In the Dough!

Yesterday was the first EVER Wells Farmer’s Market in Wells. We nearly sold out of our bread – over 80 loaves sold! – and there were jams, pickles, preserves, pancakes with huckleberry compote, coffee, garlic scapes, mini rhubarb cakes, smoothies, lemonade and all sorts of things! There was even a lamb to feed and pet. She did a great job pruning the grass around the gazebo. It was fun and it felt good to earn some money for the first time in a little while. The townsfolk of Wells came out in good numbers to support the market. I’m sure it will grow into a great market. Next markets are July 27, August 10 and 24, and September 7 and 21. Congratulations to everyone involved in the Wells Community Association – the organizers of the market.

We have had 3 firings of the oven so far, and each time we are getting more heat of the oven. This morning the oven is still reading just over 300°F, and there hasn’t been a fire in there for nearly 48 hours.

A hot bed of coals inside the oven - I think we are getting the hang of this firing thing.
A hot bed of coals inside the oven – I think we are getting the hang of this firing thing.
Holey Hannah Bread, take II, and our friend Catherine in the background watching the proceedings.
Holey Hannah Bread, take II, and our friend Catherine in the background watching the proceedings.
Grainy Day Bread, cooling.
Grainy Day Bread, cooling.
Our first customers, 8:55 am Sunday at the first Wells Farmer's Market. Jeff and Margaret bought one of each kind of bread! I hope they have hungry friends.
Our first customers, 8:55 am Sunday at the first Wells Farmer’s Market. Jeff and Margaret bought one of each kind of bread! I hope they have hungry friends.
Bread on display at the market.
Bread on display at the market.
More bread on display.
More bread on display.
Two proud and relieved Bread Peddlers.
Two proud and relieved Bread Peddlers.
Tim proudly displays his "Employee of the Month" T-shirt. I don't know where he gets the idea that HE is Employee of the Month, surely it must be ME.
Tim proudly displays his “Employee of the Month” T-shirt. I don’t know where he gets the idea that HE is Employee of the Month, surely it must be ME.

5 thoughts on “In the Dough!

  1. Yay! I’m so thrilled about the farmer’s market! Your booth looked so beautiful and classy, I wish I could buy one of every kind…soon enough! Great job guys!

  2. Wow! A lot has happened since we last saw you 🙂 Congratulations on the bakery and even more importantly…being in the dough. You two really are amazing. Can’t wait for more updates now that I found the new blog.

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