Local love in every loaf.

Monday, June 25, 2012


We're gearing up for another 12 week bread share.  It starts June 30 - which is this Saturday.  If you haven't signed up or renewed and would like to, please email us! or call us! (716) 534-8385

More details:

The share will run from June 30 to Sept 22 and will skip the weekend of August 11.  It costs $60.  Pickup will be from 2-4pm at the Nickel City Co-op house at 208 North St. (the big brick house at the corner of Elmwood and North.)  We usually distribute the bread on the porch; if not, the front door will be open and we'll be in the front room.

We'll be offering familiar breads like sourdough, deli rye, struan (sweet whole wheat multigrain), and of course our cult favorite cinnamon raisin.  We'll have new breads on offer like a sweet oatmeal loaf that's great for toasting, a sourdough with seeds, and we're developing a pumpernickel recipe.

Our flour is organic, grown and ground in Ithaca.  We use local honey and will be switching to alternate sweeteners for our cinnamon raisin swirl (formerly white sugar.)  We buy our ingredients from local distributors and when possible source them from independent stores in Buffalo a bike's ride away from our kitchen space. 

Our success in the past and hopes for the future are grounded in our connections with community members who love our bread, believe in our mission, and support our vision to become Buffalo's cooperative artisan bakery and spread our baked goods far and wide. 

In bread we trust,

p.s. Join us on Wednesday at 8:30pm for our forum on worker cooperatives!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Join us as we cooperatify!

This year is the United Nations International Year of the Cooperative.  And on Tuesday the Common Council of the City of Buffalo honored local coops with a proclamation.  "So what?" you might ask.  Well, our little bakery is made up of folks involved in various coops around town, including Nickel City Housing Coop, the Buffalo Cooperative Credit Union, and Lexington Coop, and we're big believers in the cooperative movement.  After a lot of thought and discussion, we decided that as Fancy and Delicious moves forward, we will be restructuring into a worker cooperative

To steal Wikipedia's definition, "A worker cooperative is a cooperative owned and democratically managed by its worker-owners."  Our bread won't be drastically altered, but the way we run our business will.

Two of our bakers, Tori and Emily, will be attending the 2012 National Worker Cooperative Conference this month and will return to present their findings in a forum at Nickel City, the house where we distribute the bread.  Join us on Wednesday June 27 at 8pm, 208 North St. to learn and discuss the worker cooperative model.  Or come early for a house potluck dinner starting at 7!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

F&D at Allen West Fest!

This weekend we'll have a table at Allen West (you know, the festival on the western end of the Allentown Art Festival) and will be signing up shareholders for summer, giving samples, and saying hi to friends old and new.  Stop by and see us if you're in the neighborhood!

For more info on the summer share or to sign up, drop us a line... more will be posted here too!  Stay tuned!