When they arrived from their native Michoacán, México 20 years ago when they were both 17, Rubén and Adela Tamayo worked in the fields.
Ten years ago, the Woodland couple began a new chapter in their lives when they purchased a bakery from a family friend.
They renamed the bakery Panadería Maná, and immediately liked not having to work for a boss or supervisor.
"It was very difficult," said Reubén Tamayo, the couple's son and manager of the downtown Woodland bakery. "My parents did not know anything about how to make bread, but with great effort and dedication we were able to create new recipes that resulted in happy customers."
The bakery has eight full-time workers, and produces 25 different types of Mexican bread.