WISCONSIN (NBC 26) — Every weekend you can find Tino’s Bakery at area Farmers Markets across Northeast Wisconsin.
This Latino-owned bakery, based in Appleton, makes delicious sweet bread and other pastries using traditional Mexican recipes and products.
After nearly a year and a half due to COVID-19, where many businesses have been struggling to stay afloat, this business is remaining busy doing what they can to share their delicious pastries with the community and find ways to expand their clientele.
“What my parents would do at the time was they would make bread and they would go sell door to door so they could make some money that was needed during the pandemic,” said Javier Gongora.
About 20 years ago Angel and Javier Gongora’s parents immigrated from Mexico in pursuit of the American dream.
In efforts to keep that dream alive, the brothers from Appleton work tirelessly in helping their family business.
Javier shares that they named the bakery in honor of their grandfather who died a few years ago. His Dad got the recipes from him which is why they named the bakery in his honor.
On Saturdays, you can find them at their stand across Farmer Markets in Downtown Green Bay, Appleton, and Oshkosh.
Javier said his parents taught him the meaning of hard work, especially as they’ve set the example of doing everything you can to provide for your family.
“My dad had like countless jobs, he would do everything he was a soccer ref, he was also a clown. He makes bread on the side, worked factory jobs, my mom always helped him out," Javier said.
Tino’s Bakery can also be spotted at the Military Market on Thursdays and the De Pere Farmers Market.
Below they share their fresh caramel and pecan cookies. It's one of their top favorites that customers love.
Watch as they explain their popular items:
Below are other items they sell: