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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Rallying the Troops

Dear Crew/Friends/Supporters:

Firstly, thank you for all your patience and support throughout the cancellation of our winter share. Your emails and comments egged us on through a series of difficult decisions. Here is your well deserved update. Fancy and Delicious Baking Collective is currently taking steps to become a bona fide business. We're going to be joining the Clinton Bailey farmer's market beginning Saturday June 11th, and we will be there, selling bread and a few other treats every weekend through the summer. Towards the end of June, we may be testing out the Kenmore market as well.

Right now we're looking for folks who are able to commit to helping out every Saturday morning for market distribution. We will also need distribution substitutes, and have a few other tasks open for work trades. The bread distribution is going to be a little more demanding this time around (beginning with the fact that it starts on Saturday morning), so we are hoping and planning to pay the distributors something for their time (both money and bread). We are looking for individuals who are outgoing and will be comfortable talking up the project with passerby. If you or someone you know is interested, please be in touch.

Is the share continuing? Yes, although we haven't ironed out details about the pick-up. A lot of our shareholders are west-side residents, so we are hoping to run a west side pick up location, as Clinton Bailey is a little hike away. We will need a couple more distributors to do this. The sooner we find distributors, the sooner the share starts, but realistically, it might not be until the end of June or early July.

We're calling a general meeting to discuss these developments and welcome back any folks who have fallen off the bandwagon, or have never been on it. We'll be getting together this Friday, May 27 at 6:00 pm. Meet at Maura's house at 318 Normal, and weather permitting, we'll move to the garden. If you're interested in any of the above, or have questions, but can't make the meeting, just shoot us an email or call Maura at 994-8340.

We will still be holding events at the clay oven throughout the summer. In fact, it has a beautiful new finish (thanks to Megan and Marty, who hosted a Natural Builder's workshop at the oven recently). Thanks to all who came out for our Mother's Day baking workshop--it was a huge success. In June, we won't be hosting a workshop, but we hope you'll join us for our first ever Community Bake Day, May 26, 12-5 at 153 Eaton St. We fire up the oven; you bring a dish to bake and share. RSVP's are required for this event. Call Megan at  912-5529. Fancy and Delicious will be providing pizza as an appetizer.

We're looking forward to seeing and hearing from all of you soon.

In bread we trust,
Fancy and Delicious Baking Collective

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