MEET THE PRODUCER
Planet-friendly tasty treats
In 1994, fresh-faced graduates Joe and Dawn Reade started baking bread in a converted garage in Tobermory.
Two years later they bought a shop on the local high street, which became the Island Bakery Delicatessen. As well as stocking the deli with tasty treats, Joe and Dawn saw a gap in the market for tempting organic biscuits. Their first range had just four varieties but were soon snapped up by the likes of Harvey Nichols and Selfridges and landed them with several Great Taste awards.
By 2007, the biscuit side of the business had overtaken the deli, so Joe and Dawn sold the shop and built a new bakery. Powered by local renewable energy, they set off on their mission to create brilliant organic biscuits with no GMOs, no preservatives, no artificial colours or flavours and no palm oil.
Sustainably baked in the Hebrides
Their factory building is powered by a hydro-electric turbine on the nearby Tobermory river, a wind turbine set on a hill above the bakery
and their ovens are heating using local wood chip from the island’s timber plantations.
The resulting brilliant biscuits are baked in an environmentally sustainable way and made from organic ingredients that are all fully traceable back to the producer.