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Frequently Asked Questions

Country Sourdough with cultured butter and fresh berries
Where are you located?

Ivy Hill Baking Co. is on Pine Point Road in Scarborough, Maine. As a microbakery, my kitchen is not open to the public. When you order online, I will let you know the precise pickup address and time window. For occasion cakes, we typically deliver to you.

Do you have a storefront? 

Not yet! Ivy Hill Baking Co. is a microbakery and does not have a retail location open to the public - though we hope to open a brick and mortar bakery in the future!

Where can I find your sourdough and pastries?

Our pastries can currently be found at Speckled Ax Coffee in Portland at both the Congress St and Thames St locations. New in 2024, we will be at the Scarborough Farmers Market every Sunday morning.

 

You can also find us on Sundays this summer at the Scarborough Farmers Market.

 

We'll announce future pop-ups on our mailing list and on Instagram, so be sure to follow for updates!

What's a cottage bakery?

A cottage bakery or microbakery is essentially a home bakery. We operate under a home food processing license from the state of Maine which allows us to sell baked goods directly to consumers. 

How should I store my sourdough or pastries?

Sourdough likes to breathe and will stay crispy in open air for 24-36 hours. Slice only as needed so the crust will keep the bread fresh. 

Sourdough freezes very well. Place in a freezer bag before placing in the freezer. Thaw at room temperature on a wire rack before placing in a preheated 350 degree oven for 5-8 minutes, depending on the size. 

Cookies, muffins, and pastries are best eaten within 24 hours of pick-up. You can store them in an airtight container and store on the counter for 3-4 additional days. They also freeze well. Place in a freezer bag before placing in the freezer. Thaw at room temperature on a wire rack. To re-warm, place thawed pastries in a 300 degree oven for 3-5 minutes. 

Do you make any vegan/gluten-free goods?  

We do offer a selection of gluten free and vegan options.

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