Reactions poured in quick and heartfelt to Catherine Misener’s Fb publish about Deda’s Bakery.
Misener and her husband, Chris Misener, began a commercial baking enterprise in early 2012. They offered Whoopie Pies, mousse pudding parfait and biscotti to downtown’s Vancouver Food Co-op. Shortly earlier than the co-op closed in 2014, the bakery added the Fisher’s Landing New Seasons Market as a shopper. By summertime 2014, New Seasons’ bakery purchaser instructed the couple their merchandise could be added to all Portland-space shops.
Baking for New Seasons turned a full-time job, offering truffles, Whoopie Pies, parfaits, king truffles, and different gadgets. In early 2015, the bakery purchaser informed the Miseners they need to plan on increasing their manufacturing to serve the grocery chain.
After which, a sequence of unlucky occasions — one specifically — hit the bakery, and Catherine Misener felt compelled to put in writing that fateful 1,440-word Facebook post on Feb. 17:
“We plan to maintain our retail bakery open till we can discover another person to take full possession,” she wrote, explaining intimately what obstacles stood in the way in which of the Salmon Creek-area bakery persevering with. “We’d love for somebody to step up and take over full possession. We’re itemizing our bakery on the market, to incorporate coaching if desired.”
Practically 70 folks posted reactions. “That is such sad news!” wrote Lisa Callen Farrell. “I fully perceive your state of affairs however I’m nonetheless actually unhappy about dropping Deda’s! You guys have made many breakfasts and lunch a lot happier for my family and me.”
From Kathleen Brown: “I perceive all the causes that went into this resolution. It’s so unhappy to see this glorious place coming to an end. This can be a large loss for our group, and we want all the very best to you and your loved ones.” And from Torre Scaramella: “Your scones are THE BEST I’ve ever had! I might order some weeklies!”
Wanting again, Chris Misener blames poor timing for the dilemma the couple is going through. Their expertise could also be an instructive story about how a hardworking duo with good intentions — their 65-hour workweek begins at 4:30 a.m. — generally encounter some, unexpected setbacks and low money.