Get to know Brick Street baker Sarah

Brick Street Bakery would like to take a moment to share with you a little about Sarah, one of Brick Street's remarkable bakers. Sarah has worked at our Brick Street businesses for three years, and has been at the Bakery for just for over a year. We hope you enjoy getting to know Sarah a bit.

Sarah’s favorite activity at the Bakery has been learning to make yeast donuts. Brick Street Bakery is helping Sarah work towards her goals, which is to work more hours and to work independently. When Sarah is not at work, she likes to volunteer at her local library, ride her bike and make crafts.

Sarah wants people to know, “This is the best place to get the best homemade donuts and coffee.”

So stop in and visit sometime soon to say hi to Sarah and pick up the best homemade donuts and fresh-roasted coffee around.

Raccoon Forks Farms newsletter – August 28, 2018

Dear Friends and CSA Partners –

Well, it’s that mixed time of year when many human activities suggest autumn, but the weather – and the crops – still say summer! Can you believe September is right around the corner? We hope your school year is off to a great start, if school is part of your life in any way!

Thank you to all of you who completed our mid-season survey! We want to provide as good a CSA experience as we can for you, whether you’re getting shares of vegetables, eggs, frozen broiler chickens, or a combination thereof. Your feedback and suggestions are much-appreciated and we’ll use them as we think about next year’s CSA shares. In the meantime, if you haven’t completed the survey, yet, and would like to, please do!

Also, we want to mention that this was a mid-season survey – meaning that the “summer” season is far from over! Summer Vegetables shares continue through the week of October 15th, and Summer Eggs shares run through the last week of November. Frozen Broiler Chickens shares, of course, are always available.

At the Farms, we continue with our regular chores – harvesting, cleaning, packaging, and weeding being the most prevalent! One of the items in this week’s CSA vegetables boxes will be turnip greens – we’ve been thinning our turnip plants so that the turnips themselves have a chance to grow and fill out. They’ll take another few weeks to reach maturity, but in the meantime, the greens can be enjoyed! See below for a few recipe ideas.

We’re very happy to report that a number of crops that struggled in the spring – remember when we had too much cold weather, followed too quickly by too much rain and heat? – are doing a great deal better this fall:

From left to right: carrots, collards, kale, cabbage, broccoli

Good things to come!

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Railroad Bill’s food truck rolls out

We are very excited to announce the rollout of Railroad Bill's Dining Car's new food truck!

We will be out for our FIRST service over the lunch hour on Friday, Aug. 24, from 11-1:30. You can find us on Friday parked on the east side of the Capitol.

The food truck will serve favorites from Railroad Bill's brick and mortar location, along with tasty selections from our sister business Plain Talk Books & Coffee, and other menu items unique to our food truck.