The Kitchen Garden - Country Fresh
Our Kitchen
 
We do our baking right here in our kitchen using fresh ingredients and Mom's recipes!
 
It smells and tastes so good!
 Here's a list of what we bake:
 
Breads
  • Finnish Coffee Bread  (nisu, pulla)
  • Oatmeal Bread
  • Cheddar Cheese Bread
  • Honey Whole Wheat Bread
  • White Potato Bread
  • Limpa (Swedish Rye)
  • Reikaleipa (Finnish Rye)
  • Korpua (skorpars, rusk, skorpa)
Pies
  • Apple
  • Apple Cranberry
  • Apple Raspberry
  • Blueberry
  • Cherry
  • Mince
  • Pumpkin
  • Pecan
  • Raspberry
Dinner Rolls
  • White (Dozen)
  • Oatmeal (Dozen)
  • Wheat (Dozen)
Tea Breads and more
  • Apple Raisin Nut Bread
  • Banana Bread
  • Banana Nut Bread
  • Orange Poppyseed Bread
  • Pumpkin Raisin Bread
  • Scandinavian Almond Cake
  • Sticky Buns
  • Almond cupcakes
  • Korvapuusti
Muffins
  • Blueberry
  • Orange Poppy Seed
  • Pumpkin Raisin
  • Raspberry
  • Raspberry Chocolate Chip
Cookies
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Molasses
  • Nutty Chocolate Chip
  • Oatmeal
  • Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut
  • Oatmeal Raisin
  • Peanut Butter
  • Ginger Snaps
  • Chocolate Chocolate White Chocolate Chip

Please call ahead if there is something specific you would like or just stop by. Something's always cooking!
 
You can place orders
at the store or
Call us at:
(978) 939-8558
 
 
Winter Hours:
 
Tues- Fri:  6:30 AM - 5 PM
Sat:  8 AM - 5 PM
Sun:  8 AM - 5 PM
 
Closed Mondays
 
Additional holiday hours are always posted at the store.
We use local apples year round for our homemade pies!
 
   
Finnish coffee bread is a traditional braided sweet yeast bread often served with coffee. It is also known as Pulla, Nisu, nissua, Kahvileipa and, yes, Swedish coffee bread. Cardamon (cardamom) seed is an essential ingredient. We carry cardamon seed for the convenience of customers who make their own coffee bread or use cardamom in other recipes.
 
 
We bake Finnish coffee bread every day. For holidays and special occasions, we recommend calling ahead to order.
 
 A little history:
My great grandparents, Lempi and Samuel Aho emigrated from Finland and eventually settled in Templeton, Mass.   My mother remembered her grandmother, Lempi, making Finnish coffee bread, kahvileipa, with no recipe. Just a handful of this and some more of that.
 
I remember my grandmother, Ilmi, always having baked goods and coffee for her guests. She learned to bake from her mother and as a young woman went to the Fanny Farmer School in Boston.
 
My mother, Lorna, taught me to make Finnish coffee bread. After peeling the seeds from the pods, we would grind the cardomon in the same mortar and pestle that my great grandmother used.
 
Now I bake Finnish coffee bread six days a week in my bakery. I no longer use the mortar and pestle, but an electric coffee grinder. I only know a few words in Finnish. But, the bread I bake is what my mother made and many generations before her. It makes people happy when they taste it and remember their mothers and grandmothers.
 
Kiitos Lempi, Ilmi and Lorna!
And thank you to my customers for buying my bread!
 
Joyce
 
 
 
 
 
 
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