our story

 

Our start was simple. Patti Furey Crane, Mariposa's founder, craved high-quality sweets while pregnant with her first child. Finding few options at the time, she set to baking them herself. And so, in 2004, Mariposa was hatched. Mariposa's mission – create wholesome, hand-crafted food using the finest natural ingredients.

Mariposa’s first few years were spent in a shared kitchen in West Berkeley, California. Our batches grew too big for those ovens, so in 2006 we built a new place to rest our wings -- a dedicated gluten-free kitchen in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland, California. This certified green bakery also houses our first retail bakeshop. 

In 2009, we fluttered to a second home – a Kiosk in San Francisco's Ferry Building. Mariposa’s presence in this food purveyors’ paradise enabled us to bring daily bread and hand-crafted treats to San Francisco’s gluten-free community. Two and a half years later, we migrated South in the Ferry Building and opened Mariposa's SF Bakeshop, est. 2012.

We have a passion for – the baked goods we make, the creative journey we’re on, and the communities we serve. Thank you for being a part of our story …