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

O PIE O, and Beyond: Blue Oven Restaurant Family

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As many of you know, Blue Oven is able to work with some of the best chefs and restaurants Greater Cincinnati has to offer.  Last week we shared some beautiful pies sent over from O Pie O made with heirloom tomatoes from Blue Oven Farm (and yes they were delicious).  Each restaurant we partner with becomes a unique and invaluable relationship that allows us to push our creativity to new levels.  New items that appear at farmers' markets around the city are often inspired by chefs looking to bring a new idea to the table and our Sara Frommeyer and our team works to bring that idea to fruition.   We are forever grateful for the restaurants we work with on a daily and weekly basis, so we want you to make a reservation ASAP.  You can find the restaurants we work with here on our website.  

This week marks the last week for the Liberty Center Farmers' Market, and we're sad to see it go! Head out this week to send them off for the winter on a high note!

This Week at the Blue Oven Farm Store

This week at the Blue Oven Farm Store we'll have a selection featuring tomatoes, onions, green beans, lettuce, hot peppers, beets, herbs 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 30:
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 

Farm Fresh Vibes at Toast Bar

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Since Toast Bar kicked off at Findlay Market, we've been able to test out new things, try new spreads, and build from the fresh produce coming from Blue Oven Farm. It's truly been a great place to experiment with new items of all sizes, and we can't to go even further.  With that in mind we're starting on our next great experiment by bringing fresh ingredients with us for you to take home.  So if you liked the "Pan con Tomate"; our sourdough with roasted garlic from Blue Oven Farm and tomatoes from Finn Meadows, you can take the very same produce items with you!  Along with the Blue Oven Farm Store our newest experiment gives us a chance to feature our hard earned fruits and veggies as well as team up with amazing farms around the Cincinnati area.  

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With more jalapeño coming in alongside onions and tomatoes, expect to see some of seasonal breads, and savory croissants hit the farmers' markets this week into next!  Look forward to seeing you out this week Cincinnati!

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