Bakery beefs up presence on the plaza

Changes are in store for Bakery San Juan with the start of the summer season.

Memorial Day will mark the bakery team’s return to Brickworks Plaza and Saturday’s San Juan Island Farmers Market, and the bakery will also be among the various vendors setting up shop at the new, Wednesday Farmers Market at Brickworks, which is slatedBakery SJ to open May 27.

The bakery opted to forgo resuming its dock-side operation beside the Friday Harbor ferry landing of a year ago.

Later in the summer, however, Bakery San Juan, now in its seventh year of operation under owners Mark Sheppard and Lizette Mora, will also be offering its freshly made, artisan slices of whole pies at the weekly Friday Harbor Art Market, which begins June 19 and is open every Friday thereafter until Labor Day, 3-7 p.m.

The Art Market features live music, an array of art, crafts and hand-made products, including jewelry, pottery, baskets, clothing, soaps, screen printing, food and… pizza.

Along with developments downtown, Mora and Sheppard recently added several extra flourishes to the bakery itself. The bakery is now open until 6 p.m. and will begin offering pints of organic coffee and vanilla ice cream as of the end of May.

Located at 775 Mullis Street, Bakery San Juan is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and offers various menu items at its Brickworks location, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Saturday Farmers Market, and 3-6 p.m. at the Wednesday Farmers Market. For more information, visit, or call 378-5810.