What happens when a New York City gal meets a Portland, Oregon boy in a little, not even a town, on the Southern Coast of Oregon? They fall in love with each other, they fall in love with Agness, OR and they decide to start a business to support all that love.
The business? A small country store complete with the treasures of Oregon crafting, a garden & cafe and the best milkshakes this side of Guam...oK...a little bragging! Old Agness Store®️ became a little slice of Heaven that tourists from all over the world found delicious, comforting and relaxing.
It was a big change for Michele, concert pianist, composer, teacher and avid baker as well as Steve an entrepreneur himself, decided it was the mountain man life for him.
Change came again and after three years the Berlant’s were tossed a curve ball and had to close their brick and mortar. Old Agness Store®️ Shut down and Changed Course. In an effort to swim rather than sink, Steve and Michele decided to launch their business online.
Many months later, the new www.OldAgnessStore.com made its appearance. Many, many months after that, Steve and Michele learned just how to run a .com and realized that their beloved Oregon product lines were just not garnering any interest.
So Shift Gears! Steve added his love of peppers with Hot Sauces, Mild Sauces, Salsas, Pepper Jellies, Powders, Oils,...all Small Batch and all only the best. Michele added her brownies to the mix made with only the finest Gluten Free Ingredients available.
All seemed to be going reasonably well until one day Steve said “what if we add peppers to the Brownies?”.... and then it happened:
OldAgnessStore.com - Bakery and Spice Shop
Featuring Brownies, Blondies and Bars in six different heat levels ( including No-Heat) and a Small Batch Hot Sauce and Condiment line from the US, Canada and Great Britain.
With such a journey, the Berlant’s wish to Thank You for your continuous interest, your support and your motivation. Your encouragement has been heart felt and Steve and Michele invite you to join them as they take their next steps. Phone, email or PM them with any questions. And stayed tuned for new products that will debut in 2020!