Sunday, April 26, 2009

News from the neighborhood...

Cross-posted at Buffalo Locavore.

This weekend was pretty darn exciting over on the West Side. Just a couple short blocks from my house Five Points Bakery opened its doors and sold out of bread within two hours. Sean and I walked over today around noon and were lucky enough to snag a loaf for our late breakfast. It was delish.

Besides the fact that Five Points is owned and operated by a couple living a block away from the bakery, besides the fact that their bread is 100% grain and made from locally-grown wheat stone ground on site, besides the fact that Five Points partners up with the good folks at Promised Land CSA (my CSA!) to purchase their wheat and products--THEY OFFER A BREAD SHARE.

I am so out of control excited about this share.

Five Points is offering a 13-week, $65 bread share. They'll have four shares every year, one per season. The summer share offers a multigrain pan bread, a honey wheat loaf, a cinnamon raisin, and a specialty bread. You select the kind you want and stop by one of the pick-up locations every Thursday to take it home. You can also add muffins, cookies, and their house-made pizzas to your share as well.

As we walked home from the bakery today, Sean and I talked about the summer ahead and how easy it will be for us to eat local. Between our CSA share, our new bread share, and an endless supply of deer meat from Sean's brother (that's for him, I'm a vegetarian), we hardly have to grocery shop.

Now, on to the chickens..


Rebecca said...

How do you like your farmshare? I never heard of Promised Land before this.

I am doing Porter Farms - I did it for the end of the season last year. Last year I weight the bag every week and posted it on our blog along with what was inside. It would be good to compare. If you ever want to trade vegetables, either, let me know.

Emma & Eilidh said...

I love bread.

Rachel said...

Jo'El of Blossom Hill Farms does an egg share every year too- a dozen eggs to be picked up at the Bidwell Farmer's Market every Saturday.

J - Pacha Mama said...

We were also excited a couple months ago when a new family owned bakery opened in our hood. Luvin it.

Hip Homeowner said...

Thanks for the post! I'd never heard of a CSA before. After reading your post, I still wasn't sure what it was, so I decided to Google it.

The concept seems very cool, and I was surprised to find that there are a couple CSA's in my area!

I'll definitely be looking into them!