in 1997, red wagon bakery was unofficially started when a 7yr old girl named nellie wheeled her red radio flyer wagon down the hill from her home and sold cookies out of it for 25¢ a piece to local high school students. soon, she began taking orders by the dozen and a business began. her mother helped by incorporating nellie's love of baking into her homeschool curriculum. math became measurements and business acumen; literature became reading cookbooks and writing recipes; gym class was wheeling her wagon around the neighborhood making deliveries. fast forward 21 years and nellie is still baking, and her mother is still helping her with the math. after living in new york city for three years, when the opportunity arose to return to her longtime home of canaan and open a bakery, nellie seized the opportunity. thus, the *official* red wagon bakery was born. what you see today is the realized dream of that 7yr old girl with a red wagon.