Why Small Businesses Matter
Shop small, do big things for your community
Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story.
You're IT Crumb Together Bakery!
Crumb Together trains and employs adults with disabilities to create delicious baked goods under the supervision of a professional baker. At Crumb Together Bakery they learn skills, build self-esteem, socialize, and are productive members of our community.
Why did you start your business?
75% of adults with disabilities are unemployed. Our mission is to change that.
Circle of Friends has been providing social programs for children and teens with special needs for the past 15 years. As our participants mature into adulthood we are committed to supporting them. We launched the Circle of Friends Crumb Together Bakery, "always rising" to train and employ adults with disabilities in the bakery industry.
Finish this sentence in regard to your business. “I wish I could…”
Get a storefront property to help us expand our mission.
Best selling product/service?
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies.
How many people do you employ/train?
Any youth or seniors from the community?
Yes. all of our Bakers.
How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?
The following stores, institutions are ordering or selling our baked goods and we are slowly expanding our base.
- Harvest Harbor
- Peter's Market
- Cranbury Store IGA
- Village Market
- Synagogues / Event Planners
- Beth Israel Chabad of Westport/Norwalk
- Arlene Rosenthal, Party Ideas
Visit Crumb Together Bakery online here.
HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!