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Published October 04, 2012, 12:00 AM

Images from a morning at Breadsmith


Assistant store manager Ann Farmer carries loaves of bread Oct. 3, 2012 at the Fargo Breadsmith store in Fargo.

  • Assistant store manager Ann Farmer carries loaves of bread Oct. 3, 2012 at the Fargo Breadsmith store in Fargo.
  • The Breadsmith sign glows amid the morning light on Oct. 3, 2012. Breadsmith in Fargo is celebrating its 10th anniversary. They've been in the same location on 32nd Avenue South since they opened. Owner Rob Roberts said, "You don't want to move an oven like this that weighs 14,000 pounds." (J. Shane Mercer / The Forum).
  • Fargo Public School Teacher Marla Wagenman leaves Breadsmith in Fargo with a smile and some tasty treasure on the morning of Oct. 3, 2012. (J. Shane Mercer / The Forum)
  • Ann Farmer, assistant store manager for Breadsmith in Fargo, preps the bread bins Oct. 3, 2012. She had arrived at 5:45 on this morning. Farmer has worked for Breadsmith in Fargo for about six years. (J. Shane Mercer / The Forum)
  • Rob Roberts brushes a glaze on dessert bread Oct. 3, 2012. The 54-year-old opened the store in 2002. He says their goal "is to be the best proprietor of bread in the Fargo-Moorhead area." He said when wants a fine meal, he goes to a fine restaurant. And if someone wants a fine bread, "I like to think we're your consideration for that." (J.Shane Mercer / The Forum)
  • Breadsmith sales associate Samuel Allred works with chocolate chip cookie dough Oct. 3, 2012. Along with a wide assortment of breads, the store also makes and sells other items including cookies and scones. On this particular day, Allred started at 5 a.m. making deliveries. (J. Shane Mercer / The Forum)
  • Cheese, tomato and red onion top a bread at Breadsmith in Fargo. The bins on this Oct. 3, 2012 morning were stocked with a wide range of items including cheddar sourdough, sweet swirls, scones, honey at Bran bread, cookies and rustic Italian loaves. (J. Shane Mercer / The Forum)
  • Ann Farmer, assistant store manager for Breadsmith in Fargo, stacks loaves of bread in the morning Oct. 3, 2012. Breadsmith in Fargo is celebrating its 10th anniversary. (J. Shane Mercer / The Forum).
  • Apple pie bread waits to be purchased at the Breadsmith store in Fargo. (J. Shane Mercer / The Forum)
  • Cheese is baked into this bread at Breadsmith in Fargo. (J. Shane Mercer / The Forum)
  • Breadsmith sales associate Samuel Allred pours chocolate chips into a mixer as he makes cookie dough. (J. Shane Mercer / The Forum)
  • A control panel on the 14,000-pound stone-hearth oven at Breadsmith. (J. Shane Mercer / The Forum)
  • Breadsmith sales associate Samuel Allred scoops chocolate chip cookie dough onto a cooking sheet. (J. Shane Mercer / The Forum)
  • A drawing on the office door at Breadsmith on 32nd Avenue South in Fargo. Breadsmith is celebrating its 10th anniversary. (J. Shane Mercer / The Forum)
  • Loves of bread rest on a table at Breadsmith in Fargo. (J. Shane Mercer / The Forum)
  • This note on a mixer at Breadsmith asks that it not be used on speed 3. (J. Shane Mercer / The Forum)
  • Fargo Breadsmith franchise owner Rob Roberts brushes a vanilla orange glaze on muffins. (J. Shane Mercer / The Forum)
  • Rob Roberts, owner of the Breadsmith franchise in Fargo, talks on the phone in the store office. Roberts opened the store in 2002. (J. Shane Mercer / The Forum)
  • Rob Roberts, owner of the Breadsmith store in Fargo, is a jovial fellow. Roberts, 54, describes himself as a people person. (J. Shane Mercer / The Forum)
  • Rolling pins at Breadsmith in Fargo. The Breadsmith store in Fargo has been in business for a decade. (J. Shane Mercer / The Forum)
  • Breadsmith carries a wide assortment of baked items. On this Oct. 3, 2012, day, the offerings included cheddar sourdough, sweet swirls, scones, 100 percent whole wheat bread, white sandwich bread, honey out bread, cookies, ciabatta bread and much more. (J. Shane Mercer / The Forum)
  • A sea of baked goods at Breadsmith in Fargo Oct. 3, 2012. (J. Shane Mercer / The Forum)
  • Customer Shannon Swenson of Moorhead makes a purchase at the Breadsmith store in Fargo. (J. Shane Mercer / The Forum)
  • A list of prices at the Breadsmith store in Fargo. (J. Shane Mercer / The Forum)
  • Sam Allred works next to a bread-slicing machine at Breadsmith in Fargo. On this Oct. 3, 2012 day, Sam had started work at 5 a.m. (J. Shane Mercer / The Forum)
  • Bread rests on a rack at Breadsmith in Fargo on Oct. 3, 2012. (J. Shane Mercer / The Forum)
  • Fargo Breadsmith owner Rob Roberts (right) chats with product supplier Doug Kennedy of Dawn Food Products Inc. (J. Shane Mercer /The Forum)
  • A Breadsmith delivery van sits in front of the store in south Fargo. While retail accounts for most of the store's sales, they also distribute bread to other sites for sale. (J. Shane Mercer / The Forum)