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Thu., July 29, 2010, 3:42 p.m.

Arabesque Farms and Bakery

Louise Tuffin from Arabesque Farms and Bakery sells organic bread at the South Perry Farmers' Market on Thursdays from 3-7 p.m. (Pia Hallenberg)
Louise Tuffin from Arabesque Farms and Bakery sells organic bread at the South Perry Farmers' Market on Thursdays from 3-7 p.m. (Pia Hallenberg)

Today the blog is visiting with some of the vendors at the Farmers' Market and the first one on the list is Arabesque Farms and Bakery. Why? Because the bread is amazing.

Louise Tuffin explains that she took a "fun class" at the San Francisco Baking Institute and kind of got hooked. "So I came back and took a one week class and then we forged ahead with two bags of flour and a church kitchen," Tuffin explains, in between handing loaves of cinnamon bread over the counter. Her bread and pastries are made with all organic ingredients using a prefermented dough and a natural starter. "We get some of the bubbles and that 'tang' but it's not as sour as sourdough, we think it's pretty good," Tuffin said, laughing. She makes 75 loaves of bread per outing - and 150 for Saturdays. Find her at South Perry Farmers' Market, at the Millwood Farmers' Market on Wednesdays from 3-7 p.m. and at the downtown Farmers Market on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.




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Pia Hallenberg
Pia Hallenberg joined The Spokesman-Review in 2004. She is currently a reporter for the City Desk covering Spokane Valley city hall and community news. She also writes news features about people and events.

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