“This weather...” the farmer next to me started, and trailed off.
“Well, at least it’s good for growing grass,” said the other. “Our pastures are doing great.”
“Yeah, there is that,” said the first, sighing.
But not being a farmer myself, and rather liking the way our garden has grown tangled and green, even if the tomatoes and cucumbers are lagging, I’ve enjoyed our cool, damp June. It’s quiet weather, good for reflection and growth. Biking through the low light, the warm, misting rain, the empty streets, I feel my mind, too, growing greener, spreading roots and uncurling new leaves.
If you read the Herald this week, or the city’s news site, you know that the city and Lighthouse Mission Ministries are working to relocate the low barrier shelter, which has been temporarily housed in Bellingham High School, to the former Public Market on Cornwall. One of the things I’ve been thinking through on my rainy rides is my own reflexive NIMBYism. I’m ashamed to say that my first thoughts were for my business, and the space adjacent to the Public Market that I’m considering as a potential bakery location. My business is, of course, beside the point, or it’s a later point, after everyone in our community has a safe and healthy place to stay. Housing is a human right, without exception for mental health or addiction. Downtown property owners and businesses are organizing in opposition to the proposed location. Please add your voice to the conversation when the public comment period opens.
$1 from every loaf of bread sold today will go to HomesNOW! The city has extended the permit for Unity Village from April 30 to 90 days after the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency. After the rocky end to last year, HomesNOW! is posting their monthly fiscal reports on their website.
Owner | Baker
TODAY AT MARKET and NEXT WEEK FOR MARKET PREORDER
10am – 2pm, 1100 Railroad Ave
Red & White ($7.50 / 720g)
Mountain Rye ($7.50 / 750g)
Vollkornbrot ($8 / 750g)
Seedy Buckwheat ($8 / 420g)
Gingersnap Cookies ($5 / 2)
Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies ($5 / 2)
Sour Cherry Rhubarb Snack Cake ($5)
Brown Butter Shortbread ($9 / half dz)
Hazelnut Shortbread ($9 / half dz)
Tahini Shortbread ($9 / half dz) LIMITED TEST BAKE
SUMMBER BREAD SUBSCRIPTION
11 WEEKS REMAINING
Every Wednesday*, June - August
Pickups in Birchwood, Columbia, Lettered Streets, South Hill, Fairhaven.
RED & WHITE Subscription - wholemeal wheat table bread.
MOUNTAIN RYE Subscription - seedy rye & wheat tinned bread.
TOAST Subscription - a new type of tinned wheat bread every week.
June 3 - Summer Garden (herbs, olive oil, toasted cornmeal)
June 10 - Toasted Sesame
June 17 - Oat & Honey
June 24 - Buckwheat & Molasses
July 1 - Toasted Corn
July 8 - Wild & Seedy (sunflower, sesame, flax, maybe others?)
July 15 - August 26 TBD
*If you're going to be away for a week, you can gift that loaf to a friend or ask to double up your order the following week.
Next WEDNESDAY PICKUP
Self-serve pickups in Birchwood, Columbia, Lettered Streets, South Hill, and Fairhaven.
Address and directions with your pickup reminder email Wednesday morning.
Order by Sunday night.
Red & White
Toast: OAT & HONEY
Sweets: LEMON POPPY POUND CAKE
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