Labor of Love

Thanks again for a great weekend - we’re making a lot in expectation of a big holiday weekend. I’ve been in Cape Cod this week, actually, enjoying the last bits of summer before school starts. Really looking forward to this weekend and making some special stuff for all of y’all.

As mentioned before, we’re moving away from the Weekly Shares model in favor of allowing anyone to pre-order the bread online. All of our bread and bagels for each week are listed in the online store. Very soon we’ll be releasing VIP memberships which will give card-holders 10% discount (per year or for life) for all bread and bagels. In the meantime, if you want us to hold anything, now anyone can do that, not just shares. Pickups start at 9:30 AM on Saturday (and a bit later for Challah).

THIS SATURDAY! SLOOP + PITA SATURDAY 8/31 at ROUGH DRAFT

THIS Saturday, August 31st, local favorite Sloop Brewery will be taking over the taps at Rough Draft and we’ll be trying out a whole new concept with our friend Avi Arenfeld. KBL Pita stuffed to the brim Israeli style with fresh falafel, lamb shawarma, and all kinds of salads and sauces. Also a portion of the all the proceeds will go to raising money for Kingston’s YMCA Farm Project. The event starts at 6 PM and we should start serving food shortly after. It should be a fun one - come hungry!

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

  • 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.

  • Our Challah is a naturally leavened (sourdough) version of the Jewish Bakery classic. Each loaf is hand made and braided. They contain a good amount of eggs but are dairy free. Not produced in a Kosher certified kitchen, though we use only the best organic and kosher ingredients. This makes the BEST french toast.

  • Oland is a grain of Scandanavian origin that is now being grown and milled in Maine by Maine Grains. We mix it into a hearty boule that is one of our favorite loaves.

  • 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: Bob Dylan - Live at Budokan

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OK, been on a Dylan live kick recently and this album is one of the weirdest and my favorites. Its like Bowie “Young Americans” meets late Bob Marley meets Bob Dylan. Check the roots jam version of “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright”.

Aaron Quint