Michelle Carfagno started with a passion for baking and a family with food allergies; she set out on a mission to recreate her family’s favorite food, a bagel. In 2012, The Greater Knead (formerly Sweet Note Bakery) was founded with the idea that food should be created to serve the greater need of the consumers. Today, The Greater Knead is a wholesale food manufacturer specializing in gluten-free and top allergen-free (no wheat, dairy, egg, soy, peanuts or tree-nuts) products aimed at creating transparency in the food industry. By inspiring and empowering change in the food industry, The Greater Knead is ensuring the “free-from” community can EAT CONFIDENTLY.
About the Products:
At The Greater Knead all products are “free-from” gluten and the top common food allergens. The current line of bagels includes classic flavors like plain, everything and cinnamon raisin as well as fun, seasonal and limited edition flavors like pumpkin, french toast, tomato basil and rainbow. In 2017, The Greater Knead will be launching a line of bagel chips to make snacking on the go easier for those with food allergies. Additional new products are in the works, and will all remain true to the mission of serving the greater need of consumers.
On being a Women Owned business:
“Being a Women Owned business means EVERYTHING! I personally struggled with not feeling confident enough to actually start a business. That feeling overwhelmed me for many years until I thought about the difference I could make in not just the food industry, but in demonstrating to other women who have a business dream that they could do it too! Being a part of the WBENC community is so empowering.”