Today’s the day! Around 8:30 or 9am we’ll turn on the neon “open” sign (yet another eBay find) and that will be it. Marquette Baking Company will be open for business at 117 W Baraga in the Children’s Museum courtyard! A lot of people put in a lot of hard work to make this happen and I am grateful to all of you. Thank you, thank you for all the help.
We are going to limit the open days at the bakery to Saturdays and Wednesdays for now. If you make it down today, you’ll see that there are still a lot of loose ends. Eventually we plan to have a few tables, fresh coffee and a self service beverage refrigerator in the retail area. None of that is there yet. (In fact, if you know where I can find tables, chairs and a refrigerator, please let me know. I have a coffee machine … if it works.) We also need to work on the pastry side of things. I have a sheeter that doesn’t work yet, but once it does, you’ll start seeing croissants, Danishes and other laminated dough products. There’ll be other things as we develop the recipes and figure out how to schedule them along with everything else. Oh, we need to get some signs and update the website too.
For today there will be the usual breads, and cookies we have had at the farmers market. In addition, we are baking cinnamon rolls, and a few tarts — both sweet and savory. Try one and let us know what you think. There will also be a few surprises – wonderful little treats, samples and some celebratory breads. We’re baking a boatload of bread, but I expect a very busy day with the festival going on right outside our door. I hope it’s enough, but if not, there’s always Wednesday.
It’s going to be a fun day! Please stop by.
PS: Unfortunately, we won’t be at the farmers market any more this season. I love being at the farmers market, but it’s just too hard to manage both sales locations. Next year however …