Raymond’s isn’t the kind of place most people will just stumble across. It’s about a mile from downtown Cazadero, and to get there, you need to travel on Highway 116, approximately 8 miles through the woods west of Guerneville or 4 miles east of Hwy. 1. Then you turn north on Cazadero Highway and continue another 5-1/2 miles until you see The Elim Grove Cottages.

The lodge and bakery nestle beneath the majestic old growth redwoods that tower above Austin Creek. On any given day, the bakery is hard-at-work, sending out a jaw-dropping, mouthwatering array of fresh-baked-daily breads like rustic baguettes, traditional French, Pugliese, seeded sourdough and French sourdough.   Depending on the whims of the bakers, there may be garlic-rosemary and kalamata olive-rosemary loaves, Parmesan focaccia, New York deli rye, 9–grain whole wheat, Italian ciabatta, onion rolls, or breads like buttermilk potato, semolina raisin, pumpernickel rye and cinnamon-raisin swirl.

It’s all the work of Mark and Elizabeth Weiss.  Now you can get Raymond’s breads and more at the Saturday market.   And they hold community swing dance lessons on the side.  Their bakery has become a community center.  Welcome Raymond’s a great addition to our already great collection of bakers.

 

 

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