CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Courtney Buckley, owner of Your Mom’s Donuts, has built a following for a never-ending repertoire of doughnut flavors — not necessarily an essential item amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
But Buckley also has a love for local food purveyors and determination to make a difference. She’s turned the Matthews-based doughnut shop into a local grocery store, selling everything from mushrooms and microgreens to meats, fresh-cut flowers and pantry staples such as whole wheat flour, grits and peach-pie jam. There’s also frozen dishes such as empanadas, deep-dish chicken pot pie, Mediterranean quiches and macaroni and cheese casserole.
Buckley provides doughnuts and fresh-baked bread; She took over Carolina Artisan Bread last year and continues to grow that brand.
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“The original goal was to keep our sales up,” she says. “With the empty shelves in grocery stores, people are looking for other options and want to support local.”
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