– For the past 4 years, Ste. Anne’s Bakery has been baking delicious, freshly made, gluten-free foods. Now, it is independently certified gluten-free, with an official mark of approval from one of the leading North American food-safety groups, the Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP).
The GFCP label is endorsed by organizations that represent people with gluten-sensitivity, including the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness and the Canadian Celiac Association. It tells consumers they can buy with confidence and trust that every precaution has been taken in food preparation.
“We’ve always been proud of the variety and high quality of gluten-free products offered at Ste. Anne’s Bakery, and our guests love them,” says owner Jim Corcoran. “The GFCP certification is the veritable icing on our cakes!”
In addition to cakes, the Ste. Anne’s Bakery offers cookies, pies, breads, granola, jams, chocolates, fruit butters, and butter tarts. The tarts are a favourite with local residents and a highlight as the only gluten-free stop on the popular Kawarthas Northumberland Butter Tart Tour. The lunch menu includes fresh salads, soups, burgers, lasagna, wraps and sandwiches, as well as a daily quiche with a gluten-free crust. Organic, locally roasted coffee and specialty teas are available too.
Local ingredients are prized in the Bakery as much as they are at the inn’s main kitchen. In keeping with the farm-to-table ethic at Ste. Anne’s, there is honey from Ste. Anne’s apiary, beef from cattle raised on the grounds, as well as herbs, greens and vegetables from the bountiful gardens.
Many spa guests extend their spa experience with a visit to the Bakery on the way home, to pick up a delicious, prepared meal or a gift for friends or family. Local products such as cheese, natural soaps and exotic handcrafted cutting boards are sourced from neighbouring farms. For those not in the area, it is easy to order Ste. Anne’s Bakery favourites on-line at their website – www.steannesbakery.com
Ste. Anne’s Spa, located on more than 400 acres of scenic countryside, offers guests more than 35 rejuvenating spa services, first-class amenities and delicious, seasonal cuisine. The accommodations are beautifully appointed, ranging from private cozy cottages to spacious suites in the main inn.