Thursday, October 16, 2008

Isla Vista Co-op Country Fair

Here is the place to be a week from Saturday (October 25). Seville Road in Isla Vista will be closed to traffic for the Co-op's annual membership gathering and fair. There will be live animals, local farmers, music, and even some Starlight Bakers!

Dave and I will be baking up some tasty items (all vegan, of course). I hear we will be near the coffee so we're planning to sell some delicious pastries and looking forward to meeting some of our customers. If you haven't been to the Co-op, this is a good time to check it out. Their produce is awesome and they have great bulk prices on organic herbs, spices, flours, etc.

Since our baking will be focused this week on preparing items to sell at the Fair, we will not offer any special items other than fresh-baked Rosemary Focaccia.

November Baking
We will be going back to one day a week (Mondays) at the bakery in November. I'll only be making sweet items that can be frozen and picked up on Mondays.

We can deliver fresh bread to you on Tuesday mornings, or you can pick up frozen breads on Monday from our freezer. Since our breads freeze and reheat well, we will keep a variety of breads in the freezer to be purchased at any time. Just let us know what you want and we'll tell you if we have it or when we can bake it. We will continue to bake Rosemary Focaccia on a weekly basis.

Apple Pie
I plan to sell apple pies for a few weeks in in November. Like last year, these will be unbaked apple pies with an almond streusal topping (homemade almond paste). Customers who bought these last year told me I made them look like really good cooks during the holidays.

I won't offer any weekly special items (other than the Rosemary Focaccia) the last week of October because I'll be making apple pies ahead for pick-up on the following Monday (November 3rd). I'll send you a reminder to get your pie order in for November. My friend Denise will be helping me but we are limited by how much dough we can roll out in one day.

Challah Mice Winner
The winner of the challah mice last week was Barbie Deutsch. The answer to the poll was, of course, "All of the Above," which means any answer was correct. No poll this week, but watch for future polls and prizes.

Price on This Week's Items
  • Rosemary Focaccia - $6.00
  • Various Other Breads - $5.00 (ask for availability of a specific type)
  • Unbaked Cookie Dough (12) - $8.00 (ask for availability of a specific type)
Tuesday Pickup
You can pick up your orders from the our kitchen at Crumbs 5392 Hollister on Tuesdays from noon to 6 pm. We also offer Tuesday morning delivery to your place of work if that is more convenient. Feel free to stop by for a visit on Tuesday afternoons.

Nancy & Dave Oster, Starlight Bakers