Sweet Botanical Bakes is a lady owned small business in Medford, MA specializing in buttery shortbread cookies made with edible flowers. She values spending time with nature and learning more about plants native to the New England area. These handmade confections are sure to surprise and delight with a variety of flavors such as Strawberry Sumac, Pistachio Rose, or Toffee Coffee with Dandelion. To give back to the earth, she donates five percent of all proceeds to local community gardens, Seed Savers Exchange, and United Plant Savers.

Since moving here nearly two decades ago, Lauren Berry has been passionate about the Boston food scene. Countless cooking classes later (her favorite at Formaggio Kitchen) and a doctorate in clinical psychology, she landed where she started, playing with plants. Working with plants has been a tradition since her grandfather built green houses in upstate New York and supplied the city with thousands of carnations and delphiniums each year. Her parents on the other hand successfully owned a small seasonal gift shop in Chincoteague Island, Virginia for 35 years. The entrepreneurial spirit runs strong in her family. 

Spending time with nature, sharing in the community of growing, and learning about sustainable growing practices has been a continuous thread that she hopes will inspire others. Baking with edible flowers is just one way to spark that curiosity. She’s passionate, eager to collaborate and often told her laugh is infectious. Reach out at sweetbotanicalbakes@gmail.com .🌻