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Monday, October 18, 2010

Red Fox Bakery

We did a little traveling over the weekend. We were headed west, which made it the perfect opportunity to make a stop in McMinnville, Oregon. Bon Appetit named McMinnville one of the countries top six "foodiest towns" last month, so we stopped by to check it out. Specifically, the Red Fox Bakery/Cafe!

McMinnville is home to the beautiful campus of Linfield College, the Evergreen Aviation Museum and is considered by many to be the "wine capital" of Oregon. Those are all great places, but we went to McMinnville to find the Red Fox Bakery! I had read a lot about them and liked what I had read. They are McMinnville's first artisan bakery and they feature true handcrafted breads and pastries. They use all local products, including butter that is made a mile away, they grow their own herbs and make their own jams. As well as pastries, they serve lunch, using all fresh and local ingredients.

If you aren't ready to drop what you are doing and head on over there right now, I guess I will have to show you some pictures!

Red Fox Bakery 328 Evans Street, McMinnville, Oregon
Scone - with fresh apples
Brioche - with fresh nectarines
Cookie - with almonds
Lulu's Macaroons - made with pure vanilla and a touch of honey, never corn syrup

With the exception of Lulu's macaroons, everything is named very basic; scone, cookie, etc. The baker shopped at McMinnville's Farmers Market for inspiration for the daily scone and found local fresh apples and nectarines for the brioche. One bite of the scone and cookie revealed a very fresh and delicately sweetened taste that was very refreshing, compared to the overly sweetened taste of most commercially produced baked goods.  It is a very down home kind of place and you really should check out the Red Fox Bakery if you are in the neighborhood. 


1 comment:

  1. I'm going to try your pumpkin spice scone. It sounds really good. Have you tried Penzey's Vietnamese Cinnamon by any chance? It's really awesome! Denise