A bakery in Fort Edward

A bakery in Fort Edward

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Dan Haff

Since: Dec 05

Swansea, MA

#1 Dec 29, 2005
When I was a young boy in Fort Edward there was a place called Tommy Smith's Bakery on lower Broadway. He sold the most wonderful rolls that he called "finger rolls". The ownership changed over the years. I think it was called Hometown Bakery and also Bottom of the Hill Bakery. My sister and I were visting our parents graves in Saratoga and decided to visit FE, first time in around 20 years. We found, to our surprise, the bakery still selling finger rolls. We bought about 4 dozen and brought them home to Massachusetts. A big hit at Thanksgiving dinner. The bakery sadly had closed when I tried to order some more. I'm told it's re-opened, at 192 Broadway. Can anyone give me particulars on it, tel #, email address, name, etc?
Many thanks
Steve Hopkins

Lebanon, NH

#2 Apr 15, 2006
Well hello Dan. We were neighbors way, way back when! I even babysat for your kids!

I remember those finger rolls! We had 'Church School' every Wednesday during the school week and I always stopped by to get the baker's dozen! And, Tommy would always give me a couple of extras to eat while I strolled home.

Ahh, sweet memories!

Steve, AA1TQ
Kyle Smith

Miami, FL

#3 Oct 28, 2006
I just visited Ft Edward and the bakery has opened again. Their email address is fortedwardbakery@verizon.net
You can call and they will over night you rolls!
Good for thanksgiving
Dan Haff wrote:
When I was a young boy in Fort Edward there was a place called Tommy Smith's Bakery on lower Broadway. He sold the most wonderful rolls that he called "finger rolls". The ownership changed over the years. I think it was called Hometown Bakery and also Bottom of the Hill Bakery. My sister and I were visting our parents graves in Saratoga and decided to visit FE, first time in around 20 years. We found, to our surprise, the bakery still selling finger rolls. We bought about 4 dozen and brought them home to Massachusetts. A big hit at Thanksgiving dinner. The bakery sadly had closed when I tried to order some more. I'm told it's re-opened, at 192 Broadway. Can anyone give me particulars on it, tel #, email address, name, etc?
Many thanks
Dan Haff

Scituate, MA

#4 Nov 6, 2006
Steve Hopkins wrote:
Well hello Dan. We were neighbors way, way back when! I even babysat for your kids!
I remember those finger rolls! We had 'Church School' every Wednesday during the school week and I always stopped by to get the baker's dozen! And, Tommy would always give me a couple of extras to eat while I strolled home.
Ahh, sweet memories!
Steve, AA1TQ
Steve: Imagine my surprise, some 6 months later, to run across your comments on Tommy Smith's bakery. I'll be ordering several dozen for our Thanksgiving gathering. Our grandchildren just love them ! Get in touch--I'm: danhaff@comcast.net
Kimball Gross

Worcester, MA

#6 Sep 15, 2011
Good for you, Dan and Steve, for your updates on Tommy Smith's finger rolls. They had butter on the top and were deeeelicious.
I'm 76,and have been living far away from Hudson Falls for over 50 years,but the memories of those rolls linger on.
When my wife and I would drive from here in Worcester, MA to Hudson Falls to visit my parents throughout the '70s,'80s and early '90s before they finally passed, we'd stop in Ft. Edward and stock up on the rolls.
Tommy Smith had died even before I left the area in 1956 as I recall...never saw the man...but the ladies who worked there were pretty proud of the fact that they had pretty closely emulated his recipe and the rolls' taste.
Believe he took the recipe to his grave.
Our kids loved them, too. Am going to take Steve's suggestion, email that address above, and see if they'll mail us some here in Wuhstah, as the natives pronounce it.
Noticed that Steve's message is nearly five years old, so will try to not get my hopes too high that I'll have any luck.
Kim Gross
Mary Lou Anderson

Rehoboth Beach, DE

#9 Feb 18, 2012
I too loved those finger rolls and share your memory of the old Smith's Bakery. We, too often visited that bakery (man different owners) but still the great finger rolls we were used to. It is now called Broadway Sweets. Just type in Broadway Sweets in Fort Edward and that will bring you to the bakery site where you can actually order finger rolls @$3.50 a dozen. Hope this helps
Dan Haff wrote:
When I was a young boy in Fort Edward there was a place called Tommy Smith's Bakery on lower Broadway. He sold the most wonderful rolls that he called "finger rolls". The ownership changed over the years. I think it was called Hometown Bakery and also Bottom of the Hill Bakery. My sister and I were visting our parents graves in Saratoga and decided to visit FE, first time in around 20 years. We found, to our surprise, the bakery still selling finger rolls. We bought about 4 dozen and brought them home to Massachusetts. A big hit at Thanksgiving dinner. The bakery sadly had closed when I tried to order some more. I'm told it's re-opened, at 192 Broadway. Can anyone give me particulars on it, tel #, email address, name, etc?
Many thanks
John Brady

Grovetown, GA

#10 Aug 20, 2013
Thanks everyone- I hope they are still in business! I don't know why I was thinking of Smiths rolls last night but decided to see what came up on the internet. My Dad often visited his brother Bill Brady (Lived and taught in Ft. Edward) or his sister Lillian Wallace in Glens Falls and always had to stop at Smiths! Great fond memories of my childhood - I am hopeful I can still order some-
Alicia

Mechanicville, NY

#11 Oct 14, 2013
The bakery is reopened n to everyone's delight the finger roll recipe stayed with the building!!! My mother in law just reopened it n is getting her equipment ready to start making them (I'll have to taste test them of course) but hopefully we will have her set up for email orders by thanksgiving :) it's now called A taste of home u can find her Facebook page at www Facebook.com/atasteofhomebakery go like it n share her memories of the bakery!!!!
Argyle Scott

Glens Falls, NY

#12 Oct 31, 2013
I'm eating some rolls as I type this. Not bad, a work in progress. Needs more butter. (I always say that.)

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