Our History by Linda F., Owner
You've probably heard that saying, "that so & so has a white thumb." Well, that's me! As a young girl I spent a lot of time baking with my grandmother, who was a school baker, and with my mom who made some great pies. It wasn't long before I was baking my own masterpieces and experimenting with different recipes. My early love of baking and cooking lead me to major in Hotel & Restaurant management at W.S.U., with summers spent working at various restaurants. After graduation, I worked for Sky Chef, an airline catering company, working out of their Tulsa location for about a year. Then came marriage to my college sweetheart, Rod, birth of our daughter, Hilary and a short career in real estate. I opened my first Calico Cupboard Cafe and Bakery in 1981. I was the baker and cook in those days. A second Calico was opened in Anacortes in 1992, followed by Mount Vernon in 1996. In 2004, Seed's Bistro and Bar was opened in La Conner, located in the historic Tillinghast Seed Company's original building.