Cakewalk Heirloom Baking Company, is a one of a kind Organic Heirloom Bakery & Farm to Table French Cafe, with an Art Gallery, all tucked into a beautifully maintained historic home turned bakery in the quaint Gold Rush town of Coulterville California. Perfectly located among the fruitful abundance of the Sierra Nevada Foothills, along the stunning John Muir Route, Highway 132 to Yosemite National Park.
This family owned and operated business is spearhead by a husband and wife team. Pastry Chef and Food Chemist Jennifer Ladd -Zimmerman with an education in chemistry and 25 years in the restaurant industry, overseas the bakery, wedding cakes and cafe operations, handcrafting organic artisanal ancient grain wild yeast breads and french inspired confections daily as well as the creating dreamy and delicious wedding cakes throughout the year. With an uncompromising eye for details including pure, organic, local, non gmo and sustainable ingredients the bakery & cafe menu highlights fresh innovative locally sourced foods and classics with a twist, while always keeping healthful, gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, natural and non toxic in mind. Having traveled the world and lived, studied and worked in France, Africa, New York City and Cape Cod she brings to the kitchen a unique flair that she adds to each of her creations. Designing recipes from scratch she creates wild yeast breads, pastries, breakfast items, sandwiches lunch fare and of course her exquisite wedding cakes from fresh ingredients that change with the seasons! "there is alway something different about our menu, plus we are one of the few places around to create vegan and gluten free Wedding Cakes and Dessert Bars " -Jennifer
Sam Zimmerman her husband bridges the farm to table gap running the daily operations behind the scenes on their organic micro farm using closed circle Eden Gardening and Permaculture practices. The gardens and greenhouse boast a fantastic array of heirloom plants and produce. From Exotics like goji berries and cardamom to heirloom fruits, vegetables and herbs of every kind. This tiny but mighty farm sustains daily life and allows the bakery & cafe to feature their organic non-gmo produce, eggs, goat cheese and love of food on the menu. "Creating wonderful flavors in the kitchen starts with unwavering integrity and viability on the farm, from seed to soil. " -Sam
Foodies at heart this Farmer & Chef team spend off days on the hunt for more unique items to add to the ingredient list. Exciting edibles like pine needle tea, roasted acorn flour and wild berry jams showcase their enthusiasm for wild crafted foods and regional specialities. Sourcing local organic foods to serve at the bakery & cafe always leads to local farms, organic markets and collaborative relationships with like minded producers.
"At Cakewalk our mission is to make the world a sweeter place with every bite we bake and serve.
Our commitment is to practices that sustain and improve our environment , our health and the communities in which we live and work.
This means healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy planet. This is our passion we share with you . Life is sweet so enjoy your slice. "Jennifer and Sam Zimmerman
Our Farm to Fridge Box is all about Seasonal, Local and Organic. Our boxes offer Meat Dairy, Eggs, Vegetables, Baked Goods and Grains all from local organic and sustainable farms. Sign up for our newsletter to receive our Build Your Own Box-Farm to Fork Order Sheet. Or Buy Now( BUY THIS MONTHS BOX) here to pick up our Classics Box containing meat, dairy, eggs, wild yeast bread, seasonal vegetables and our Giant Cookies!
Tel: (209) 878-3173
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5023 Main Street, Coulterville, CA 95311, US
April & May
Thursday - Sunday 11-4
Phone and email orders always welcome everyday!