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Embracing Local Flavors: Summer Treats at Our Bakery

As the warm embrace of summer arrives, our bakery is thrilled to celebrate the season with an array of delightful treats featuring fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. One of our favorite ways to capture the essence of summer is by incorporating vibrant berries and tangy rhubarb into our tarts, pies, and cake fillings. By partnering with local farmers markets, we ensure that every bite is bursting with the freshest flavors and highest quality produce.

The Magic of Farmers Markets

Farmers markets are a treasure trove of seasonal goodness, offering a variety of fruits and vegetables that inspire our summer creations. At our bakery, we believe in the importance of supporting local farmers and bringing their harvest to your table. Here are some of the ways we utilize the bounty from our nearby markets:

  1. Berry Tarts: Nothing says summer like a tart brimming with juicy berries. Whether it's strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries, we source these gems from local farms to create our signature berry tarts. Each tart is a harmonious blend of sweet and tart, with a buttery crust that melts in your mouth.

  2. Rhubarb Pies: Rhubarb's unique tartness makes it a perfect ingredient for our pies. We combine it with ripe strawberries or a hint of citrus to balance its bold flavor, resulting in pies that are both refreshing and satisfying.

  3. Cake Fillings: Our cakes come alive with the addition of fresh fruit fillings. From classic strawberry shortcakes to more adventurous combinations like blueberry lemon or raspberry almond, the vibrant colors and flavors of the local produce elevate our cakes to new heights.

Where We Shop

We are fortunate to have several fantastic farmers markets nearby, each offering a diverse selection of fresh produce. Here are some of the markets where we source our ingredients:

  • Stade’s Farm & Market in McHenry: Known for their extensive variety of fruits and vegetables, Stade’s Farm is a go-to for our berry needs. Their strawberries and blueberries are particularly outstanding, adding a burst of flavor to our tarts and fillings. Visit Stade’s Farm & Market

  • Tom’s Farm & Market in Huntley: Tom’s Farm offers a delightful assortment of produce, including some of the best rhubarb around. Their dedication to quality ensures that our pies are always top-notch. Visit Tom’s Farm & Market

  • Goebbert’s in South Barrington: Goebbert’s is another favorite, providing us with a range of fruits that inspire many of our summer treats. Their market is a vibrant place full of fresh, local produce. Visit Goebbert’s

By shopping at these local farmers markets, we not only support our community but also guarantee that our bakery items are made with the freshest, highest quality ingredients. We invite you to join us in celebrating summer with these delicious treats, knowing that each bite is crafted with love and the best local produce.

Stop by our bakery this summer and indulge in the flavors of the season. And if you're looking to bring a bit of that freshness into your own kitchen, be sure to visit our favorite farmers markets and discover the wonderful produce they have to offer.

Happy summer and happy eating!

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