What is a Community Supported Bakery or CSB?
You have probably heard of CSA; community supported agriculture, The Cottage Baker is your local CSB, a community supported bakery. Minnesota cottage baking law allows custom baking and sales of nonhazardous products in a non-commercial (brick and mortar storefront) setting. Yours truly, Mark Bridge, is a registered cottage baker and certified food manager with the state of Minnesota.
How does this work?
During the summer, weekly bakes are offered at local Farmers Markets and events; customer orders are also available for pickup at these events, look for the Cottage Baker vendor spot. Customer orders will also be available for delivery/pick up on weekly bake days or other times by arrangement.
How do I order when the Farmer's Market is out of season?
Standard or regular items can be ordered year round from the Market section of the website, OR you can use the contact page to let me know what you need. Just because something isn't listed doesn't mean it's not available. Remember, this works like having a personal baker, all kinds of wonderful baked goods can be made to order. Orders for folks in the Park Rapids, Nevis, Dorsett, Menahga, Osage and nearby surrounding area are delivered at no additional charge, or customer pickup at an arranged time.
Delicious traditional Sourdough bread made using a sourdough culture that has been lovingly maintained for over 100 years. Great sourdough flavor that is perfect for sandwiches or to enjoy with fruit, cheese, and wine. In Traditional, Whole Wheat, Savory, Rye, Multi Grain, Cinnamon Raisin. New flavors will be added too - keep checking back.
A traditional style French Baguette that pairs well with fruit, cheese, wine, etc. Loaves measure around 16" by 2 1/2". Made with unbleached bread flour, water, salt, yeast
Here is Struan, a Scottish harvest bread full of Ancient Grains and other flavorful goodies. A slice of this bread toasted and slathered with butter and jam is hard to beat. Contains unbleached flour, brown rice, buttermilk, polenta, quinoa, rolled oats, wheat bran, brown sugar, honey, yeast, salt, egg white, poppy seeds
New England Country Bread
New England Country Bread is hearty and flavorful with stone ground whole wheat flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, honey, and cinnamon
Ciabatta - Pane di Como
A traditional Italian ciabatta with coarse grain and a chewy crust.
Swedish Limpa Rye
Spice and orange scented Swedish Rye bread. Very good toasted and topped with sharp cheese or good ham.
Croissant - 4 Pack
Layer after layer of buttery goodness. Available in traditional, whole wheat, or chocolate flavor.
Danish - 4 Pack
Traditional fruit Danish in the popular pinwheel shape. Blueberry, cherry, apple, and strawberry flavors. Sold in packs of 4 with a single flavor.
Norske Knots (Kanelsnurrer)
Kanelsnurrer, or Norske Knots to keep things simple, have just the right amount of cinnamon and cardamon and tender bread to truly compliment your morning coffee. They are like Danish with a kick. Served in 4 packs.
Heirloom White Bread
Meet Heirloom White. Here is a traditional, farm-style white bread made with a flour blend including fresh milled and bolted heirloom hard red spring wheat. You will love the bold flavor and the soft, creamy, slightly open crumb. A slice of this bread toasted and slathered with butter and strawberry jam is something to write home about.
Hot Cross Buns
Hot Cross Buns - a traditional favorite. Great flavor with a touch of spice and raisins and topped with a sweet frosting. These work great for ham sandwiches with spicy mustard.
Prost made with spent grain, Warthog wheat, rye, stout beer, and other good things.
Cranberry Wild Rice Bread
Cranberry Wild Rice. This is a very popular style. It's super good for toast and sandwiches. It comes loaded with lots of wild rice, cranberries, spices, a hint of citrus, and a proprietary heritage flour blend.
Old Fashioned Cookies
Cookies just like Grandma used to bake. These cookies are from the old, time-tested recipes everyone loves so much (I've been known to grab some of my cookie recipes from Victorian cookbooks, just to keep things fun). Packaged by the dozen.
Simply state your desired goodies and when you need them along with your contact information (phone #) and I'll get right back to you ASAP. If you live in the Park Rapids area orders can be delivered or picked up at a time of your convenience.
Custom baking for the Park Rapids, MN area.
610 Gilbert Avenue South, Park Rapids, MN 56470
Cottage Food Producer Registration #20168674
Cottage Baking - These items are homemade and not subject to state inspection.