Sunday, January 27, 2008

If ever in the Prince Edward County area (near Picton), there is an amazing bakery/market/restaurant called Schroeder's at the corner of hwy 61 and county road 1. They have freezers full of g-f goodies, including my favourites - donut holes, butter tarts, and fruit pies. They also make great hamburger/sandwich buns. If you're a pickle lover, they have g-f pickles, relishes and other similar things. There are also g-f sausages made by a local mennonite (I think) farmer which are very good. All of the baking is done by the owner, and although they also make non-g-f baked goods, one or two days a week are set aside when they only make g-f goods. I've been going there for years and have never had an adverse reaction, so I don't think cross-contamination is a concern. Unfortunately, they do not take orders and ship their products, so you have to shop in person in their little spot in the middle of the countryside.

5 comments:

Brian said...

This is a great recommendation. I would have recommended this place myself, but I couldn't remember the exact location. I stopped in there once and was surprised to see that they had GF products.

Orla Hegarty, B. Math (Hons OR/Comp Sci), M.A.Sc. (Mgmt Sci) said...

i tried to look this address up on google maps....but there is no hwy 61 around picton....is it hwy 62?

i will be out that way in the next while so i wanted to drop in....it sounds great...thanks for posting this!

Anonymous said...

It is a great place and the owners are very supportive of the Canadian Celiac Association. The local chapter sometimes meets there. Last year they opened a separate kitchen in their premises dedicated to gluten-free baking so any chance of cross-contamination is minimal.

Anonymous said...

If you are in Belleville on your way to the county (PEC) there is a lovely coffee shop on Front St called 'Organic Underground' serves fair trade coffees, and servez food from Schroders as well have it available in their freezer section. Lots of really great stores to look around in on Bridge St and Front St, beautiful lingerie shop, Funk and Gruven sells antiques,beautiful gift and furniture shops. Just an Fyi including great gluten free food. Just remembered there is also one chocolate confections shop that sells frozen gluten free pizzas, bread etc on Front near Bridge.
Anna

Magellan said...

I too can recommend this place. It is steps beyond the normal fare. Quality is spectacular. Even has pumpernickle bread GF and a cinnamon nut bread. Pizza crusts to die for.