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!