PA Live produced a segment on Keystone Konfections bakery and spoke to one of our bakers, Lara Garner, and asked what makes our bakery so unique.
Keystone Konfections bakery is an example of the new direction Keystone Community Resources is taking toward microbusiness opportunities.
State and local government are pushing for a change in the landscape of “sheltered workshops,” and Keystone Community Resources is working to shape our vocational programs to meet the future.
Keystone Konfections is one of our first ventures toward building new and improved programs for our consumers. Keystone Konfections currently employs two part-time bakers that started out in our vocational training program as clients. Keystone Konfections participates in various farmers markets, selling our baked goods and our newest product, Keystone Koffee. These are all new opportunities for job coaching and supported employment.
So what makes our bakery so different? Each purchase, whether it’s just a cup or a whole bag, directly supports Keystone Community Resources’ mission of “breaking down barriers.”
Watch the video clip for the full segment.
Way to go Lara, Karen and Carol -- you've made us all so proud!