The Story of Bread & Basket.

Bread & Basket, LLC 

Bread & Basket is a boutique-style public market. They specialize in the incubation of women of color-owned businesses and products. 

Since 2021, their physical location is in downtown Battle Creek, Michigan at 38 East Michigan Ave.

 They showcase the unique character of women of color-owned businesses locally, while advocating for WOC-owned businesses from around the U.S. B&B intentionally sources from WOC first, minority-owned second, and then everyone else.

 Basically, we act as the intermediary to the market for women of color (a.k.a the “hype man”). B&B currently support 6 local women of color-owned businesses from Battle Creek & Kalamazoo through their incubator program. They invest in more than 25 women of color-owned brands and 20+ Black-owned brands with our purchasing power; sourced from across the U.S.

 In addition to shelf space, we offer our entrepreneur partners training and shared resources; advocating for capital investment throughout critical city-wide and regional momentum.

“Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you.”

-- Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos

The Bread & Basket Team

Ideas became our words. Words became our actions. Actions changed our lives.

Tiffany Blackman