Remember my mentioning how I discovered the awesome All Good Bakers at the Harvest Fest? I wish I’d had my camera with me at the time, because trying to blog about them without pictures definitely doesn’t do their baked goods justice. Scratch-and-sniff blogging would be even better.
All Good Bakers is a local baking operation based in Albany, NY. Nick and Britin Foster have been selling their delicious breads and baked goods primarily at the Delmar Farmer’s Market, but now they’re starting something truly cool: a Community Supported Bakery! Like CSA (community supported agriculture), CSB is a seasonal operation, offering weekly baked goods rather than produce. Everything is made from scratch with as many organic ingredients as possible, and amazing vegan options are available. (Several of their breads are “naturally vegan.”)
All Good Bakers’ CSB gives participants a good amount of control over what they receive in their weekly share. Up to three breads or baked goods can be selected per week depending on share level, with an amazing variety to choose from! Breads include:
- hearty multigrain
- rustic Italian
- whole wheat
- varying selection of baker’s choice/specialty loaves
and the following baked goods are available:
- vegan cinnamon buns
- seasonal muffins
- seasonal scones
along with a variety of special order items like cakes and cupcakes.
Joining the CSB is easy. If you’re from the Albany/Delmar area and are interested in signing up, you can e-mail allgoodbakers (at) gmail (dot) com or check out the All Good Bakers Facebook Page and drop them a line. Payment for the 26-week Winter Bread season (November 3rd, 2010-April 27, 2011) is due at the time of signup, with shares starting at $6 per week. There will be two pickup locations: one in Albany and one in Delmar, with scheduled pickups on Wednesdays from 5pm-7pm. Shares are given on a first-come, first-serve basis and a limited number are available, so be sure to sign up before the deadline–October 24th.
Shares that don’t get picked up for whatever reason won’t go to waste. All Good Bakers is partnering with regional food banks to donate leftovers and missed shares, to give back to the community that they serve. So this is a really groovy thing all around. I’m glad to be able to share the news here on Quantum Vegan and hope that some local readers are able to sign up! Be sure to spread the word to your fellow vegans and lovers of baked goods that All Good Bakers is shaking things up with their awesome CSB idea.