Orange County Economic Development


Description of Business:  The Accidental Baker is a family owned business located in Hillsborough NC.  Their primary product is flatbread crackers which can be found at high end Grocers and Specialty (such as Weaver Street) shops primarily in the Southeast and Mid Atlantic. 

 What year was your business founded/established?  2004

Why Orange County?  We like the environment that Orange County provides for our family and business

What makes your business unique? Our crackers are unique in several ways.  The first is that they are still handmade and packaged by us at our bakery.  We do not use co packers.  But the truly unique characteristic of our crackers will be found in the formulation.  We age our dough for at least 1 day before baking.  This allows our premium ingredients the time to truly come together.  This old world technique is labor intensive but allows us to produce a cracker that is unique in both taste and texture.

What are your next goals for your business (any exciting expansion plans or new product/services)?  Our goals going forward are to continue growing our brand with more market penetration in our core areas and into adjoining areas. 

If you had an extra $100,000 to invest in your business, how would you spend it?  If we had an extra $100,000, we would do several things.  First, we would be looking to purchase a permanent space for our bakery.  At the same time, we would purchase several pieces of equipment that would lead to more efficiency in our operation.

Contact Information:

Owner:              Jennie McCray & Kevin Mason

Address:           PO Box 845
                         Hillsborough, NC  27278

Telephone #:    919-732-6777