A Tasty Treat in Land Park is Freeport Bakery (LOCALISM FEATURED)

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792

Land Park Sacramento CA Freeport BakeryWant to know where you can get the BEST bakery items in Land Park and Curtis Park?

I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with Marlene Goetzeler owner of Freeport Bakery just this past week after showing homes in Land Park and Curtis Park. Marlene shared the story of how Freeport Bakery got its start, which I will share a bit later on.

Freeport Bakery was selected recently to make a birthday cake for CA Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger which I'm told resembled a cigar box.

Members of the Kings Basketball team also are frequent customers as well as people as far away as Stockton, Rancho Murieta, Roseville and El Macero Country Club just outside of Davis, CA. I can certainly attest to that since the first time I visited Freeport Bakery, I met two ladies who drive from Roseville to buy their cakes and wouldn't go anywhere else.

It's no wonder that Freeport Bakery has won the Best of Sacramento, KCRA Channel 3 A-List, the California Restaurant Association as the Best Bakery, Sacramento Parent Magazine, The Knot of Best of Weddings and Modern Baking for national recognition of excellence in training staff. Not only are their bakery items pleasing to look at but they taste good, too! My personal favorites are the chocolate and raspberry as well as the fruit basket cake but hey, I've only tasted those two...so there is more to add to my favorites.Marlene Goetzeler Freeport Bakery Owner

Marlene and her husband, Walter (Bavaria Baker) specialize in wedding cakes and birthday cakes but did you know they got their start with danish?

After visiting Land Park and Curtis Park back in 1987 in their VW bus and dirt poor these two decided to buy a small neighborhood bakery that was across the street from the train tracks (before light rail). In order to get the business started and off it's feet, Marlene would walk across the street and hand out danishes in the morning to all the passenger riders. This business approach obviously paid off...

A Sweet Love Story: Baking comes naturally to Walter, having been raised by his parents and living above their bakery in Bavaria, Germany. Walter was visiting San Diego and moseying around on his motorcycle looking for a map at the bookstore where Marlene was working. And as luck would have it, Marlene was looking for a German tutor. The rest is history... And now, we are lucky to have such a devoted, hard working team here in the Curtis Park and Land Park neighborhood bringing us all these tasty treats.

Marlene and Walter have owned and operated Freeport Bakery for over 21 years, providing jobs for 50 employees yearly, open 7 days a week and making sure that they produce a quality product for their customers. The Circle of Life is ever so evident here at the Freeport Bakery where brides order their wedding cakes, then their baby shower cake, birthday cakes for their children and then Marlene and Walter hire their teenage children. It's truly a family business and one worth visiting if you haven't yet, on Freeport Blvd. and Vallejo Way (click for Googlemap to the Freeport Bakery)

Christine Goodwin, long time employee at Freeport Bakery trains all the staff and keeps them abreast on new items so that when you come in, your questions are fully explained. You can rest assured that if you are allergic to any item, the staff is aware of all the ingredients. Enjoy getting to know your tasty neighbor, Freeport Bakery in Land Park and Curtis Park and now let's listen to Christine and learn a little more about Freeport Bakery.

Take a video tour of the homes around the Freeport Bakery in Land Park so that you can become more familiar with the area. If you are considering a relocation to the Sacramento area, Land Park and Curtis Park are one of the neighborhoods to put at the top of your list. And be sure to check out some of the other neighbors in the neighborhood, Taylors Market.


This is such great neighborhood with big beautiful trees and houses with character, each one different from the other.

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Comments (11)

Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX
Gena This is a great post and gave me a wonderful idea to post about my two favorite bakeries here in austin! Thanks
Aug 21, 2008 07:45 AM
Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Russell,the Freeport Bakery which is located on Freeport in Land Park and Curtis border was a delight to interview. I hope you have as good a time as I did. Enjoy.

Aug 21, 2008 09:28 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Gena - excellent localism post. I enjoyed reading the story, and I'm sure the bakery owners are thrilled that you took the time to talk and then to share what they are all about. The show was a nice touch to hlep put it all in perspective. Great job. You are taking local posts to a new level.


Aug 21, 2008 04:01 PM
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Gena - What an incredible wealth of information! The Freeport Bakery sounds awesome!

Aug 22, 2008 12:37 AM
Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699
Jeff, It was a lot of fun and tasty, too. I enjoyed meeting the owners and being introduced to their long time employee that helps to keep the staff informed and its no wonder that they have won many awards both locally and nationally. I especially loved the personal added touch of having Christine share how she and her husband found each other...it was a fun afternoon. And on top of all that my home buyers who placed an offer on a property close to Curtis Park was accepted just a few days ago where we were part of multiple offers. All in all it was a very good day! Thanks so much for popping over.
Aug 22, 2008 03:10 AM
Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Bill, yes Freeport Bakery in Land Park and Curtis Park bordering both these great areas is a true find and one that people from all over drive to and buy their goodies from.

Very tasty indeed!

Aug 22, 2008 03:12 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Good bakeries are hard to find here - but now we have Zippy's!  haha - I must stay away from their apple turnovers.

Aug 22, 2008 03:11 PM
Chris and Maria Jeantet
Coldwell Banker C&C Properties - Redding, CA
Redding CA Real Estate Couple

business owners LOVE this type of exposure, we're always looking for the "Business of the Month" and they love it!

Aug 23, 2008 04:49 PM
Sweet Viscape
Arlington, VA
Gena: That sure made me hungry for some good cake. What a great post! Thanks again, Misty http://viscape.com List your properties for FREE!
Aug 26, 2008 06:52 AM
Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Geogina, I stopped at the Freeport Bakery tonight after previewing property for two of my clients next week and I must admit, I did pick up a few treats. Can't wait to indulge.

Chris & Maria, not only do business owners love it but many of the locals love it as well...some may have missed a great spot and welcome finding out about such fabulous finds.

Aug 30, 2008 02:25 PM
Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Misty, hard not to make a person hungry when there are so many goodies.


Aug 30, 2008 02:26 PM