NEW BEGINNINGS: Mardi Field, David Lorenzo and wife Rhonda are excited to get Plantation Organic Bakery up and running. PHOTO: GEORJA RYAN
NEW BEGINNINGS: Mardi Field, David Lorenzo and wife Rhonda are excited to get Plantation Organic Bakery up and running. PHOTO: GEORJA RYAN

David cooks up recipes for love

IF EVER there was a beautiful love story behind a bakery, this is it.

A month ago David Lorenzo purchased Plantation Pies at Tyndale, not only because he loves to bake but because he loves his wife Rhonda.

Rhonda suffers with cerebral palsy and Mr Lorenzo said he wanted to pursue a project he knew she would love.

So he bought Plantation Pies and changed the name to Plantation Organic Bakery.

"The main reason I bought the bakery is for her," he said.

"I can see in just the one month we've been here she has really blossomed and she's rediscovered a purpose to life."

Ms Lorenzo works behind the till, helps with the business and helps with the craft groups that visit the bakery.

While his wife was his main motivation, Mr Lorenzo said he identified a need in the Clarence Valley for a shop that specialised in organic produce.

"Our pies are all made from organic flour and our bread is too," he said.

"There is a really big need for it because people are really starting to take better care of their health."

The bakery also sells gluten-free and wheat-free options and plans are in place to display local artists' works. Mr Lorenzo has also installed computers providing customers with internet access.



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