Focus on local grains is recipe for excellence
May 24, 2022
Driving to work, Rachael Sobczak passes acre after acre of her ingredients.
The 12-year La Conner resident is owner of Water Tank Bakery, which opened last June at the Port of Skagit. She crafts sourdough bread, cakes and cookies from 100% locally milled flour made from Northwest grain.
A baker for nearly 20 years, 10 of them with the Breadfarm in Edison, Sobczak was selling bread from her home when the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Demand snowballed for product, then known as Rachael and Bread. “People were home more, less busy and willing to buy from a local person,” she said. “Plus it�...