Bonegilla Migrant Experience now home to The Bicycle Baker
Popular micro-bakery The Bicycle Baker has found a new home, nestled among some magnificent gum trees and adjacent to Bonegilla's Block 19.
Set up in the commercial kitchen adjoining the function centre at Bonegilla Migrant Experience, the aroma of freshly baked bread now wafts through the place.
Bonegilla Migrant Experience team leader Bernadette Zanet welcomed the unique business on board, which already has a strong following on the Border.
"We are pleased to support a traditional sourdough micro-bakery to continue to provide great bread throughout the region," she said.
"We are looking at talking about ways we can help raise the profile of this sourdough bakery and bring this food experience into our site through workshops and activities here.
"It would be a nice follow on to our popular sausage making workshops we have had in the past, so we know it works here."
The Bicycle Baker owner and operator Nicky Bruce, a former environmental scientist, is extremely happy with the bakery's new home.
"We have found a new home in an amazing setting, surrounded by great views and wildlife," she said.
"Our previous location in Albury didn't even have windows, we are really fortunate."
Nicky, who operates the business with husband Tim Alexander, will implement some of her environmental conservation into the business.
"My dream is to use native seeds in some of our breads. I have experimented with wattle seed and it's really yummy," she said.
The couple started the business three and a half years ago and wanted to run baking classes but never had the space.
"This new space will allow us to expand and move into a new direction," Nicky said.
"We are thankful that Wodonga Council supports alternative business ideas and models."
The Bicycle Baker will continue selling its bread to business including The Secret Cup in Wodonga, as well as Albury businesses, Border Just Foods and The Essential Ingredient.
The business will operate Tuesdays to Saturday at Bonegilla and bread will be available at the site on Saturdays.