Treat to Try: Good Food Bakery
Sure, it’s prime-time for growables such as sweet corn and tomatoes, but the local farmers market scene continues to provide excellent opportunities to try out independent, local baked goods. Even though bakeries can operate 365 days of the year, the summer markets give them sales outlets and opportunities that simply don’t exist in the winter.
Case in point, Good Food Bakery. As the name implies, it’s a bakery, independently-run (the labels on the products mention home-baked products) and also gluten-free. Given the longevity of the gluten-free eating regimen, it’s a decent prediction that it’s going to be a lifestyle choice with as much staying power as vegetarianism.
At the market, the bakery offers a big selection of tastable bites for patrons to sample before making an investment. That means you can do your own test-drive, if you like. Our own adventures with the products have been promising.
For instance: pizza crust. It’s a little different from other gluten-free pizza crusts. You can buy Good Food’s version in 3-packs. The proprietor warned that the product was breakable, but they held up just fine for the trip back to the house. Topped with basic marinara and cheese and baked in the oven, it’s not a chewy sort of pizza crust (in spite of yeast in the ingredients) — it’s much more like a pie crust in texture. The gluten-free crust works just fine with savory toppings, but it might be even better in a future trial as a tart base.
The bakery also puts out a lot of muffins. Among them are Glorious Morning Muffins, a version packed with carrots, zucchini, and most importantly, lots and lots of raisins. A healthy, hearty offering on their own, the muffins are even better at home drenched in honey butter (that’s gluten-free, so we’re not violating the tenets of their existence).
You can find Good Food Bakery at the Clintonville Farmers Market on Saturdays.
For more information, visit their Facebook page.