Bringing a bakery to Brookings

Tiffany Haynes

Tiffany Haynes

A new bakery located at 307 Third St. opened last May. Hagmans Bakery specializes in cakes and catering.

Catering and cakes are the main business at Hagmans, but they also feature muffins, pie, cheese cake, bread and sandwiches.

Pam and Doug Hagman and their two daughters run the business.

Baking was a hobby for Pam. When the family moved from the West Coast, they saw that Brookings needed a bakery that would do custom cakes.

The Hagman family ran their licensed business out of their home, until the space on Third Street became available.

“We wanted to be totally different,” said Pam.

The recipes are perfected by the customers.

“They tell me what to add or take away,” said Pam.

The bakery has an area to sit down inside and a Secret Garden outside. In the summer the garden has eight tables with umbrellas.

Bethanny Jorenby, a high school senior, started working at Hagmans in August.

“It’s a way to be creative at work,”she said.

Hagmans Bakery is available after hours for groups to bake.

For the holiday season, Hagmans Bakery will be transformed into a ginger bread house.

This December, the Secret Garden will have ice sculptures.

Hot sandwiches will soon be available at Hagmans. Pam made samples of the new sandwiches for her regular customers.

“I know they’ll come back tomorrow and tell me what to do to make them better,” she said.

On Nov. 7, the Brookings Book Company is hosting an acoustic music and poetry reading night, Hagmans will help with the food.

“We like people to have what they want and a little bit more,” said Pam.