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Meet Sarah Sanchez of My Urban Homestead

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sarah Sanchez.

Hi Sarah, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I’m a teacher by day and baker by night (and evenings, weekends, mornings). I was out of work due to COVID-19 and decided to turn my love for baking and sustainability into a business! All my products are Earth-friendly and made with lots of love!

It all started in April 2020 when I was looking through my refrigerator and found a 4+ week old loaf of bread that still looked brand new. Gross! This lit a fire under me to start making my own and ensuring that everything was natural and sustainable. I had a lot of interest in my bread and other baked goods from neighbors, friends, and family. Now here I am 12 months later with a legit business!

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
I was able to grow my business quickly over the past few months. I even quit teaching full-time at the end of this last school year to bake full-time. However, bills and insurance life kept getting in the way. I made the tough choice at the end of July to go back to work full time. I am still baking, but it has to take a backseat to real life. I hope someday to be able to really go for it and bake full time. I am currently working on saving as much as possible so that I am really able to go for it.

We’ve been impressed with My Urban Homestead, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I am known for baking organic, sustainable bread, pies, and other baked goods. I use as many organic ingredients as possible and source many ingredients locally. My brownies are one of my most popular items overall. There are folks that come to the markets just for my brownies.

What quality or characteristic do you feel is most important to your success?

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