Mound resident Laura Lloyd opened Our Place Boutique and Bakery in November 2015. It’s a space that celebrates local makers and their hand-crafted products.
The bakery is a set up on a weekly pre-order system: Customers place their orders for tasty treats on Thursday, and pick up a box (or several) on Saturday; extra baked goods will be sold as available on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
The boutique features a variety of Minnesota-made and -grown products from more than 14 vendors. There’s a farmer who brings in jams and jellies, and a woman who crafts candles. Lloyd also sells her homemade dog treats. “It’s a nice little variety. It kind of turned into a little gift boutique,” says Lloyd.
Lloyd says that some hot sellers have been the school-spirit wear and hand-crafted doll cradles and toy trains made by local woodworkers. “[Customers] really embrace the fact that all of the stuff is made local,” says Lloyd. “They really are enjoying the fact that everything is handmade.”