A few years ago, I opened my first oak mill, and it quickly became a destination for tourists to visit.
I thought the area would be a more tranquil place, but then I began seeing the locals and I realised this was not the case.
The first thing I noticed when I arrived was the oak trees in the middle of the road.
They were thick and majestic, and you could feel the breeze on them.
There was a huge oak tree, with a canopy spanning the entire length of the street, that was covered in the scent of maple syrup and apple juice.
It made me realise that the community that I grew up in is very similar to the people who live here.
It was this connection that really brought me to realise that this area is very much a part of me, and I wanted to share that connection with my readers.
So I decided to open my first store.
Oak Mills is the first bakery in Wuollet that has been established since 2012.
Its founder, Tereza Farias, was inspired by her mother, who used to sell fruit at her home and later opened a bakery.
“The first thing she told me was that I should create my own bakery, and she encouraged me to do it,” she says.
“It’s always about the connections, and what you can do to create an environment where people can have the chance to connect with each other and the community.”
The bakery has since grown into a large-scale operation with a staff of 15 and is now located on the corner of Main and Main.
Farians father, Esteves, has also grown a bakery on his family’s property.
The family’s traditional bakery has been open since 1892 and was founded by their eldest daughter, Anna.
The business grew rapidly, and Anna and her sister, Maria, opened a second bakery in 2003.
“There are so many stories about this town,” Fariays father says.
She says it’s a small town with a lot of history.
“You see the history in every aspect of the town, and in the first years I didn’t know who this is,” she laughs.
Anna, Maria and Estevís family are still passionate about the bakery, but they are also excited to start a new life and start to make a difference in the community. “
I am really happy with what I have achieved here, and my dream is to open more stores in the future.”
Anna, Maria and Estevís family are still passionate about the bakery, but they are also excited to start a new life and start to make a difference in the community.
“We are very proud of the bakery that we started here, but we also want to do something more for the community,” Anna says.
Anna, who also opened her own shop last year, wants to continue to create a better environment for all people.
“Our main focus is to be good neighbours to the residents,” she explains.
Anna and Maria have a lot to be proud of. “
For example, we are trying to open a new branch of the store that will cater for more people, but the main focus of the shop is to cater to the local community.”
Anna and Maria have a lot to be proud of.
Their business has already grown from one small bakery to a very large one, with more than 50 branches to be opened by 2021.
They are looking forward to opening more stores and have already begun to make plans for future expansions.
“When I started working here, I was just really happy to have my family here,” Anna adds.
“Today, I am proud to be a part a family of two people who make a living from the town.”
Fariats father is also proud of his daughter, who has already opened her first shop, but she wants to keep growing.
“She is a great baker,” he says.
Maria has already started selling fruit at the shop.
“My mom and I both like fruit and are really excited to see what the future holds,” she adds.
Maria is also looking forward and making plans to open her second shop later this year.
“Now that I have a shop, I want to open up a whole new section, and we are planning to open three more branches in the coming year,” Maria says.