The local bakery in town is just as well known as Nutter’s Ice Cream. Burkholder’s Baked Goods has been providing delicious fresh donuts, dinner rolls, fresh cakes and pies, breads, milk, and cheese for almost 25 years now in Sharpsburg.
About Burkholder’s Baked Goods
Nathan and his wife Ruth Burkholder, started selling baked goods out of their van at the old Amoco or BP station in Sharpsburg. They had recently sold their farm near the Hagerstown airport and moved to a farm near Sharpsburg. The business become so successful selling out of the van, that they opened their first commercial bakery on Main Street in the Town Square. In 2000, they sold their farm and purchased a home in Sharpsburg and remodeled the garage into the current bakery facility.
Unique Items at the Bakery
There is not a Dunkin Donut or Krispy Cream shop within miles of Sharpsburg, but not to worry, Burkholders Baked Goods beats them hands down when it comes to fresh made donuts. The display counter in the bakery is not that big, but they carry at least two dozen different kinds of donuts every morning. Powdered, glazed, filled with fruit or filled with cream, and my two favorites apple fritters and bear claws.
If you’re not into donuts, the Burkholders also make cookies each day too. You can always find oatmeal raisin, peanut butter blossoms, short bread, sugar cookies and depending on the season, decorated butter cut-outs. Of course pies and cakes are one of the best sellers. Pumpkin, apple and pecan pie (again, my favorite) are popular around the holidays.
Even though we love the donuts, cookies, and pies; a popular breakfast item at the Inn is the homemade bread. That’s right, we use Burkerholder’s bread for a number of breakfast dishes. Their famous Cheese Bread is toasted just enough to brown the edges and bubble the cheese that’s carefully folded into the dough. This makes a perfect side to any egg dish. We recently posted the recipe for our Caramelized French Toast. Of course you could use store bought bread, but we love the Cinnamon Raisin bread. The extra cinnamon, raisins and yeasty sweetness makes this one of our most requested breakfast dishes. Burkholder’s makes several kinds of bread, and they are all really good.
In addition to all these wonderful baked goods, they also sell local dairy products and honey. They have farm fresh eggs, cheese and their milk comes in the old-fashioned glass milk bottles.
So the next time you’re at the Inn or visiting Sharpsburg, stop by Burkholders to get some fresh homemade baked goods to snack on or take home.
Burkholder’s Baked Goods
106 W High St
Sharpsburg, MD 21782
The bakery is open from 6am to 5 p.m. Tuesday – Friday, 6am-12pm Saturday (closed Sunday & Monday).
Driving from the Inn, Burkholder’s Baked Goods is just at the end of the block on Hall Street, turn left on High Street. You will cross over Mechanic Street and the bakery will be on your right. Parking is available behind the house. (Click here for Google Maps)
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