BARN OWL BAKERY

Artisan craft bakery on Lopez Island

BARN OWL BAKERY

Little Winter Market – NOW IN THE VILLAGE! – Saturday 2/4 10am til 2pm

Hi friends, Well, to be honest we’ve had a hard time tearing ourselves away from the internet this week as we watched the new administration lay waste to our democracy.  And, in equal measure, watched as millions of folks tweeted, marched, chanted, called, wrote letters, facebooked out a resounding ‘no way buddy.’  Equal parts terrifying and inspiring.  The thing that anchors us? Baking! We all still have to eat, that’s the fundamental principle of life. A few big news items:   1. The Winter Market has moved!  We’re giving Sunnyfield Read more

Barn Owl at the Sunnyfield Market 1/21 10am til 2pm

Hi folks, Well, there was much debate about whether we should have the market tomorrow what with all the marches and rallies going on, but we decided we’d just keep with the schedule and keep doing what we do, making top notch wholesome food to keep our community nourished and happy. It’s a political weekend though, no denying that, with the absurdist spectacle of Trump’s inauguration hanging like a dark cloud over our day, Which is to say, in polite company, it’s not always easy or appropriate to discuss politics, Read more

Grain Thresher Fundraiser! Quick and easy!

Hi folks, So many of you have been following Nathan’s purchase of a small stand-alone grain thresher and winnower to help with the harvest of the heritage grains we grow to use in our baked goods.  Thanks to everybody’s generosity so far we raised $1000 and he bought the thresher and it’s sitting safely in a warehouse in Seattle. Warehouse and freight fees have added up to be considerably more than we expected so we’re doing a quick and simple GoFundMe campaign to try and raise $550 to cover some Read more

Sunnyfield Market – Back in Action! – Saturday 1/7 – 10am til 2pm

Happy New Year! Happy solstice! The returning of the light is already starting to be felt, those few extra precious minutes of cool low winter sun drawing us through the coldest days, the north wind whistling through the cracks in our little cabin, scarves pulled tight as we bring in our firewood and keep the bakery oven stoked. Here we are, entering into our 7th year here on Lopez, baking our breads, growing our kiddos, settling in. We’re feeling the itch of growing pains at Barn Owl and we feel Read more

Sunnyfield Market – Saturday 12/10 – 10am til 2pm – Local Food, Happy People

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 Read more

Sunnyfield Market -Barn Owl bakes – Saturday 11/26 – 10am til 2pm

Hi everybody! Hope you had a sweet Thanksgiving week. We’re planning on bring down a sort of more limited selection of baked goods to Sunnyfield Market tomorrow, but we’ll have all the classics and a few fun things too. Tomorrow is also the annual Pre-School Craft Bazaar where island folks set out their best wares to make holiday shopping easy and support our local pre-school. In solidarity, we’ll be donating 5% of all our proceeds tomorrow at Sunnyfield Market to the Pre-School. So don’t be shy about coming to both, Read more

Barn Owl at the Sunnyfield Market – Tomorrow! – 11/12 – 10am until 2pm

Hey lovelies, Politics got you down? Come see what the unregulated caring economy looks like down at Sunnyfield Farm and get some good food and good conversation to help cheer you up.  Support the local food folks working hard to take care of our earth and our community. Localize! Wild Leavened Breads   NOTE: All of our breads this week will be made with a portion of Lopez grown wheat. We’re experimenting with how best to use the different varieties with the goal that all our whole grain flour will Read more

Two weeks in a row! Sunnyfield Winter Market – tomorrow Oct. 29th – 10am-2pm

Hello sweet people, Due to a sort of scheduling perfect storm, we have two weekends in a row of Sunnyfield winter markets. Tomorrow will usher in our regular scheduled programming of markets every other weekend. Rough schedule : Oct 29th, Nov 12th, Nov 26th, etc. We have politics and protects on our minds over here at Barn Owl this week. With the escalation yesterday of violence by police agencies at the NoDAPL protests in South Dakota, it’s been emotional watching the reports and videos come in of protestors putting their Read more

Barn Owl at the Sunnyfield Winter Market! Tomorrow 10/22 – 10am until 2pm

Big weekend for local food here on Lopez. Here’s the calendar:   Tonight, Friday, 5pm, Bounty book release celebration at the community center where the beautiful new book chronicling Lopez’s farmers in gorgeous photographs and inspired recipes will be unveiled. Saturday 10am til 2pm – Sunnyfield Market – local food and farmers, fresh handmade goods, all in a gorgeous historic dairy barn to keep the rain off. 6363 Fisherman Bay Rd. Park on Fisherman Bay rd and walk up the drive if you can. Saturday 5pm Harvest Dinner Lopez Community Read more

Lopez Island Farm Tours – This coming weekend!

Hello to you lovely people, As many of you probably noticed, Barn Owl took a few weeks off and road tripped down to the hot hot California oak lands and the cool creeks and old growth forests of southern Oregon to connect with friends and family. Along the way we saw porpoises frolicking in the surf, redwoods collecting fog, elk eyeing us warily, pigeons drinking out of the swimming pool, rattlesnakes coiling, Eden riding donkeys, and a few nice loaves of bread from bakeries and co-ops along the way.  We Read more