Weekly Vendor Spotlight: BAK’D
With the onset of COVID-19, the farmer’s markets are slightly different this year. To maintain the flow of traffic and avoid crowding we have asked that people “Shop, don’t stop” during the market. This may have created a lack of connection between you and our incredible vendors. We will be posting a weekly spotlight of our vendors to give you the opportunity to stop and connect with your local makers, bakers, and growers!
This week’s vendor spotlight is BAK’D!
Meet Andy & Jessica Nguyen, the creators and bakers of BAK’D Cookies. BAK’D is a local brother and sister owned company and we make 5 oz gourmet cookies! These delicious treats are nothing like what you are used to – they are made locally, are high quality, and B I G. Each cookie is freshly bak’d that morning and because they are all hand made, no cookie is ever the same. We offer a selection of unique and creative flavours as well as our take on some classics!
What inspired you to start your business?
We never intended for BAK’D to be a business! Just like everyone else during the start of COVID, we were baking up a storm at our house. Jess was sad because after graduating, the job she had lined up fell through and so Andy wanted to make her favourite treats to cheer her up: cookies. After posting them on her Instagram, friends and family started to reach out, asking to purchase from us. Friends quickly turned into friends of friends and so we decided to make a fun little Instagram page which quickly spiralled into BAK’D!
What is your favourite thing about the Port Moody Market and Port Moody?
Our absolute favourite thing about the Port Moody Farmers Market is the sense of community! Each Sunday, we have the wonderful opportunity to connect with our customers by sharing weekend stories and engaging beyond a cookie purchase. Not only that, the vendors at the market are incredibly kind and supportive, and are almost always willing to trade products!
What is something you are grateful for this year?
We are so incredibly grateful for each of our customers. They are the ones who allow us to have our dream jobs and we would be nowhere without them. We love the markets because it is one of the few chances we have to meet our customers and really connect with them.
Interested in trying a 5 oz gourmet cookie?
Click here to order online or visit them at the Port Moody Winter Market on the following dates from 10am -2 pm:
**Please note dates may be subject to change due to COVID-19 Public Health Orders**
February 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
April 4th, 18th
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