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Find out how La Farm Bakery bakes its bread

La Farm Bakery owner Lionel Vatinet is offering a sneak peek at his award-winning bakery – and some free bread.
La Farm Bakery owner Lionel Vatinet is offering a sneak peek at his award-winning bakery – and some free bread. LA FARM BAKERY

La Farm Bakery owner Lionel Vatinet is offering a sneak peek at his award-winning bakery – and some free bread.

Vatinet will host his fifth annual Bread Bakers Guild of America open house from 3 to 5 p.m. June 24. He will give a tour of the bakery and then have a bread-shaping demonstration. Participants will be able to watch bakers scoring and loading breads into the bakery’s hearth oven.

A large variety of La Farm Bakery breads will be sampled – including Vatinet’s newest Barley Bread with Blueberries – and guests will take home a White Chocolate Mini Baguette.

The Bread Bakers Guild organizes the open houses around the country to promote locally made bread and to acquaint diners with their bakeries.

Vatinet has been a James Beard Foundation semifinalist for Outstanding Baker for the past three years. The bakery also has received national acclaim. It has been featured in recent issues of O: The Oprah Magazine and was named one of USA Today’s Best Bakeries in the South.

The bakery makes 35 different styles of artisan bread for the bakery and its bread truck, Whole Foods Markets and farmers markets.

There are plans to expand in downtown Cary with a new production bakery and a small retail bakery and cafe.

In addition to the open house, summer baking classes are scheduled June 13 and 14. Details can be found at lafarmbakery.com/shop/classes.

La Farm Bakery is at 4248 NW Cary Parkway, Cary. This event is free, but RSVPs are requested by emailing priya.joawn@lafarmbakery.com. For information, go to lafarmbakery.com.

Jessica Banov: 919-829-4831, @JessicaBanov

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