Bakery features gluten, dairy, soy, and casein-free items.
A 30-day gluten-free challenge led Nichole and Angel DiGiuseppi to a new career path. On Sunday, they opened The Organic Cave, a paleo bakery, in New Town. About a year ago the couple, who live in St. Peters, eliminated gluten, grain, soy and dairy from their diet for 30 days in an effort to address allergies and migraines. "We felt amazing," Nichole DiGiuseppi, 42, said. "We realized we felt great not eating those things. We didn't realize we felt so bad until we got rid of those things." The DiGiuseppis adopted the Paleo diet, but found they missed eating cookies, cakes and muffins. They found it difficult to find prepared items at stores that didn't have soy or dairy. So Nichole DiGiuseppi decided to make her own treats. In May, she…
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Aaron and Agi Groff expand their farmers market business to include a permanent location.
For the Groffs, every day is "Take Your Daughter to Work Day" – and that's just the way they like it. The Groff's customers seem to feel the same way. When they stop by 4 Seasons Baked Goods & Catering, they sometimes like to interact with four-month-old Alina. Her college fund is in a hand-labeled jar on the counter ready for donations. Agi Groff said that one patron particularly enjoys giving to the effort. "Every time she puts the change in, she'll say something like 'that's a pencil or that's for paperclips,'" she chuckles. It's the kind of atmosphere that Agi, 36, and her husband Aaron Groff, 30, enjoy creating at 4 Seasons. Located in a former pizzeria on Campus Drive just off West Clay, the graduates of the Culinary Institute of …