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Struggles with Shipping

10 Ways Boxes Destroy Your Life

As a small business, we know our customers trust is the most important thing we can have, and when we work as hard as we have for many years to build that trust up…well it just does something to your heart and mind when you find your business is being hurt one shipping box at a time.

We also know hard it is to find a gluten free bakery that you trust AND that tastes good. Many of you across Minnesota have found that in us, and we dont take that trust lightly. We have worked, and worked on perfecting our shipping processes, packaging, to ensure that you get the product just as they should be when they arrive at your house.

We bake them fresh, ship them hot and expect them to arrive to you within 24 hours in excellent condition.

Week after week we ship out many orders to you our customers, our extended family, and lately we have been hearing from several of you the shape and horror stories in which your boxes are arriving. We have refunded much money and we have re sent MANY shipments because your happiness and satisfaction is worth far more than any amount of money we may have made on a sale.

We can not tell you how saddened we are about the situation. We have debated pulling down our shipping options all together but many of you have requested us to not do so, we are currently working on finding another reasonably priced shipper to keep the costs down for us and you. We are working with our current company who ships and asking them to resolve these issues, but they seem to keep getting worse instead of better.

While we are never in the business of making excuses, we are left again scratching our heads, while we realize that most of you know this is not something that we can control, it does not help that some of your first impressions of our food is that of a complete mess, that is never EVER the impression we want to leave anyone with.

We can only apologize, tell you we are working on the issue and ask for your grace. Please let us know if there is an issue with your food and we will do our best to take care of it on our end. We have worked relentlessly to be the bakery you trust and look to when your family needs some yummy and safe food, and dont want you faith in us to wane as we work to find another shipping company who can help us deliver a product to you as it was sent from our store.

It is our honor to serve you and we want to keep doing so for many years to come.

Jessi and Staff

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Mini Donut Event Tomorrow!! 10am to 12pm

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Check out the article to find out more information about our mini donut event!!!!

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Mini Donut Day Sat June 20th

We need a reason to celebrate! This Sat June 20th at 10am We are serving up some excellent donuts, hot and fresh just the way you love them! We will be under the tent outside, and ready to serve you with some excellent treats! Bring the family its time to celebrate!

Do you feel that same need? Needless to say 2020 has not been a year any of us really expected. We all sighed a huge bit of disappointment at the lack of the local and state fairs, or at least I know our family did, and we felt that it would be a great time to turn those disappointments into something to look forward too.

Which brings us to our event! I mean really, is there anything at all better to look forward to than Mini Donut Day?! Honestly, we didnt think so either!

Come one, come all, we will set up the big tent outside, you can grab your donuts, head down the beautiful park – about 2 blocks away- or sit out on the bistro sets and enjoy the sunshine and eat to your hearts content!

For $5 a bag, heck you might as well even bring some to friends and family to share! We are excited to see you, and hope you will bring your smiling faces, and your family members, and help us kick off summer 2020 the right way!

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We’re back!!!! Tues Through Sat!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce our new (back to normal!!) schedule! We have been working hard to get back to our normal hours, and we are ready for you! Starting June 9th we will be open at 9am. Our hours are as follows

Tues 9-4

Wed 9-4

Thurs 9-4

Fri 9-4

Sat 9-2

Safety is our top priority in the bakery, so we want to ensure you that we are working hard to keep you safe, and to make you the best and freshest food possible for you and your family to enjoy!

Mixin’ It Up will provide you with a variety of ways to safely shop. You can come in store, browse the cases and pick out your goodies. You can give us a call at 320-259-7105 and we will bring your food out to you, AND we can ship to you if you live our of town, or are at high risk. We have a $5 off coupon that will remain in effect to help defray the costs of shipping for you if you enter the promo code “baked” at checkout!

We are here for you! We also need you to be here WITH us, to support our store, to shop, and if possible, to leave reviews. As this pandemic has hit businesses in especially difficult ways, we could use your support and knowing your you are here with us helps us whether the slower days, and rejoice in the busier ones!

Thank you for all of your love, support and kind words through these times.

We will see you Tues of next week in store!!!!! We can not wait!

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New Hours –

Mixin' it up gluten free bakery (1)Come one, come all! Its time to support your local (and not so local if you are our supporters from the Twin Cities) bakery! We are opening back up in store, curbside and online!

New store hours are

Thursday 9-4

Friday 9-4

Sat 9-2

Call ahead for curbside pick up if you want us to bring it out to you! 320-259-7105. Its the safest way to get your tasty treats!

Stop in to the store and browse your way to happier and yummier days! We will open the storefront to 1 customer at a time, to keep us all safe and happy! And you can stock back up on breads, cupcakes, rolls, donuts, mixes and pizza crusts! We have a full line up for you back in store!

As always if you are looking for something specific make sure you order ahead of schedule so you can be extra sure we have it in store for you!

We are here, but we need your support! So please make sure you have Mixin’ It Up on your list of places to support through these strange and challenging times.

We are honored to serve you and can not wait to see you all again! While we cant hug you (yet!) we can not wait to see your smiling faces (even if they are behind masks!!!)

 

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In Store. Curbside. Online. Were here for you! New Hours!

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Thursday 9-4pm

Friday 9-4pm

Sat 9-2 pm

In Store, one customer at a time (to keep you safe!)

Curbside, call ahead and make your order safe and easy! 320-259-7105

Online, click Shop from the comfort of your home and have it sent right to your door!

Doing all we can to protect you and to provide for you and your family during this time! Please make sure to support your local Celiac Safe bakery!
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If you cant come in to the store, please remember we have Gift Certificates we are able to mail out to you! This is a great way to support local in the time when we need it most!

 

 

 

Check out or Quarantine Decorating Kits! A great way to keep your little ones busy during the quarantine! Dessert and Fun Crafts all rolled in to one fun kit!  Whether it is cake, or cookies we have your activity for the afternoon planned! Post a photo of it on our facebook! 
Vanilla Cake Decorating Kit

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To order any of these special items just call 320-259-7105.

Try our 6″ double stacked Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and topped with Walnuts! This cake is moist, delicious and packed full of carrot cake flavor! Order this today for $24.99.

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Easter, a reason to be grateful

Somehow Easter apparently has snuck up, and is right around the corner. If you are like me, you haven’t been keeping track of the days or weeks (or month) and if you are also like me you probably haven’t been out of your yoga pants in a good long while.

I have to admit, I have not been looking forward to Easter this year, because it is my all time favorite holiday. We go to my parents house, eat way to much food, and do an outdoor Easter Egg hunt. We laugh, and have a wonderful time, we hug (and what some of us wouldn’t do for a long hug for those we love right about now!) So I have been avoiding the planning of Easter… and than it hit me…

Yes, it will it look different from Easters of the past, yes, but different doesn’t have to mean worse, sometimes different can mean…different. And different can be as good! Organic Collage Food Facebook Cover

I have 3 beautiful children, who need me to be help them navigate this scary time and to make Easter special, so that is what I am going to do for our family, and my hope is for yours as well.

We will be opening up for Curbside pick up for the Friday and Saturday before Easter. April 10th and 11th from 9-2 pm. You Must call in your order, 320-259-7105, we are asking people place their orders by Wed so we have an accurate estimate of what to make 🙂  If we don’t answer we will call back so make sure to leave a message.

We have a limited menu, but we are so incredibly grateful to be able to be a part of the Easter Season with you and your families! Together, we are all stronger, and together we will pull through these challenging times and come out on the other side of this with a much deeper appreciation for the things we took for granted before.

We look forward to serving you through this holiday season! And seeing your smiling faces again! Mixin' it up easter menu

 

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Store Hour Changes, Curbside Pick Ups!

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While we work towards understanding how to approach the days ahead, and making sure that we are looking out for our employees, families, customers (who lets acknowledge we feel like you are also our families!) and the community at large, we have been faced with the question of how to best keep everyone safe and yet, still provide safe and yummy breads and desserts for those who would like them.

Curbside~ Ideally, we would love for as many people to utilize this option as possible. We understand that this a different way to shop, but it is the safest way to shop as we approach the need to socially distance ourselves to keep the most at risk safe. We would love for you to utilize this option. Our number is 320-259-7105. 

Online Shopping~ If you would like to shop online we have provided a coupon code of $5 off with the code “baked” and have added several new items that are now available online. Orders are sent out on Tues, Wed and sometimes Thurs, depending on SpeeDees ability to get the orders to you before the weekend.

In Store~ for now, we will be closing in store visitors during these hours. Our selection will be focused on bread, as we know its the time to stock up, cupcakes and muffins. If you are looking for something specific it is a good time to call ahead to ensure we have that.

With all of us sticking together we will get through these times, we will do what Americans do best, which is stick together, link arms and help one another out.

In the meantime we will do our best to support you, as we know you will do your best to support Small Business and for that we all have a lot to be grateful for.

With so much love and a grateful heart~ Jessi, John, and Staff.

 

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$5 off shipping

5 offfWhen we all ban together, we are stronger and healthier. We know that there is a lot of uncertainty right now, we our families, with our health and with our futures.

We are a small business, who is locally owned, with children of our own who are being quarantined as well. We are feeling that same sense of amazement, nerves, and uncertainty, so in this we are all together as one.

One thing we are certain of, is that we dont need to add one more stress to our lives by not being able to find Gluten Free food on the shelves in stores, and we can not sacrifice our families health by not giving them the food they need to be healthy. We have breads for sandwiches, buns, desserts and mixes. All items are ALWAYS celiac safe.

With the promo code: “Baked” you will receive that $5 off your order.

We will be shipping out on Tues, Wed and Thurs each week to ensure you get your food in a timely manner, and as fresh as possible.

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Finally, please remember, as a local gluten free bakery, who specializes in serving your family and their dietary needs, your support and purchases are VITAL to us right now. There are many small businesses that will not make it through this crisis, and we are asking you to consider doing your part in helping to support our business as we face times of uncertainty in the future.

 

 

 

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Curbside Pick Up, during COVID19

curbside pick up[At Mixin’ It Up, you our customers are always are first priority. We always strive to do our best to serve you and your family the best, freshest, and awe inspiring gluten free breads and desserts in Minnesota.

We understand right now, there is uncertainty about the safety of eating out, and we want to ensure you, we are taking every precaution needed to keep you safe.

We have also added during this time, FREE CURBSIDE PICK UP!!! 

We understand you may not feel comfortable coming in the store, and exposing yourself to the potential of getting sick. We respect that, and want to do all we can to make sure you are still getting your treats AND staying safe!

Simply call the store 320-259-7105 and place your order over the phone (you will have to pay at that time) than drive up to the front of the store and we will run your order right out to you! Its that easy!!!

Of course our store will be open and operating as usual for those who would like to come in and browse, our hope was to give people the alternative to ensure they weren’t missing out on all things Gluten Free, if they were feeling uneasy about going into a public setting at this time!

So, give us a call, 320-259-7105 and make sure you are stocked up on your gluten free supplies.