About the Freedom Family:
Sarah Pulcher owns Freedom Bakery along with her mother and father, Lisa and Larry Pulcher. Sarah attended Anne Arundel County schools Oak Hill Elementary School, Severna Park High School, and St. Mary’s high school.
Sarah was diagnosed with Celiac disease nearly four years ago, two days before Thanksgiving. She had been sick for months, misdiagnosed, and scheduled to have her gall bladder removed. She finally got a correct diagnosis just weeks before the operation was to take place. Sarah was only 25 years old.
Disappointed in the lack of quality gluten-free foods in this area, and determined to see the silver lining in her situation, Sarah and her family opened the doors to Freedom Bakery just two years later, on April Fools Day, 2009.
Through hard work and trial and error, Freedom Bakery now enjoys quite a large and devoted following and continues to grow well beyond the Pulcher family’s expectations.
And We've Grown:
Customers drive from as far away as Virginia, Bowie, and Baltimore to stock up on everything from gluten free cookies and cupcakes, to pasta and special gluten free “flour” developed by Sarah and Lisa. (Orders come in from all over!)
Freedom Bakery is especially known for individual-sized pineapple upside down cakes and éclairs.
Using local, sustainable ingredients whenever possible, the bakery often purchases products from local farmers’ market colleagues.
Several local grocery stores and local restaurants are now considering carrying Freedom Bakery’s gluten free baked goods and cooking ingredients. And, the bakery will be featured in several upcoming local events.
Freedom Bakery's Mission:
Sarah says that her long term goal is, “… to see that no child, teen, or adult feels left out or neglected because of dietary requirements whether it’s a special occasion or in their everyday life.”