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OUR HISTORY

Baking is in Debra Baretta’s genes. Her father was an Italian baker from age 14 in Torino, Italy and in San Francisco. Debra’s aspirationsled her first to the skies; she attained her private pilot’s license at age 17 and then became a Delta flight attendant. After settling down with her family many years later, her Italian baking roots came full circle.

For Debra, being Italian is about gathering around the table, sharing great food. It was devastating when her middle son Cory suffered from horrible allergies that inhibited him from enjoying the delights of her heritage. Cory is allergic to gluten, wheat, eggs, soy, peanuts, lentils, green peas and garlic. Without causing dangers to his health, he was unable to eat at friends’ houses, restaurants, birthday parties or school. No longer able to watch her son feel isolated and different, Debra began experimenting in the kitchen to create delicious food Cory could eat. She first perfected sandwich bread, then moving on to other baked goods. With much skill and some luck, which she attributes to her genes, her baked goods soon became favorites amongst family and friends.


Around this same time, a series of unfortunate events enters Debra’s life. Debra must care for her father after he is diagnosed with stage four cancer. Financial difficulties ensued. A year and a half battle with cancer culminated in a traumatic death. The family was devastated and floundered for eighteen months. Then Debra's inspiration to begin a baking comapny began to brew and she informally began selling her gluten-free, vegan breads, pastries and cookies. And so began the saga of Mama Baretta.

Unfortunately, the ill-fated chain of events were not quite over. Just as Debra begins to sell commercially, she falls ill with mono for several months. In this devastating state, she is forced to temporarily close down her business for six months.

Once back on track, Debra re-establishes her commercial accounts. Her products have recieved awards and her business has grown in ways unimaginable to a woman whose business was put on hold in 2011. Debra’s son Cory may have spit out the first store bought gluten-free, vegan bread, but now Mama Baretta’s baked goods are alongside the giants.


QUALITY INGREDIENTS

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    PASTRIES

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INGREDIENTS & NUTRITION LABELS

    BREADS

    Corn Bread

    Multi-seed Bread

    COOKIES

    Amaretti

    Biscotti al Anice

    Biscotti al Ciocco...

    Caramel Floren...

    Chocolate Chip

    Italian Snowballs

    PASTRIES

TESTIMONIALS

    Our Customers

  • After looking up your ingredients...I am truly amazed and inspired by all the wonderful ingredients you use in your baked goods! You are an inspiration...the companies you have sourced for your ingredients are amazing in the philosophies they follow as well as the products they supply you! Another reason why everything you make is so delicious!! Kudos to you!
    --Heather B, Novato, CA
  • "Mama Baretta has the most incredible gluten free cookies and breads. Deb is a wonderful person whom is deserving of having her small business wish granted. For me, as a gluten free person for medical reasons, Deb was a life saver! Her cookies are to die for, and that is no exaggeration!! They are like a little bite of Heaven here on Earth. In fact, I want one now"
    --Michele Bigler
  • OMG those Italian Snowballs are the just like my grandmother used to make!!!
    >--Timothy Howard, Atlanta, GA
  • Hi Debbie,
    The corn bread is so rich and full, a welcome change from most other gluten-free breads which are airy, weak on nutritious ingredients, and lacking in flavor. We would be glad to continue having your bread in our home, and look forward to finding a way to do that!
    Congratulations on creating a product that has integrity and great flavor!
    --Toni Brooks
  • "The Pezzi (Bites) are the best treats I have ever tasted. They are so delicious and it is so nice to know that they are made with such healthy ingredients. I WANT MORE!"
    --Julie G., San Mateo, CA
  • "I always advise my patients to search out healthy alternatives and PEZZI is a good nutritious sweet treat!"
    --Dr. Rogers DC, Novato, CA www.marinchiro.com
  • "These bites are the best! You wouldn't even know they are good for you. The chocolate is my favorite, although the other two are just as good. Just try them, you'll be happy you did! "
    --Linda, Salt Lake City, UT

News

AWARDS

START-UP NATION, LEADING MOMS IN BUSINESS 2013 2ND PLACE WINNER



LOVE OUR LOCAL BUSINESS

Mama Mia! Intuit Grants a Healthy Wish to ‘Mama Baretta’

Intuit's Small Business' Big Wishes Program

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BEST OF SHOW COOKIE, DOUBLE GOLD WINNER

SALTED CARAMEL NUT LACE COOKIE

Sonoma County Harvest Fair Professional Food Winners 2012


GOLD MEDAL - ALTERNATIVE FOOD PRODUCTS

CORN BREAD JALAPENO

Sonoma County Harvest Fair Professional Food Winners 2012


SILVER MEDAL BROWNIE

FUDGE BROWNIE

Sonoma County Harvest Fair Professional Food Winner 2012


GOLD MEDAL MUFFINS

MORNING GLORY MUFFINS

Sonoma County Harvest Fair Professional Food Winner 2011


SILVER MEDAL GLUTEN FREE BREAD

MULTI-SEED SANDWICH BREAD

Sonoma County Harvest Fair Professional Food Winner 2011


ARTICLES

Gluten-free cookie wins Best of Show The Sonoma County Harvest Fair's Professional Food Dessert Competition had quite a surprise this year in the cookie category. Taking home Best of Show was Mama Baretta's Salted Caramel Nut Lace Cookie - a gourmet, gluten-free confection that competed against non-gluten-free entries. The cookie also won double-gold in the Gluten-Free cookie category. To read the full article. Click here


California Legalized Selling Food Made At Home And Created Over A Thousand Local Businesses

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SMART ALLERGY-FRIENDLY EDUCATION

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4 COOL COMPANIES THAT ARE RUN BY MOMPRENEURS

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Sensational Tastes in the Shadow of Mt. Tam

Telli Marin -, June 2013
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HOW MAMA BARETTA BAKED ITS WAY TO BUSINESS SUCCESS

Start-Up Nation's Leading Moms in Business - Running a Business
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AWARD-WINNING COOKIE SET TO GO COUNTTYWIDE

The Community Voice, January 4, 2013

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PENNGROVE WOMEN IN BUSINESS

Penngrove Proud Magazine, Penngrove, CA Winter/Holiday 2012

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NEW FACES WIN HARVEST FAIR FOOD COMPETITION

Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, CA October 3, 2012

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GLUTEN-FREE COOKIE WINS BEST OF SHOW

Healdsburg Patch, Healdsburg, CA October 3, 2012

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BILL TO SELL HOMEMADE FOOD MAY BECOME LAW

San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, CA September 14, 2012

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BILL WOULD ALLOW SALE OF HOMEMADE FOODS

LA Times, Los Angeles, CA August 28, 2012

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GLUTEN-FREE DIET A WINNER FOR MAMA BARETTA

The Communtiy Voice, Rohnert Park, CA June 23, 2011

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INTRODUCING PENNGROVE-BASED MAMA BARETTA'S DELICIOUS GLUTEN FREE ITALIAN BREEDS AND BAKED GOOD

Southern Sonoma County Life Newsletter, September 2, 2010

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    189 H Street Petaluma, CA 94952
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    25 Petaluma Blvd South Petaluma, CA 94952
    707-765-2138


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    404 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
    (707) 573-5955


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    2105 S. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954
    (707) 765-3354


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    500 First Street, Petaluma, CA 94952
    (707) 658-1940


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    1465 Town and Country Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
    (707) 546-3663


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    550 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol, CA 95472
    (707) 823-4916


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    1910 Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, Ca 94923


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    6 Petaluma Boulevard North Petaluma, CA 94952
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