The Bakery On Main plant is GFCO certified gluten free, NonGMO Project Verified, certified Kosher Parve by the Orthodox Union and is certified for organic production. Bakery On Main maintains exceptional quality standards by employing Good Manufacturing Practices including ingredient quality controls, full product traceability, in-house gluten testing, metal detection, standardized allergen and sanitation cleaning procedures, and a HACCP program to insure food safety.
Our products are created for you in our 34,000 square foot production facility with state-of-the-art processing equipment and room to grow so that we can fulfill the future needs our loyal customers
It all started in the small bakery of a natural foods market on Main Street in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Founder Michael Smulders listened to his Celiac customers complain about the taste of many of the gluten free options available to them. He thought that no one should have to suffer because of a food allergy or other special dietary need, and made it his mission to create products that were good for them but taste like they aren’t.
Late in 2003, after tasting a granola recipe one of the bakers was working on, Smulders said, “these gluten free people need granola!” He walked through the store and gathered ingredients and baked the first batch that day. It took almost 2 years to find gluten free sources of all the ingredients and find a place where we could make the product without risk of cross-contamination.
Three years and two bakeries later, their gluten free granola is made in a 34,000 square foot manufacturing facility with state of the art quality controls and in-house gluten testing on every batch. Located just a few miles down the road from the original bakery, the plant maintains the small bakery quality by continuing to bake in small batches.