Burton – Do you long for the taste of real homemade baked goods made with fresh ingredients from scratch?  If so, Countryside Home Bakery located at 17075 Mumford Road is the place to go.  Countryside Home Bakery offers many different types of baked goods such as breads, dinner rolls, pies, cookies, pecan rolls and their specialty cinnamon rolls.  You can also find a variety of fry pies on Fridays and Saturdays.  In order to provide their customers with other  quality food options, they also offer  locally-produced regular and sugar free jams and jellies, dill pickles, barbeque sauce, cashew crunch, honey, maple syrup and concentrated homemade iced tea mix.  Want something special, no problem, they also take special orders.
Ivan Bender, the owner, explained that the bakery opened in 2005 to help supplement the family income but has turned into a successful family-run business.  Mr. Bender explained that it is the use of fresh ingredients, the homemade touch and the wood burning baking oven that has helped make the business a success along with a lot of hard work.  The baked items contain real butter and they use canola oil in the baking as often as possible.  Mr. Bender explained that there are just some things that do not work well with canola oil, but they use it whenever they can.  They use tried and true traditional recipes and basic baking techniques.
Mr. Bender also explained that everything is homemade, even the pie fillings.   The idea is to provide their customers with high quality, homemade baked goods.  That idea has worked as their customers come back time and time again and they gain new ones all the time.
The bakery is normally open Wednesday through Saturday from 8 am until 5 pm.  The bakery is located approximately 1.5 miles on Mumford off of Route 168, also known as Tavern Road. There is a sign at the corner of Mumford and 168.  If you are traveling on Route 422, turn onto Mumford Road and drive approximately 2.25 miles north.   The bakery is located between Patch Road and Nash Road on Mumford.
Do not forget about them when holidays approach, during those special times of the year they offer holiday cookies and gift baskets as well as specialty baked items.  You can get your dinner rolls and breads there.  You can make any meal special with homemade breads and rolls from Countryside Home Bakery.
If you have specific questions or want to place a special order, you can call them at 440-834-0776, please let it ring; someone will pick up or you can leave a message. The bakery may be a little off the beaten path, but is well worth the time and the trip to stop and taste the difference freshness and traditional homemade baking makes.  Countryside Home Bakery is another one of many Geauga County treasures.