Readers may remember our interview last summer with Jamila Minniks, Brooklander, and owner of Potomac Pastry. We recently caught up with her again and she tells us:
we have grown so much that we are outgrowing even Union Kitchen! We are in the initial stages of finding space, and will be moving to a more individualized kitchen space in the new Union Kitchen space to accommodate our growth!
That’s not surprising. Anyone who has purchased her baked goods, sold through a number of wholesalers, at Zeke’s on Rhode Island or at the Brookland Tuesday farmers market, knows that her high quality pastries are delicious!
Now Jamila is reaching out to the community and supporters though her Kiva Zip website. (Kiva Zip is a non profit organization that enables 0% interest loans to entrepreneurs.) With the loan she will be able to buy the equipment she needs to grow, including a 60-qt stand mixer and a double stack convection oven. Her goal is to earn enough money to open a brick and mortar store and she says:
it would help us bring our little pastry shop to Brookland a little faster!
If you are interested in helping this neighborhood entrepreneur grow, consider lending to her goal here, loan amounts start as low as $5.
You can place orders for her pastries and desserts via phone, email or through her website. Keep up with Potomac Pastry though Facebook, Twitter, and their website.