Flood Damaged Bakery will Reopen

Good things are happening in Upper Jay and your support is appreciated.

From Paul Johnson

The story of "Pauls bakery" starts at my childhood home in Upper Jay.  My father was a baker in WW2, and the house was always full of great baked goods.  When I started my business selling baked items at the local farmers' markets in 1997, my goal was to open a bakery. 

I can't express in words the joy I felt when I opened the bakery in Upper Jay.  It was also shocking to watch the flood rolling by almost 15 years later and taking a part of that dream. 

It is with much appreciation to the members of the community for contributing to the Jay Flood Relief Fund under the care of Adirondack Foundation, which has helped me rebuild. 

It is with renewed joy that I look forward to this summer at the bakery.  I have always felt that the bakery was a part of the Upper Jay community and beyond: people brought materials when it was under construction; they bring garden vegetables, recipes and stories to share over coffee; they ride their bikes and come for lunch.  Many local products are sold at the bakery, like the coffee roasted just down the road. 

Good things are happening in Upper Jay and your support is appreciated. I hope to see you at the bakery soon!