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Red Trailer Is Selling Crivitz Bakery Treats
Issue Date: July 5, 2017
Folks who fondly remember the flavors of baked goods from the old Crivitz Bakery at the stoplights on Hwy. 141 and County W in Crivitz now have an opportunity to enjoy them again. This includes the cheese triangles that seem to be made nowhere else.
Casey Carmody, a young businessman from Houston, Tex. who has long-time Crivitz connections has purchased the original Crivitz Bakery recipes from a previous owner. He is offering an assortment of sweet rolls, donuts, breads, pastries and cookies for sale each weekend from a red food trailer in the parking lot of the former Ellis Junction, directly across County W from the original bakery location.
Carmody said their baked goods are sold in Crivitz from 6 a.m. until noon or whenever they run out, Thursdays through Mondays. The red trailer is at the Thursday Flea and Farmers Market in Crivitz and is available for special events elsewhere. Baking is done daily from leased space in a commercial kitchen in Marinette and transported to Crivitz.
Carmody grew up in the Kenosha area, but said he spent every summer of his childhood with his grandparents, the late Edith and George Haberski, at their home on Lake Noquebay. His father and stepmother, Bill and Leslie Carmody, have also lived in Crivitz for many years.
Casey attended UW-Wisconsin and University of Florida and earned a BS in advertising and a Masters in International Business.
As a youngster and in later visits he enjoyed treats from Crivitz Bakery until it closed. "I really missed the bakery and thought I should do something about it," Carmody said. "So I got in touch with the previous owner and worked to bring back someting that was historically a great part of the Crivitz community. People are really excited about it. There are many days that we have sold out of product."
He said response has been overwhelmingly positive since the bakery trailer opened its doors at the start of June. They started out with just donuts but recently added breads and cookies.
Carmody and his wife live in Houston, Tex., where he has a full time position with an energy trading company, but they are frequent visitors to the Crivitz area. The Bakery Trailer is run by a hired staff with his father, Bill Carmody, helping out.