Hi everybody near and far,
Well, what a beautiful week it’s been. Icy crisp muddy winter, the raucous ravens sqwonking away the cold, the turkeys up in the apple tree knocking off the last few hangers, pecking out the worms, leaving the sweet bits for the deer and rabbits to nibble. Ice creeping in from the edges of the ponds, the heat being sucked back into the earth, waiting for the new buds to pull it up in the spring. Then snow! Late last night as the bread steam billowed up into the dark sky, silent, soft, light, snow, disorienting in the swinging beam of the headlamp. The breads slow to rise and reluctant to loosen up, even in the warm bakery a deeper undertone of cold seeping in through the walls and floor. Baking through the seasons, trying to adjust the starter, the water, trying to focus on our little handcraft amidst the haste and nonsense and tribulations of the wider world.
Here’s our line-up for tomorrow, this will be Barn Owl’s last market of 2016. Regular store deliveries will continue through Tuesday December 20th.
Love to all!
Wild Leavened Breads
Country Miche – this is our go to bread for potlucks, celebrations, company, and feasting.
Lopez FullGrain – Really delicious, succulent, flavorful expression of an alternative grain economy powered by passion, curiosity, and love. Four heritage grains, stone milled on island, baked into a power loaf of lasting goodness.
Rainbow Barley – A Lopez Island Grain Project special, a nice light succulent bread chock full of plump hearty chewy colorful healthy barley.
Horsedrawn Rye – Our classic basic rye bread but made entirely with rye grown by Horsedrawn Farm and stone milled by Island Grist. Authentic.
Gluten Free Pan Loaf – The other side of the coin
Garlic Herb Foccacia – Oily salty herby yummy.
Wild Leavened Treats
Heritage Apple Scones – A lively mix of island grown apples.
Gluten Free Apple Oat Scones – Same deal, no gluten.
Cinnamon Roll – we’re doing all our scones and cinnamon rolls with locally grown and milled wheat.
Rye Thumbprints – Eat em by the handful
Sourdough Croissants – We couldn’t resist trying them again. There was a lot to love about the croissants last market, and we’re tweaking them just a bit to try and bring out the best.
There will be a lot of food vendors at the market tomorrow so come hungry, and remember that all of our breads and pastries are just as good if not better the next day and can even be eaten throughout the week.
p.s. we’re still taking reservations if you want us to leave something at the bakery or hold it at the market for you just let us know what you’d like and where you’d like to pick it up.