AUBURN — Center Street is going caveman.

The owners of Tripp’s Primal Farm and Kitchen in Rumford Point plan to open a gluten-free bakery in the former Bread Shack. The back-to-the-basics motto for the 2-year-old farm: “Caveman approved.”

“We’re really hoping to put the convenience in it for people who want to eat paleo or primal, especially gluten-free,” Mark Tripp said Monday.

Plans have been in the works since September. He and wife, Jennifer, hope to open Tripp’s Primal Farm & Kafe at 1056 Center St. next month.

Most sales to date of their organically-raised poultry and pork, gluten-free goods and grain-free goods have been at farmers’ markets where they get a lot of customer feedback, Tripp said.

“It seems like a lot of people are finding they’re either gluten intolerant or grain intolerant and they’re just not willing to take the risk with people they don’t know,” he said.

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The majority of the new shop will be bakery goods, specialties like gluten-free breads, grain-free muffins, cookies and the farm’s barbecue sauce. They also plan to offer salads, a soup and sandwich of the day, and meals to go, “something you can go home and pop in the oven, like a healthy ‘Hungry Man’ if you will,” Tripp said.

Tripp, an Auburn firefighter and baker, works with coconut flour and almond flour as gluten-free, grain-free alternatives.

“There’s just so many things when you know where your food is coming from and you know who is producing it,” he said.

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