by Ruby Arsenault
Vinegar Hill Bakery is owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Sheldon and Laura Mills.
Chef Sheldon is a Culinary School of Canada graduate with over a decade of experience. Laura assists with baking along with marketing the products. “For some time I wanted to start my own bakery, and had slowly been putting together ideas and recipes,” says Sheldon.
“After testing the market, we focused on specializing in various items including traditional and artisan breads which have become very popular,” says Sheldon. “Items are prepared at our home-based bakery and we provide at our door pick up service along with a set up each Saturday morning at the Summerside Farmers’ Market.
“During the summer we are happy to be able to set up shop with the Clohossey farms mobile stand in Alberton on Thursdays.”
The couple says with just two years in business, they are very grateful for the tremendous response by locals.
“Islanders want fresh home prepared breads and there is a demand for varieties such as focaccia, ADL cheese bread, and our newest loaf sunflower bread made with toasted sunflower seeds and local honey,” says Sheldon.
“Supporting local is very strong on PEI and during the pandemic the demand increased for our product.”