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From Mission Farm Bakery
These soft, rich, square spice cakes are a New England tradition. Some say that they are named for the brown sackcloth worn by hermits. And who better to honor this tradition than Mission Farm's own resident baker and musician, Tim Owings? After all, he lives as a solitary in a log cabin in rural Vermont, where the retreat center is located. He chose ingredients and a recipe which are as good and simple as the name of the cookie implies. Molasses, raisins, currants, walnuts and a blend of spices which includes cloves, nutmeg and allspice give them an irresistible flavor. Each package is gift-wrapped and contains 12 "hermits."
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flour, butter, sugar, molasses, eggs, raisins, currants, walnuts, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, mace, nutmeg, allspice.
Mission Farm Bakery: Rutland, Vermont
Mission Farm Bakery is located on the 170 acre property of Church of Our Saviour in Killington, Vermont. The historic Episcopal church was built in 1817. In addition to the church, Mission Farm includes a guest and retreat house, a vicarage, and the bakery, staffed by Tim Owings.
Since 1997 Tim has lived a contemplative life in a log cabin on the church grounds; after a quarter-century as a professional baker he decided to use his energy and talents to produce cookies, cakes and fruit tarts whose sales benefit the ministries of the Church of Our Savior, including a women's shelter. Owings says, "It's satisfying to know I've helped in some small way." In addition to operating the bakery, he is also the church's organist and gardener.
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Feb 16, 2019 | By BRUCE M.
very good quality and short delivery time!
Dec 31, 2017 | By regina
Always looking for something to send to a friend, and these cookies were a good choice. He loved them, which made me happy!
Dec 12, 2017 | By Willa
This was a gift to my in-laws,who were both born and raised in New England.Both said these cookies were the "real deal" and were much enjoyed.
Mar 14, 2017 | By Nancy
Very like homemade, especially if you nuke them for a few seconds. Will definitely buy them again.
Feb 27, 2017 | By Beth
I will continue to order from you because my mother who is 86 craves your products. Amen
An old favorite
Jan 12, 2017 | By JMM
My 91 year old uncle said he hadn't had hermits since his mother made them many years ago. He liked them very much. Will order again.
Jan 7, 2017 | By Pat W.
My family look forward to receiving these bars for special occasions. We love the taste and the freshness. The package is sent promptly every time.
Jan 6, 2017 | By g s
Unbelievable GOOD. you have won me over with your products. I ordered for my family for Christmas and reordered, because they loved it so much.
Jan 5, 2017 | By susan c.
wonderful interesting cookies.
Aug 14, 2016 | By Karen H.
Aug 1, 2016 | By Linda B.
Yum! You can't get these anywhere here in the Southwest.
Jul 31, 2015 | By Linda Baker
The hermits were absolutely delicious. They are difficult to find here in the Southwest. I highly recommend them-yum!
Hermit Cookies (set of 12)
Fruit Tarts (set of 6)
Mission Farm Whiskey Cakes
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