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Patchwork Farm & Bakery Makes Matzo for Everyday

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On the day before Passover in 2011, Charlie Emers was rushing to get ready for his holiday dinner guests when he found himself staring at an empty grocery shelf where the matzo should have been. The store had sold out. “Now what?” Emers recalls wondering. Then the owner of Patchwork Farm & Bakery in East Hardwick had a brainstorm: “Well, I am a baker, so I can probably figure this out.”

At the time, Emers had already been baking bread commercially for a decade in a two-story former vegetable storage barn located next to his home. But to celebrate the eight-day annual Jewish Passover, the baker needed to cut out a key ingredient — yeast….” Read more about our bakery at Seven Days