By Brandy Kiger Shreve
Being in a small community with a small economy can make it hard to launch your entrepreneurial endeavors, but Colin and Danielle Duffy know that the way to any town’s heart is through its stomach.
After 19 years in the food service industry, the Duffys decided to create their own space and launched their food truck and community supported agriculture (CSA) business Mountain Acres Bakers in January 2013. With a focus on good, local ingredients and affordability, the Duffys decided they would start small and keep it mobile to fit their lifestyle.
“A restaurant was daunting,” Danielle said. “Plus, I’m really into mobility. We decided to go with a food cart that allowed for versatility and allowed us to bring our food to where the people are.”
The menu rotates to match the availability of local produce. “We’re serving breakfast sandwiches all week and hot soup and grilled/baked sandwiches on the weekends,” Danielle said, adding that it’s not just your typical bacon, egg and cheese on the menu. “We have things like The Pepper which is jalapeño bread, cheddar cheese, roasted jalapeños and spinach and we season and hand press our own sausage,” she said.
They also make their own bread, which they are doling out the community through their startup CSA program. The CSA offers 3-month shares and customers can sign up to receive one or two loaves per week. “It’s a rotating selection of bread,” Danielle said. “It changes every week.”
CSA shares can be picked up at the food cart Wednesdays and Saturdays. Sign-up for the next share ends February 16. Their rig is parked next to Scott’s Ski Service, 9935 Mt. Baker Highway in Glacier and they are open Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to noon and Friday through Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, call Colin or Danielle at 360/599-9378. x