It's the first day of fall, and the kickoff of my fall bread line!
Summer season is beginning to wind down, and the local farmers are hoping their late cold crops do well. We had a great summer with lots of rain. There is still plenty of produce down at the market--squash and pumpkins mixed in with the tomatoes that are still plentiful. It's shaping up to be a great year for color since we have had lots of rain this summer. In just a few weeks, it's going to be amazing! The cooler temps have arrived right on schedule too, to get everyone in the mood.
I have created many new flavor blends this year. I made Garden Tomato, which featured local tomatoes, seasoned and dried,basil from my herb garden and a 4 cheese blend. I made Guacamole bread, that had tomatos and avacado mixed in. (Are we sensing a theme here? What can I say--Mr Fortner has a lot of wonderful tomatoes to share). I introduced Buckwheat bread. It's a tempermental recipe, but has a hearty flavor and great texture. Challah bread has made it's return, and Harvest Apple Cheddar-a favorite of last season-has been a big hit again this year.
Today was this year's debut of Pumpkin berry. A yeast bread with blended flours, pumpkin, pumpkin seeds and craisens. It's very tasty with turkey! I can't say I am sorry that Keith brought one home from market, I look forward to eating it this week myself. Over the next few weeks, I will have Pumpkin Pie Brioche, and a pumpkin quick bread as well. Never enough pumpkin in the fall, I say!
We participated in the kickoff of a new market in Parrotsville, TN. We look forward to taking part in their upcoming Heritage Days festival in October, and also special events at the community center in November and December. (Dates to be announced)
In November, I will be taking holiday orders. If you are local, we will deliver on Weds or Thurs (Thanksgiving Day) so your holiday table will be complete.
I hope my friends are all well, and enjoying football, falling leaves, and cooler temps!