The exact date is tough to nail down. Saint Agnes Baking Co. was incorporated in late 1995, but Gary Sande, its founder and president, said the doors officially opened in 1996. “I think it was sometime around this time of year.”
Gary’s a low-key sort of guy, obviously. Or, as he has explained: Norwegian.
Twenty years is a good long time in the food business, and to celebrate in our owner’s quiet, humble way, Saint Agnes is partnering with a few retail customers to spread the word (and get our product into the hands of those who haven’t sampled our bread, of course).
To kick things off, one can purchase Saint Agnes Baking Co.’s hot dog and hamburger buns at the three Lakewinds Food Co-ops at a discount starting tomorrow, Saturday, May 21, though the end of the month. Tomorrow (Saturday) is Lakewinds’ One Day Meat Sale at all three locations, and Saint Agnes’s buns will be sold at a 25 percent discount.
For the rest of the month (May 22-31) at the Lakewinds stores, the buns will be available at a 15 percent discount.
So stop on in at any of the Lakewinds locations for the sale and try a Saint Agnes bun with whatever you’re grilling this weekend!
You can also find Saint Agnes products at these other retail locations.