Baked Profile - Love and Flour

Business Name:
Love and Flour

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Your Location:
Salem, New Hampshire

Year you started your baking business?
2016

What do you make?
French Macarons, Custom Cakes, dessert bars, cookies sandwiches, and more

How did you get your start?
Making cakes for friends and family in my moms kitchen!

Whats your signature dessert/baked good?
French Macarons

What is the story behind your business name?  
I feel like our baked goods truly do have so much love in them, which makes them so much better! our business name states two things we use in our products - Love & Flour!

What inspires you?  
I’d say my customers! they inspire me to create the best product i can so i can see the huge smile on their face when they try it!

What do like to do in your free time? 
What’s free time? ha! JK, i love to travel. 

Guilty pleasure?
Truffle fries, or fried gyoza.

What will you be selling at Baked?
French Macarons, Cookie Sandwiches, macaron ice cream sandwiches, and more!

Working on anything new for the upcoming Baked Festival?
Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich! 

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Baked Profile - Top Shelf Cookies

Business Name - Top Shelf Cookies

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Location:
Dorchester

How long have you been in business?
4 years

What do you make?
Craft Cookies

How did you get your start?
Baking for superstition.  Heather Yunger is a longtime superstitious Bruins season ticket holder. She would bring her Black & Gold cookies to the bar for pregame every game and that year the Bruins won the Stanley Cup and Heather decided to start thinking about escaping her cubical to make cookies!

Whats your signature dessert/baked good?
Black & Gold cookie, it’s a dark chocolate (think oreos) chewy chocolate cookie with peanut butter chips and it’s rolled in sugar before we bake it.  

What is the story behind your business name?
When you were a kid, mom always hid the good stuff out of our reach on the Top Shelf, but Top Shelf Cookies has another meaning as well - when you score on a goalie in hockey over the shoulder, it’s called going “top shelf".

What inspires you?
The City of Boston inspires me.  I think it’s beautiful and it’s made up of so many amazing neighborhoods, I feel really lucky to live here.

What do like to do in your free time?
Uh, I’m a small business owner I don’t have a lot of free time, but I guess what time I have I spend with my dog Brady.  he’s a senior rescue beagle and I love him so much, we take a LOT of walks in our new neighborhood in the Lower Mills area of Dorchester.

Guilty pleasure?
That’s a tough one, I don’t really ever feel guilty about what I eat because life is too short not to enjoy it.  It’s about balance.  

What will you be selling at Baked?
Cookies!  Lots of them.  We’ll bring Black & Gold, Boston Lager Chocolate Chip and some other Top Shelf Favorites!

Working on anything new for the upcoming Baked Festival?
We might bring something new with bacon! 

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Baked Profile - Flour Bakery

Business Name - Flour Bakery

Your Location:
114 Mt. Auburn Street (Harvard Square) and 190 Massachusetts Ave. (Central Square), Cambridge, Mass.

Year you started your baking business?
2000

How long have you been in business?
18 years

What do you make?
Breakfast pastries, breads, cakes, cookies, and tarts as well as sandwiches, soups, and salads

How did you get your start?
An honors graduate of Harvard College with a degree in Applied Mathematics and Economics, Joanne Chang left a career as a management consultant to enter the world of professional cooking. She started as garde-manger cook at Boston’s renowned Biba restaurant, then worked as a pastry cook at Bentonwood Bakery in Newton, and in 1995 was hired as Pastry Chef at Rialto restaurant in Cambridge. Joanne moved to New York City in 1997 to work in the cake department of the critically acclaimed Payard Patisserie and Bistro. Returning to Boston a year later with dreams of opening up her own pastry shop, she brought her French and American training to Mistral where she was the Pastry Chef until summer of 2000. In 2000, she opened Flour, a bakery and café, in Boston’s South End.

What’s your signature dessert/baked good?
Sticky buns

What is the story behind your business name?
My husband named it. He knew I wanted something simple and straightforward and it is a reminder that in baking, as in life, the simple things are best. 

What inspires you?
We go to a lot of restaurants and bakeries both in town and when we are traveling always on the hunt for new ideas. Certainly sites like Instagram and Pintrest and Twitter have been really helpful in showing us ideas that we wouldn't otherwise be exposed to. Old fashioned magazines and newspapers are always inspiring too :)

Guilty pleasure?  
For pastries I eat banana bread and chocolate chip cookies and double chocolate cookies every day.

What will you be selling at Baked?
Miniature sticky buns, raspberry crumb bars, brownies and chocolate chip cookies.

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Baked Profile - Mama B's Tasty Treats

Business Name - Mama B's Tasty Treats

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Your Location:
Kitchen located in Rockland, MA

Year you started your baking business?
We started our business in the spring of 2013.

How long have you been in business?
5 years, but have been baking for over 45 years!

What do you make?
Pies, cakes, tarts, cookies, bars and tea cakes.

How did you get your start?
We started selling muffins at a local farmer's market, and it became clear that this was something loved to do, and wanted to do as much as possible!

Whats your signature dessert/baked good?
Chocolate chip cookies, frangipane tarts, and Italian lemon cakes sell quickly, but we are constantly changing our items depending on what local produce is in season, so there are a variety of options.

What is the story behind your business name?
Our kid's friends always called me "Mama B", and our son thought "Tasty Treats" would cover anything we wanted to bake. Basically, our kids picked the name, which makes us so happy!

What inspires you?
Folks who LOVE to talk about and eat fabulous food, my family, my dear friends. I wake up every day wanting to learn about, to create, and to experience beautiful baked goods. 

What do like to do in your free time?
Read cookbooks, (baking!)

Guilty pleasure?
Eating as much marzipan as I can get my hands on. Watching "Claws", and "The Great British Baking Show".

What will you be selling at Baked?
Tarts, bars, cakes, pies and cookies.

Working on anything new for the upcoming Baked Festival?
A fancy schmancy layered cake.

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Baked Profile - Celebrated

Business Name - Celebrated

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Your Location:
Providence, RI

Year you started your baking business?
November of 2017

How long have you been in business?
We'll be 10 months old in September! 

What do you make?
We specialize in hand-crafted dessert tables for special occasions, with a dedicated focus to weddings! All of our desserts are vegan, mostly organic + free from artificial colors and additives. 

How did you get your start?
It all started with a love for baking many years ago.  I gained professional experience as a manager at several bakeries, and realized I could turn my passion into my dream job! 

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Whats your signature dessert/baked good?
Our most popular items are VEGAN french macarons (only supplier in the New England who makes an egg + dairy free version!) and our signature chocolate chip cookies (we won 1st place in a statewide competition in RI!) 

What is the story behind your business name?
The simple answer is, we believe that all life (human, animal, and plant) should be CELEBRATED. 

What inspires you?
We are inspired by so many talented pastry chefs around the world, who are pushing the boundaries of possibility for vegan desserts!    
 
What do like to do in your free time?
Hang out at animal sanctuaries, scope out studio locations, and indulge in delicious foods at local restaurants! 

Guilty pleasure?
Eating all the cookie dough before it goes in the oven! 😝

What will you be selling at Baked?
100% Vegan baked goods, including French Macarons, Cookie Dough (yes, just the dough!), cookies, and maybe some surprises!

Working on anything new for the upcoming Baked Festival?
We're working on perfecting a fluffy donut recipe! 

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Artists Illuminated - Backyard Soap Co.

Welcome to 'Artists Illuminated'. A series where we turn the spotlight on our favorite holiday market artists and makers. Today we are featuring South Boston Holiday Market maker: Backyard Soap Co.

BACKYARD SOAP CO.

Chef, Gardener, Soap Maker Richard Bonasoro is a passionate creator from Massachusetts. He is a renaissance man finding that the ways of the old world are not only romantic but efficient in our fast-paced lives. His love for soap making began almost five years ago when he was in his discovery of the magic of raw organic ingredients.

Transforming his backyard lawn into raised beds for flowers and vegetables, his garden became his greatest teacher. Learning that the best ingredients come from the healthy soil which equates to a healthy body and soul. What we put into our bodies becomes part of us so the ingredients have to come from love. When the bees and earthworms are happy they make the best of earth's gifts possible. So whether it's cooking a meal or creating a bar of soap the details are important. Quality ingredients and practices that benefit our well being and the well being of the planet. From those ideas, Richard bloomed Backyard Soap Company into what it is today.

Look for Backyard Soap Co. at the South Boston & Salem Holiday Market.
For more info on the South Boston Holiday Market on Saturday, December 9th, click HERE

For more info on the Salem Holiday Market on Saturday and Sunday, December 16th + 17th, click HERE

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Artists Illuminated - Loyal Supply Co.

Welcome to 'Artists Illuminated'. A series where we turn the spotlight on our favorite holiday market artists and makers. Today we are featuring Salem Holiday Market maker: Loyal Supply Co.

LOYAL SUPPLY CO.

Loyal Supply Co. is a design firm, retailer, and distributor of goods for the home, office, and studio. We believe in useful, thoughtfully designed products that make life more enjoyable. We work by the motto Supplies for Life. To us, this means objects worth keeping by your side for life.  We are very particular about the products we carry and the goods we design.

We strive to supply items that are as enjoyable to view as they are to use. Our offerings are built to provide lasting service and longer memories. We look at every potential item through two filters: utility and design. Each product has a use and needs to be able to perform its duty. We also value the design and appearance of our collection.Our store combines home and work. We work hard, but we also value our time away from the office. Loyal’s collection reflects that notion, offering the required materials to literally go fly a kite. Our compilation of items is always evolving, changing with seasons, needs and community interests.  

Look for Loyal Supply Co. at the Salem Holiday Market.
For more info on the Salem Holiday Market on Saturday and Sunday, December 16th + 17th, click HERE

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Artists Illuminated - ParTea

Welcome to 'Artists Illuminated'. A series where we turn the spotlight on our favorite holiday market artists and makers. Today we are featuring Salem Holiday Market maker: ParTea

PARTEA

In an age of craft cocktail bars, home bar carts, and beautiful drink recipe books adorning every well-styled coffee table, what makes ParTea's Booze Infusers so special? 

To start, their blends are meticulously handcrafted to ensure the highest quality infusion possible. They include only whole, natural ingredients so you can maintain control of just what you're drinking. By using a dried infusion rather than fresh fruits or vegetables, your infusion's shelf life remains the same as that of a bottle of liquor. Fresh fruits and vegetables transfer water into the alcohol (and in turn absorb alcohol) lowering the alcohol percentage of the final product. This means that your infusion will spoil over time. Who wants that? Not ParTea! 

With less than a gram of sugar per serving, ParTea's Booze Infusers can eliminate some of the problems with traditional cocktails. Sugar causes hangovers, headaches and extra bloating. Need we go on? Ditch the syrups and sodas for a Booze Infuser - it's basically a health drink!

Look for ParTea at the Salem Holiday Market.
For more info on the Salem Holiday Market on Saturday and Sunday, December 16th + 17th, click HERE

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Artists Illuminated - Englishman Bay Trading Company

Welcome to 'Artists Illuminated'. A series where we turn the spotlight on our favorite holiday market artists and makers. Today we are featuring Salem Holiday Market maker: Englishman Bay Trading Company

ENGLISHMAN BAY TRADING COMPANY

Englishman Bay Trading Company celebrates New England craft and style. It is about supporting local craftsmen and artisans expressing their talents and skill. 

English Bay sheep are raised on the rocky Maine coastline perpetuating the Down East tradition of seaside living. The authentically hand made wool products with unique designs will keep you warm for generations.

Look for Englishman Bay Trading Company at the Salem Holiday Market.
For more info on the Salem Holiday Market on Saturday and Sunday, December 16th + 17th, click HERE

Artists Illuminated - The Science Boutique

Welcome to 'Artists Illuminated'. A series where we turn the spotlight on our favorite holiday market artists and makers. Today we are featuring Salem Holiday Market maker: The Science Boutique

THE SCIENCE BOUTIQUE

Bonding science and fashion since 2012! Handmade jewelry and accessories for the science lover made by a scientist!. Jewelry and accessories handmade from polymer clay, shrinkable plastic, resin and more. 

Look for The Science Boutique at the Salem Holiday Market.
For more info on the Salem Holiday Market on Saturday and Sunday, December 16th + 17th, click HERE