A BROTHER and sister team has hit the ground running since launching their micro-bakery, despite the temporary closure of the site.

As previously reported by the Star, Petite Paris Bakery was launched by Joey and Grace Dawber in the summer, following a long-held goal of starting a family food business and bringing the flavours and aromas of Paris to St Helens.

After space became available at Catchdale Moss Farm in August, the family jumped at the chance and have been operating the business out of a converted horse truck.

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St Helens Star: The bakery's products have gone down a treat with customersThe bakery's products have gone down a treat with customers (Image: Joey Dawber)
Speaking previously to the Star, Joey said that the micro-bakery's pastries have been "flying out" at the farm, with the savoury Salt 'N' Pepper sausages rolls proving to be an instant hit with customers.

Despite the positive start to life on the farm, the business was temporarily stumped after the Dog Barn shop training facility closed down with immediate effect, following rumours of liquidation.

St Helens Star: The family has been testing out products from homeThe family has been testing out products from home (Image: Joey Dawber)
However, after working to continue their reputation from home, and trying out a whole new range of products, Joey and Grace reopened Petite Paris at Catchdale Moss last weekend, after a new dog shop K9 Barn opened in the Dog's Barn place.

With an influx of people visiting the new dog shop, as well as those coming to the farm for pumpkin picking, Joey said that it was the bakery's busiest weekend since its launch.

St Helens Star: The Salt 'N' Pepper sausage rolls are the bakery's top productThe Salt 'N' Pepper sausage rolls are the bakery's top product (Image: Joey Dawber)
Joey, who also runs his own graphic design business, said: "We were a little worried after reopening, because no one turned out on Friday due to the storm and we had closed for two weeks.

"But for the rest of the weekend, it didn't stop. We actually had our best ever weekend for our first time back in the box since the Dog Barn closed, and we sold out of almost everything."

St Helens Star: Canine customers at the Catchdale Moss FarmCanine customers at the Catchdale Moss Farm (Image: Joey Dawber)
With a focus on growing their menu and reputation, Joey and Grace have been testing out a whole new range of products such as croissants, cookies, brownies, muffins, and a variety of flavoured coffees.

The family team aim to have something new for customers to try every week, while keeping their most popular products, Salt 'N' Pepper sausage rolls and biscoff cheesecake croissants, a constant.

With long term goals to take the micro bakery to food festivals and markets, Petite Paris currently opens at Catchdale Moss Farm from Fridays to Sundays.