Local bakery is a sweet sensation at the State Fair


Above, Abby Cota, right, puts the finishing touches on the allergy friendly cupcakes she was giving away at the Minnesota State Fair last Sunday. Behind her, Laura Jure waits with another pan of goodies. Cota, owner of Clover Meadow Bakery in Maple Lake was selected to sponsor the 2017 Vendor Gluten Free Food List at the Great Minnesota Get Together. She will be at her booth in the KARE 11 Health Fair again on Sunday, Sept. 3.

Abby Cota pushes her cart loaded with supplies to her booth in the KARE 11 Health Fair. Giving away samples of her baked goods at the State Fair was an “amazing” experience for the local baker.

Visitors to the Minnesota State Fair this weekend may find a little bit of Maple Lake there waiting for them.
Just off Dan Patch Avenue between Underwood and Cooper streets in the KARE11 Health Fair, Abby Cota, Maple Lake’s new baker will be giving away samples of her culinary creations.
The owner of Clover Meadow Bakery in Maple Lake was selected to sponsor the 2017 Vendor Gluten-Free Food List at the Great Minnesota Get Together.
Cota and her staff gave gluten and allergy friendly desserts and breads to more than 2,002 people last Sunday, Aug. 27 in the three hours they were at the fair. They will be back on Sunday, Sept. 3, for more of the action.
“It was amazing, so awesome to be there as a vendor,” Cota said. “It was such a different experience. There was a whole crowd of people waiting for us when we got there. One hundred cupcakes went in 10 minutes.”

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