Trenary Home Bakery wins Folklife Award

MARQUETTE — The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center has announced the 2018 recipients of the Upper Peninsula Folklife Award. The award honors individuals who have worked to preserve and promote folk traditions, as well as organizations and businesses that have helped to promote and preserve the region’s culture. The Trenary Home Bakery was one of the winners.

The Trenary Home Bakery specializes in “Trenary Toast,” a Finnish dried coffee bread. The bakery was established in 1928 by Jorma Syrannen. He and his wife, with help from their three sons, ran the bakery until 1950 when they sold it to Hans and Esther Hallinen. The Hallinen family continued running the bakery and helped to expand the business until it was sold to Andy Reichart in 2015. The Trenary Home Bakery continues the tradition of making handcrafted breads and toasts today.

The awards will be presented at the Beaumier Center’s fundraising dinner, “A British Isles Dinner,” on May 15. For more information and to register for the event, go to