Bread Shares

In the last post, I forgot to mention that we participated in a statewide series of CSA fairs back on Sunday, Feb. 28th.  These annual fairs are sponsored by MOFGA and happen in cities and towns all over the state.  We got ourselves organized and managed to be present at three of the fairs:  I went up to Norway, Kate went to Auburn, and Sonya and Lydia went down to Portland.  We all had a great time visiting with the other CSA farmers there and meeting and greeting folks who came out to learn about CSAs in general and pick up literature and info. about the farms in attendance.  We want to especially thank friends and CSA members Trisha Walker and Carnie Brewer for their help at the Portland fair.  Your efforts were much appreciated, ladies!

We are pleased to announce the launch of Summit Springs Farm bread shares for the 2010 season.  Each Monday, Farmer John will morph into Baker John and create a variety of breads and baked goods right here in our kitchen at the farm.  A bread share for the season costs $95, and members will receive a loaf every week for 20 weeks (the same 20 weeks that the CSA season runs for).  All of the breads are made with organic flour, local honey, and as many other local and organic ingredients as we can find.  The plan is to rotate amongst four or five bread varieties from week to week, including:

John’s Daily Bread – a light wheat bread;
Cornmeal Wheat – a dense whole wheat bread with a bit of cornmeal and maple syrup;
Honey Oatmeal – a sweet, chewy whole wheat bread packed with rolled oats and local honey;
Seeded Rye – a dense rye/wheat combination with caraway and flax seeds;
Ciabatta – a classic, airy Italian white bread;
and more as inspiration hits!

Bread shares are available only to those who can pick them up here on the farm during our regular Tuesday afternoon CSA pick-ups, from 3 – 7 PM.  I’ll also be making extra loaves to sell during CSA pick-ups at $5.50 per loaf.  Plus, there will be other baked goods for sale each week, including cookies, muffins, quick breads, pizza dough, and more (not necessarily all of these items each week…perhaps 2 or 3 “non-bread” baked goods each week, depending on the whims of the baker).

Please send us an e-mail at or give the farm a call at 998-2196 if you’re interested in a bread share or if you have any questions about how it all works.

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2 Responses to Bread Shares

  1. Kate says:

    Wasn’t the CSA share on the 28th of Feb, vs. the 9th…or am I just going crazy and having another one of those, “time flies” moments.

  2. John says:

    Oops! You’re right! Duly noted and corrected…the fairs happened on Feb. 28th.

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