Greyston Bakery is a force for personal transformation and community economic renewal. Operating a profitable business, baking high quality gourmet products with a commitment to customer satisfaction. Greyston Bakery provides a supportive workplace offering employment and opportunity for advancement. Our profits contribute to the community development work of the Greyston Foundation.
In 1982, a Zen Buddhist meditation group led by a one-time aerospace engineer, Bernard Tetsugen Glassman, borrowed $300,000 to open a small storefront bakery to employ his Buddhist students. Within a few years, the Bakery moved to Yonkers and began hiring the chronically unemployed, providing on-the-job training as well as paychecks.
Greyston Bakery generates more than $8 million in revenues and employs 50 people. The new bakery was designed by Maya Lin and produces over 18,000 pounds per day of brownies and other baked products. Greyston Bakery provides the brownie bits used in Ben & Jerry's irresistible and best selling flavor, Chocolate Fudge Brownie Ice Cream, as well as three new flavors: Dave Matthew’s Magic Brownies, Half-Baked, and Neopolitan Dynamite.