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Wednesday, January 3, 2018
THE JOYFUL FOOD COMPANY
Alabama’s only 100% Paleo-specific bakery has expanded from baked goods to complete Paleo meals. To reflect the changes and updates, the company has re-branded itself as The Joyful Food Company.
The Joyful Food Company was born as Consider It Joy Baking in 2015, but the idea behind it started a few years earlier because of family reasons.
"Several years ago, my family embraced a grain-free, no processed foods lifestyle to address multiple health issues my son was dealing with, and this meant everything we ate was homemade,” said Elizabeth Wood, the founder.
The changes in diet and lifestyle were a success in Wood’s personal life, but she knew other families were struggling with many of the same issues. While there was vast interest in the Paleo lifestyle by the community, the time commitment, learning curve of new ingredients and the frustration of recipe failures were huge deterrents.
"I wanted to help, so I did the only thing I knew how to do--I baked! We started small as just a bakery, but soon, customers began asking for meals as well,” Wood said.
That’s when Rebecca Wanagat joined the team. Like Wood, she was a mom on a mission, who educated herself on the Paleo lifestyle in a quest to improve her family's health. Soon the two were selling as many meals as they were muffins! However, many of the citizens haven’t been made aware of the addition of meal options.
To celebrate the growth, “Consider it Joy Baking” will be launched as “The Joyful Food Company” on January 4th, where the community is invited out for a ribbon cutting ceremony. The ribbon cutting will take place at 11 am and the team will be hosting a huge giveaway for 4 weeks of Paleo bundles ($396 value).