with love from Butter Moon Bake Co.
In 2020, single mom Ava Truckey started over with a new apartment, new outlook, and new business, her scrumptious Butter Moon Bake Co. The longtime home baker was famous in her circle for hand pies, scones, and, especially, her buttermilk biscuits, so last November she decided to test the waters by selling her goods at a bake sale outside her house. She sold out within two hours. Now, she can’t make the biscuits, pies, and scones—in flavors like salted banana bread, cacio e pepe, Dunkaroos, and jalapeño cheddar—fast enough for her pastry-clamoring fans.
As a business owner, I feel responsible and passionate about the ways in which I give back to my community: the voices I amplify, with whom I collaborate, and who I support. I source ingredients locally when possible, gift boxes from the bakery each week, and I pay other local creatives full price for their time/product. At the basic level, this is what folks – especially (white) business owners – should be doing. I feel that baked goods are love, but so is putting your money where your mouth is.