We finally stopped in Uniontown, after two years of driving through. It is a little gem of a town.
This morning we had scones and galettes at the Sage Baking Company. (111 S. Montgomery, (509) 229-3716.) They were excellent.
The Sage Baking Company is located in the 110 year old Jacobs’ Building that was renovated by the Uniontown Community Development Association.
The bakery produces craftsman breads, scones and pastries for area retailers and restaurants. The café in the bakery is open on Friday and Saturday from 7 to 3 with soups and sandwiches for lunch. It is family friendly – not too quiet, and it has plenty of choices kids will like. I did not check to see about high chairs and changing tables (we are finally done with those!!) It is also inexpensive (four pastries and one coffee came to $11.)
Uniontown itself is a charming place. It was founded in 1860 and has served as a commercial, manufacturing, transportation, social and farming center. According to the Uniontown website (http://www.uniontown.us/about.html) there are 499 residents within the immediate Uniontown area.
There are a number of antique shops there.
Uniontown is home to St. Boniface Catholic Church, which was built beginning in 1888. It was the first consecrated Catholic Church in the state of Washington.
The building on the right in the above photo is now the Churchyard Inn, a B&B. It was originally constructed in 1905 as a parish house, and in 1913 was converted to a convent. After being vacant many years, it was renovated in 1995 and turned into the bed and breakfast inn. (http://www.churchyardinn.com/)
This town is so cute! I plan to make the Sage Baking Company a regular ritual, if I can remember to get there on Fridays and Saturdays.
Another major feature of Uniontown is the Dahmen Barn with its often photographed (wagon?) wheel fence.
It is home to Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, an art space in a barn that was renovated in 2004-2006.
There was some beautiful art to see (though we saw it quickly, as I was nervous the boys would try to touch things, and in this sense it may not be for little kids – at least not my kids!). I was not permitted to take photos of the art (naturally) but it is definitely worth browsing, especially if you like Palouse/Washington-oriented art.
From the website (http://www.artisanbarn.org/): “Attractions include a gift shop featuring art, fine crafts and products from the Palouse, artisans at work in their studio spaces who will share their creative process with visitors, a monthly art exhibition, and regularly scheduled classes and performance events.”
The upstairs of the Barn has galleries and an open space where dances and concerts are held.
Four big events are held at the barn each year: A demonstration day in April, a tea and fashion show in July, a Harvest Festival in September and a Holiday Gala with gifts galore in December. We were there October 1st and there was a pumpkin patch taking place on Saturdays. In addition to the big events, there are also a number of regularly scheduled concerts/dances and art-related activities. Check the website for more info.