Bob began cooking his famous baguettes about 12 years ago for his friends and family and his own "personal consumption," he says with a grin. By 8:30 a.m. Bob is dressed for the Market in his gleaming white chef's jacket. The mint green Vespa purrs. Bob fastens a big basket of baguettes to the back of his Vespa and sets another on the floor, between his feet. Then he is off, tooling down Route 113 on a sunny summer morning to bring Sandwich citizens our favorite food.
The Vespa glides into the Market and Bob hops off. He opens the black leather seat and removes a straw boater, with a black and red ribbon. He puts it on with a little tap. He's ready. Soon Bob is giving high fives to the squads of children who scamper into the Market to buy breakfast. It's a rare day when Bob's Baguettes don't sell out well before the Market closes.
So, you'd better come a bit early to get a baguette and the other delights waiting for you this Saturday at the Sandwich Farmers' Market--9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Corner House.
By Monty Carlson