Scott and Ruth Parsons were making a good living supplying a big farmers market in Madison, Wis., but the weather there got to them, and Wisconsin’s loss became Wenatchee’s gain.
They moved here 20 years ago, raising organic stuff and baking bread. Their Artisan Bakery is now in its third location in six years: Two years in Chelan, two years with Mike’s Meat Market, and now in the Cusick’s center next to McKittrick Street on North Wenatchee Avenue.
Their Italian-style bread is their staple, with six varieties, most production going wholesale, Scott says. He sells Saturdays at the farmers market at Pybus in Wenatchee and at the Leavenworth farmers market weekly.
His biggest customer is Campbell’s Resort at Chelan.
Their new location has room for a small recital hall, Ruth being a fine soprano, both jazz and classical. Baking and music: a great combination.