The beautiful spring has sprung, the grass is rizz and Nature has resumed her loveliness.
Winter has tip-toed out of the back door and the bounty of the new season is in our gardens, at our markets and on our doorsteps. The days are growing longer, the sun is shining, and with these bright blessed days comes blue skies and white clouds o’erhead.
2015 is off to an exciting and wonderful start and we see only progress and further fun ahead. Life is in bloom and a new season of markets is upon us. Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio, a lovely San Francisco market held every Sunday from 11:00-4:00 on the Main Parade Ground Lawn in the Presidio, has officially returned, and we couldn’t be happier. If you find yourself in the Bay Area and are in need of a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon, look no further than this fantastic gathering. Come out to say hello, enjoy a bounty of Bay Area food, and enjoy the surroundings of the Presidio and the Golden Gate.
We’ve been fortunate to have a hearty handful of lovely people stop by to enjoy our goods this season, and we’d like to thank everyone who has made it out so far. We couldn’t be happier with the turnout and it’s thanks to all of you picnic goers and market attenders that these amazing community events not only exist, but thrive. Thank you so much! We look forward to seeing new and returning customers alike in the future!
The beautiful people at Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio!
Off The Grid: Picnic at the Presidio
Off The Grid: Picnic at the Presidio
Marybeth enjoying our ‘Nutty Seed Bread’ at Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio
The rooster crows and my eyes blink open. I leap forth from my slumber and shudder away all remaining tethers to sleep. I step outside into the brisk morning air and listen to the sounds of animals stirring. I move swiftly by vibrant petals flowering forth sweet nectar on my way to the growing field. Zucchini, carrots, fava greens, arugula … I go over the harvest list in my head. As the sun moves slowly overhead, I dig my hands into the earth, and reap the benefits of planting and patience. I harvest produce; I feel at home as I breathe in the salty coastal air and prepare for the bake day ahead. From the field, I make my way to the pallet barn of chickens to collect eggs from all of our hardworking girls. Once I’ve exhausted my resources, I lay out my veritable gold mine of farm freshness on the counter, nestle myself deeply in the kitchen and begin baking. Moving from the field to the bakery, my world quickly shifts from trowels and soil to whisks and flour. Surrounded by measuring cups, timers and a plethora of ingredients, precision and patience take center stage. Once my baking concludes, I embrace the process of cleaning and organizing my environment, leaving the kitchen to rest, just waiting for the following day of cooking and baking. The culmination of my efforts with the oven: to bring the product to the local farmer’s market for the public to enjoy. Socializing and interacting with the eclectic food culture and community is the perfect end to the three-tier procedure of gathering ingredients, baking them into sweet and savory treats alike, and interacting with the community.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
2014 was an amazing year full of new beginnings for the Mendocino Baking Co. We had a bundle full of trials & errors, more heartwarming success than we could have ever dreamed of, and our paths crossed with countless lovely people all over the world.
A new year is upon us, and it is with pleasure that we welcome 2015, full of things that have never been! Our goals are on the horizon, our duties in the foreground, and we will continue to work tirelessly, with the intention of providing you with the best product possible while we coalesce our musings on the new year into fruition.
Thank you so much for all of your support. We look forward to what the new year holds for us all.
Live deliberately and experience the moment. Believe me: life is in the right, always.
As the world does turn, the New Year is peeking around the corner, and raindrops are falling from the sky, resting on my nose and eyelashes, promising the unveiling of lucid petals flowering forth sweet nectar when the silvery winter melts into spring. The holidays are, indeed, upon us, and there’s a crispness in the air.
Savory, sweet, and everything in between.
With change as our constant, we continue our trials, and grow as we go.
Thank you for all of your support! We couldn’t do this without you!
I’ve been terribly alone and forgotten in Manhattan
I’m going home to my city by the Bay
San Francisco ushered forth another lovely mild Sunday afternoon, fit perfectly for Goldilocks; not too hot, not too cold, just right. We spent our afternoon in the Presidio enjoying delicious food, lovely people and fantastic sights. We introduced a delicious new product with our coconut macaroons, made with fresh raspberries from our garden and a wonderful organic dark chocolate. They were met with watering mouths, hungry eyes and eventually satisfied bellies; we couldn’t be happier. We’ll be continuing these as well as our delectable spiced raspberry pumpkin bread through the holiday season. Thanks for all of your support.
Great news, everyone! Thanks to the efforts of our tireless market managers and the supportive community we call home the Fort Bragg Certified Farmers’ Market has been approved by the city council to transition into a year-round market, and we couldn’t be happier! Our coastal communities will now have a weekly staple market to provide fresh, organic produce and a plethora of delicious local goods. The market will move indoors to the recreation gym at 213 Laurel St. just around the corner from City Hall as of November 5th.
We’re also well into the lovely month of October and there are pumpkins everywhere! We had another fantastic market yesterday in Fort Bragg, selling our goods, gathering up delicious produce, including a bundle of fantastically spicy black radishes from Matt of ‘Lovin’ Mama Farm’ and, of course, perusing the pumpkin patch! We are so appreciative of your support. Thank you all!