Greetings from the Field of Dreams: If you bake it, they will come



Dear Friends:

I spent last week in lovely majestic Iowa, where we manufacture our allergy-friendly Cybele’s Free-to-Eat cookies. We make them right next to the Field of Dreams. There’s something about that, that’s achingly poetic. Every time I start to feel defeated or beaten down by the business, I think to myself “If you Bake it, they will come”.

Here are some kids, eating our cookies.


This picture was taken in Los Angeles, the night before I went to Iowa… to bake more cookies. Because IF YOU BAKE IT, THEY WILL COME.  And you will need to make more cookies. Which is exactly what we did.  216,000 cookies, to be exact.

In the next couple of weeks, please look for our cookies in all Kroger brand stores. That means Kroger, King Soopers, Fred Meyer, Ralphs, QFC, etc. We will be in the core cookie set, so look for us there, in the cookie aisle. Let me know if you find them. And please let me know if you don’t!

Here are cookies being trayed to bake….


And cookies cooling….


And cookies being sorted….


Meanwhile… outside the window of my motel….


This helicopter took off and landed all day long. It’s an Agriculture and Pest Control copter.  They seemed to have some serious business to attend to!

It’s the heartland for corn here.  Yup, that’s corn.  All along the horizon.


All in all, it was a good time  Lots of cookies baked. And lots of cookies shipped. Can’t wait to go back, to the Field of Dreams.

12 Responses

  1. Jeanette says:

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to see your cookies.

  2. Kristina says:

    Wishing you the best and will be on the look-out for your cookies at my local QFC in Federal Way, WA. They can’t come soon enough. I have your cookbook so I know they will be delicious.

    • cybele says:

      Kristina, thanks so much! I hope you enjoy them. Let us know which flavor you like best, once you’ve tried them!

  3. Susan Jacobs Corria says:

    Love the pictures,and to hear the process of getting it done, I have ordered the oatmeal raisins,my husband and I loved them…but the shipping cost more the the cookies…. can’t wait till they hit the east coast…
    Congratulations on all your hard work!!

  4. Libby says:

    Yay for cookie production! Just look at those trays of cookies getting ready to go out and conquer the world!

  5. Jordyn says:

    Are you stinking serious??? You remember the Macy’s commercials at Christmas time with people waiting outside, tapping on the store window? Well, that’s going to be me waiting for your cookies.

    I must let you know that your book has been my saving grace as I try to navigate my sons nearly 10+ food allergies (which include 7 of the top 8, but I still won’t touch shrimp. You gave us the hope of a normal life. I want to say thank you. I love you for the work you are doing. When it gets hard, and I am sure it does, please think of people like me, who have cried their hearts and eyes out feeling the monumental task of simply having food available for our kids was impossible.

    Interestingly, I just blogged about your Baker’s Handbook. I consider it to be the allergen-free baker’s bible. If you ever get time, you can find it here –

    And Cybele, thank you.

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