Blue Oven Food Beta Launch, Christmas Markets and Gift Cards!

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We are burning the midnight oil in preparation for the Beta Launch of our Food stand in Jungle Jim's in Eastgate this Thursday (December 14)!  From late afternoon into the early evening we will be soft opening our food menu with a small list of offerings that will be the base for what we'll be doing there going forward.  With a combination of some of your Blue Oven favorites--Bad Boy, English Muffins and our whole-wheat Miche, you'll find some familiar tastes joining some fresh new ones, and we'll think you'll love what we have to offer!  We've loved having regulars to our farmers' market locations, and we can't wait to have regulars at Jungle Jim's in Eastgate, so we're also offering some new and exciting menu items that we hope will have you coming back for years !

Also a reminder with the upcoming holiday season, the market schedule will start to vary with closures and changes in hours, so stay alert for updates as we move forward!  As we did with the Thanksgiving special orders we want to make sure we cover all of your December holiday needs, and with that in mind, please contact us as early as possible with requests for large orders.  We also have plenty of gift cards available for those looking to treat their loved ones with Blue Oven!

In other news, last Thursday will be our final Findlay Market Thursday, but you'll still be able to find us on Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

New Food Location at Jungle Jim's and What to Expect

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December 14, is only ten days away, and we can't wait to get started in our new location at Jungle Jim's in Eastgate! First and foremost, the new location will be a chance to bring together our wood-fired bread with produce from Blue Oven Farm in new and exciting food offerings.  We'll be testing and executing different menus throughout the year based on what is available to us seasonally from our farm and from other local produce and meat providers.  

Starting December 14, you'll be able to stop at the new location from Thursday through Sunday, and you'll be able to continue getting bread from the display in the Jungle Jim's bakery department every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday by 3p, and every Saturday and Sunday by 8a.  

Stay tuned for more news from Jungle Jim's in Eastgate as we move closer to Opening Day! There's a Wine Tasting from 5-8p on December 14 around the corner at the Beer & Wine Bar, so join us and Jungle Jim's for a great night to celebrate all things Blue Oven!

Blue Oven Holidays!

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As we switch gears into the December holiday season, we want to remind you that a lot of the same rules apply as far as special requests for Blue Oven bread. We'll be heading out with plenty of bread throughout December, and you'll likely be able to fill your needs if you're only looking to buy one or two loaves of a different variety. However; if you need ten or more Country French for your party, 6 dozen English Muffins for your family,  or you have a unique request; advanced notice is useful and greatly appreciated.  With our production schedule we need a few days to execute, so please keep that in mind so we can plan ahead on our end!  We love being a part of your celebrations, and we hope to be able to help make your holiday dinners a step above the rest! 

Don't forget, we also have gift cards available for the holiday season!  Give the gift of Blue Oven! Email us through our website or at blueovensocial@gmail.com for more information. 

Stay tuned for another exciting announcement from Blue Oven!

Last Chances for Blue Oven on Thanksgiving!

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We know that your family is expecting their Blue Oven for the upcoming holidays, so if you missed your opportunities this past weekend, never fear, we'll be available on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.  We'll be making our normal stops at Take Home Tano's, Jungle Jim's and Country Fresh Farmer Market on Tuesday, and we'll also be making our normal stops at Jungle Jim's, Northside Farmers' Market and the Fort Thomas Farmers' Markets on Wednesday.  

Don't forget! We'll also be at FINDLAY MARKET on Wednesday for a special market!  Make sure to come out and see us, we'll have all of your favorites!

With the Thanksgiving Holiday swinging through this week, that also means that it's time to start thinking about your Blue Oven gift orders.  More details to come!

Planning Ahead for Thanksgiving Bread & Findlay Market Wednesday Nov 22!

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The Thanksgiving Holiday is still a week and a half away, but now is the time to start thinking about your Blue Oven needs.  Filling your bread pantry for the holidays is important to us, and your help allows us to prepare the bake for your favorite market.  

With that in mind from Madeira Farmers' Market this week onward to the special Wednesday market at Findlay market the following, we'll need your help.  We'll be heading out with more bread until Thanksgiving Day, and you'll likely be able to fill your needs if you're only looking to buy one or two loaves of a different variety. However; if you need ten or more Country French for your party, 6 dozen English Muffins for your family,  or you have a unique request; advanced notice is useful and greatly appreciated.  With our production schedule we need a few days to execute, so please keep in mind if for instance you would like something at Madeira Farmers' Market this week, we'd love to have that information today or early tomorrow. Having that information helps us to plan for your order as well as ensures that there will be enough bread for the rest of your fellow customers. 

Business as usual for the schedule into the weekend, but here's where we'll be to help guide you on how you need to prepare.  Special requests for bread are limited to our farmers' market locations and Findlay Market.

TUESDAY, November 14
Take Home Tano  3p-7p
Holzman Meats
Jungle Jim's Eastgate & Fairfield
Country Fresh Farm Market Beechmont & Vine


WEDNESDAY, November 15
Fort Thomas Farmers' Market 3p-6p
Northside Farmers' Market 4p-7p
Jungle Jim's Eastgate & Fairfield

THURSDAY, November 16
Madeira Farmers' Market 3:30p-7p
Findlay Market 9:00a-6:00p

FRIDAY, November 17
Findlay Market 9:00a-3:00p

SATURDAY, November 18
Yellow Springs Market 7a-12p
Findlay Market 8:00a-4:00p
Buona Vita Pizzeria 11:00a-4:00p

SUNDAY, November 19
Findlay Market 10:00a-4:00p
Hyde Park Farmers' Market 10a-1:00p

TUESDAY, November 21
Take Home Tano  3p-7p
Holzman Meats
Jungle Jim's Eastgate & Fairfield
Country Fresh Farm Market Beechmont & Vine


WEDNESDAY, November 22
Findlay Market  Special Holiday Market! 9a-6p
Fort Thomas Farmers' Market 3p-6p
Northside Farmers' Market 4p-7p
Jungle Jim's Eastgate & Fairfield

THURSDAY, November 23
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

 

RETURNING TO TAKE HOME TANO THIS WEEK

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You read that right! After a week away from Loveland, we missed our regular Loveland Farmers' Market customers so much that we decided to return to TAKE HOME TANO starting this week!  After you've completed your civic duty for 2017, head on over to our winter location in Loveland!  If you've already started to go to the Madeira Farmers' Market that's great, but we're back for you in the "Sweetheart of Ohio" if you need to make a quick stop for dinner and English Muffins. 

Also, another reminder that we are continuing our Thursday presence at Findlay Market!  Make your way down to OTR for another beautiful day for bread!

Daylight Savings Time Ends and Market Changes in Full

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From the top we want to remind everybody that Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend and that means we'll be setting our clocks back an hour this Sunday, November 5.   That impacts Findlay Market and more importantly it impacts the Hyde Park Farmers' Market that moves to Clark Montessori this Sunday and officially kicks off at 10a.  Don't know where to find us now that your market has closed? Below you'll find a list of our schedule as it stands today!

Monday
No scheduled deliveries

TUESDAY
Loveland Farmers' Market (CLOSED) 
Head to Madeira Farmers' Market on Thursday! 

Jungle Jim's Eastgate & Fairfield

Country Fresh Farm Market Beechmont & Vine St Location

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

WEDNESDAY
Fort Thomas Farmers' Market
INSIDE UNTIL MAY | 3p-6p
Highlander Event Center, 90 Alexandria Pike

Northside Farmers' Market
October - April  | 4p-7p
Northside Presbyterian Church,
4222 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223

Jungle Jim's Eastgate & Fairfield

THURSDAY
Madeira Farmers' Market
October - April | 3:30p-7p
Madeira Silverwood Presbyterian Church
8000 Miami Ave,
Madeira, OH 45243

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

Jungle Jim's Eastgate & Fairfield

Country Fresh Farm Market Beechmont & Vine St Location

FRIDAY
Findlay Market
Year-round | 9:00a-3:00p
(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-4:00p

Jungle Jim's Eastgate & Fairfield

Buona Vita Pizzeria
11:00a-4:00p
2513 Ritchie Ave, Crescent Springs, KY 41017

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

Hyde Park Farmers' Market
November 5 - May 13 | 10a-1:00p
Clark Montessori
3030 Erie Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208

Jungle Jim's Eastgate & Fairfield
 

Final Full Week of Outdoor Markets

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As if to put an exclamation point on the summer, our weather appears to finally have made the turn into fall, and with that we'll be getting our final full week of outdoor markets under way this week!  We'll start in Loveland on Tuesday, which will mark our final market for the year at the Loveland Canoe & Kayak. The Loveland Farmers' Market has been a reliable favorite of our team over the past several months, so please make sure to visit tomorrow as well as push once again next winter to continue the tradition at its current location!

The Hyde Park Farmers' Market is also outside this week, but will be moving back to Clark Montessori on November 5 and will be open from 10a-1p.  Let's enjoy one more week in the Square and transition into the winter hours with another successful market!

If you're local market is moving closing for the season or moving to a less convenient location we do have multiple options for you.  We continue to deliver bread to Jungle Jim's in Eastgate and Fairfield, but we also recently added Country Fresh Farm Market to our delivery schedule on Tuesday and Thursday each week.  

Lastly, DON'T FORGET we'll be continuing our presence at Findlay Market on Thursdays with bread and English Muffins. Stop on by our home in OTR!

Findlay Market Thursdays, Northside Moves Inside

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We have great news!  As many of you know, Blue Oven has been setting up shop at our Findlay Market stall on Fridays for the past year and change with our Toast Bar and assorted varieties of bread and of course English Muffins.  We're now setting up on Thursdays as well, and we're super excited to be able to offer our downtown customers another day they can come find us at Findlay Market.  Join us for our first Thursday this week!

In other news, the Northside Farmers' Market moves back inside to the Northside Presbyterian Church this Wednesday.  As always we hope to see you there!   

We've added a few new restaurant partners in recent weeks, go to our Restaurants tab and refresh your memory on where you can book a reservation, enjoy great food and see Blue Oven featured by some of the greatest food minds the Cincinnati area has to offer.

Thank you Blue Ash! & More Market Location Updates

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Last week the Blue Ash Farmers' Market held  its last gathering in Summit Park, and it was yet another successful year.  We'd like to thank our Blue Ash customers, and we'd love to see you at one of our other markets this winter!  

On Wednesdays, we'll continue with the Northside Farmers' Market and the Fort Thomas Farmers' Market.  Northside moves indoors to Northside Presbyterian Church on the 18th, making this the last week it will be held at Jacob Hoffner Park.  Fort Thomas moves indoors the first week in November and remains at the Highlander Event Center.  As you can see on our sign from Blue Ash last week, you can also find us on Thursday at Madeira Farmers' Market now being held at the Madeira Silverwood Presbyterian Church (outside until the first week in November).

One final important note: the Yellow Springs Farmers' Market will be held on Sunday, October 15, this week.  Due to other events in the area on Saturday, the farmers' market will be held on the following day.  Come see us!

 

This Week at the Blue Oven Farm Store

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This week at the Blue Oven Farm Store we'll have a selection featuring turnips, lettuce, kale, radishes, Swiss chard, and dried peppers  Along with the produce you'll be able to snag a small assortment of breads, English Muffins and croissants! Make this week the week you head out to see the Farm Store! 

The Blue Oven Farm Store's season will be open through October. 

Blue Oven Farm Store
4257 McKeever Pike
Williamsburg, Ohio 45176
Farm Store Schedule as of September October 4:
Thursday: (1p-6p) Fresh Produce, Baked Breads, English Muffins and Croissants
Friday: (1p-6p) Fresh Produce, Baked Breads and English Muffins
Saturday: (10a-12p) Fresh Produce, Croissants and Fresh Brewed Coffee 

New Blue Oven Farm Milestone: Sowing Wheat, Loveland Farmers' Market Update

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As many of you may have caught through social media this weekend, Blue Oven Farm reached a huge milestone at our new McKeever Pike location.  Once again the Blue Oven wheat will be grown on our farm as we sowed our crop for the 2018 year on Saturday.  One of our priorities in moving to the new property was to move the wheat production, storage, milling and bakery usage to one location so when the time arrived our guests would be able to observe our process.  Though the temperatures have been up and down the last couple weeks have been dry and as the saying goes "Mud your oats, dust your wheat" so it was the perfect weekend to get our wheat in the ground. 

One more important note for this week is that the Loveland Farmers' Market, starting this week, will be closing the market at 6:30p instead of 7p through the final market taking place on October 24. Mark your calendars and set your alarms to be down at Loveland Canoe and Kayak earlier and often over the next several weeks.

This Week at the Blue Oven Farm Store

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This week at the Blue Oven Farm Store we'll have a selection featuring radishes, beets, lettuce, baby kale, arugula, Swiss chard, green beans and salad turnips  Along with the produce you'll be able to snag a small assortment of breads, English Muffins and croissants! Make this week the week you head out to see the Farm Store! 

The Blue Oven Farm Store's season will be open through October. 

Blue Oven Farm Store
4257 McKeever Pike
Williamsburg, Ohio 45176
Farm Store Schedule as of September 27:
Thursday: (1p-7p) Fresh Produce, Baked Breads, English Muffins and Croissants
Friday: (1p-7p) Fresh Produce, Baked Breads and English Muffins
Saturday: (10a-12p) Fresh Produce, Croissants and Fresh Brewed Coffee 

Madeira Farmers Market

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Though the summer weather still has a strong hold on the Cincinnati area, fall is officially here, and with that comes changes to the Blue Oven farmers' market schedule.  The Madeira Farmers Market will enjoy its last week in their summer location, and will then move to the Madeira Silverwood Presbyterian Church on October 5 and will remain outside until November.  Whether at an indoor or outdoor location we always look forward to seeing you week in and week out!

This Week at the Blue Oven Farm Store

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This week at the Blue Oven Farm Store we'll have a selection featuring green beans, arugula, baby kale, hot peppers, herbs and beets  Along with the produce you'll be able to snag a small assortment of breads, English Muffins and croissants! Make this week the week you head out to see the Farm Store! 

The Blue Oven Farm Store's season will be open through October. 

Blue Oven Farm Store
4257 McKeever Pike
Williamsburg, Ohio 45176
Farm Store Schedule as of September 20:
Thursday: (1p-7p) Fresh Produce, Baked Breads, English Muffins and Croissants
Friday: (1p-7p) Fresh Produce, Baked Breads and English Muffins
Saturday: (10a-12p) Fresh Produce, Croissants and Fresh Brewed Coffee 

Blue Oven Family

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Once a season, Blue Oven has an employee gathering at the bakery to celebrate another successful quarter.  Yesterday we celebrated the summer season by cooking delicious foods over the fire, and our team brought in their own specialty items to build a great meal.  Moments like these are vital to Blue Oven because it gives us time to reflect on the ways we have improved over the season as well as ways we can build upon that success into the future, and more importantly it allows us to have some well-earned recreation as a team. 

We're moving into a transition period for your farmers' market schedule, so please take time to review when your favorite stop will be closing down for the winter, and or moving indoors to a new location.  We love seeing many of you year-round, but we hope to see many more familiar faces from our outdoor markets join us inside where we continue to have a wonderful time.  You can find information about our winter market schedule on our post from a coupe weeks ago. 

 

This Week at the Blue Oven Farm Store

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This week at the Blue Oven Farm Store we'll have a selection featuring green beans, turnips, beets, radishes, Swiss chard, lettuce, hot peppers and the last of the tomatoes for 2017  Along with the produce you'll be able to snag a small assortment of breads, English Muffins and croissants! Make this week the week you head out to see the Farm Store! 

Blue Oven Farm Store
4257 McKeever Pike
Williamsburg, Ohio 45176
Farm Store Schedule as of September 13:
Thursday: (1p-7p) Fresh Produce, Baked Breads, English Muffins and Croissants
Friday: (1p-7p) Fresh Produce, Baked Breads and English Muffins
Saturday: (10a-12p) Fresh Produce, Croissants and Fresh Brewed Coffee 

Blue Oven and Bengals Radio!

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Even though the outcome of the game didn't go as planned for our beloved Cincinnati Bengals, the day was something to celebrate for the city of Cincinnati!  We hope to one day be reaching our 50th Anniversary as a company!  Congrats Cincinnati Bengals!  With that in mind we'd like to thank Dan Hoard and Dave Lapham for shouting us out via social media and on the radio!  Dan Hoard has been a loyal customer to Blue Oven and we're grateful to see him every week he can make it to the Hyde Park Farmers' Market.

Also, a quick reminder that Blue Oven is rain or shine at every market throughout your week, and as the weather associated with Irma heads towards Cincinnati this week be prepared to come see us with an umbrella in tow. Our continued thoughts are with Florida and Texas as they begin the recovery process, we hope it's speedy and full!

 

Have an Awesome Labor Day: Summer Market Schedule Reminders

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We hope you're either on your way to a cookout or family gathering or hosting your own celebration of another year of hard work! Labor Day marks the unofficial end of the summer for many of you, but for the many farmers' markets around the city, we can keep the summer going for you for another couple months.  With that in mind here's where you can find us in the coming months before markets start to move indoors:

TUESDAY
Loveland Farmers' Market
May 2 - October | 3:00p-7:00p
174 Karl Brown Way, Loveland, OH 45140

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

WEDNESDAY
Fort Thomas Farmers' Market
May - October 31 | 3p-6p
Highlander Event Center, 90 Alexandria Pike

Northside Farmers' Market
May 10 - October 11 | 4p-7p
Jacob Hoffner Park, Cincinnati, OH 45223

Blue Ash Farmers' Market
May 17 - October 4 | 3:30p-7:00p
Summit Park
4335 Glendale Milford Rd., Blue Ash, OH 45242

THURSDAY
Madeira Farmers' Market
May-October | 3:30p-7p
Corner of Dawson and Miami
Historic Downtown Madeira
(Moves to the Madeira Silverwood Presbyterian Church)

FRIDAY
Findlay Market
Year-round | 9:00a-3:00p
(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-4:00p

Buona Vita Pizzeria
11:00a-4:00p
2513 Ritchie Ave, Crescent Springs, KY 41017

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

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

May 21 - October 29 | 9:30a - 1:30p
Hyde Park Square, Cincinnati, OH 45208