In just over a week, kids will be going back to school and summer will be officially winding down...I can't believe how fast the time has gone by! It has certainly been a hectic couple of days around C&C but we're happy the weekend is finally here and we get to see all your friendly faces at the market. On the menu this week, you'll find a wide variety of choices - Country Sourdough, Cranberry & Walnut, Seven Seed Whole Wheat, Baker & Brewer, Olive Oil Semolina, Jalapeño & Cheddar, and Black Sage - and with last night being one of our biggest bake nights ever, hopefully everyone gets to take home their favorite loaf.
With summer winding down, we have also been getting a lot of inquiries about how to purchase our breads when the market season is over. If you've been by the booth the last couple of weeks, you may have heard a little bit about this already:
I'm thrilled to introduce to you, Blind Date with a Baker - our version of a Community Supported Bakery (CSB) program. Originally inspired by the community supported agriculture model, CSB's have played an important role in bringing artisan bakers and their communities together to connect over the common love of real bread and to support the continuation of this old world craft. Currently we are working on securing the pick-up location choices and finalizing other details of the program. We'll release more information soon and we hope you will help us spread the word about this!
1 Million Cups Rockford has kindly invited us to their weekly event held at The Nordloff Center downtown. It's always fun to share the story of C&C and to get to know members of the community as well as other entrepreneurs who are passionately building their own start-ups. There will be a short presentation followed by a Q&A session next Wednesday, August 16th, starting at 9am. The event is open to the public, so anyone is welcome to come! For more info, you can check out their web page linked above.