Hello! I'm thrilled to announce that Jon has come through and made an awesome short video for the shop. You can find it on the homepage.
I've made some changes to the breadule, recently. The past few weeks I've been a lot more rigorous about tracking how things have been selling over at Gear Up, just running a spreadsheet that tells me how many loaves I baked for retail, and how many of those sold-- for each batch. Some breads where just lagging far behind, and so I'm replacing the Chocolate Bread with a Potato Bread, and the Brewer's Bread for Bacon Bread. I'm very happy with those new loaves, hopefully they catch on. Also, I'm making the baguettes bigger. I started doing this so I could spend less time shaping baguettes in the morning while still fulfilling the needs of my restaurant customers. Rather than run a retail sized baguette and a wholesale sized baguette, I'm going to make them all the same size. They're now coming out of the oven at 1lb, rather than 12oz.
Aaron Miller, co-owner of Gear Up, genius programmer, and soon-to-be father of the best looking baby in Silverton, has been working on making bread available for purchase online through Gear-Up's website. The thought is that some folks can't make it in to the cafe until after work, and sometimes the bread they want is already sold out. Soon you'll be able to pay for a loaf online and it'll print out a receipt at the coffee shop, where it'll be bagged and held for you until closing time (9pm on Mon, Wed, & Fri).
I've been super excited about the nice weather we've had the last few days. My mind is already filling up with thoughts of plants and fresh vegetables and bees. Speaking of, should anyone have an unwanted colony of bees they'd like removed, or spots a swarm of bees in the coming months, please drop me a line. I've got beehives to fill!
Hello dearest readers. I'm happy to share with you all that the new schedule has been a big improvement. My current routine has me working overnight in 24 hour shifts. It makes for a challenging work day, but I really appreciate having my time off occur in larger continuous chunks, rather than in increments that allow me only enough time to eat, shower, and sleep. Also, I've been making good on my efforts to enlist more customers, and my bread is slowly finding its way into more businesses.
I've introduced a couple of new breads this past month, I really encourage you to revisit the bread section and poke around a bit. Better yet, come on down to Gear-Up and give them a shot.
My friend Jon, the photographer and videographer, is planning to come back through and make a short video about the bread. I'm very excited to share that with you all, hopefully that comes to fruition soon.
On the topic of videos, I draw lots of inspiration from videos I find online. Below are a couple of excellent examples.