This Week at the Blue Oven Farm Store

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From the top we'd like to apologize for the last minute cancelations of Friday and Saturday las week!  As we've mentioned in the past, please stay tuned to our social media for updates to that end. We do our best, but if you're planning on coming out, check there first to see if any changes have been made to the schedule. 

This week at the Blue Oven Farm Store we'll have a selection featuring cherry tomatoes, onions, garlic, green beans, lettuce, hot peppers, sweet peppers, beets, parsley, cilantro, cutting celery, basil and Swiss Chard  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 August 9:
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 

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 tomatoes, carrots, beets, cutting celery, Swiss chard, greens, and green beans  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 August 9:
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 

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, cilantro, parsley, potatoes, garlic, onions, cucumbers, carrots, and hot 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! 

Blue Oven Farm Store
4257 McKeever Pike
Williamsburg, Ohio 45176

Farm Store Schedule as of August 2:
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 

New Seasonal Items on the Way this Week, plus Spelt Bread Update!

The summer is our favorite time of the year: the markets are outside, our customers are out in droves to enjoy the sunshine and we get to feature #farmfreshfoods in our breads, croissants and #ToastBar menu!  This week, we're bringing to market one of our favorite produce items: the jalapeño.  With the return of the jalapeño comes the return of the Spicy Cheese & Grist!  Roasted Jalapeño, Sharp Cheddar Cheese, stone-ground corn in our traditional sourdough base.  It's one of our favorite breads, and we hope you come out to take advantage!  Be on the lookout for a jalapeño jam to show up in some of our savory croissants this week as well!

On another note, we've been receiving some emails from disappointed customers over our Spelt Bread going missing from our bread menu on the weekends.  One of our greatest advantages for our Spelt Bread at Blue Oven Bakery is that it's freshly milled each week to be mixed into some of our doughs. But, with that advantage we sometimes run into problems with the strength of the Spelt berries we receive. Sometimes the flour produced isn't able to hold up under our standard bakery recipes, and the bread doesn't turn out with the quality we expect. Unfortunately, right now we are dealing with some Spelt berries that are on the weaker end of the spectrum. We've been working on modifying the recipe to fit the flour, and we hope to have the bread back on the menu both days this upcoming weekend.  Most importantly we want to apologize to our avid Spelt customers for the long wait, and we hope you'll bear with us during the process!

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 carrots, Swiss chard, tomatoes, cucumbers, beets, parsley, celery, onions and garlic  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 July 26:
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 

Last Week at the Blue Oven Farm Store

Last week at the Blue Oven Farm Store we featured tomatoes, onions, green beans, Swiss chard, cucumber, beets, garlic and carrots.  Our offerings for the Farm Store are selected in order to provide you with the freshest produce each time we're open. In some cases that means the weather plays an impact on the opening of the Farm Store for the day.   As we did on Friday, we will alert you on days when we will be opening at a later time via social media.  Our normal hours  are listed below, but stay tuned to our Instagram (@blueoven), Facebook and Twitter (@blueovenbakery) for updates on changes that may occur due to weather. 

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

Over the past couple weeks we've started to tap into our tomato resources from our farm and from some of our farmers' market neighbors.  Those tomatoes are being developed into new and exciting savory croissants as well as familiar favorites!  We love to talk croissants with you at market, so if you ever love a croissant, or think a croissant would taste great with another flavor just let us know.  You inspire us all the time without you knowing it, and we love your help in making the bakery a success, can't wait to hear from you!

Get to Know Your Blue Oven Team: Nick Smock

This is Nick’s rookie season; he just started working at Blue Oven in the fall season of 2016. Nick’s love of baking at home (especially homemade pizzas) led him to search for a local bakery where he could improve his talents, thus Blue Oven was the perfect team. Nick started off solely as a baker but now cooks English muffins, mixing and shaping dough. When he's not working, you can find Nick at the University of Cincinnati where he studies Criminal Justice, or at a local market looking for new ingredients to top his pizzas. 

Lots of Sun on the Forecast in Cincinnati!

The weather last week put a damper on some of our markets, but this week's forecast has us in high spirits for another great week at #BlueOven!  While the sun is out, we have plenty of fresh produce, and last week were able to feature items on our croissant and Toast Bar menu.  The cucumber and dill cream cheese on our Josephine's Dark Rye was refreshing and a great pair to enjoy together, and our Dill & Butter Croissants filled with Turkey or Ham have been a hit at every market, and you'll continue to see them this week!

Don't forget, you can also pick up the #farmfreshfood featured in our croissants and Toast Bar menu for yourself at the Blue Oven Farm Store!  Open Thursday (1p-7p), Friday (1p-7p) and Saturday (10a-12p), you can visit the new property and see what will soon be at the heart of the next step in Blue Oven Bakery!  Look for directional signs going up this week pointing the way on 32!

Want to share the good news? Download the flier to spread the word with friends and family! 

This Week at the Blue Oven Farm Store

This week at the Blue Oven Farm Store we'll have a selection featuring basil, cucumber, radishes, beets, zucchini, turnips, green beans and potatoes  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 July 12:
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 

Midsummer Markets 2017!

The weeks between the Fourth of July and Labor Day is when farmers' markets around the Queen City really hit their stride.  As always, we love to see you out supporting us and more importantly supporting the other amazing vendors at each of our markets!  Each one of them hustles in order to provide you with a wonderful market experience week in and week out, and we encourage you to take advantage. With that in mind, take a look at the schedule on our website with a quick run down of our week below, see you soon!

Tuesday: Loveland, Liberty Center
Wednesday: Blue Ash, Northside, Ft. Thomas
Thursday: Madeira, Blue Oven Farm Store (Williamsburg)
Friday: Findlay Market, Blue Oven Farm Store (Williamsburg)
Saturday: Yellow Springs, Findlay Market, Blue Oven Farm Store (Williamsburg)
Sunday: Hyde Park, Findlay Market

(Details about time and location can be found on the FIND US tab on our website.)

 

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Still two days left week at the Blue Oven Farm Store this week and we have a selection featuring cucumbers, carrots, radishes, beets, zucchini, turnips, Swiss chard, green beans and potatoes  Along with the produce you'll be able to snag a small assortment of breads, English Muffins and croissants including this week's Dill & Butter Croissant filled with Ham or Turkey and cheese!

Blue Oven Farm Store
4257 McKeever Pike
Williamsburg, Ohio 45176

Farm Store Schedule as of July 6:
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 

Independence Day Celebrations, Farm Fresh Croissants

Happy Independence Day Cincinnati!  We hope you're all enjoying a long weekend and well-earned family time.  The Queen City shines on the Fourth of July so take the time to enjoy some of the best events our city has to offer!

In observance of Independence Day both the Liberty Center Farmers' Market and the Loveland Farmer's Market will be closed on Tuesday.  The rest of the week will go on as scheduled, and we'd love to see you out! 

With our markets in mind, we have more #FarmFresh croissants heading your way this week!  We have a fresh-dill croissant dough filled with ham or turkey and cheese!  Joining our dill croissants, we'll be featuring the blueberry pinwheel croissants once again! We love the opportunity to showcase innovative uses of our farm ingredients, and we hope you're enjoying them as well! Stay tuned for more!

This week at the Blue Oven Farm Store

This week at the Blue Oven Farm Store we'll have a selection featuring green beans, lettuce, Swiss chard, radishes, beets, summer squash and fresh garlic.   Along with the produce you'll be able to snag a small assortment of breads, English Muffins and croissants.

Blue Oven Farm Store
4257 McKeever Pike
Williamsburg, Ohio 45176

Farm Store Schedule as of June 28:
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 Variety

With almost a full week of summer officially in the books we thought it would be a good time to remind everyone that you can experience Blue Oven in exciting ways all year, but there's no better time, than now!

Blueberries are once again the feature this week in croissants going to farmers' markets this week, including the beautiful bi-color pinwheel croissants colored by blueberry jam! Come find one this week!

Blueberries are once again the feature this week in croissants going to farmers' markets this week, including the beautiful bi-color pinwheel croissants colored by blueberry jam! Come find one this week!

Blue Oven attends farmers' markets throughout the week in order to feature all of your favorite bread, croissants and English Muffins.  We're at the Loveland Farmers' Market and Liberty Center Farmers' Market on Tuesday, at Blue Ash, Northside and Ft. Thomas Farmers' Markets on Wednesday, followed by the Madeira Farmers' Market on Thursday.  On Friday, Saturday and Sunday you'll find us at our Findlay Market stand also serving up Toast Bar.  On Saturday we head up to the Yellow Springs Farmers Market, and finally on Sunday we go to Hyde Park. And don't forget, we also deliver to Jungle Jim's (Eastgate and Fairfield) on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Holzman Meats on Tuesday and Buona Vita Pizzeria on Saturday. Find your weekly Blue Oven here!

As we've been sharing a lot lately, the Blue Oven Farm Store is now open for business on Thursday (1p-7p), Friday (1p-7p) and Saturday (10a-12p) at 4257 McKeever Pike in Williamsburg, Ohio.  There you can treat yourself to something from Blue Oven Farm to go with your wood-fired breads.  Check out the schedule on The Farm tab on the website!

You can also find Blue Oven at restaurants around the Greater Cincinnati area.  Some of the greatest food minds in our city are doing some truly wonderful things with our product, and we'd love for you to go check out what they're doing.  Those restaurants are conveniently assembled on our website.  Make some reservations to try one (or more) of these fantastic establishments today!

This week at the Blue Oven Farm Store

This week at the Blue Oven Farm Store we'll have a selection featuring lettuce, kale, Swiss chard, basil, carrots and summer squash.  Along with the produce you'll be able to snag a small assortment of breads, English Muffins and croissants.

Farm Store Schedule as of June 21:

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 

 

Join the Blue Oven Team Bakers!

Want to join the #BlueOven Team?  We're looking to add to our roster of talented employees.  Each member of Blue Oven plays a vital role, and while we're always looking across the board for talent from #Cincinnati, we're currently looking to add an experienced wood-fired baker to the team.  The baker position plays an essential role in the day-to-day operations at the bakery, loading our wood-fired ovens with bread, croissants or pretzels, monitoring the progress of the bake as well as organizing the goods going to markets and restaurants around the city. 

If you have experience baking in a wood-fired oven and or using a large peel that's a major plus, but if you're 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!

Farm Store Kicks off new era at Blue Oven

As many of you may have recognized from the CSA and Farm Store updates this week. Blue Oven is starting a new chapter at a new farm off of 32 and McKeever Pike.  While still some time away from running at full capacity the Farm Store gives us a chance to showcase a beautiful future for the bakery, farm, and the Blue Oven team! We'll have produce, fresh bread, croissants and more, and eventually you'll get to see it all happen.  We can't wait for you to take part in our day-to-day operation and experience an English Muffin fresh off the griddle!

Last week at the Farm Store, we had turnips, radishes, kale, lettuce, zucchini, sugar snap peas freshly baked bread, and English Muffins.  We'll update you on Wednesday with the fresh delivery, when our Farm Manager, Ian, will be harvesting each week. 

Stay tuned this week for updates on the bakery front as we're expecting to feature even more from Blue Oven Farm in croissants AND breads! Come see us at your favorite market!

 

 

Kale, Radishes, Lettuce and Rad Bread! CSA 2017 is under way

We're thrilled at Blue Oven to have our CSA program under way for 2017.  Not only is it a chance to feature #BlueOvenFarm, but it's also our first opportunity to showcase what will be an even bigger part of our future.  Today, Friday (1p-7p) and Saturday (10a-2p), we have a bounty of kale, radishes, turnips, sugar-snap peas, head lettuce, zucchini and assorted breads. We'd love for you to swing by and catch a glimpse of where we're going!

Blue Oven CSA Begins this Week!

Our CSA and Farm Manager, Ian Zeglin, has been working tirelessly for the past several months to get the Blue Oven Farm up and running for 2017, and he deserves an immense amount of credit for the hard work he has put in.  Now with more space at our new location, as well as an ever-increasing bounty from our current farm we can bring even more to our program.  And, with that in mind, the 2017 CSA kicks off this week!  More details to come on what our members can expect in their delivery!

Last week, we sent out some delicious fresh-peach croissants alongside strawberry croissants and a garlic scape pesto pinwheel croissant that we can't wait to see again next year!  This week, with the help of The Bundy Farm in Sardinia our fruit croissant of the week will feature blueberries.  We love being able to feature fresh items during our market week, and we'll continue to update you on all things coming and going at Blue Oven all summer long!

Farmers Market Schedule REMINDER: 
Tuesday: Loveland, Liberty Center
Wednesday: Blue Ash, Northside, Ft. Thomas
Thursday: Madeira
Friday: Findlay Market
Saturday: Yellow Springs, Findlay Market
Sunday: Hyde Park, Findlay Market

(Details about time and location can be found on the FIND US tab on our website.)

Get to Know your market team Blue Ash, Ohio!

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Jamie Prindle started at #BlueOven bakery with a background in Customer Service and experience in the restaurant industry in Cincinnati.  She loves spending time with her daughter and her friends and family. She loves spending time outdoors, hiking and camping.  Jamie enjoys working at the farmers’ markets like the #BlueAshFarmersMarket and shaping bread at the bakery, but her favorite day of the week is Sunday—Croissant Day!