Inspired by a review of poverty in her hometown of Charlottesville, VA called the Orange Dot Report, Susan Freeman Weiner conceived of Orange Dot Baking Company to generate local employment while producing a healthy, flavorful alternative to existing high-glycemic, gluten free breads.
As an avid gluten free cook, Susan built Orange Dot on innovation in both its baking process and its recipes—much to the delight of her celiac son, Andrew.
Orange Dot bread is special because it is made with an innovative, proprietary baking process that locks in the moisture and expands the cell structure of the bread.
The recipes are also innovative because they do not contain any xanthan gum (which causes intestinal distress!), are packed with high energy ingredients like organic eggs and sunflower, pumpkin, quinoa, chia and amaranth seeds, and are baked with great flavors!
It is a versatile bread that works well as French toast for breakfast, a turkey sandwich for lunch, a hamburger bun for dinner--or simply toasted with goat cheese and a glass of red wine.
In 2015, Susan began baking in her home kitchen and selling at the Charlottesville farmer’s market. In late 2017, Orange Dot moved into a new dedicated, gluten free baking facility to supply stores in Charlottesville, Richmond, and surrounding areas. In 2019, Orange Dot began selling in Whole Foods in Washington D.C. and shipping pallets of bread to Fresh Direct for home delivery in Manhattan and beyond.
We say our bread is gluten free, power-packed and down-right delicious!