Bread 4 Life Bakery expands from farmers market stall to new storefront

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By: Geoff Lesar
glesar@flavor574.com

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Cathy Nilli and her mother Naomi Weekes hope to introduce their gluten-free baked goods to a greater audience. 

After operating a booth for three years at the South Bend Farmers market, the pair recently opened a permanent storefront for Bread 4 Life Bakery at 2454 Miracle Lane in Mishawaka’s Town & Country Shopping Centre.

If you go:
Bread 4 Life Bakery
2454 Miracle Lane, Mishawaka

Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, closed Saturday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

The mother and daughter duo will still operate at the market on their usual Tuesdays and Thursdays, but decided it was time to make Bread 4 Life a full-time destination.

“There’s a demand and this was an opportunity to establish and grow our business,” said Nilli.

With its emphasis on freshly milled gluten-free flour and preservative-free ingredients, Bread 4 Life’s foods meet the dietary restrictions of customers with celiac disease and gluten-intolerance.

In addition to organic, gluten-free cakes, muffins, breads, bars and granola, the new Bread 4 Life storefront allows Nilli and Weekes to serve kale and fruit smoothies and prepared entrees like vegetarian chili, jerk chicken, stew beef and stew chicken.

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