In early 2020, Teri and Michael Hamilton were looking for a move to a home so they could be a one income family. They lived in the Kansas City area.
“We were looking farther out of the Kansas City area, because it is so expensive to live there,” Teri said. “We were looking for a house to buy, we wanted to live on one income.”
They had friends in the Fort Scott area and fell in love with Fort Scott, she said.
“Both of our moms, a nephew and a sister have moved here,” since their move, she said.
They began the process of opening a bakery from their home, with sourdough bread as their first product.
“I grew up in a bakery,” she said. “But we never did sour dough bread.”
She has been developing the technique of making the specialty bread.
“The process is different from yeasted bread,” Hamilton said. “It’s 30 to 48 hours to get a loaf of bread from start to finish. But it’s so good!”
They opened a new home-based business venture this month.
“Our main product is a really nice loaf of artisan sourdough bread,” she said.
Marketing their product
“We are going to Fort Scott Farmer’s Market, and doing orders online,” Hamilton said.
Farmer’s Market meets at Skubitz Plaza on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon and Tuesday evenings from 4 to 6 p.m from the first weekend in May, this year it’s May 7, until the last weekend in October.
“We will be there Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings until we sell out,” she said.