Katie Broadbent Recalls History Of Broadbent Foods And Gifts

An iconic business that began as a farm market will undergo a transition this month. Broadbent Foods and Gifts owner Katie Broadbent will officially retire October 15.
To share the story of Broadbent Foods and Gifts, we must first trace the history of the business that opened 32 years ago.

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Miss Katie says for many years the ham business was the top seller, but that changed over the years.

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She says the business was open a year before she decided to stop teaching and run it full time.

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Miss Katie says she has learned alot from her customers over the past 32 years.

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Miss Katie will quickly tell you that Jessica Seigmund has been a part of the business since before she opened the doors, with Jackie Oakley working with her for the past 20 years. She estimates more than 300 people have worked in the shop, with it the first job for many of them.

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We’ll continuing sharing the story of Broadbent Foods and Gifts Tuesday.

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