Terri Miller loves the joy her sugar cookies bring to the community, especially young children. She also loves everything about farmers markets! Her initial interest can be traced back 30 years ago when she and her family resided in Germany. She recalls the positive communal spirit and the generosity and kindness of the vendors. After returning to the states, she stayed busy with her catering career but the desire to take an active part in the farmers market venue never left her.
Upon retiring and becoming empty-nesters, Terri and her husband moved from snowy South Dakota to Richmond, Virginia. It was 2016 when they settled into life in the Fan near Scuffletown Park, which Terri describes as a sweet, relaxing hidden gem of a park that is great for reading and enjoying the community garden. She casually continued to pursue her love of making desserts and baked her son’s favorite sugar cookies for his wedding. The rave reviews from guests sparked a journey into learning all she could about decorating her cookies with an ultimate goal of being a vendor in local farmers markets.
Terri recalls a snowy day in December of 2018 when she baked ALL day and committed to four close friends that she would start her own business. In a matter of months she created Scuffletown Sweets, a name inspired by her local refuge in the Fan. Word quickly spread about Terri’s sugar cookies and soon people were enjoying them at all sorts of community events and special family gatherings. Her goal to participate in farmers markets became a reality in 2019 and she now sells at numerous markets in Richmond and surrounding areas. “The farmers markets make it all worthwhile. I truly enjoy ALL aspects of the process from baking to selling!”
Two of Terri’s favorite products are her paint-your own cookie kits and her more classic cookie decorating kits. Terri describes it as a fun “boredom buster” activity for families and they’ve been a hit across all ages! She misses her interaction with the kids at markets and parties and is looking forward to helping them delight in the creative process again soon!
She enjoys celebrating the changing seasons, holidays, and special events with the community through her cookie themes. She has the perfect gifts for all occasions! Grads will enjoy tasty cookie treats of their caps and gowns in their school colors. Be sure to check out her sunflower cookie platter and 4th of July treats. She can also be contacted for special orders. See why customers consistently say, “They taste as good as they look!”