Today we were meant to be celebrating the opening of the re-furbished public space at the Bakers Arms junction with our bread stall, but the event was cancelled last minute. It’s raining so actually not complaining after the chill winds on Saturday’s Growing Communities Market. Still a busy day we’ve delivered a batch of loaves including 100% wholemeal spelt sourdough and Pain au levain to the Mill for the fundraiser with Walthamstow’s Food bank, Eat or Heat. Our bread is accompanying the pea, pak choi & pesto soup knocked up by Nat and the crew. If you are about the last Wednesday of April then come down and see what soup/bread combination awaits.
This weekend marked a year since we returned to do Growing Communities Farmers’ Market in Stoke Newington. Nearly every fortnight our sourdough stall has been selling out with the chuffins (sourdough chestnut muffins) usually first to go. To build on this success and take up a new challenge we are about to take a walk on the sweet side and add cake in the very near future. What is your favourite cake? Ever had sourdough cake? Come and let us know so we can create some super tasty stuff!
The Fermentarium’s convection ovens are nestling in their new home! Our master builder, Edek, led the collection from the 15th floor of the Archway Tower. The twin ovens once separated weighed in at 156 kilos apiece but thankfully fitted into the lift with a few millimetres to spare. A big thanks to Essential Living for the generous donation of the ovens and thanks also to the contractors of Doveguard who helped us move the buggers. The ovens from the old DWP canteen are now being cleaned and then wired up by Suat and will be providing our bakers with the means to expand production. Better bread for all!