Darcy Grainger didn't set out to be a bread maker entreprenuer but the Sayville resident is just that three years after launching an online baking business specializing in pumpkin bread and 11 other bread products. Her products are available for order online and also at Cornucopia in Sayville.
Your name: Darcy Grainger
Name of business: Darcy’s Delights
Your job title: Special Education Teacher/Business owner
When were you founded? March 2010
How did your business come to be?
It all started as a family recipe and a thank you gift during the holidays to family, neighbors, friends, and fellow colleagues in the workplace. Then it became a recipe used for a high school presentation. Economics students were presented with some delightful pumpkin bread during entrepreneur studies. Feedback from the class was so great; the bread was later presented to the student body as a fundraiser product. Pumpkin bread sales generated over $500 in profits for student government funds! Little did I know it would turn into a small business years later.
After suffering the loss of two siblings and having a passion to employ youth in entry level job skills I decided to navigate a disc on "How to start a small Food Entrepreneurship!" The sleepless nights turned into long hours of research and development and that was when I decided to create a company called "Darcy's Delights."
With all of my pet peeves related to the politics and education, as well as the needs of empowering youth to learn work ethics while feeling validated for a job well done I decided to combine all of my mini goals and form a corporation.
Why did you choose the community you're in?
It has a small quality school district with an adorable town. It is easy to get around to friends and family!
What do you offer customers?
A dozen different kinds of bread, from lemon tart to date loaf to carrot loaf and banana bread.
What do you want your business to be best known for?
All natural cakes-pumpkin choc chip-signature bread.
What's your most popular product or service?
That is a tough question! My most popular is: pumpkin, pumpkin chip, carrot, banana and zucchini.