, resolved with gluten-free/cf

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DH and i were thinking about starting up a gluten free bakery and selling online. It would require a HUGE investment, and I am not 100% sure if there is a good market out there for it. What do you guys think?

I would offer bread, rolls, pizza crust, tortillas (flour type), maybe soft pretzels, and stuff like that. And maybe eventually offer mixes.

If your have the time, the money and the energy I would go for it. I would also have an on site fresh baked goods store perhaps even on with a little coffee and sitting area and make sure the ovens vent to the outside. If you also do corn tortillas I bet you could draw nonceliacs also and perhaps even offer samples of gluten-free baked goods. Much of the gluten free stuff is really not bad at all and quite palatable to gluten eaters once they get the chance to try it.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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I'm going to go find the website for a gluten-free bakery that opened around here and post it for you to look at and get the # at. Maybe you could call and talk to the owners and find out a little info from them. We drove about 45 minutes one Saturday to check it out. Carleigh liked their stuff, but she likes mine too. If it were closer, I would definitely go there more. There were only 3 things that she could have because of the other allergies, though.

I wonder if you could "start" it out of your house and grow the business from there. Advertise in the health food stores and online etc.


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Carleigh~ 10 years old, allergic to wheat, milk, peanuts, strawberries, and many EAs. She is currently soy-light and egg-light ~ celiac testing inconclusive by allergist.

Gluten-Free since 10/05 She's a gymnast. : )

Nick ~ 13 years old with no known allergies.

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I looked into that also, and it unfortunately was a lot more difficult than I thought. I am not sure of the health/safety rules where you are from, but there are a LOT of guidelines (even if you just sell them online). If you do choose to, good luck!


Gluten-free, Vegan

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