Community supported bakery starting up

all good bakers logoWe've been hearing about bits here and there about All Good Bakers, the "community supported bakery" that's starting up in Albany -- it's like a CSA, but for baked goods. It's an interesting model and we're looking forward to seeing how it works out.

All Good is now getting ready to launch its first share. From the release they sent along this afternoon:

All Good Bakers of Albany is beginning the Capital Region's first Community Supported Bakery ("CSB"). Similar to a CSA membership, individuals will purchase a share of bread and baked goods at the beginning of the season for weekly pick-up. We will have two pick-up locations, one in Albany and one in Delmar, every Wednesday from 5pm - 7pm. Our Winter Bread Share begins Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 and runs through April 27, 2011 (26 weeks). Shares begin at only $6.00 per week and you'll have the opportunity to chose the items you want at the beginning of the season.

The full release, with more info, is after the jump. The deadline for signing up is October 24.

All Good is also partnering with Java Jazz Cafe on another interesting start-up: The Town Pedaler, a dinner delivery service for Delmar:

You can have fresh, organic soup, salad & bread delivered to your home or office every Wednesday, by bicycle, for a reasonable price. It's a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, enjoy a delicious organic meal and support your local economy!

The website for the Town Pedaler says it's "the brainchild of two bicycle-loving dads from Delmar, NY: Dan Rain and Steve Relles." You might remember Steve Relles -- he's the guy who started the Delmar Dog Butler biz.

Bonus community-based food start-up: The Center Square focused, and somewhat mysterious, Tweetzzapizza.

Here's the full release:

All Good Bakers of Albany is beginning the Capital Region's first Community Supported Bakery ("CSB"). Similar to a CSA membership, individuals will purchase a share of bread and baked goods at the beginning of the season for weekly pick-up. We will have two pick-up locations, one in Albany and one in Delmar, every Wednesday from 5pm - 7pm. Our Winter Bread Share begins Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 and runs through April 27, 2011 (26 weeks). Shares begin at only $6.00 per week and you'll have the opportunity to chose the items you want at the beginning of the season.

All Good uses local and organic ingredients at every possible turn and we strongly believe in sourcing all of our materials in a sustainable way. We will be using organic flours; local and organic milk, buttermilk, eggs, maple syrup and honey; fair-trade, organic sugars; unsalted European butter; aluminum-free baking powder and kosher salt, and we have several vegan selections (we use organic soy products). We are committed to baking from scratch and with integrity.

We're offering a limited number of shares and the deadline for sign-up is October 24. Send us a message at allgoodbakers@gmail and we'll email you all the details right away. We are at the Delmar Farmer's Market at the Bethlehem Middle School on Kenwood Ave. every Saturday from 9am-1pm (through October and inside the school for Nov. & Dec.). Please stop by for a sample of our hearty breads, bialys, croissants, scones, muffins, vegan cinnamon buns and other delicious baked goods!

We are also partnering with Java Jazz Cafe and a new business, The Town Pedaler, to bring Delmar "Dinner By Bike", beginning October 6 (10 week seasonal share). You can have fresh, organic soup, salad & bread delivered to your home or office every Wednesday, by bicycle, for a reasonable price. http://www.townpedaler.com/ http://javajazzdelmar.com/index.php?go=dinnerbybikesignup It's a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, enjoy a delicious organic meal and support your local economy!

We look forward to your participation in our effort to bring the community sustainable bread and baked goods.

Nick & Britin Foster
All Good Bakers
Community Supported Bakery
Albany, NY
allgoodbakers@gmail.com
All Good Bakers @ Facebook & Twitter

Comments

I think I saw All Good Bakers at the Local Harvest Festival a few weekends ago, right? Bought a small loaf of bread and an energy ball/bar sort of thing-- they were both delicious. The "CSB" is such a creative idea, I hope it takes off!

@ Christine, that was us! Glad you enjoyed our stuff!

All Good Bakers (allgoodbakers@gmail.com)

All Good will be at the UAlbany Fall Festival Farmer's Market this Saturday from 10-3, come by and get a Big Vegan Cinnamon Bun, Vegan Crispy Brown Rice Energy Treats (made w/ local peanut butter & maple syrup), Locavore scones & muffins! We'll also be at the Delmar FM (9-1, also Sat) w/ lots of bread & other baked goods! We're using a new flour this week that's locally grown & milled. Come by to meet us and to get your CSB information!

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