Our Story

Hello!  Welkom!  We are Gary and Carol Vreeker.  Together with our family, we run The Village Bake Shop, where you, our customers are always the most important feature of our day.

Way back in 1979, Gary’s mom, Terri Vreeker, founded The Village Bake Shop with him in the lively little Village of Orono (Municipality of Clarington).  Within a week, Gary’s fiancée Carol (that’s me!) joined them and in 1980 Gary and I became Mr. & Mrs. Vreeker. By 1987 we purchased the business from Terri and we’ve made many changes over the years, including opening a Dutch-themed café in our Orono location. In 2009, we opened a second Village Bake Shop in the Town of Whitby (Regional Municipality of Durham), managed by our son, Cory Vreeker.

Gary and I have four children and the two youngest, Nick and Krista have joined us in this enterprise, in which fresh food, made with only the best ingredients, has been our signature staple since day one.

We hope that you will enjoy Downtown Orono which offers an eclectic mix of antique shops, boutiques, restaurants, parks, and entertainment...in particular, The Village Bake Shop, where people love to come to meet and eat!

The Village Bakeshop - Orono, Ontario