Sunday, July 12, 2009

st. johns farmers market. what a blast!

per usual i feel like i have so much to tell you! it has been a blue ribbon weekend for ye olden dovetail bakery! yesterday was the first first FIRST ST. JOHN'S FARMERS MARKET!!!! it was absolutely too much fun! there were so many smiling faces, painfully cute dogs, old friends, new friends, incredible produce, and handsome baked goods!

smiling faces! (and a painfully cute dog!)

old friends!

new friends!

incredible produce!

and handsome baked goods.  (going, going...)

i think everybody was overjoyed to see the amazing turn out. we were in good company when we started selling out of everything just a couple of hours into the market. in fact marly (what a gem!) ran back to the kitchen (one block away from the market site) and baked more blueberry muffins on the spot! she packed the just baked muffins into a tub, grabbed the rolling cart and rolled them back to the market just in time to refill the display with still warm muffins. does it get any better than that?

in addition to sticky buns, rhubarb & blueberry buns, cookies & loaf cakes, lauren made a few loaves of cinnamon swirl bread and a couple of batards, but both were completely gone within minutes of the opening bell! we are pleased to let you know that there will be more bread next time! but you might want to get there early if you want to be sure to get some! thanks for a great first market everybody!!! come by and see us next saturday july 18 from 9am-1pm in the heart of downtown st. johns!

we are also proud to share with you our mention on PORTLANDPICKS.COM!!! check out the "chick picks" section for july 10th. here's a little teaser...

"Brace yourself. The creamiest, most buttery and delicious cupcakes we’ve ever eaten are… vegan. Completely nonsensical, but utterly true—Dovetail Bakery’s locally-made concoctions are to die for, even though they’re 100% cruelty-free." july 10, 2009

thanks so much for the sweet words!!! we are so happy to keep supplying your sugar fix!!! 

this guy knows what you're talking about

well those are major highlights to report. looking forward to seeing you next weekend. 


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

summertime fun!

wellllllllllllll helloooooooooooooo! so much to report! we have been busy, busy and busier! there are so many things to tell you about. so here goes!

i have been meaning for a long time to introduce you to our intern! awesome hardworking thea! 

so many sticky buns! just because she 'cause she can. 

as you can see she loves making sticky buns and coconut squares and is at least several times more fashionable than i (read silver fanny pack, t&c surf shirt, etc.). i always laugh a lot when thea is working. thanks for being awesome thea!!!

i also wanted to tell you about how much fun we had recently at the sunday parkways event in north portland! if you want to see some photos of getting ready check out tricia martin's blog she has a pretty amazing food sense and takes beautiful photos. she and lauren worked together to bake a FIVE FOOT LOAF OF BREAD!!! check out the big bread & the bread friend map. and also pietopia! what kind of pie would your life be? not to be missed! thanks again for all you help & support tricia!!!

and last but not least...

st. johns is the best

we are so excited to be a vendor at our neighborhood market! please some by and say hello! it is going to be so fun! the local high school jazz band will be performing and i heard that the first one hundred people at the market get some kind of free gelato or a coupon. either way, not bad. aaaannnnnnndddd DOGS ARE WELCOME!!! not so at many other portland markets. ps we love dogs!! and lauren will be baking special dovetail bakery dog treats!!! july 11th-september 27th from 9am-1pm. saturdays rule. can't wait to see you there!!!

much more to tell you but it will have to wait until next time. or until we see you at the market on july 11th! lots of love. enjoy the best summer around... portland summer!!! XO!