Wednesday, November 14, 2012


We're back, bigger and faster and stronger and better. This week will be our first home delivery of the season. And after a gorgeous last day outdoors, the farmer's market moves indoors to Monona Terrace this week, from 7:30 - noon. We will no be baking the week of Thanksgiving, so there will be no delivery on Friday, November 23, and we will not be at the market on Saturday, November 24. 

Our pumpkin wild rice bread is available for this week only. We stop making this bread after Thanksgiving, so get it while you can. As we did last year, we will be alternating our two raisin breads, starting off this week with our raisin kamut, a bright sunny bread with lemon zest and a hint of fennel. Next week we'll have our traditional raisin bread with orange and anise. And for Vollkornbrot fans who were frustrated last year, we have more pans this year, so we shouldn't have to worry about selling out early.

The muffins available this week will be pumpkin and raspberry chocolate chip. 

The truffles available this week are: 
Dark Chocolate
Maple Ginger

You may order boxes of either variety, or mixed boxes. We will mix in whatever quantities you desire. Our truffles will last for several weeks if refrigerated, although for optimum flavor they should be eaten warm. We prefer to have truffle orders by Monday instead of Wednesday, but late orders will usually be accommodated. We will be rotating through our other truffle varieties each week, and will have all of them available for Christmas.

We are simplifying our delivery charges a bit this year. All orders under $9 will be charged $1 extra for delivery. There will be no charge for orders $9 or over.

For those of you new to this list, I always include a quotation or poem of the week. It gives me a chance to inflict writing I enjoy on a captive audience. I have a new favorite poet at the moment, a Wisconsin native who now resides in Montana. You may be seeing a lot of his work here. Here's our poem of the week.


My dad was a poet
who didn’t write poems.
When he was serious
he needed to make sense.

Which is understandable
if you know that nonsense
can be a painful place to be from
and he was from there.

Once my heart burst me out of sleep
and urged me run across the river
(or state, or country—I did that, too)
to knock on a girl’s door until she opened it.

I had nothing but my loneliness, my cold,
my desire—no words, not even breath—
so I kissed her and she kissed me back
and the rest makes very little sense as well.

Now I’m an old poet sitting alone by a fire
with his hand on his face, a little drunk, writing
of the blood that made him and the blood
that spun him and turned him upside down

under the same stars that have made and turned
millions, now all dead. It doesn’t make sense.
It’s just a way to keep from feeling alone.
I can hear my dad if I could tell him. 

He was easily amused but kind,
which is to say he took our ambitions
and our desires seriously.  
In his last years I saw his boyhood

loneliness return,  and he sat a long time alone
looking at things that he could not understand,
pictures, rings, pages of writing, my mother.
Good luck, he’d say, with that.

- David Allan Cates

Bread Varieties for November 16            Loaves are 1.5 lbs., unless otherwise noted.            Price

Vollkornbrot     Organic whole rye, water, unrefined sea salt                                                4.50

Whole Wheat     Organic whole wheat, water, unrefined sea salt.                                    4.50

Sesame Wheat    Organic whole wheat, water, organic sesame seeds, unrefined sea salt.            5.00

Caraway Rye     Organic whole wheat, organic whole rye, water, carob, caraway,                       5.00
                              unrefined sea salt              

Kamut             Organic whole kamut, water, unrefined sea salt.                               5.00

Sunny Spelt       Organic whole spelt, organic whole barley, organic whole kamut,           5.50
                                     water, organic sunflower seeds, organic flax seeds, unrefined sea salt.  

Potato Kamut   Organic whole kamut, water, organic potatoes, organic basil,                          5.50
                                  unrefined sea salt. 

Raisin Kamut   Organic whole kamut, water, organic raisins, organic lemons,                         5.50
                                  unrefined sea salt, organic fennel 

Expedition      Organic whole wheat, water, organic whole rye, org. oats, org. barley,                5.50                                           
                             org. flax, org. millet, org.corn, org. buckwheat, unrefined sea salt

Rustic French    Organic unbleached wheat flour, water, organic whole wheat,                            5.50
                               organic whole rye, unrefined sea salt.                 

French Walnut   Organic unbleached wheat flour, water, organic whole wheat,                      6.00
                        organic walnuts, organic whole rye, unrefined sea salt.

Cranberry Walnut Organic unbleached wheat flour, water, organic whole wheat, organic         6.50
                                   cranberries, organic walnuts, organic rye, unrefined sea salt.

Pumpkin Wild Rice   Organic wheat, organic pumpkin, water, organic wild rice, sorghum,          6.50
                                        unrefined sea salt, organic coriander

Big Country  2lbs    Organic whole wheat, organic whole rye, water, unrefined sea salt.             5.50

Big Country  4lbs.   Organic whole wheat, organic whole rye, water, unrefined sea salt              9.00

Granola    1.5 pound bags    
Raisin Walnut   Organic Oats, Maple Syrup, Organic Raisins, Organic Sunflower Oil,                 7.00
          Organic Walnuts, Organic Oranges, Vanilla, Unrefined Sea Salt                     
Maple Almond   Organic Oats, Maple Syrup,  Organic Butter, Organic Almonds,                         8.00
          Organic Sunflower Seeds, Organic Almond Extract, Unrefined Sea Salt 

Cranberry Almond   Organic Oats, Maple Syrup,  Organic Cranberries, Organic Butter,            9.00         
         Organic Almonds,  Organic Sunflower Seeds, Organic Almond Extract, Unrefined Sea Salt 

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffins   Organic Whole Spelt, Organic Chocolate Chips,           1.75
              Organic Raspberries, Honey, Eggs, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Rye, 
              Organic Corn, Organic Buckwheat, Organic Millet, Organic Oats, Baking Powder, 
              Organic Cinnamon, Baking Soda, Unrefined Sea Salt

Pumpkin Muffins Organic pumpkins, Organic Spelt, Maple Syrup, Sorghum, Organic              1.75
     Canola Oil, Spices, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Organic Vanilla, Unrefined Sea Salt
Chocolate Fire Cookies  Organic Spelt, Organic Butter, Organic Unrefined Cane Sugar,         1.75
        Organic Chocolate Chips, Eggs, Organic Cocoa Powder, Organic Oranges, Organic 
        Cinnamon, Baking Soda, Unrefined Sea Salt, Organic Black Pepper, Organic Cayenne
Chocolate Chip Cookies  Organic Chocolate Chips, Organic Whole Wheat,                              1.75
               Organic Rolled Oats, Organic Butter, Organic Unrefined Cane Sugar, 
               Eggs, Organic Vanilla, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Unrefined Sea Salt,  

Gingersnaps (wheat free) Organic Barley, Organic Unrefined Cane Sugar, Organic Butter,    1.50
           Eggs, Organic Ginger, Organic Cinnamon, Baking Soda, Cloves

Trail Cookies (no dairy or eggs)  Organic Whole Wheat, Maple Syrup, Organic Raisins,        1.50
   Organic Chocolate Chips, Organic Oats, Organic Peanut Butter, Organic Sunflower Oil, 
   Organic Sunflower Seeds, Sorghum, Organic Peanuts, Organic Walnuts, Organic Vanilla, 
   Baking Soda, Unrefined Sea Salt

Raisin Walnut Scones Organic Whole Spelt, Milk, Organic Butter, Organic                                 2.00
            Raisins,Organic Unrefined Cane Sugar, Organic Walnuts, Baking Powder, 
           Unrefined Sea Salt, 

Chocolate Chip Scones  Organic Whole Wheat , Organic Unbleached Wheat Flour,                   2.00
           Milk, Organic Chocolate Chips, Organic Butter, Organic Unrefined 
          Cane Sugar, Baking Powder, Organic Vanilla, Unrefined Sea Salt, 

Dark Chocolate Truffles:  Organic Chocolate (Chocolate Liquor,  Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Vanilla), Organic Cream, Organic Butter 
Maple Ginger Truffles:  Organic Chocolate (Chocolate Liquor,  Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter), Organic Cream, Organic Butter, Maple Syrup,
                                         Organic Ginger   

           Box of 6 - $9.50           Box of 10 - $15.00             Box of 24 - $36.00

Our truffles will last for several weeks if refrigerated, although for optimum flavor they should be eaten warm. We prefer to have truffle orders by Monday instead of Wednesday, but late orders will usually be accommodated. 

Orders may be placed by phone or email, and must be in on Wednesday  for Friday delivery. We will usually accommodate  late orders, but there is a $2 fee for all orders coming in after Wednesday.

Order Total    Under $9.00              $9.00 or over
Delivery Charge   $1.00                    no charge