We slipped in a trip to visit family in Portland this week, at least the kids and I…Nathan was left behind to hammer & saw, Ana and Arthur held down the bakery with our new baker Josh, and now I’m up too late wrapping presents for Eden’s 7th birthday tomorrow! (holy moly, a whole turn of the cells and all that!) Let’s see, the wheat is looking good, the season is coming along, the old Grayling Gallery is getting cleaned up and coming along well. It’s June and we’re just riding the wave.
I spaced my Monday e-mail being off-island, so you did get two e-mails this week…But I’ll be back to the one early in the week. You may hold orders by just replying here and we hope to see your sweet face at the market or soon!
We’ve got the whole array of too many things to choose from for Saturday, so come and get your faves!
Including the first flush of Lopez strawberries! Thanks to the genius farming of James Novak!
Wild Leavened Breads
Village Country Bread- The daily bread, and now you can get it almost that often!
Miche – bread worth gathering around.
Seedy Petites and Rosemary Petites- Two varieties of our smaller picnic sized loaf (I guess for those of you who don’t picnic Miche style…) both full of flavor and goodness. Tear into either or both!
Kamut Golden Hunza Raisin– We love these plumped up whole grains, so chewy and wholesome, the raisins make it a treat. French Toast winner!
Lopez Levain – This is our challenge, this is our passion, this is the risk, this is our chance, this is the culmination of work done by farmers and millers and bakers right here in our community to keep alive the ancient secrets of the grain. Like any life lived within the constraints of our natural world, sometimes this bread isn’t the easiest path, but it’s always the path that speaks to our hearts, that speaks of love.
Mountain Bread- A traditional Danish style Rye, made with Spelt and a hundred other things. Slice it thin, top it savory or sweet or not at all!
Tordu- The perfect bread when you don’t know what bread to get
Lopez Sandwich – A tender and functional send up to the classic white sandwich bread, made with whole grains grown here on island and Skagit grown flour.
Gluten Free Sliced– Whole grains, no gluten, wild leavened… people come from far and wide to hunt this down.
Wild Leavened Treats
Lopez Strawberry Rhubarb Scones A jammy rhubarb compote layered in with the first of Lopez Strawberries! We are thrilled! So happy to see James with this booth full of ruby jewels last week at the market, we ordered of course twice as many as we needed, but only half as many as we want.
Gluten Free Strawberry Scones – with oat flour and brown rice flour, totally delectible alternate to the above!
Maple Vanilla Cream Cheese Cinnamon Roll – We can always improve on a good thing…these are yummier than ever!
Croissants – whooeee! A lot of effort and magic and luck and goes into getting these right.
Chocolate Croissants – a classy pair for sure
Savory Pesto Twist – Loads of Spring herbs and greens!
Savory handpies– We head out to the garden and down to the farmstands and swing by the farmer’s booths at the farmer’s market each week, buying whatever looks good, smoosh it up, and voila, hand pies! Made with our signature heritage grain yogurt pastry dough and filled up spinach, leeks, caramelized onions, organic mozzarella cheese, and herbs.
Flatbreads – all savory goodness with Goosefoot Spinach and Sunnyfield Feta!
Lopez Rhubarb Custard Gallettes -Because Custard begs for rhubarb and vice versa
Sprouted Lopez Wheat Shortbread- Rose or Rosemary, we’ll decide this week!
Strawberry cheese Danish…Your new treat on the table! Lopez Strawberries get their fancy treatment.
Rye Thumprint Jam Cookies– Get there before the few folks who like to buy them all!
Chocolate Chip Cookies– Lopez Sprouted Wheat because you want to have your cookie work hard for you and really be worth it. You can use all those nutrient now and how about that flavor?!
Feel free to reply this e-mail and request to hold something for either Wednesday or Saturday and we’ll do our best to remember!
with love and peace,
Nathan & Sage and the whole fam and team