Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


Following Her Bakery Dreams

Gracie Girl baking business will launch this summer

Haley Wright

Gracie Hauser, a 19 year-old from Thorp, is following her dream, taking her passion for baking healthy items to the next level by launching an online bakery that ships nationwide and a brick-and-mortar store in Thorp this summer. (And hopefully someday in Eau Claire, Wisconsin as well). Hauser said at age 15 she became ill and needed to make some lifestyle changes, so she began experimenting in the kitchen. She made modified recipes of everything she craved, noting she did not want to feel deprived of anything she wanted to eat despite dietary restrictions she needed to follow. “All of my original recipes are either 100% whole grain or grain-free, many are gluten-free, Keto-friendly, paleo-friendly, and contain no refined sugars or dairy,” Hauser said. Hauser makes a large variety of products, including muffins, little loaves, oat cups, breads, and treats such as brownies, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, and cookies. She was featured on NBC’s “Today Show” last year after submitting an entry to “Pitch Your Passion” to promote her healthy baking and help launch her business. Despite being featured on national television, Hauser remains focused on what got her into the business to begin with, and she’s excited to make her products accessible to others, both locally and nationwide. “I want to help others simplify healthy eating,” she said. “I use new technology to share my ‘old ways’ of simple ingredients and real foods.” The online store and Thorp store will launch this summer. To be notified of when they open, you can sign up for email updates at graciegirlbakery.com and/or follow her on Instagram and Facebook @graciegirlbakery. 

Lasker Jewelers
Lasker Jewelers

Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.