st-bressonTo the left is my view while i sit here writing this. An ancient three story high wisteria that perfumes the air. I am in france, checking  on my home and taking a bit of much needed R & R. As some of you know, before deciding to open a gluten free bakery in Cambridge, i had all but decided to open one in france. I love it here, but France is a hard place to start a business from scratch and Cambridge seemed more sensible.

This last year has been a very busy year and i thank all of you who have been such supportive customers. It is a pleasure to bake for such enthusiasm. We are expanding Violette slowly but surely. We have not yet “landed” our permanent bakery space, but we are transitioning to a bigger temporary kitchen of our own at 1001 Mass Ave. At 1001, we will operate our retail area pop-up style (ie, we aren’t renovating the infrastructure as we will once we are in our permanent location.) We’ve added new markets this summer and brought on some very talented staff. Not finding our permanent home (yet) has perhaps been a blessing in disguise. Our team will be able to focus on developing our skills as a team while focusing primarily on farmer’s markets, rather than dividing our attention between a brand new bakery/cafe and a much expanded FM schedule. Fingers crossed in the fall that we’ll find the right permanent location, and be ready to take that next step.

In the meantime, as i’ve said to the folks who have inquired about baked goods these last three weeks, we will be back baking soon! So sorry to disappoint those of you who have been  hoping to buy from us these last few weeks. May 31st (fingers crossed) we will be at our first farmer’s market of the summer season. And soon thereafter, open for pop up bakery sales at 1001.

Enjoy the beautiful spring we are having in the Boston area!


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