What we do
Maria's Artisan Bakery is an award winning bakery based in Hertfordshire. We wholesale to local shops, restaurants and caterers as well as sell to our retail customers at various local farmers' markets.
All our products are made only from local organic flour and best quality natural ingredients. We never use any preservatives, additives or artificial ingredients. Each of our loaves of bread, pastries and cakes is hand crafted.
We passionately love what we do, and we are grateful to our loyal customers who keep coming back!
Letter to our current and soon-to-be customers
Opening a bakery and café where people could come, relax and enjoy all the freshly made goods from our kitchen has always been an aspiration for me. In my mind I could smell the beautiful aromas coming from our kitchen: freshly baked bread, just out of the oven banana bread and sausage rolls, and of course, the noise of an artisan coffee machine and the waking up warmth of freshly ground coffee beans. For a whole year I searched around Hertfordshire for a suitable place. I saw over thirty different places - nothing made my heart sing or captured my imagination. I did, however, have one place in mind all along. Crumbs in Watton at Stone. After many long months the puzzle is finally coming together. Maria's Artisan Bakery will be trading from Crumbs Bakery + Café. Crumbs is too good a name, so I decided to keep it, but I am changing just about everything else. Our previous name will disappear, but you will still enjoy our quality and range of products, and much-much more! I am really excited that in this bigger space, where we can trade at least Tuesday to Saturday, we can really enhance the menu. And to be honest, for someone, who for the last three years has been trading in the hot, wet and cold at farmers markets - trading from a café feels like a real luxury! We are just a couple of weeks away from opening. Thank you very much for your patience!! I'll keep you posted.
I look forward to seeing you all at Crumbs Bakery + Café in Watton at Stone soon! Look out for our new cheery sign!
With best wishes,