Brothers Brad and Randall Shipp got their start at local farmers markets and, when the time was right, branched out to open their own bakery this past August.
Trigo's Market Bakery at 3247 State Road has been winning over Cuyahoga Falls residents since.
Below, Brad Shipp dishes about how he began running a business with his brother and how the community has responded to the duo's new bakery.
Cuyahoga Falls Patch: It's really cool that two brothers ended up in the same field and now work together at their own bakery. Maybe you can tell me a little about how that partnership came about?
Brad Shipp: In the spring of 2011 I was working in the financial industry and Randall was working in an artisan bakery. Neither of us was satisfied with our career paths and had always wanted to open our own business. We started out slowly going to a local farmer’s market in Peninsula. We had great success that summer and grew our business to five farmer’s markets in 2012. At that point we decided it was time to open a retail bakery and make it our full-time careers. We now have a growing retail and wholesale bakery and continue to go to local farmer’s markets.
Cuyahoga Falls Patch: What has the community's response been like since opening Trigo's Market Bakery in August?
Brad Shipp: The community response to Trigo’s has been overwhelming! The support from the area has been tremendous. We have made many new friends in the Cuyahoga Falls area and really feel like part of the community, and that is a great feeling.
Cuyahoga Falls Patch: What are some of your top sellers? (OK, maybe a couple of your top sellers ...)
Brad Shipp: Our signature bread and best seller is the Seeded Levain. It is a multi-grain bread with undertones of sourdough and rye along with pepitas, sesame and flax seeds. Sticky buns are also a best seller. Many of our customers stop in specifically for sticky buns and say it reminds them of the rolls their moms and grandmothers made.
Cuyahoga Falls Patch: Where did the name Trigo's come from?
Brad Shipp: Trigo’s is Portuguese for wheat. We feature many whole wheat products including a 100 percent whole wheat bread. We wanted to have a name that reflected our healthy whole grain approach in producing all of our products.
Cuyahoga Falls Patch: Why do you like operating a business in Cuyahoga Falls and Summit County?
Brad Shipp: Cuyahoga Falls is a tremendous community and has been very good to us. The support we have had from the local governments has been great. The city along with the Chamber of Commerce was very helpful with our grand opening and their continued support has really helped us in our first venture. We can’t talk about Cuyahoga Falls without recognizing the people of the area. Their friendly nature and support have been great. We look forward to growing with the community.
Cuyahoga Falls Patch: Anything else you'd like to add? Anything Patch readers would be surprised to learn about the business?
Brad Shipp: In addition to our artisan breads we offer a full line of artisan baked goods and french pastries.
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