Our days are steeped in beauty coming into the peak of our sun’s year. So much building up and momentum and it will continue with the warmth and light of the next few months but there is a sigh in there that a slower darker rest time is on it’s way. The moon has been so breathtaking, I could just write weekly emails about the moon. Remember the moon at the Winter Solstice? I feels so interesting to stand a the halfway point and feel the progress and the possibilities. It got late again though, and those birds start early and the Sun is a bit relentless so I’m just going to leave you with all the breads and sweet and davory treats you can find this week. May you enjoy them fully and feel all the beauty of the land and people they come from.
We have two days of fresh breads and pastries coming out this week, Wednesday (6/19) at Midnight’s Farm (9-2) and Saturday (6/22) at the Lopez Village Farmer’s Market (10-). You can find the list of offerings for each day below. Treat yourself and all your summer guests!
Wednesday at the bakery at Midnight’s Farm:
BAGELS! – Our unique all sourdough, long fermented, hand rolled and boiled bagels baked in a wood fired oven. We’ve been trying to remember just how to make these and I think that this week we’re getting back to our targets. Chewy, but not dry, sweet and salty. all your favorite flavors…well maybe some of them anyway…
Country Bread – the pleaser
Millet Apricot- rich apricot morsels, nutty millet porridge, organic flour all grown within 50 miles of our bakery, amazing!
Sourdough Croissants and their Chocolate variation – these really are pretty special 25 minutes out of the oven. Heritage grain, whole pastured butter, goodness. Hard to find, and here you are!
Seasonal Fruit Scones – You’ll have to find out what we come up with with all the lovely offerings your dear farmer’s are making these days…
Savory veggie hand pies – These are a heady mix of Lopez Harvest roast golden beets, fava bean shoots, Goosefoot produce spinach, and green onions from Horsedrawn.
Puff Pastry Pizzas – Creamed spinach, allium roast, kale flowers
Rhubarb Custard Galettes- sweet, tangy, rich, and vibrating with that rhubarb energy
Sprouted Lopez Whole Grain Rosemary Shortbread- has a following….
Sprouted Whole Grain Lopez Heritage Chocolate Chip Mint Cookie – ….also, just yummy.
Other goodies too, just can’t think of them all right now.
Mostly self serve, Arthur and Ona will be around to field any pressing concerns or delightful conversation, we’ll see you all tomorrow.
Saturday at the Farmer’s Market
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 Sultana – We love these plumped up whole grains, so chewy and wholesome, the golden 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
Seaonal Fruit Scones I’ll just say, Nathan spent the morning in a tree…if that gives you a hint…
Gluten Free Seasonal Fruit 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!
Blackcap cheese Danish…The last of last summer….the turning of the wheel…
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!