About the Baker
Photo Credit: Abby Drey of the Centre Daily Times
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My name is Samantha (please call me Sam!) and I am a baker. I've lived and worked all over the country and finally ended up back home in the mountains of Pennsylvania where I belong. I met my husband Mark Ardry at a farmers' market while working for a local bakery and eventually started baking my own recipes in our state-certified home kitchen.
Before meeting Mark, I attended culinary school in New York City and worked in a variety of kitchens for years, from small batch bakeries to large scale production situations. Now, I bake from the farm kitchen and sell goods alongside Mark and our family at markets.
I sell baked goods at The Boalsburg Farmers Market year-round and The North Atherton Farmers Market during the spring, summer and early fall. I am committed to sourcing directly from our farm and from other local businesses in and around Centre County. I am most known for the giant, fluffy doughnuts at the farmers' markets, Thanksgiving pies and cakes for all occasions.