Know Your Bread: Miche

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It’s been awhile since we’ve given you a deeper look at one of our signature sourdough loaves, so this time we thought it best to introduce you to one of the most important breads on our list. Most of our sourdough as is the case with many bakeries is a mixture of flours, but there’s one bread on our list that truly stands apart—our Miche. The Miche is our whole-wheat sourdough, and it’s that simple. Whole-wheat flour, salt, water, and sourdough mixed together into dough, shaped in large boules and baked in our wood-fired ovens. You can find the whole-wheat sourdough at most of our weekly markets, and it’s a good thing too because it pairs well with any meal! Go grab one this week, you won’t regret it!

This Valentine's Day: Get Some Sweet Croissants for Your Sweet

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Bread and holidays go hand-in-hand, and at Blue Oven we LOVE that. The Holiday spirit is high once again for our upcoming celebration of those we love the most, and the people we love the most are our customers. We’re putting together some holiday themed-croissants so you can give some sweets for your sweet this Valentine’s Day! We’ve got a full schedule at Blue Oven this week, so take a peak and find us before Thursday! Or better late than never, hit one of the weekend markets!

JUNGLE JIM'S
EASTGATE & FAIRFIELD LOCATIONS

Jungle Jim's Eastgate
4450 Eastgate S Dr,
Cincinnati, OH 45245

Jungle Jim's Fairfield
5440 Dixie Hwy,
Fairfield, OH 45014
 

Every TuesdayWednesday and Thursday 
Fresh bread delivered by 3pm, 
Saturday and Sunday by 8am (Eastgate location) and by 12pm (Fairfield location) 

COUNTRY FRESH FARM MARKET & WINE DEPOT
BEECHMONT & VINE ST LOCATIONS

Country Fresh Beechmont

8315 Beechmont Ave #15,
Cincinnati, OH 45255

Country Fresh Vine St
8425 Vine St,
Cincinnati, OH 45216

Every Tuesday and Thursday
Fresh bread delivered by 5pm

Harvest Market
308 Main St
Milford, OH 45150
Tuesday by 3p and Saturday by 8a

Holzman Meats
10815 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242
(Delivery on Tuesday)

Monday
No scheduled deliveries

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TUESDAY
Take Home Tano
November - May | 3:30p-6:30p
851 Loveland Madeira Rd
Loveland, OH 45140

WEDNESDAY
Northside Farmers' Market
October - May | 4p-7p
Northside Presbyterian Church
Cincinnati, OH 45223

THURSDAY
Madeira Farmers' Market
October - May | 3:30p-6p
Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church
Madeira, OH 45243

Kremer’s Market
Deliveries Every Thursday | ~2p
755 Buttermilk Pike,
Crescent Springs, KY

FRIDAY
Findlay Market
Year-round | 9:00a-6:00p
(Limited bread menu available. Subject to change. Please contact us to learn more.)

SATURDAY
Yellow Springs Market
April-November  | 8a-12p
228 Xenia Ave, Yellow Springs 

Springfield Farmers Market
Mother Stewart’s Brewery
Jan 12-April 13  | 11a-2p
109 W North St
Springfield, OH 45504

Findlay Market
Year-round | 8:00a-6:00p

SUNDAY
Findlay Market
Year-round  | 10:00a-4:00p

Hyde Park Farmers' Market
November - May | 10:00a-1:30p
Clark Montessori
3030 Erie Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45208

Cincinnati Magazine, CityBeatCincy--Voting 2019

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As some of you may have already noticed, the cover of the current issue of Cincinnati Magazine features the Best Bakeries in Cincinnati! We’re always thrilled to receive recognition for our hard work, and Cincinnati Magazine has gone above and beyond this year putting us as one of the best in the city! Not to mention, our beloved English Muffin is making its first magazine cover! Pick up an issue at your local stand (or at Joseph Beth where we got our copies).

Along with the coverage in Cincinnati Magazine it’s also time to vote for the City Beat Best of Cincy Awards for 2019! As in years passed we are up for Best Farmers’ Market Food Stand, Best Bakery Overall and Best Neighborhood Bakery (OTR), so make sure to click here to vote for Blue Oven for the 2019 awards.

Yesterday, the Blue Oven team gathered for their holiday party to celebrate another successful year. A successful year for Blue Oven is only possible through your steadfast dedication, and once again, we thank you from the hearth of our wood-fired ovens!

Join the Blue Oven Team!

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As you many of you have found out we’re always looking for new folks interested in bread that have wanted to learn more about what we do and what goes into a day-to-day at Blue Oven Bakery. The Blue Oven team consists of a people from a number of different backgrounds, from the younger employees who have come to us through local trade school program exchanges to former business professionals to folks on the other end of the spectrum looking for something to do in their retirement. Each member of plays a vital role and brings something special to the table, and we're always looking across the board for talent from #Cincinnati and beyond! So reach out! In most cases we’ll bring you in to see what we do, and to see whether you’ll be a fit with our schedule, and we’ll go from there! We're currently looking to add new members to our team. If you have previous experience mixing commercial batches of dough, shaping bread, baking in a wood-fired oven or just a passion for great food that's a major plus, but if you are intrigued by the prospect of working with us we'd be happy to hear from you!

If you're interested, please email, blueovenbakery@gmail.com, or send a note through our website with a brief background and resume!#lovewhatyoudo #BlueOven

A Special Thank You- To You, Springfield Farmers Market is back

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Things don’t always go as planned and after a weekend full of snow and bad weather we wanted to make sure to stop and take note. As our customers, you’re the reason we keep doing what we’re doing and that’s never more apparent than over the past weekend. Through good weather and bad weather, sun an snow, winter and summer you always show up with smiles, and we wanted to take a moment to say thank you! We can’t do this without you!

The Springfield Farmers’ Market is back at Mother Stewart’s check out the hype video they posted last week to show you a little of what you can expect again in 2019! Check it out here! Watch Mark Frommeyer in action!

Selling the Mill, and the Springfield Farmers' Market Returns!

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Now that we’re into the first full week of 2019 we wanted to send a couple reminders. The first is that we’re still working on finding a new for our Antique Stone Mill and the rest of the operating equipment that accompanies the mill. The mill has roots in Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee and is a beautiful piece of local milling history. You can find more information here!

We also wanted to remind you that the Springfield Farmers’ Market returns to Mother Stewart’s this weekend at 11a. We can’t wait to see our friends up north! You can find more information about the market on the Springfield Farmers’ Market Facebook Page.

Also, while you’re at it, refresh yourself on our weekly schedule here!

Kremer's Market Delivery Thursdays / Springfield Farmers' Market returns Jan 12 to Mother Stewart's

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While some of our Kentucky fans may already be aware of our deliveries to Kremer’s Market in Crescent Springs every Thursday, we wanted to let everyone know that we are back in the Bluegrass State! The address is listed below! Come see us!

Kremer’s Market
Deliveries Every Thursday Afternoon
755 Buttermilk Pike,
Crescent Springs, KY

Also, some more good news! The Springfield Farmers’ Market reopens on January 12 at Mother Stewart’s Brewing Company, and we’re happy to return! Can’t wait to see our neighbors up north every Saturday for the rest of the winter! Stay tuned for more details!

Springfield Farmers Market
Mother Stewart’s Brewery
Jan 12-April 13  | 11a-2p
109 W North St
Springfield, OH 45504

Come see us this weekend! New Year's Eve and Day: No Markets or Deliveries

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Since we were at Findlay Market on Christmas Eve on a Monday we wanted to send an update to make sure folks aren’t looking for us on New Year’s Eve. Though Findlay Market is open we will NOT be at market on that day. We will also not be at Take Home Tano’s or making retail deliveries on January 1. We’ll be back on our normal schedule for Wednesday January 2.

With that in mind, plan ahead and grab all of your Blue Oven needs at Findlay Market and Yellow Springs on Saturday, and Findlay Market and the Winter Farmers’ Market at Hyde Park. Come see us this weekend!

Christmas Eve! Christmas Eve!

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As we head headlong into Christmas, we wanted to update you on what you can expect this week on your Blue Oven schedule! What you can expect this week is business as usual but with even more bread! While we are planning based on what we expect you’ll want for your gatherings of friends and family we can always use help if you’re hoping for a specialty bread! Email christinablueovenbakery@gmail.com if you discover you’ll need something special, or if you’d like to order a large amount of one bread, and we’ll do our best to fit that need into our production schedule.

The most important date is our schedule for Christmas Eve! We will be at Findlay Market in the morning as well as making morning deliveries to both Jungle Jim locations, Country Fresh Farm Markets on Vine and in Beechmont as well as Holzman’s Meats!

We can’t wait for the week ahead, and we hope to be a party of your Holiday Season!

Holiday Breads Plan Ahead! Reminders!

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Holidays are fully upon us, and the shopping season is in full swing! We’ll be continuing to send plenty of your Blue Oven favorites to each of your farmers’ market stops, and hopefully you’ll be able to find each variety of our sourdough, croissant or English Muffins you hope to share with your friends or family! However, if you don’t want to put your hopes to chance, please feel free to reach out to us, here, in order to make a special request. While we can’t always fulfill special requests due to ingredient availability and timing in our production schedule, we will always consider your request and let you know what can be done.

Also, now is the time to order you Blue Oven gear for the bread fan in your life. You can check out what we have on our website on our Merch Page. We can’t wait to see folks in our t-shirts next spring and summer!

Lastly, we’re still looking to rehome our tractor-driven Stone-Buhr Flour Mill, lend a hand and share to anyone you feel might be interested!

Wood-Fired and Good Old-Fashioned Motivation

Though we’re not fluent in the language in the following video (German), we are fluent in the language of bread, and in that a video like this motivates us to continue to do things the way they’ve been done throughout the history of wood-fired bread. Though a different bakery on a different continent, and in a different decade the tools, techniques and care taken in each loaf are the same we take every day in getting bread to you at all of your favorite Blue Oven location. Watch in this video and you’ll see a small glimpse of the every day life in a German bakery in the 60s, but also a very close look at what you’d see at Blue Oven today!

Holiday Breads Plan Ahead! Give the Gift of Blue Oven!

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Just as we did with Thanksgiving we’ll be putting out plenty of your Blue Oven favorites throughout the Holiday season, so you and your family are well supplied for your gatherings of friends and family! However, if you’re hosting an event and would like to have English Muffins, croissants, bread, etc. for your party and are in need of large amounts of one item or another, please let us know in advance, and we’ll add it to our production schedule so your taken care of!

Also, the Holidays here, and with Cyber Monday upon us, we thought it would be a good time to remind you we have gifts available on our website! You can browse here!

WEDNESDAY is the big day! Deliveries and Markets!

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Just a reminder that we’ll be out in full Blue Oven force on Wednesday to take care of all of your bread needs for Thanksgiving! Take a quick look at the schedule, and also a reminder that there are no deliveries or Take Home Tano’s tomorrow!

Tuesday, Nov 20: No Take Home Tano, No Jungle Jim’s, Country Fresh or Harvest
Wednesday, Nov 21: Morning deliveries to Jungle Jim’s, Country Fresh Market, Harvest Market
Findlay Market, 9a-6p (or while supplies last)
Northside Market, 4p-7p
Thursday, Nov 22: No Markets, Happy Thanksgiving
Friday, Nov 23: No Findlay Market
Saturday, Nov 24: Resume Normal Market schedule

Plan Ahead Thanksgiving Breads

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As we approach the holiday season, we always like to remind our customers that we’re here for you! Though we often come to our pre-holiday markets like our Wednesday appearance at Findlay Market with lots of extra bread, if you have something special you’d like to order please let us know by Sunday November 18! We’ll continue to take reservations, but for larger orders or specialty orders the extra time is especially helpful for our team! We want to do our best to make sure your family needs are taken care of so please reach out if you have any questions. You can use our online contact form here or you can email christinablueovenbakery@gmail.com.

Here’s our schedule for next week, and we’ll keep you posted if anything changes:

Tuesday, Nov 20: No Take Home Tano, No Jungle Jim’s, Country Fresh or Harvest
Wednesday, Nov 21: Early deliveries to Jungle Jim’s, Country Fresh Market, Harvest Market
Findlay Market, 9a-6p (or while supplies last)
Northside Market, 4p-7p
Thursday, Nov 22: No Markets, Happy Thanksgiving
Friday, Nov 23: No Findlay Market
Saturday, Nov 24: Resume Normal Market schedule

For Sale The Mill at Blue Oven Farm, Winter Schedule Update

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With Blue Oven Farm progressing into new directions a vision is starting to come together of what the farm will look like down the road, and with that vision comes new plans. In the past we’ve leaned heavily on a smaller mill to handle the milling of the flour grown at Blue Oven and for Blue Oven, but the plans for the future were to use a vintage Buhr-Stone Mill that was tractor run. As we looked at new ideas for the milling program we started to realize the tractor-run mill wasn’t the right fit for the space we had. With new plans in place we’re looking for a new home for our mill. With that in mind we’ve put the Mill and Tractor up for sale, and we hope you’ll share this great opportunity for a beautiful piece of milling equipment along with a beautiful classic tractor. You can find more information about the sale on our website here. Let us know if you have any questions!

We’re now in full Winter Farmers’ Market mode and so now is a great time to look at the updated schedule on where you can find us throughout the window. The schedule is below!

JUNGLE JIM'S
EASTGATE & FAIRFIELD LOCATIONS

Jungle Jim's Eastgate
4450 Eastgate S Dr,
Cincinnati, OH 45245

Jungle Jim's Fairfield
5440 Dixie Hwy,
Fairfield, OH 45014
 

Every TuesdayWednesday and Thursday 
Fresh bread delivered by 3pm, 
Saturday and Sunday by 8am (Eastgate location) and by 12pm (Fairfield location) 

COUNTRY FRESH FARM MARKET & WINE DEPOT
BEECHMONT & VINE ST LOCATIONS

Country Fresh Beechmont

8315 Beechmont Ave #15,
Cincinnati, OH 45255

Country Fresh Vine St
8425 Vine St,
Cincinnati, OH 45216

Every Tuesday and Thursday
Fresh bread delivered by 3pm

Harvest Market
308 Main St
Milford, OH 45150
Tuesday by 3p and Saturday by 8a

Holzman Meats
10815 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242
(Delivery on Tuesday)

Monday
No scheduled deliveries

TUESDAY
Take Home Tano
November - May | 3:30p-6:30p
851 Loveland Madeira Rd
Loveland, OH 45140

WEDNESDAY
Northside Farmers' Market
October - May | 4p-7p
Northside Presbyterian Church
Cincinnati, OH 45223

THURSDAY
Madeira Farmers' Market
October - May | 3:30p-7p
Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church
Madeira, OH 45243

FRIDAY
Findlay Market
Year-round | 9:00a-6:00p
(Limited bread menu available. Subject to change. Please contact us to learn more.)

SATURDAY
Yellow Springs Market
April-November  | 7a-12p
228 Xenia Ave, Yellow Springs 

Findlay Market
Year-round | 8:00a-6:00p

SUNDAY
Findlay Market
Year-round  | 10:00a-4:00p

Hyde Park Farmers' Market
November - May | 10:00a-1:30p
Clark Montessori
3030 Erie Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45208

Final Tuesday at Loveland Farmers' Market, Winter Farmers Market at Hyde Park Begins Sunday

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We’re in the final week of our outdoor market schedule in one of our favorite stops throughout our week. The Loveland Farmers’ Market concludes this Tuesday much to our dismay, so don’t miss out on your final chance to visit it with some of our favorite vendors! The good news for bread fans is we’ll be returning to Take Home Tano the following week! We’re thrilled to continue our stay in Loveland and we look forward to seeing you out on Loveland Madeira Road!

In other news, the Winter Farmers’ Market at Hyde Park resumes at Clark Montessori this Sunday starting at 10a and running until 1p! Clark is a great place to continue your Sunday morning market routine as it features many of the familiar faces from the square! Stop on by this weekend and see for yourself!

Schedule Changes and Upcoming Schedule Changes

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Today marks the start of the last full week of October, and with that, we’re running into even more schedule changes for farmers’ markets. Listed below are the key changes over the next two weeks. Don’t miss out!

Wednesday, October 24: Last day at the Fort Thomas Farmers’ Market

Sunday, October 28: Last day at the Hyde Park Farmers’ Market, Moves to Clark Montessori

Tuesday, October 30: Last day at the Loveland Farmers’ Market, Moves to Take Home Tano’s

Learn Your Croissants: The One the Only, The Coconut

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Over the summer we discussed croissants by introducing you to our classic butter croissant. On its own, the butter is a beautiful, crispy sweet treat for and a great vehicle for all your heart could desire, but in some cases we like to add a little flare so you don’t have to.

The Coconut Croissant is one of those cases. With the simple addition of toasted coconut, and a sweetened compound butter inside and out, the Coconut Croissant is baked again and turned into a delicious snack or decadent breakfast. But, don’t let us tell you how good it is, see what Cincinnati Magazine had to say about the croissant in a (semi)recent article. You’ll find the Coconut Croissant at most of our farmers’ markets and at some of our retail locations. Go forth and find your own!