For forty years, the Kroon family has been baking at the Knead and Feed.

When Mel Kroon moved his family to the island in the early sixties to run Camp Casey, he never dreamed he was setting up a family homestead. Over fifty years have passed and Mel's children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren still consider Whidbey Island home.

As his seven children grew up, they took turns cooking the family dinner, with Mel taking over on Sundays.
Iris (Mom) had seven kids and a husband who loved to cook, so she stuck to knitting.
Trust us, this was a good thing!

Son Doug established the Knead and Feed in 1974 as a local bakery serving the best breads, pies and cinnamon rolls on the island.

Oh, and they happened to make sandwiches to go on the bread - and what is a sandwich without a bowl of soup?
Soon, the Knead and Feed was a full restaurant serving honest to goodness food made from scratch.

After thirty-five years, it seemed time for a facelift. In 2009, the Knead and Feed underwent major renovations to both the top floor and lower level restaurant, as we re-imagined Mel's hangout.

The third generation has taken over baking, but the old favorites will always remain on the menu.
The next time you are in Coupeville, stop in for a piece of pie and a hot cup of coffee. The grandkids will be happy to show you to Mel's favorite table.