A new bakery has opened in town, but it's one people can visit just once a week.
Jennifer Warren of Andover has opened Honey Flour Bakery, featuring baked goods made with whole, organic and local ingredients. The bakery also sells some nut-free and gluten-free items.
The bakery does not have a retail space. All sales will be through the Andover Farmers Market and Internet/phone orders only. Warren does the baking for Honey Flour Bakery out of her recently licensed kitchen located in her newly renovated "green" home.
Warren became committed to finding healthy alternatives to the traditional baked dessert when she became a mother six years ago, she said in a release.
"I started paying more attention to ingredients and what we were eating when my son was born and was stunned at the amount of refined foods with little or no nutritional value. I began adapting and baking my own recipes using whole, organic and local ingredients to provide healthier treats for my family," Warren said.
Honey Flour Bakery makes items such as oat scones with orange glaze made with old-fashioned rolled oats and zucchini walnut bread made with whole wheat flour and locally-grown zucchini. Classics like chewy chocolate chip cookies are also featured.
Warren grew up outside Buffalo, N.Y. She attributes her interest in baking to the Italian women in her family and named her bakery after her grandmother, Honey.
"My grandmother taught me that baking is a way to connect with people. It also gives you the opportunity to be creative," Warren said.
Honey Flour's baked goods can be purchased at the Andover Farmers Market on select Saturdays from June 26 through Oct. 2 at the Andover Historical Society, 97 Main St. Customers may pre-order by phone at 617-875-2749 or through the Honey Flour Web site honeyflourbakery.com for pick-up at the market.