Y'all, you knead to hear about this- I got to interview Luke Opperman, the man with the oven, the mastermind in apron, and a recent father to both Our Big Oak and his daughter, Isabel! If you knew I was excited about these baked goods then you must have bread my mind! Our Big Oak is in its second year of production, but tastes like traditional family recipes. Luke has been baking for as long as he can remember- from helping his mother make sandwich bread to baking croissants he is proud to call his own, the man knows his way around an oven! He and his wife, Stephanie, met in Chicago and decided to ditch the city life and get a little cozier down south in a small town. They wanted to find a way to submerge themselves in the community so they thought a permanent bake sale was the way to go and I must say I agree! Who doesn’t love food, especially a good ol’ homemade loaf of sourdough? Luke has expanded on his baking knowledge piece by piece until he felt comfortable with his wider scale production. And a few batches of croissants later, voila! Our Big Oak was born. Soon after they welcomed Isabel. She is only four months old so we don’t typically see much of her at the market- not yet at least! Luke is always enjoying his time at the market, and his customers are always enjoying their baked goods! Come get your croissants and sourdough while supporting our great local vendors like Our Big Oak!