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Still baking, still selling, still full of steam

After 18 years of baking cookies, yeast and sweet breads, Betsy Guckeyson is still in her kitchen and looking forward to her 19th year. Photo by Betty Wrenn Day

Checkerboard cookies

Exactly 13 years ago you may have read in this space about Betsy
Guckeyson and her special baking skills. She shared her exception talent
with family and friends and was also associated with the Williamsburg
Farmers’ Market. 

Betsy is still baking and sharing, and her business, Betsy’s Baked Goods, is more popular than ever.

There has been one big change in Betsy’s life over these 13 years.
Her partner and husband Jim, who helped bake, package and label, has
passed away. This vigorous and energetic lady continued with the
business and has amassed an uncountable number of patrons. 

“I can’t believe l have been doing this these many years,” Betsy
exclaimed. “And it all began with a batch of cookies that I took to a
Native Plant Society meeting. Jim and I were so anxious to...

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