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Arabesque Farms and Bakery

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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Welcome to the South Perry neighborhood blog. My name is Pia Hallenberg and I’ve worked as a journalist in Spokane since the fall of 1998; for the last four years I’ve lived on South Perry Street.

I love the neighborhood so when time came to pick an area for The Spokesman-Review’s first neighborhood blog, the choice was simple: South Perry is where it’s at.

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