Description: Spencer Tang and his family (Wendy and their 6 girls), purchased From the Hearth Bakery in October of 2008. After much hard work, retail stores including Holiday Markets, Raley’s, Safeway, R R Meats, Orchard Nutrition and Winco began to carry FTH sourdough. In addition to serving the Redding community, the “mobile sales” team grew to Red Bluff, Anderson, Palo Cedro and Chico. Mobile sales are a team of people that sell From the Hearth baked goods, sandwiches and salads directly to customers who work in our local businesses. Employees of law firms, dental offices, government offices and businesses of all kinds purchase From the Hearth products. Currently, we visit approximately 400 businesses and government offices in the local area. As the sales of the hand-shaped artisan sourdough grew, the need for a viable retail store became more pressing. With the help and leadership of John Dix, the concept of From the Hearth Café was shaped. More than just a place to purchase fresh-baked breads and pastries, the Café offers great coffee drinks, espresso drinks, smoothies, omelets, hot sandwiches, paninis, fresh salads, made from scratch soups, and pasta dishes. In October of 2009 private funding for From the Hearth Café (www.fthcafe.com) was secured, and the Café was opened in April of 2010. Bakery sales continued to grow with a number of local restaurants and sandwich shops using our breads to serve their customers. Clearie’s, Don’s Sandwich Shop, Fatboy’s BBQ, and Old School Restaurant are just some of our customers. The Bakery has product in over 50 retail stores and restaurants in the North State.