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St. John’s bakers knead a new life

December 23, 2008  By The Toronto Star


kneadingDec. 23, 2008 – At a time when everyone is counting pennies and tightening their belts,
it may seem extravagant to spend $14 on organic fruitcake.

kneadingDec. 23, 2008 – At a time when everyone is counting pennies and tightening their belts,
it may seem extravagant to spend $14 on organic fruitcake.

Yet the brick-size loaves – studded with dried cranberries, currants,
raisins and candied ginger – are flying off the shelves of St. John's
Bakery, a social enterprise in south Riverdale specializing in
artisanal French breads and sweets.

Owned and run by the St. John the Compassionate Mission next door, the
tiny bakery, known for its crusty sourdough and crisp baguette, has
developed a devoted clientele over the years, one so far undeterred by
the nascent recession, says manager Hilda Tzavaras.
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