A few years ago, I had the crazy idea to convert a trailer into a mobile bakery. My husband Mark and I found a used Airstream in Northwestern Connecticut. But before making the conversion, we couldn't resist camping a little bit first; 8500 miles later, it was time for the transformation.
The key pieces fell together quickly; convection oven, espresso machine , commercial fridges..a supplier of fresh roasted organic coffee and loose leaf tea. With the kind of baked goods I had in mind, they had to be served with exceptional coffee and high quality tea.
Next I hired employees who shared my passion for "made from scratch" food. I wanted to create an environment where we could work together encouraging each other as we provided exceptional service to our customers.
All this, combined with the space-age look of the silver trailer, sparked the birth of not only the name, but also our mission.
And that's how the Mothership was born!
Before long the sweet aroma of freshly baked cookies, muffins, and breads were filling Ridgebury Road and attracting the attention of local residents and businesses. Soon, the Mothership had regular customers stopping daily for their favorite coffee and baked goods.
Now, the Mothership Bakery has evolved into Cafe 44, a cafe space inside the Ridgebury Corporate Center, and most recently Mothership on Main, our freestanding bakery and cafe on Main Street in Danbury.
And the original Airstream? She's off traveling the roads of New England again!