Dam Good™ English Muffins - About Us
About Dam Good™ English Muffins:
Dam Good™ English Muffins is a woman-owned, family-operated, mission-driven wholesale bakery that makes 4 varieties of fermented, preservative-free, plant-based, non-GMO, seed-oil free sourdough English muffins: “Original White,” “Multigrain,” “Cinnamon Swirl,” and “Whole Wheat.”
We started with a New York State home processing license, and have since moved our business to our facility in Peekskill, NY.
Our brand name:
Our brand name references our proximity to The New Croton Dam, located in Cortlandt, NY, nearby where we got our start, our goal to Dam Good™ and to make Dam Good™ tasting English muffins.
Why Dam Good™ English Muffins is unique:
We started this business in the hope that we would be able to make a difference in our community by creating a good product, providing jobs for people, and teaching them a marketable skill that they can take with them. As an organization, we are inspired by, and look up to Greyston Bakery in Yonkers, NY. We’ve adopted their Open Hiring model to provide an opportunity to people who have barriers to employment. This type of hiring has been used at Greyston Bakery since its inception and has been very successful. By filling jobs without judging applicants or doing background checks, Open Hiring creates opportunities for individuals who have been excluded from the mainstream workforce--while at the same time providing people with the opportunity to experience the dignity of work, and improve their lives in their communities. Our social focus is key to our compassionate Human Resources approach, and ‘griddled’ into our company’s DNA.
Further, we are continuously working to enhance our company culture as our workforce is the core of what we do, and how we do it. To show our appreciation for our employees, we celebrate birthdays, non denominational holidays, host team bonding events such as dumpling making, bowling night, and have after work activities such as yoga instruction.
Additionally, we feel a strong responsibility to do what we can to do Dam Good™ for our Peekskill community, and the world at large. We therefore donate our English muffins on a weekly basis to our neighbors at Fred's Pantry via Caring for the Hungry and Homeless of Peekskill (CHHOP). Further, since December, 2021, when we began our partnership with the Ronald McDonald House of the Hudson Valley, we’ve been stocking their pantry with English muffins for their guests to toast up and enjoy.