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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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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.

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Maple Grove & Elk River Delivery!

we deliverEach year we get more customers, requesting more and more yummy goodies! We are always so honored to each of you who decide to make Mixin’ It Up your hometown bakery, whether you are right next door, or you meet us at one of our Delivery Locations (and we love all of you who drop by other stores are products are in to keep supporting local throughout so many communities!)

We are heading the Elk River and Maple Grove on Nov 23rd with Pies, Buns, Rolls, Desserts! We know if you are like us, and are busy and dont always have time to call when we are open, this delivery we are trying something a little new, so that means be patient with us as there may be a few kinks to work out but we will get it done!

Now you can go to our “Shop” and order all of your items for delivery HOWEVER in the comments box make sure you write that we are delivering to you and at which location!

Next type in FREETOME in the discount tab and this will automatically remove shipping charges of $10.

We are working to make this easier, and more efficient for you, our customers! Make sure you order BY NOV 19TH to get it delivered!!!

As always you can call 320-259-7105 and place your order by phone, and after all you get to talk to me, so that makes a phone call worth it 🙂 but we wanted to give our customers a few more options

 

Make sure you remember:

Elk River we are at the Home Depot parking lot at 9am in a white truck

Maple Grove we are at the Pier 1 parking lot at 10am in a white truck.

Make sure you remember to meet us as we drop off quickly and move to the next location!

Looking forward to making this happen once again!

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Bring on the cake…wedding fun

Weddings, oh the joyous and wondrous celebrations they are! The blending of 2 families together, the joining of 2 lives together, and the exciting beginnings, oh, and let us not forget…that cake!

I love me some good weddings! I still get all sentimental everytime I look at my own wedding dress hanging in my closet, and yes that was 15 years ago and it is still there. I even tried it on a while back and danced around in it with my children. It was silly, but it was so much fun! There is so much joy, and hope in the adventure of life, and celebrating with family, friends and food really could not be a better way to make the start of a life perfect.

As a bakery owner, we have had the blessed opportunity to be a part of many weddings, showers, and parties. As many of you know, we love all the festivities that go along with it.

Some of the most cherished times, for me, is when I am asked to do a wedding or shower of a friend or family member. That way I also get the added fun of seeing and hearing all the oohs and ahhhs over how yummy gluten free can be! I love that by the way!

jessi wedding For me, this summer and upcoming fall, I have had the privilege of being a part of my nieces upcoming wedding. From cupcakes to cakes, Mixin’ It Up will have had the opportunity to cater them all! It has been such a joy to bring our love of all things gluten free to family members far and wide. I inserted a photo of the cupcake tower we made the lovely bride, for one of her showers, and what a fun and yummy day it was!

So if you have upcoming wedding plans, and are wondering where to go to get a wedding cake, or cupcakes, we are the place! We love to be a part of your celebrations and help to make your memories even more sweet!

Call us at 320 259 7105 and lets make your wedding beautiful.

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Cake Decorating!! What a fun way to spend a day!

cake class graphicDo you know we do this? Several times a year, we roll up our sleeves, get a little messy and have a great time teaching you how to frost beautiful cakes!!

Have some friends, a daughter, or what about some family members you want to spend a little extra time with creating some memories? This is a great way to make that happen!

From the first stages of learning how to master a piping bag, to the final stages of a completely and beautifully frosted cake that is uniquely yours, this is a way to make that bucket list dream come true!

Call and sign up today, you will be so glad you did! 320-259-7105

Classes are located in a Celiac Safe facility at Mixin’ It Up Bakery

Class days and times are:

August 24th 9-10:30

October 26th 9-10:30am

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Summertime ~ Takin It Easy

Don’t you just love summer. The sun on your face, the smiles and squeals of your children running through the sprinkler, or jumping into that swimming pool. What about the grill outs, camp outs, and long summer nights by the campfire… ahhhh.

One of my favorite memories growing up as a child was going to the beach. Oh the days of laying in the sun, back then of course with no sunscreen in sight!, and cooling off by jumping in that refreshing water. Oh yes, and the treats! Those I loved too.

We would pack a cooler filled with sandwiches, snacks and all sorts of yummies and just sit back and enjoy the lazy days of summer. Ahh, I can feel the waves even now.

Sometimes for those of us who are gluten free, or have other food allergies, a day out, whether it is at the beach, at the ballfield, or on a weekend camping trip turns into endless hours of prepping, planning and oftentimes frustration. You are not alone my fellow food sensitive people!!! I am right there with you!!

We can not control the world around us, and we can not control others peoples understanding of our sensitivities, so pack we must! For all occasions, for all celebrations, and for the safety of our loved ones!

Before you start gearing up for that next round of camping, ballfields, and family reunions, make your life easier and give us a call. From breakfast through dinner we are here to help!

Wake up to cinnamon and caramel rolls, or coffee cake muffins. We have dollar buns, hot dog & hamburger buns, and fresh loaves of the softest bread around. What about pizza over the campfire, and mix that with our garlic bread and cupcake special and you have yourself a gluten free meal for $20.00. And do not forget grab and go cakes, cupcakes and cookies!! All here for you to enjoy! Don’t worry, if you cant stop in, we also ship!!

We want to help share in the journey, and this is our way to help make some of that a little easier! So give us a call, and we can help to make packing up those coolers a whole lot more enjoyable!

 

 

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Celebrating a Month of Celiac

celiacawarenessmonthWhen one thinks of an autoimmune disease, they dont usually align that word with celebration.  Typically, I agree, however there are times when perhaps celebrating is not only appropriate but frankly needed in the face of life’s journey and challenges.

May is Celiac awareness month, and for this one month, the light of Celiac and autoimmune disease in general signs just a little brighter and it gives a platform to use to educate people on the challenges, symptoms, struggles and triumphs of Celiac disease (yes there are some joys, like not feeling sick all the time once you know what you are eating is hurting you).

More people are getting diagnosed with Celiac, and as we all know, many Americans live with undiagnosed Celiac disease and suffer without knowing or understanding what this disease is doing to their bodies.

When we started the gluten free journey in our own world, in our family, few people had really heard of Celiac, and even worse, most people thought that Gluten Free was some sort of fad and buzz word. While it has taken some time and A LOT of education, more and more people are understanding what the disease IS and what it is not.

It is not made up, it is not something that can be “taken lightly” and it is not something that you can “have just a little of” (no you can not have just a little gluten in something you will get sick!)

As the month of May comes to a close, and the battle for many lives on day after day, we wanted to take a moment and remind you of a few things.  The most important is that you do not battle alone. Across the state there are more and more Celiac safe facilities that are working to make sure your food is safe.  There are communities of people who are battling the same things day in and out as you are, and there is continuously more awareness around what Celiac and other autoimmune disease are and do our bodies.

Most importantly: there are people who care, really care, just come in to the bakery and you will find people always on staff more than willing to share a smile and a listening ear (sometimes some advice).

We must keep fighting the battle of awareness for our kids, grandkids, family members and ourselves.

Finally, there are many things to be grateful for, because in the moment Celiac disease is frustrating, but it doesn’t have to be the definition of our life… (it is not the explanation point, only a comma in life’s storybook we are living) we still and always get to chose the kind of person we are, the kind of life we life and the gratitude in our hearts, and the joy, kindness, and compassion we get to share from our life experiences on to others.

Battle on Celiac Disease warriors, Mixin’ It Up Gluten Free Bakery, and others like us are here not only as a place to provide you with safe and healthy (and tasty!) food but to link arms with you and remind you, you never have to battle alone. There is support, and there is hope…Always!