The Women’s Bean Project is a Denver, Colo., based social enterprise offering women in need an opportunity for transitional employment in gourmet food manufacturing. These women are the taught job readiness skills needed to find and keep a job, which eventually helps them break their cycle of poverty.
The Women’s Bean Project gourmet food line started with bean soup mixes in 1989, but has since expanded to packaged mixes for dips, cookies, brownies, tea, spices and, now, scones.
The Denver Tea Room serves a very popular scone alongside its proper high tea service. “Customers are always asking us for the recipe and we never give that out,” says Denver Tea Room owner, Margo Seymour. “I am a pastry chef and have used this recipe for the past five years,” she adds.
Seymour explains that the Denver Tea Room approached the Women’s Bean Project in hopes of packaging a scone mix to sell. The Women’s Bean Project had tried a few scone mix recipes they weren’t happy with, so they were anxious to collaborate.
The resulting collaboration is a delicious, easy-to-make scone that pairs perfectly with tea or coffee. It tastes even better knowing that your purchase of the scone mix supports local women in need to learn job skills that will help turn their lives around.
The scone mix is available for purchase on the Women’s Bean Project website, the Denver Tea Room website, or at the tea room's location at 1820 E. Colfax in Denver. The mix is also available at local King Soopers, Safeway and other independent grocery stores.
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