Rustic Hearth Bakery hopes to sell business

Rustic Hearth

Rustic Hearth Bakery, 3531 Mount Vernon Road SE, Cedar Rapids, has announced on its Facebook page that it intends to sell its bakery and cafe business.

“Unfortunately due to ongoing staffing issues, I plan to sell the bakery,” an image of a sign in the post states. “My wish is to sell to someone who wants to carry on making our great products to serve you!

Known for its fresh sourdough bread and Saturday morning doughnuts, Rustic Hearth was opened by Tom Schmitt inside the NewBo City Market in April of 2015. The bakery moved to the brick-and-mortar location on Mount Vernon Road in 2019.

Inquiries about purchasing the business can be emailed to