ICYMI: Cincinnati Bell Gathering and FIOPTICS Internet at Blue Oven

Last week we hosted a great group of team members from Cincinnati Bell.  There were employees from Cincinnati Bell that hailed from different departments, store locations, and areas of the city, and they gathered to do some team building, experience Blue Oven, and brainstorm on how we our bakery and farm can move into the future!  They also got to enjoy some food prepared by Chef Patrick Bowling, who lends his expertise in taking our farm fresh food and wood-fired bread and turning it into a beautiful meal! Take a quick look to see some of the fun that went down on the farm!

Learn Your Loaves: Olive Fougasse

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Many of our loaves are shaped and baked in rounds called boules or in long torpedo shapes called batards, but one of our sourdoughs stands apart in its final shape/bake.  The Olive Fousasse. The fougasse shape is flatter than most of our loaves, and also has a distinct scoring pattern where the bread is sliced all the way through, and after the final bake resembles a head of wheat.  On occasion we'll produce batard shape loaves of the Olive sourdough (mostly for restaurants) so you may see those available once in awhile at markets as well!

Not only does the Olive Fougasse stand apart because of its shape, the loaf also stands apart because it has two distinct variations.  One pictured here is made with Kalamata Olives and it features thyme and fennel, and the version with green olives features only thyme.  The Olive Fougasse is a Blue Oven classic, and if you haven't tried it before you should look for it at your next trip to your favorite farmers' market!

Learn Your Loaves: Bad Boy and Bad Girl

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One of the most commonly asked question from our farmers' market customers is a good one because it involves two of our classic loaves. "What's the difference between a Bad Boy and Bad Girl?" comes at least once in a market, and we're here to help!  

The Bad Boy and Bad Girl have one major difference between them, and that is the type of yeast involved. The Bad Boy is our sourdough base, and the Bad Girl is activated with dry yeast.  

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The second major difference between the two is the types of seeds involved and where they're located.  The Bad Boy has the seeds on the outside, and the Bad Girl has the seeds on the inside.  The inclusion of fennel in the Bad Boy sets it apart form all of our loaves and many of our restaurant partners and market customers have noticed and made it one of our most popular loaves.  The Bad Girl does not have fennel, but like the Bad Boy it also has sesame seeds, flax seeds, and poppy seeds and joined by sunflower seeds on the INSIDE of the loaf.  

Both loaves are dear to the bakery, and have helped fuel new bread adventures, and we hope you continue to go out and take one home, and if you haven't tried the Bad Boy and Bad Girl we hope this information will help you decide which loaf to choose first!

Learn Your Loaf: Almond-Oat Porridge

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As many of you know, Blue Oven, features a variety of breads, croissants, and English Muffins. Sometimes when you get to your market it's hard to choose between sourdough/non-sourdough, sweet/savory, White or Whole-Wheat, but today we're here to help.  Let's get to know the loaf of this week. 

The ALMOND-OAT Porridge!  The Almond-Oat Porridge bread is our classic sourdough mixed with toasted almonds, whole-wheat flour and oatmeal.  A porridge bread is made with cooked grains that are mixed or folded in the dough, and this bread is no exception. Not an everyday visitor to your local farmers' markets, but when you find it, it's a real treat.  The Almond-Oat Porridge bread makes a great toast bread and is the perfect vehicle for jams and peanut butter.  It's also a great bread for deli sandwiches! Look out for a bakery employee favorite at your next market trip!

ALMOND OAT PORRIDGE (V) | Mild Sourdough | 2lb
Wheat Flour, Whole Wheat Flour, Rye Flour, Wheat Culture, Toasted Almonds, Oats, Salt, Water

Join the Blue Oven Team!

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Want to join the #BlueOven Team? We're looking to add to our roster of talented employees! Each member of #BlueOven plays a vital role, and we're always looking across the board for talent from #Cincinnati and beyond! 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!  We'll keep your information for current openings and future openings, so reach out today!

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

Schedule Reminder: Back to Business

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We've had a great summer so far, and with the Fourth of July holiday in the rear-view mirror, we're no looking forward to a few months of nothing but farmers' markets!  With that in mind, we thought we'd share a reminder of where you can find us. Take a look!  

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
Loveland Farmers' Market
May 1 | 3p-6:30p
Loveland Canoe & Kayak
174 Karl Brown Way,
Loveland, OH 45140

Hilliard Farmers' Market
May 29 - September 11 | 4p-7p
5445 Scioto Darby Rd. 
Hilliard, Ohio 43026

WEDNESDAY
Northside Farmers' Market
May 9 - October | 4p-7p
Jacob Hoffner Park
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Blue Ash Farmers' Market
May 16 - Sept 26 | 3:30p-7p
Summit Park
4335 Glendale Milford Rd, 
Blue Ash, OH 45242

Fort Thomas Farmers' Market
June 6 - October | 3p-7p
Tower Park
905 Cochran Ave
Fort Thomas, KY 41075

THURSDAY
Madeira Farmers' Market
May 3-September | 3:30p-7p
Corner of Dawson & Miami (in Historic Downtown Madeira)
Madeira, OH 45243

Blue Oven Farm (32 Farm Market)
Pick up produce and produce boxes fresh picked from Blue Oven Farm and take home fresh bread from the bakery!
Seasonal | 3p-7p
4257 McKeever Pike
Williamsburg, Ohio 45176

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

Springfield Farmers' Market
June - September  | 9a-12:30p
117 S Fountain Ave
Springfield, Ohio

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

Hyde Park Farmers' Market
May 20 - Oct 28 | 9:30a-1:30p
2700 Erie Ave,
Cincinnati, OH 45208

Celebrate America with us on Tuesday! Wednesday Markets closed for the holiday!

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We're gearing up to prepare you for your backyard barbecues, family gatherings and Fourth of July celebrations with boatloads of your favorite breads!  We'll be hitting Loveland Farmers' Market and Hilliard Farmers' Market tomorrow with all of your favorites!  Come see us!

An important note* with the holiday falling on Wednesday this week, all of our Wednesday markets will be closed!  We'll see you the following day at the Madeira Farmers' Market! 

JOBS ARE AVAILABLE AT BLUE OVEN!

Want to join the #BlueOven Team? We're looking to add to our roster of talented employees! Each member of #BlueOven plays a vital role, and we're always looking across the board for talent from #Cincinnati and beyond! 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

 

Jobs and Seasonal Croissants!

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The summer is in full swing, and we're pumping out the seasonal items with fresh produce at Blue Oven Farm (Address is on our website as well as hours) and seasonal croissants!  This week we're featuring some of your favorite early summer flavors with a Creamy Kale Pesto, Garlic/Onion/Cream Cheese, Zucchini Confit Onions and Parmesan and Strawberries and cream croissants! 

We're also hiring, check out our job post below!

Want to join the #BlueOven Team? We're looking to add to our roster of talented employees! Each member of #BlueOven plays a vital role, and we're always looking across the board for talent from #Cincinnati and beyond! 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

Blue Oven Farm: Wheat Harvest!

After a long winter of waiting on our wheat to finally be ready for harvest we took the next step toward milling this past Sunday! Check out the videos from our big day at Blue Oven Farm! Volume down for those at work! Or up (if you want to be cool)!

Our hard red winter wheat is finally ready for harvest! Check out our progress at Blue Oven Farm!
Our hard red winter wheat is finally ready for harvest! Check out our progress at Blue Oven Farm!

We're Going Full Blue Oven Summer!

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With the month of June getting into its second week, we're now moving into an even fuller schedule of Blue Oven.  This week we'll be at all of our farmers' markets, and if you need a refresher you can check out our schedule here.  

To continue the good news the Blue Oven Merch Page is live again and features the newly printed Blue Oven t-shirts one featuring our newly minted Blue Oven Farm logo and the other the classic bakery logo.  We'll also be featuring our trucker hats featuring Blue Oven Wheat on New Era snapbacks.  You can also order Gift Cards on the online store!  Come check it out! 

Finally, we're now selling produce at our farm on 32! Blue Oven Farm at 4257 McKeever Pike in Williamsburg, will be opening to the public on Thursdays from 3p-7p, stay tuned to social media for changes to the schedule, and for produce that will be available at the  32 Farm Market week in and week out! This week we'll be featuring green garlic, green onions, summer squash, basil, kale and lettuce at our farm market, and we'd love to see you out!

Fort Thomas Farmers' Market is back Wednesday! Salads at Toast Bar!

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We're adding the final piece to our summer farmers' market schedule this Wednesday as the Fort Thomas Farmers' Market returns from 3p-7p to Tower Park.  With the addition of the market we're now available all over the city.  Below, you'll find our schedule as it stands!

Don't forget, SALADS, fresh from Blue Oven Farm are available with your Toast Bar order every Friday at Findlay Market! 



 

TUESDAY
Loveland Farmers' Market
May 1 | 3p-6:30p
Loveland Canoe & Kayak
174 Karl Brown Way,
Loveland, OH 45140

Hilliard Farmers' Market
May 29 - September 11 | 4p-7p
5445 Scioto Darby Rd. 
Hilliard, Ohio 43026

WEDNESDAY
Northside Farmers' Market
May 9 - October | 4p-7p
Jacob Hoffner Park
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Blue Ash Farmers' Market
May 16 - Sept 26 | 3:30p-7p
Summit Park
4335 Glendale Milford Rd, 
Blue Ash, OH 45242

Fort Thomas Farmers' Market
Starting June 6 | 3p-7p
Tower Park
905 Cochran Ave
Fort Thomas, KY 41075

THURSDAY
Madeira Farmers' Market
May 3-September | 3:30p-7p
Corner of Dawson & Miami (in Historic Downtown Madeira)
Madeira, OH 45243

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

Springfield Farmers' Market
June - September  | 9a-12:30p
117 S Fountain Ave
Springfield, Ohio

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

Hyde Park Farmers' Market
May 20 - Oct 28 | 9:30a-1:30p
2700 Erie Ave,
Cincinnati, OH 45208

Hilliard Schedule Update: Soft Opening May 29, Findlay Market Salads

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As June approaches we're getting closer to an even fuller Blue Oven schedule, and with that in mind, the Hilliard Farmers' Market near Columbus will now have a soft open on May 29 from 4 p-7p.  The Hilliard market marks another new adventure for Blue Oven as we spread our opportunities across Ohio.  We can't wait to make connections with other vendors and build relationships with new customers! 

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Another reminder to head down to Findlay Market to grab a salad with your Toast Bar order made from hand-selected greens from Blue Oven Farm!  We'll be ready for you all summer long with new seasonal selections to help make your Friday lunch local!

Hyde Park Goes Back Outside 5/20, Blue Ash Farmers' Market Opens and Toast Bar at Findlay Market adds Salads on Friday!

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The Blue Oven schedule is filling up with summer farmers' markets!  Yesterday, along with being a day to celebrate all of the wonderful mothers in our lives, we also celebrated the final Winter Farmers' Market at Hyde Park.  Starting this upcoming Sunday, May 20, the Hyde Park Farmers' Market reopens on the square from 9:30a-1:30p, and we can't wait to get started!  The Blue Ash Farmers' Market also reopens this week, starting on Wednesday in Summit Park the market will run from 3:30p-7p. 

Another big announcement for fans of our Toast Bar at Findlay Market! We're adding salads to the menu for summer Fridays! With Blue Oven Farm getting into full swing we have a lot of great salad greens to offer, and our Farm Manager, Bala, will be selecting the best for our crew to assemble into prepared salads to enjoy in addition to all of the new exciting toasts you'll be seeing on the menu all summer long! Plan your summer Friday lunches accordingly, come see us every Friday at Findlay Market!

Join the Blue Oven Team!

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Want to join the #BlueOven Team? We're looking to add to our roster of talented employees! Each member of #BlueOven plays a vital role, and we're always looking across the board for talent from #Cincinnati! 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

Northside Farmers' Market Moves to Jacob Hoffner Park!

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Another week into May and another market going to its summer market location.  After successful openings at the Madeira Farmers' Market and Loveland Farmers' Market the Northside Farmer's Market moves back to Jacob Hoffner Park this week from 4p-7p, and we can't wait to see what the summer has in store for us there!

The Winter Farmers' Market at Hyde Park was off this past weekend for the 20th annual running of the Flying Pig Marathon, but they'll be open for the final time at Clark Montessori this coming Sunday, May 14.  The Hyde Park Farmers' Market will then hit the square on the following Sunday for its summer season. 

Lots to look forward to in the coming weeks, stay tuned for more!  

Important Schedule Reminders Week of April 30!

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The start of May brings the start of the summer market season, and we have two of our favorites returning to their outdoor location!  Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 1, we'll be back at the Loveland Farmers' Market from 3p-6:30p, and we'll be back in Historic Downtown Madeira for the Madeira Farmers Market from 3:30p-7p! We can't wait to see you outside!

Another important note, the Winter Farmers' Market at Hyde Park will be CLOSED Sunday, May 6 for the Flying Pig Marathon.  Make sure you head down to Findlay Market on Saturday and Sunday to fill your bread needs! Also, a huge congratulations to the Flying Pig for their 20th year!

 

Indoor Schedule Reminder: Loveland, Madeira and Yellow Springs

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We're now in the last full week of April, and that means our locations change in some cases starting next week.  Tuesdays starting May 1, we'll be heading to 205 Broadway in Loveland for the Loveland Farmers' Market, Thursdays starting May 3 we'll be heading to Historic Downtown Madeira for the Madeira Farmers' Market and starting May 5 we'll be back at the outdoor location for the Yellow Springs Farmers' Market!  It's an exciting time at Blue Oven, and we're looking forward to another beautiful summer market season!

TUESDAY
Take Home Tano
November 7 - May 18 | 3p-7p
851 Loveland Madeira Rd,
Loveland, OH 45140

Loveland Farmers' Market
May 1 | 3p-6:30p
Loveland Canoe & Kayak
174 Karl Brown Way,
Loveland, OH 45140

Hilliard Farmers' Market
June 5 - September 11 | 4p-7p
5445 Scioto Darby Rd. 
Hilliard, Ohio 43026

WEDNESDAY
Northside Farmers' Market
Last Week May 2 | 4p-7p
North Church
4222 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223

May 9 - October | 4p-7p
Jacob Hoffner Park
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Blue Ash Farmers' Market
May 16 - Sept 26 | 3:30p-7p
Summit Park
4335 Glendale Milford Rd, 
Blue Ash, OH 45242

THURSDAY
Madeira Farmers' Market
May 3-September | 3:30p-7p
Corner of Dawson & Miami (in Historic Downtown Madeira)
Madeira, OH 45243

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

Springfield Farmers' Market
June - September  | 9a-12:30p
117 S Fountain Ave
Springfield, Ohio

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

May 21 - Oct 29 | 9:30a-1:30p
2700 Erie Ave,
Cincinnati, OH 45208

Two New Markets! Upcoming Summer Market Schedule

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Though today's weather has taken a turn for the cold our new farm manager at Blue Oven, Bala Fodor, was extremely excited by last week's uptick in temperature: "Finally some springlike weather and the plants our loving it! The season is underway at Blue Oven Farm and we are looking forward to an amazing year."

We can't wait to share the spoils of the farm with you through our breads, croissants and Toast Bar offerings, and we have a full list of farmers' markets  to do so this summer including two new markets!
 

The 2018  Blue Oven Summer Farmers' Market Schedule as it stands:

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TUESDAY
Loveland Farmers' Market
May 1 | 3p-7p
Loveland Canoe & Kayak
174 Karl Brown Way,
Loveland, OH 45140

Hilliard Farmers' Market
June 5 - September 11 | 4p-7p
5445 Scioto Darby Rd. 
Hilliard, Ohio 43026

WEDNESDAY
Northside Farmers' Market
April  | 4p-7p
Jacob Hoffner Park
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Blue Ash Farmers' Market
May 16 - Sept 26 | 3:30p-7p
Summit Park
4335 Glendale Milford Rd, 
Blue Ash, OH 45242

Fort Thomas Farmers' Market
Starting June 6 | 3p-7p
1080 Highland Ave,
Fort Thomas, KY 41075

THURSDAY
Madeira Farmers' Market
May 3-September | 3:30p-7p
Corner of Dawson & Miami (in Historic Downtown Madeira)
Madeira, OH 45243

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 

Springfield Farmers' Market
June - September  | 9a-12:30p
117 S Fountain Ave
Springfield, Ohio

Findlay Market
Year-round | 8:00a-4:00p

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

Hyde Park Farmers' Market
May 21 - Oct 29 | 9:30a-1:30p
2700 Erie Ave,
Cincinnati, OH 45208