Nice to meet you!


Hi I’m Rachel! The Owner & Baker of Fetching Goodies. Thank you for visiting Fetching Goodies online!

Fetching Goodies is a small, woman-owned & operated bakery in Alexandria, Virginia. We create classic yet innovative baked goods – cookies, quick-breads, muffins, and, my favorite BARS.

What are bars? By bars, we’re talking cookie bars (i.e. salted chocolate chip cookie bars, red velvet cookie bars..), brownies, blondies, pumpkin bars, apple pie bars — the ideas are ENDLESS! Coming up with new flavors and inventive combinations is a ton of fun. Have an idea? Don’t be shy! Brainstorming flavors is always welcome 🙂

Right now, I’m a one-woman shop! I create all baked goods recipes, bake the goodies in small batches, prepare & package them by hand. I love creating unique & classic GOODIES for you to sink your teeth into, share (or not!), and enjoy – because you deserve it!!

I’ve been baking for as long as I can remember. I LOVE it. Why? Because I love the joy that a thoughtful treat can create. Whether it’s a birthday cake; a holiday pie; or cookies, brownies & bars for the whole family, potluck, wine night, or just because!! There is always a reason to make your day sweeter, & smile. 🙂

My mission: To make the best baked goods you’ve ever had.

With that in mind, I strive to create allergen-friendly options. I’ll always have dairy-free and vegan options. Not vegan? Don’t let that turn you away!! I don’t sell a Goodie unless it’s undetectable allergen friendly. Looking for gluten-free? Drop me a line! I can make gluten-free goodies upon request (go-to: Gluten-free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies/cookie bars).

Starting a bakery has been a dream of mine for several years. I’ve been baking to-order for family, friends and colleagues for the past 8 years. In 2012, I started the food blog thefetchingfoodie.com to share recipes and treats for you to make at home – head over there if you want recipes!

In 2019, I finally took the leap to start a bakery, for real.

I filed the paperwork, got the health department approval, the business license…the whole shebang, and here we are!! I am SO excited to serve you!

Currently, I operate under the Virginia Cottage Food Law. This law allows me to bake for you out of my home kitchen. Because of this, everything is made with extra care, in small-batches, truly homemade with love & purpose in every bite.

Also because of this, per that special law, there are two places I am permitted to sell baked goods: (1) Directly from my home kitchen in Virginia, and (2) from Farmers’ Markets. So, I can sell to anyone that is able to pick up goods from Virginia!

I have a selection of goodies available each week, with limited quantities available.

Want something that you don’t see listed? Reach out to me!! Let’s chat. I am happy to create what you’re looking for.

Questions? Let me know. I look forward to talking with you & meeting you!

Have a sweet day!

Tastefully Yours,

“There has never been a treat of Rachel’s that I haven’t enjoyed. She is legit the “Bar queen”, and the dozens of her creative concoctions (from Java Java Crunch Bars to Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Bars to Ooey Gooey Butterfinger Rice Krispie Treats) ensure that there is something for anyone.” – Blaire Wikoff