Here we go Lopez! Opening up our home isle to all those who wish they could spend as much time here as we do. This is the time of year we really settle into island life, we are here every weekend through September, not leaving Lopez more than a day or so here and there. We welcome the rhythm and steadiness of it. We so enjoyed our first market last week, seeing so many locals and visitors appreciating organic breads and treats made with heritage local grains. It all means so much to us when people take seriously the things we care about so deeply and know that food grown well and baked well is meaningful, that it has real tangible physical repercussions for the soil and people and lives and children. It’s not marketing, it’s not just pretty or sweet or yummy, food is activism, it’s a chance to heal the planet, it’s fundamental and spiritual, it’s the thin thread that tethers our soul to the soil. Here’s what you’ll find on Saturday…
Wild Leavened Breads
Country Bread- The daily bread
Miche – This this my favorite bread to describe at the market because I get to use such delicious words such as “custardy” “meaty” “toothy” “creamy” “chewy” all in one sentence.
Rosemary – food as medicine; a good dose of a nutritive, healing herb, tasty too!
Millet Apircot – a beautiful and tender bread that is a touch sweet and perfect with a nice cheese. (we like it with manchego or chevre)
Fortuna Hearth – 100% Lopez Whole Grain is this bread’s story, from tiller to toast.
Mountain Bread- our danish style rye, ready for adventures in the wild or a lazy Sunday tea break at home.
Tordu- spiraling on through Spring
Sandwich – A simple sliced bread for toast and kid friendly lunches.
Gluten Free Pan Loaf – Naturally Leavened rice flour and a whole grain porridge make this wheat-free bread a real delight when you’re gluten free living.
Wild Leavened Treats
Rhubarb Scones – The first of many, loaded with rich pink tartly tropical rhubarb chunks, all swirled up in our all Lopez grown whole grain buttery rich all wild leavened scone dough.
Gluten Free Rhubarb Scones – a delightful wedge of sweet oats and fruit
Maple Vanilla Cream Cheese Cinnamon Roll – These spirals warm your soul.
Chocolate Croissants: Take one of these on a nice walk, and look out at something really beautiful and just feel so happy through and through. We know this pastry can do that.
Savory Croissant Twist – get your greens and pastry fill in one bite!
Savory handpies– A picnic in the waiting. Roasted squash, tons of greens, sundried tomatoes, caramelized onion, 3 cheeses, herbs, garlic.
Flabreads – loaded with island grown veggies
Rhubarb Custard Galettes – The first blush of spring, effervescent and sparkling, tart and aromatic, the season of the rhubarb is here, all lined up and lovely on their bed of rich custard made with Henstooth eggs. Half island grown wheat.
Rose Petal Shortbread- Butter and Roses, this is a lovely moment in time.
Sage and Nathan, Eden and Skye and all the Barn Owl crew…