Randell Dodge adores her new 5-week-old Australian Cattle Dog and his patchy coat of black, grey, white and brown. However, the pup’s markings wasn't the initial reason for naming him “Patch.”
The owner of Red Barn Bakery in Irvington, which uses local and organic ingredients, wanted to pay homage to the first media outlet to cover the opening of the S. Astor Street bakery two years ago.
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Dodge’s baked goods are now distributed widely, including Whole Foods and Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture in Pocantico Hills. Before becoming a baker, Randell was a fashion designer and model for Givenchy and a designer for Ralph Lauren.
Now, Red Barn Bakery is a regular vendor at the Pleasantville Farmers' Market. During the current winter market, it makes an appearance every fourth Saturday of the month.
“Patch” is the second canine addition to Dodge’s home, as she currently has another cattle dog named Tashi.