Spring has sprung; the grass is riz; I wonder where the birdies is.
Nothing is so beautiful as Spring – When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; the glassy pear tree leaves and blooms, they brush the descending blue; that blue is all in a rush with richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling. The bounty of the season is in our gardens, at our markets and on our doorsteps.
As a luscious spring unfurls before us, we have, once again, joined the wonderful community gathering that is the Fort Bragg Farmer’s Market. Join us outside on the 400 Block of North Franklin Street every Wednesday afternoon from 3-6PM. In addition to joining the farmer’s market circuit here on the north coast, we will continue supplying our local markets, cafés, and delis with our tasty treats, both savory and sweet.
As time goes by and our presence expands, it’s you we have to thank. We’re so grateful for the show of support both in and outside of our rural abode here on the coast. Every day we’re afforded the privilege of interacting with our community, conscientiously growing and sourcing amazing ingredients, and transforming said ingredients into tasty treats is a reminder of how fortunate we are to have such independence.
Thanks for reading!
-Mendocino Baking Company
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Another year has come and gone and it’s become abundantly clear that change is inevitable and transitions are to be embraced. As a luscious spring unfurled before us, we temporarily excused ourselves from the farmer’s market circuit here on the north coast to focus our efforts on supplying our local markets, cafés, and delis with our tasty treats, both savory and sweet.
Once we ensured that shelves were brimming with our delectable goods, we bid adieu to the absence from our local farmer’s market and swiftly dove back into the wonderful community gathering at the Fort Bragg Certified Farmer’s Market. In addition to serving the wonderful folks of the north coast at this market, we’ve been afforded the privilege of catering various local events, from First Friday festivities to Winesong and a plethora of celebrations in between.
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
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.
Live life. Love life.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give, and ’tis the season for giving!
Give the gift of delicious local baked goods this holiday season, made with love by the Mendocino Baking Co., with one of our gift certificates.
We’re also awarding each of our market patrons with a ‘Customer Loyalty Card’ to start earning points towards a free baked good fresh from our oven.
Shop locally, support your community and enjoy the bounty Mendocino county has to offer!
The holidays are love in action. Every time we love, everyone we give, we embody the spirit of the holidays.
The loveliness of Paris seems somehow sadly gay
The glory that was Rome is of another day
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.
My love waits there in San Francisco
Above the blue and windy sea
When I come home to you, San Francisco
Your golden sun will shine for me