Get to Know The Lake Village Bakery
Our team makes delicious sourdough treats for Osoyoos and the South Okanagan!
Founded in 2012, The Lake Village Bakery is proud to call Osoyoos home.
Husband and wife team, Meagan and Ian Young-Bibby, purchased the bakery from the Peltiers in May 2018. Today, they continue the legacy as a traditional artisan sourdough bakery with the same beloved recipes.
The Lake Village Bakery is dedicated to bringing fresh, healthy and delicious products to our community.
As a traditional sourdough bakery, each loaf takes three days to make, from mixing through baking. It is a process filled with love and care; we can’t wait to share it with you!
We bake with local, organic, and spray-free fruit and vegetables in season. We also stock up and process our favourites for mid-winter bursts of flavour in the form of galettes, berry tarts, shortcakes and savoury treats.
Our goal is to create exceptional customer experiences with each person that walks through our door.
At the Lake Village Bakery, you will always be greeted and treated like family.
Sustainability is how we roll
As part of our commitment to sustainability, we eliminated single-use plastics from everyday bakery use in the winter of 2018/19. Alongside our zero-waste packaging products that are for sale in store, we welcome our amazing customers bringing their own clean bread bags, containers for sweets, and buckets for flour purchases.
We make our own oat and almond milks in-house and use the dehydrated residual product in our whole-grain baked goods. When it comes to sweeteners, we source 100% Quebec maple syrup, alongside amazing honey from Okanagan Wildbrush Honey. We don’t use any chemical preservatives, artificial sweeteners or dehydrated milk products.
Everything at The Lake Village Bakery is as sustainable, fresh and locally-sourced as possible.
We’re passionate about creating new recipes and working with suppliers that share our vision.
Meet The LVB Team
Co-Owner & Bakery Manager
With an educational background beginning in the arts and entertainment sector, evolving into marketing and communications, Meagan went into baking and pastry out of personal interest and passion. From working in kitchens to pouring at wineries, and over 10 years of experience in hospitality, Meagan joined The Lake Village Bakery in 2017 after travelling with her now-husband (and business partner), Ian. Today, with her Level 2 Red Seal in Baking, Meagan is one half of the proud owners and bread-parents of The Lake Village Bakery (and 2 little puppers, Taco and Marvin).
Co-Owner & Head Baker
With a Diploma in Business Management and exceptionally high standards in customer service, Ian has 20 years’ experience in the service industry, including helping open Terrafina by RauDZ and as a managing partner at 19 Okanagan Grill + Bar in West Kelowna. With a dedicated eye on customer needs, Ian looks forward to sharing his passion for fresh, healthy food with locals and tourists alike. He is one of the proud bread-parents of The Lake Village Bakery (and 2 little puppers, Taco and Marvin).
Dish Ninja & Bakery Assistant
Originally from the Lower Mainland, Gail has been an Osoyoos local for 40 years. Starting with bookkeeping at the Osoyoos Home Building Centre and transitioning into Customer Service, she’s a natural at helping people and getting things done. Gail joined the LVB team in May of 2019 and loves her job for the people… both coworkers and customers! Gail’s favourite LVB snack treat is the Sourdough Brioche Cinnamon Buns or anything with fruit in it. When not at the bakery, Gail enjoys travelling, golf, and dinner dates with her friends and family.
Originally from New Zealand, Dean and his wife Sam have travelled all over the world! From previously owning their own pastry shop in England, Dean continued his baking journey to Quebec & Ontario where he learned the art of sourdough. Dean joined The LVB this past winter, and his favourite part of The LVB is the staff… himself included! Dean’s favourite LVB snacks are Pain au Chocolat and Danish…spoken like a true pastry man.
With a culinary background that led into wine and sales, Josh is the newest addition to The LVB team as our Retail Manager. Though he’s new to the team, Josh is a long time aficionado of our products, with his wife Jessica on our kitchen team and their baby girl Betty a regular visitor.
Josh keeps the store looking so fresh and so clean, and he’s looking forward to a busy summer ahead. Favourite LVB snack? Can’t go wrong with a Classic Bread Pudding.
Christabel joined our team in April 2021, working part-time shaping loaves and prepping pastries, all while working her full-time gig at Convivia Bistro as Chef. Christabel loves to challenge herself and learn new things, and she enjoys the South Okanagan weather and lifestyle. Her smile and love of all things smol brighten everyone’s day! When she’s feeling snacky, she’ll take anything chocolate, and anything miniature.