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Tater Dave’s just had its first Anniversary!

Last year I was unknown, my bread looked undercooked, and my condition for the opening day of market could have been summed up as “woefully unprepared”. No tent, no sign, and not enough product.

Opening day at the South of the James Market with The Market Umbrella was very different this year.

I showed up with 40 loaves of bread for opening day last year and barely sold them all. The original five types of bread available were Mixed Wheat French, Mixed Wheat Garlic, Mixed Wheat Italian, Multi-grain Rye, and a plain Potato Bread.  Mixed Wheat French & Garlic have continued in the line-up and the Potato Bread spawned the savory Rosemary Potato, which has become a market favorite.

This was the original Mixed Wheat French bread - no joke (4/2010)

Over the course of the first season, we got a tent, fashioned a sign from a re-purposed closet door, bought two tables, made PVC tent weights, and generated a presence at the Summer market as well as the Winter market on Forest Hill Avenue.

Entering year two, we still have a tent, fashioned a NEW sign out of fabric, and opened the market with nine varieties of breads, gingerbread cake, and Cake Pops.

This year, Tater Dave’s brought over a hundred loaves of bread for opening day. We were prepared for the masses.

We look forward to providing tasty bread and other baked treats for the summer market!

One of my market helpers!


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