Going Against the Grain
Paleo Baking Company
Passionate about health, Hannah Dorn, who comes from a family of entrepreneurs, launched the Paleo Baking Company in March. The recently married Hannah found the timing right for her new business venture, which is dedicated to creating baked goods for people with special diets and healthy lifestyles. The “paleo” of Paleo Baking Company pays homage to the preagricultural, hunter-gatherer diet associated with paleolithic humans. Paleo diets eschew processed foods, sugars, grains, processed oils, legumes and dairy. Paleo foods are considered anti-inflammatory and include natural ingredients that are locally sourced when possible. Hannah’s inspiration for her logo came from cave paintings in
Paleo Baking Company products are available at Tomato Tomato. Since her launch there has been strong support for her products, and she is looking to expand her online retail presence. You can follow the Paleo Baking Company on Facebook, Twitter and on the web at PaleoBakingCompany.com.
Farm on Wheels
Truck Farm Omaha
The concept originated in Brooklyn, New York, where director Ian Cheney of Wicked Delicate Films wanted to plant a garden. Without land, he had to get creative, so he built a garden in a truck. His truck attracted lots of attention and quickly grew into a mobileeducation center.
The mustard-yellow 1975 Chevy C10 pickup hosts a 5-by- 8-foot planting bed filled with seasonal vegetables such as lettuce, arugula, radishes, beets, Brussels sprouts and tomatoes. The plants being grown vary based on the season, and get their start at the
To find Truck Farm Omaha, or learn how to bring the farm to your organization, visit TruckFarmOmaha.com. You can contact
Cohousing Urban Farm
New Omaha Neighborhood Concept
Currently in the planning stages,
The French Bulldog
Arrives in Dundee
Like fine sausage, like saucisson, a restaurant is only as good as its ingredients. When an
The team calls the French Bulldog “a proper charcuterie,” where they butcher and cure in-house, serve a focused menu and sell some of their products on site. Carnivores can look forward to dry-cured salami, capocollo, prosciutto and pastrami. Everyone will enjoy the cafe’s grainy mustard, which boasts a tangy, unexpected crunch.
From three local producers, The French Bulldog sources its pork—antibiotic- and hormone-free, of course. The cheese comes from Shadow Brook Farm, Branched Oak Farm and from an Omahanative cheese monger who created a special
The co-owners have experience at La Buvette, the Dundee Dell, the Boiler Room, Pitch Coal-fired Pizzeria, V. Mertz, Sweet Magnolias,
The French Bulldog, located at
The Chocolates Bar
Omaha’s Newest Dessert Sensation
Bubbling with passion and energy for her love of all things desserts, Katie Murphy is humbled and delighted when a connection is made and a compliment is received. Katie is living her dream—creating edible art with passion. Katie’s small business, the Chocolates Bar, specializes in hand-painted artisan chocolates, cakes and desserts using the freshest ingredients, and buying locally as much as possible. She is constantly on the prowl at farmers markets to spark inspiration for her desserts, and has made goat cheese brownies and strawberry-rhubarb bars. She welcomes ideas because she is willing to try just about anything.
On weekends, Katie can be found making up to six of her specialty custom cakes—many for weddings or birthdays—each tailored to the specific request of the customer. She’s done Mario, Batman and Toy Story—to name a few— but the possibilities are only limited by the imagination of clients.
Hand-painted, small-batch artisan chocolates are gorgeously decorated and appear as inspiring pieces of art. Flavors such as s’mores, peanut butter & jelly and chipotle-cherry give customers a glimpse into Katie’s creative combinations. Chocolates are sold in prepackaged boxes ranging from the four-piece Chocoholic to the 25-piece Cocoa Therapy.
Katie finds inspiration in many sources, and her specialty desserts are always evolving. A favorite is the bacon and chocolate chip cookie with peanut butter filling. She has also developed a fun line of popsicles with flavors such as watermelon mojito, spicy mango, ginger peach and margarita.
With a baking and pastry degree from the
With such a busy schedule, Katie is often surrounded by friends and family who support her dream by handling deliveries and helping with the ever-constant cleaning after the day’s baking session has ended.
Katie is full of optimism as the Chocolates Bar is growing faster than she imagined. She hopes to open her own store in
For now, you can find her delicious products in