Starting as a college project, we discovered that the average Cottage Food Business (92%+ women-owned) only makes around $6,500 annually and around 75% of these businesses seek to make more (based on our survey). Talking to these businesses, we discovered that the biggest challenge is reaching a wider audience. Our mission is to empower these certified businesses to share their talent with the community. Croftery will receive 10% from each transaction to grow this community; however, during our current initial stage, we receive 3.1%.
Meet Your Cottage Bakers
Every household is certified by the Washington State Food Safety department to sell cakes, cookies, coffee, jams & jellies, and certain ethnic foods. Our sellers are registered businesses - they sanitize their workstations, separate business ingredients from household ingredients, and are the only ones present in the kitchen at the time of cooking. We take pride in our standards for food safety and quality.