From our family to yours

Lightly sweet with a bright finish of salt, Effie's biscuits are more refined than a cookie and more dynamic than a cracker. Since 2007, our aim has always been to make the best, most satisfying small-batch biscuit possible and keep it real in our recipes and ingredients. Whether on their own, or as a delicious pairing, Effie's Homemade honors a rich, farmhouse tradition and continues the spirit of sharing simple pleasures.

It all started with an oatcake

Back in Nova Scotia, where our original biscuit was known as an oatcake, Effie MacLellan (yes, that Effie) learned a generations-old, family farmhouse recipe that she carried to her new home in 1950s Massachusetts. Oatcakes were a staple in Effie’s pantry, always on hand should friends, family or neighborhood kids drop by. Thankfully, for the rest of us, the story doesn't end there as Effie's daughter, Joan, and her longtime friend, Irene knew these oatcakes were too exceptional to keep to themselves and decided to share their family tradition with an eager public.

Effie's in the Community

Beyond our passion for baking, we are enthusiastic in our support for organizations and leaders whose missions align with community development, sustainability and food security, including:

  • The Food Project
  • Greater Boston Food Bank
  • Brookwood Community Farm
  • Food for Free
  • Commonwealth Kitchen

If your fundraising activities need product donations for raffles, silent auctions, or VIP bags, please contact us for support.

Our Promise to You

Every day, our small but mighty team works hard to get our wholesome biscuits to your pantry. If ever a biscuit in your order doesn’t align with your expectations and our high-quality promise, we'll do all we can to make it right. Just visit our contact page to let us know, and we'll will be in touch within 48 hours.