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Hello from MId Michigan

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firetech

Hello from MId Michigan

Hello I'm a new baker but the wife has +25 yrs professionly. We will operate from my lisc barn/kitchen. We are currently Maple syrup and sorghum syrup producers. A WFO is in our very near future. I attended the North House Folk school oven crafting class in May of this year. Plans are for a 4x6 inside the the barn for comfort and year round operations. I hope to post picture as we build. In the mean time I'm practicing my skills in a convetional oven, it's not thre same but I need to practice. My current discovery is it take no more time to make 10 loaves than 2. Time to start on larger batches. Well thanks for the forum I'll read alot more than post thanks. Herb

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LindyD

Glad to see another Michigander here (I'm about 50 miles south of Big Mac).


Looking forward to hearing more about your operation - what's your closest town?  

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midwest baker

I wish you good luck in your new endeavor! Sounds like fun. I'm just outside Grand Rapids. Where are you guys? I'm jealous of your new WFO.


Mary

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mkelly27

I live in Clare, and am an avid bread baker 500 loaves a year or so from a conventional oven (s) I still hold down a regular job as well.  I would love to hear more about your oven plans as that is in my future as well.  I'm sure you also know about the recent changes to our Cottage food laws that enable us to sell our baked products without a license

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arlo

Hello From Lansing! I myself work at the local Great Harvest as a baker and am glad to see so many Michigan folks on here as well. Good luck on your endeavors Herb! Can't wait to see some post from you in the future!

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firetech

I'm just north of Perry we have the last Owosso address to the south. If anyone wants to mix mortar and help with the build I'm willing to share the experiance. Great Harvest Breads I worked on buiding Bills 1st bakery in Okemos. I'm an electrican by trade. But currenttly work for the State of Mich, on the tail end of my career there and fear being pushed out berfore I'm ready to retire,so I'll work from home making Maple syrup and bread.

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arlo

Ah, I know the Okemos store well.


Glad to see so many Michigan folks here, and perhaps I might take you up on that wood fire experience. I am well aware of the Perry/Owosso area and wouldn't mind the short drive.


As for the bread and maple syrup prospect, sounds great to me!

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EdY MI

Welcome aboard TFL from the Southeast corner of Michigan! Looking forward to posts of your WFO as work progresses.