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Our Bakery

GreenIsland Bakery was founded in 2020 by owner Caroline Johnston when she realized how much she missed authentic Irish and European pastries, bakery goods, and breads. Luckily for us, the Johnston family has many closely-guarded family recipes handed down through generations! GreenIsland Bakery uses these recipes, and believe us, they're a secret for a reason!


As an international citizen and entrepreneur, Caroline founded GreenIsland Bakery with her roots and experience in mind. A native of Greenisland, Northern Ireland, Caroline spent years living all over Europe. From Ireland to France to Scotland to Spain, GreenIsland Bakery is inspired by all things Irish & European! Now living and operating in the United States, Caroline has brought her lived experiences here to Washington, DC.




Our products are made with luxury, internationally-sourced ingredients to ensure maximum authenticity. As connoisseurs of Irish and European baked goods, GreenIsland Bakery management and staff know the importance of high value and, above all, tasty ingredients. You may even be reminded of your ma's homemade recipe that you thought could never be replicated! As memories and nostalgia pour in, let us take care of the baking and you take care of the eating! Just like home.

Our Team

Caroline Johnston


Dan Alpert
Marketing and Sales Coordinator


Our Production Team

Our Mission

We are a social enterprise who partner with other organizations to support women who
are recovering from traumatic experiences.

It is our goal to raise funds for facilities and equipment to provide workforce training
and personal development coaching for women who have been marginalized in society.
We also aim to create  employment opportunities to empower women. Our ultimate goal is
to increase employment and local food production in the area to help victimized
and marginalized women reach their full potential.

We also partner with bread coin and other non-profit organizations to give back to the
community.  GIB (Greenisland Bakery) provided options purchase goods for first responders and
victims of violence, all of whom were at heightened risk during the pandemic.

Details of these programs below:


Bakery Classes

As noted by several studies, baking is a form of therapy for individuals. It helps calm down both our minds and bodies while also serving as physical therapy for the hands. GreenIsland Bakery is committed to the well-being of one another and as a result hosts baking classes focused specifically on Irish culture. 


Our baking classes are meant to serve as a form of relaxation and emersion in Irish culture. Our goal is to share our traditions and heritage with you while also giving you some time to simply enjoy the multiple benefits that come with baking. 


Join one of our Irish baking classes and enjoy all that baking has to offer!

Read more about this here.  Please contact us for more information on our classes.

GIB Program

GreenIsland Bakery offers a unique program to empower women who have previously experienced gender-based violence, mental health issues, or food insecurity. This 3-month personal and professional development program meets weekly for 90-minute sessions that move the individuals through three different stages.


In Stage 1, the participants will go through a self-discovery and self-awareness journey through coaching. We will explore where you want to go, your skillset, and create a personal and professional development plan.


In Stage 2, we'll explore how to go in the workplace. Specifically, we'll learn business skills including sales, marketing, presenting, financial management, and operations that will assist in the workplace.


Lastly, in Stage 3, we'll take a look at how to bake and share the knowledge of our founder and bakers with you. 


We also offer a workplacement program which meets two days a week that includes the following training:

  • One-to-one coaching and mentoring

  • Life journey brainstorming and goal setting

  • Business plan creation

  • Sales boot camp training

  • Communications training

  • Speaker Training

  • Marketing, presentation, and pitching training

  • Personal finance training

  • Understanding legal documentation

  • Leadership training

Download our PDF here for full details or contact us for more information.

Other Partnerships

Please read more about our partnerships, including Breadcoin, by downloding our PDF here or by contacting us for more information.

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