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My name is Kelly Thompson, and I’m the proud owner of The Whole Grain Bakeshop.
I’ve been baking health-conscious treats many years for friends and family, who have all said, “Wow, this is great, you could sell these!”. So now, I have taken that to heart, and decided to fulfill my passion by starting my own bakeshop.
With this bakeshop, I want to address the increasing need in my community for fresh, gluten-free baked goods, as well as, satisfying the increased demand for nutritious, all-natural, and whole grain treats. My baked goods will also satisfy the taste buds of vegans, and non-vegans alike.
The Whole Grain Bake Shop aims to be a cornerstone in the Brewer/Bangor area, by offering a wide variety of fresh, made-from-scratch, baked goods, made with all-natural, high-quality, healthful ingredients, that are unrefined, chemical-free, and non-GMO. These baked goods are made with an eye towards nutrition, and are individually portion-sized. Many of the delicious, health-conscious baked goods are gluten free, and vegan. I also offer healthy, gluten free and dairy free treats, for your canine friends.
I have a variety of cookies, cupcakes, muffins, scones, sweet breads, brownies, and biscuits that are fresh baked to order. The menu of treats will be one that is ever-changing and expanding. There will also be seasonal offerings as well, which will include, fresh local apples, blueberries, and cranberries, to name a few.
Many of the all-natural, verified non-GMO ingredients, are certified organic. I use a variety of whole grain and gluten-free flours to make the bakeshop’s tasty treats. Sweeteners that are used include agave nectar, which is low-glycemic, evaporated cane juice crystals, and maple syrup. Coconut oil is my oil of choice, as it’s nutritious, and has many health benefits. I use pure, virgin coconut oil that has not been refined, bleached or deodorized. I also do not use preservatives, so it’s best to eat your goodies within a few days, while they’re fresh.
I’m a 2010 graduate from the University of Maine at Orono, and received my Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition. In 2012-2013, I attended Eastern Maine Community College, and received certification as a Food Service Specialist in their Culinary program. I have studied nutrition and food trends for many years, as well as, baking and testing nutritious recipes. I’ve done all this with a vision of serving the people in my community, healthful and delicious baked goods, and I now have that chance. Here’s to your health!
I started the bakeshop in June of 2014, by renting the kitchen in The Shamrock Room at St. Patrick's Church in Brewer, to bake my delicious treats. Now, 3 years later, the demand for my baked goods has increased so much, along with the number of customers wanting my delicious treats, that I just can’t keep up! The bakeshop has outgrown this small kitchen that I started in, and I’m also in need of some help. So now the bakeshop has a new location, which has a much larger kitchen, and it also has its first employee! Many thanks to the great people at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church for all the help and encouragement given to me over the past 3 years! It has truly been a ‘Divine’ experience.
Check out the variety of products on my website, then call me at 745-7528, to place your order for fresh baked goods. I accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover cards. I look forward to hearing from you.