Sunday, May 10, 2015

May is National Celiac Awareness Month = Sweet Treats!

It's hard to believe that it could already be the month of May and time once again to celebrate National Celiac Disease Awareness month! It's also our third annual partnership with the fantastic Mariposa Baking of Oakland and San Francisco - We're really excited! 

Here's the scoop and how YOU can participate, eat delicious GF baked good, AND most importantly support the amazing research being done at The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center - they rock!! 

And don't forget to #GlutenFreeMay your most creative and/or delicious looking creation made with either Mariposa's ‘rye’ breadchocolate chunk cookies, or butter croissant. We'll pick the most creative and visually appealing photo and one lucky winner will receive a gift card from Mariposa!


Prominent Bay Area Gluten-Free Baking Company Teams Up to
Help Find a Cure for Celiac Disease

Mariposa Baking and The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center
Celebrate National Celiac Disease Awareness Month in May

(Oakland, CA -) Mariposa Baking of Oakland/SF is partnering again with The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center to recognize National Celiac Disease Awareness Month in May. This unique partnership, in its third year, was formed through a strong desire to generate greater awareness about celiac disease on the west coast by bringing together the Bay Area’s preeminent, 100% dedicated gluten-free bakery and a world-renowned leader in celiac disease research.
Throughout the month of May, Mariposa Baking’s retail locations (Oakland and SF) and online shop will offer their customers the opportunity to participate in this fundraiser. A portion of Mariposa’s sales from the month of May goes directly towards funding research at The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center. This year, Mariposa Baking is highlighting its widely popular ‘rye’ bread, chocolate chunk cookies, and delicious butter croissant, which can be purchased in their retail locations, online store or by mail order.

“Mariposa is committed to the long-term health of our customers and The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center is doing important research to improve the lives of people with celiac disease and gluten intolerance,” said Patti Furey Crane, founder of Mariposa Baking. “We’re very happy to support the work of the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center and to enable our customers to participate in this fundraising effort, while raising awareness in the Bay Area around celiac disease. We look forward to great success.”
May is National Celiac Disease Awareness Month. The focus is to raise awareness about celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCSG). Approximately 1 in 133 or 3 million Americans have celiac disease. There is no evidence-based data to indicate how many have non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

            “We’re very excited to be partnering for a third year with Mariposa Baking, a company that not only delivers delicious gluten-free artisan products to those who require the diet, but also demonstrates their commitment to the community with substantial efforts to help raise much-needed awareness and funds throughout the Bay Area and beyond,” said Carol M. Shilson, executive director at The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center. “Our programs and services educate thousands of consumers, patients and medical professionals across the country each year and our research is truly leading the way to a cure.”

Event Details: May 1 – 30, 2015
- Locations: Mariposa’s Bakeshops:
o   Oakland Bakeshop:          5427 Telegraph Ave., D3, Oakland, CA 94609
o   SF Bakeshop:                   1 Ferry Building Plaza, Shop 32, San Francisco, CA 94111
o   Local Pick-Up:        
o   Mail order:                   
o   Telephone:                         510-595-0955

For more information about this event, details about this partnership or celiac disease, please visit: For information about The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, please visit:  

About The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center:
The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center seeks to cure celiac disease. It is an international center of excellence providing comprehensive patient and professional education, expert diagnosis and treatment for both children and adults, groundbreaking bench and clinical research, and active leadership in advocacy efforts. The Celiac Disease Center is part of the University of Chicago, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization completely funded by donations.

About Mariposa Baking:
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 out baking them herself. And so, in 2004, Mariposa was hatched. Mariposa’s mission – create wholesome, hand-crafted food using the finest natural ingredients. Our certified green bakery also houses our first retail bakeshop. We have two storefront locations, our Oakland Bakeshop and our new SF Bakeshop, est. 2012 and located inside the Ferry Building, where we’re able to bring daily bread and hand-crafted sweets to San Francisco’s gluten-free community. We have an online store for customers outside of the Bay Area, distribution to natural foods stores on the West Coast and we service many local restaurants with our artisan breads and pizza crusts. We have a passion for- the baked goods we make, the creative journey we’re on, and the communities we serve.