Our Story

We’re the Union Foods Group and we’re proud to be part of the Comox Valley community. Locally owned, Union Foods Group includes the historic Cumberland Village Bakery, the Church Street Bakery, and the Union Specialty Meat shop.

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We’re the Union Foods Group



We’re proud to be part of the Comox Valley community. Locally owned, Union Foods Group includes the Church Street Bakery, Cumberland Village Bakery and the Union Specialty Meats shop.


Our Values and Commitment


In a world where food is transported thousands of miles to be sold, we’re going against that grain. We believe that thinking smaller scale and local is the best way to achieve big things. Ethical and sustainable are part of our mantra and we believe that great ideas and global conversations travel better than fruit, vegetables and meat. We hope you agree!


With over 15 years of operation in the Comox Valley, Union Foods Group is a proud equal opportunity employer. Our staff come from all walks of life and we employ over 40 great individuals from across the Valley in 3 shops. We are proud of the people we work with and we view them as our greatest resource. We are committed to providing friendly service with great staff, serving food made with the best ingredients available in our local markets.

A Historic Bakery in a Legendary Village



Located on Dunsmuir Avenue on the main street of downtown Cumberland, our Cumberland Village Bakery has a unique historic ambience and shares a long history with the Village. Generations of regular customers, decades of community involvement, and an inclusive work experience are pillars from which our bakery was built and have helped its success, in its existing location, for over 100 years!

Save the Donut!



Dave Murray resurrected the Cumberland Village Bakery, and the famous Cumberland donut, during May Day Celebrations in 2004. He took the reins from the Auchterlonie family who operated the bakery for decades through multiple generations dating back to the early 1900's. John Auchterlonie, the last keeper of the famous donut, retired suddenly in 2003. His departure created a feeling of loss and in turn, an energy and impetus for Dave and his crew to emulate and continue producing Cumberland's world-famous, glazed donut.

To the delight of long-time customers, the resurrection was a huge success and the donut was saved. To this day, the Cumberland donut is made fresh daily in the same building its been deliciously crafted in for as long as most locals can remember!

Save the Donut!



Dave Murray resurrected the Cumberland Village Bakery, and the famous Cumberland donut, during May Day Celebrations in 2004. He took the reins from the Auchterlonie family who operated the bakery for decades through multiple generations dating back to the early 1900's. John Auchterlonie, the last keeper of the famous donut, retired suddenly in 2003. His departure created a feeling of loss and in turn, an energy and impetus for Dave and his crew to emulate and continue producing Cumberland's world-famous, glazed donut.

To the delight of long-time customers, the resurrection was a huge success and the donut was saved. To this day, the Cumberland donut is made fresh daily in the same building its been deliciously crafted in for as long as most locals can remember!

Community Minded



We work hard to support the local community. We provide lunches for local school organizations, perogies for the Ukrainian Society and we’re an equal opportunity employer. Do you have an upcoming fundraiser? Ask about our donut trays at fundraising prices or other speciality items.
Stop by and discover what locals have known and loved for generations, we look forward to serving you!

Locally-owned and locally-sourced ingredients.

We are currently open from Tuesday to Saturday and we're offering a full selection of the baked goods you love! Please respect social distancing and read the signs at the entrance, thank you!

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