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Newtown Has a New Bakery

Baked might sound like the name of an entirely different sort of business, but this collective of three ladies, operating out of Newtown, is into croissants, not kush.

Faith Rocchio, RaeAnne Sturgill and Crissy Dobson all say they love to bake, but each of them has a different specialty. Sturgill says she prefers “difficult things like croissants, and I’m trying my hand at baklava—mainly flaky and buttery. Faith is all about cupcakes and fresh breads. Her lavender cookies are heavenly. Crissy is doing 4-inch and 9-inch pies that I’m betting are going to be as beautiful as they are tasty.”

You can catch them at the Comer Farmers Market on Saturdays, but you can also order ahead from the menu on their Facebook page—24 hours’ notice, please—and pick up cookies, muffins, soft pretzels, scones, cupcakes and more on Cleveland Avenue. For a small fee, they’ll deliver to you in Athens.

Baked will have a grand opening tasting party on Mar. 31 from 2–4 p.m. on Cleveland, with cookie decorating for kids and sampling for everyone.