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Local Entrepreneur Goes From Bacon to Bakin

After operating a hog farm for many years, Franklin Isaac, Sheila, his wife and their ?ve children, decided to open The Country Bread Basket Bakery & Coffee Shop on Brule Point Road, between Tatamagouche and River John.

Franklin says, "For three years prior to opening the bakery, Sheila and the girls did some baking for the Tatamagouche farmers market and that is where we started to realize the need for local home baking." It was an opportune time to step away from farming as "the line of agriculture we were in was not providing our livelihood, something had to change."

The Country Bread Basket Bakery & Coffee ShopThe Isaacs opened the bakery in February of 2000. Initially they were open only on Thursdays, but soon the demand was so great they had to expand and open on Saturdays. They have been growing rapidly ever since. Now, the bakery is open Tuesday through Saturday year round, with shorter hours in winter.

The success of the business means a lot to Franklin and his family. "I would like to especially thank the local residents for their loyalty and support." It has been quite a career change, says Franklin, going from hog farmer to bakery owner. "I was a farmer since the age of four." Sheila taught Franklin baking after their eldest daughter moved away. She taught him well, The Country Bread Basket offers a vast selection of scratch made, grandma style breads, rolls, pies, cookies, and squares. Everything they make is delicious. You can taste the quality.

Customers regularly drive from New Glasgow, Truro, Halifax and other areas to buy from the Country Bread Basket and it's worth every minute of the drive to Brule, especially if you buy a half dozen of their scrumptious sticky buns to eat on the way home. But if you can't get to them, they also sell wholesale and deliver to stores in the north shore area, including the Pork Shop on the Westville Road in New Glasgow, Mae's Shell in River John, Foodland in Tatamagouche, the Co-op in Pugwash, Wentworth Market, Sterling