I probably wrote about this last December but this time of year is my favorite...I get to enjoy my birthday, Christmas, and New Year's celebrations all in one month. But along with this excitement, it also seems to be the month that goes by way too quickly. There's many things to wrap up, other than presents of course, and much to plan for in preparation of the coming year. When I started thinking about my resolution for 2018, what comes to mind first is "community" - the community of people that we are fortunate enough to be able to nourish, nurture, and grow with as all of us center around the love for good bread.
Over the last four weeks, we had the utmost pleasure of baking with some of our CSB members as we hosted two different groups for a sourdough class at C&C. It was so much fun just getting to know everybody and spending time together. We even discovered that our oven bakes up pretty darned good pizza too! I think I learned just as much as I'd hoped to teach during these sessions...and after all the requests for other classes have come through, I've found that our community is as passionate to learn the craft as we are open to sharing our knowledge of it. We have now posted a schedule of classes that you can sign up for on our website and we'll post new dates as every 3-month bread share rotation begins.
Speaking of our Community Supported Bakery program, we have been working on creating a better experience overall from introducing an SMS pick-up reminder service to building member corners on our website [pictured above]. You can now easily access the pick-up schedule for all share levels as well as view a gallery of breads that have been baked throughout the rotation by going to the CSB tab on the site navigation. The first rotation of 2018 is set to begin on January 3rd and the full schedule is listed in the Winter/Spring Member Corner page. The last bread share delivery for 2017 is a couple of weeks away and the deadline to sign up for the next round is December 29th.
We are also now accepting pre-orders for holiday miches through December 18th. You will be able to pick up your bread on the Thursday, Friday, or Saturday before Christmas Eve at Artale & Co. We didn't get to do any of this last year so I'm happy that we are in the position now to hopefully be a part of your holiday season!