The Bread Box Bakery of Shipshewana, started by the Mishlers in 1984, was purchased by the Scherger Family in April of 2000. Aquiring the Bread Box Bakery was an extension of a dream that began with the purchase of the Morton Street Bed and Breakfast in June of 1998.
David Scherger, a Mechanical Engineer, and Peggy, an elementary school teacher, had always wanted their own business. After much research and prayer, they decided that a Bed and Breakfast would be perfect. They purchased the Morton Street Bed and Breakfast in Shipshewana, Indiana. Their daughter, Kelly and husband, Gentry McConnell, moved from Missouri to help them renovate and operate the ten room Bed and Breakfast.
The Bread Box Bakery, located directly behind the Morton Street Bed and Breakfast, went up for sale in the winter of 1999 and was like a natural fit for the Scherger family. Once again they embarked together on a new adventure along with their son Dan and other faithful associates. Within three years they had outgrown their small building and began to look for a larger place. After consideration, six of the Bed and Breakfast rooms were closed and the Bread Box Bakery moved into one of the large turn-of-the-century homes. With a larger location, the Bakery business was able to expand into the Bread Box Bakery & Cafe.
The Morton Street Bed & Breakfast sold at the beginning of 2019. Today, the Schergers own the Bread Box Bakery and Cafe and the Scherger’s Kettle Jam & Jelly Cannery. The Bakery and Cafe offers both indoor and outdoor dining in a beautiful park-like setting. The Scheger’s Kettle, right next door to the bakery, produces homemade jams, jellies, butters, salsas and pie fillings. Both businesses have become destinations for many of the tourists that come to Shipshewana, the Heart of Amish Country.
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