Edible Energizer Bunnies
Jessica Sullivan is nothing if not a go-getter. In an almost-solo operation (husband Dan jumps in occasionally), she produces seven kinds of gluten-free bread, plus a range of sweets and crunchy things (croutons and breadcrumbs, honey or maple graham crackers, and four kinds of “crunchers”—adorable little crackers in “cheesey,” pizza, cocoa and taco variations). Two Little Buns products (named for the company’s mascot rabbits, Walter and Wendy) are made from brown rice and tapioca flours, oats and potato starch. The cookies are vegan and breads have eggs in them, but Jess is transitioning to have all the baked goods be vegan, motivated by wanting to “lessen the impact on the environment, to cut back the energy and time invested into animal-based products.” Customers praise her tasty treats and tell her, “If you hadn’t said anything, I wouldn’t have known this was gluten-free.” Working out of a commercial kitchen in Woonsocket, Jess will have more than 15 products at summer markets, including pizza shells, sandwich rolls and “energizer buns,” shaped like little bunnies and packed with “superfood” seeds.
Available at Shaw’s Meats in Woonsocket, Goddard Park, Armory Park and Hope Street Farmers’ Markets all season and the Brown University’s Farmers’ Market in September and October. 401.339.6500; TwoLittleBuns.com