continued Miller has brought her bakery stand to the past four Cazenovia Farmers Markets, where the traditional Scottish shortbread has sold out the fastest and the chocolate shortbread sells out quickly thereafter.
“Everything at the market sells out in two hours. I bake more and more each week … but I still sell out, the same people keep coming to it,” Miller said. “Selling out each week really surprised me, but it is a nice sense of gratification.”
Cazenovia Farmer’s Market customers appreciate Miller’s shortbreads and her use of local ingredients, said market director, Aileen Randolph.
“I hadn't tried Sherri's shortbread until the first time she was at the market. After one taste, I was convinced. I've been her customer ever since,” Randolph said. “It's also nice that it is a new choice at the market. The Cazenovia shopper appreciates quality products and values local ingredients; that's why Tartine Bake Shop is doing so well. It offers great, local goods.”
Miller said she enjoys trying different techniques and challenging herself and, with her new endeavor going so well, she may have some new offerings in the near future. She has experimented with gluten-free shortbread, which has sold well so far, and anticipates adding two French cookies, Madeleines and Macaroons, and a shortbread flavor of the week, she said.
“I have a lot of ideas for this business,” she said.
For more information on Tartine Bake Shop, visit the Facebook page at facebook.com/tartineshortbreads.
Ashley Wolf is an intern with the Cazenovia Republican. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.