Challah at ya boy

It was a busy holiday weekend with a lot of new faces. This weekend will be a ‘normal’ one (whatever that means anymore!) but some big stuff coming in the near future.

Save the Date - Aug 2/3rd KBL 2nd Birthday Bash

Friday night we’ll be doing a special pizza night followed by a big bagel blowout with some special treats on Saturday. Maybe I’ll DJ again? We’ll see!

The Kneading Conference - July 25th/26th

Also worth noting that we’ll be fully off the weekend before (July 27th) as Jenn and I will be headed up to Maine for the Kneading Conference where we’ll be doing a presentation about Sourdough bagels. Let us know if you’ll be there! We can’t wait.

No More Weekly Shares

So this will be followed up by a longer post explaining this decision and why and what we’re transitioning into, but you might have noticed that I removed weekly shares from the online store. The short story is, though shares are how and why KBL started, over the past couple months they have completely lost their value to both me and the shareholders. On a typical week, while we have over 40 shares, less than 15 people pick up. I still am baking more than 4x that, though, meaning most people are just buying on-demand or pre-ordering. If you have a share that is still active, we’ll keep honoring it until you run out, or we can refund the rest of the value. We’ll be replacing shares with a new system of membership which will give you the same discount but you will have to explicitly pre-order online if you want a specific loaf(s). Additionally, this will mean that we’ll put ALL loaves up for pre-order every week. More info on that coming soon.
 

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You can pre-order bagels and bread online They’re also a bit cheaper if you order them ahead of time and it guarantees you some bagels. Pickups start at 9:30 AM on Saturday.

This Week’s Loaves: 100% Whole Wheat Pan Loaves + Challah + Upstate Levain + Country + Baguettes

  • Once again we'll have another round of Challah on Friday night and Saturday morning. The first batch came out great (though huge!) and we’re making some adjustments in size and seasoning (it wasn't quite eggy or sweet enough last week).

  • 100% Whole Wheat Pan loaves are our version of a great whole wheat sandwich bread. These are made from our favorite high extraction flour from Maine Grains. Perfect for peanut butter or your favorite cold cuts.

  • Upstate Levain is our classic loaf with 50% local whole wheat (some of it fresh milled). Great for sandwiches.

  • Kingston Country is our take on a pain de campaigne, a French sourdough loaf, with mostly organic white flour and a touch of fresh-milled local whole wheat. Great for dipping in olive oil or your favorite schmear.

Now Playing: The Roots - Things Fall Apart

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Nothing to see here. This is not a hidden gem or something you’ve probably never heard of. This is just one of the best and my favorite hip-hop albums of ’99. I know most of the words and its just good. Listen.

Aaron Quint