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Heather Sauder works in the kitchen in the back room of the Benson Bakery. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Benson: Benson Bakery takes pride in delivering local products to schools


The Benson Bakery may look like a small business, but Toby Johannessen and his staff can bake hundreds of dozens of whole grain rolls in a single day.

They had an order like that not too long ago, when the Willmar, New London-Spicer and Montevideo school lunch programs asked for rolls made with locally grown grains.

Johannessen said he's only too happy to send his products to schools and encourage a focus on local foods.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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