Mama Bakes Bread

Beautifully made artisan breads crafted with a focus on traditional techniques

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Mama Bakes Bread Gift Certificates!

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What doesn’t go bad, go out of style, and is totally unique? A Mama Bakes Bread gift card! Available in 1, 2, 3, or 4 loaf quantities you can make the family foodie supremely happy. If you’re like me and still have a few folks on your ‘Nice List’ to check off, consider gifting them these one-of-a-kind stocking stuffers.

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I recently read an article that suggested that we gift each other experiences rather than things.

Consider this: fresh bread is very much an experience… Engage all your senses: close your eyes and smell the freshly baked bread, you hear the blistered crust crackle as you slice through it and it gives way to the custardy crumb, simply begging for a slab of butter or a dip in some quality olive oil… YUM! This is one pleasant experience that will linger on your taste buds and presents an opportunity to share something wholesome with your friends and family.

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Mama’s Bread is always fresh, hand-mixed, naturally leavened (sourdough) and made with organic ingredients. I purchase my flour bulk through Mr. D’s, another locally owned business.

A Mama Bakes Bread gift card is a lovely way to support your community this season while giving a completely unique and delicious gift to your loved ones!

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See the Listing in my shop to purchase your gift card and it will be mailed out by the next day. Alternatively, if you would like to pick it up at my house we can make arrangements.

Gift Cards can be redeemed any time after January 1st.

Happy Holidays!

Elena

Sign up for Bread Shares and get Free Bread!

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What is the Winter Bread Share Program?  In a nutshell:  it's the perfect antidote to a blistery winter day.  Every Friday you get the loaf of your choice delivered to your doorstep!

1. Pay for your month of Bread (online, check or cash)

2. Each week: choose your loaf (through email)

3. Open your door on Friday afternoon to a fresh, warm loaf!

4. Repeat!

In an effort to fill the last remaining spots on my Winter Bread Share list I am giving away a free loaf of bread to everyone who signs up for Shares this week!  That's right, return the form and deposit to me by this Saturday and get a free loaf of Rustic or White Sourdough bread!  Please fill out the form below to receive the full details and necessary form and you'll be on your way to a Winter filled with fresh, warm, hand-mixed sourdough bread- the Real Deal!

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Farmer's Market and Bread Shares sign-ups continue!

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This weekend at the Lander Valley Farmer's Market I will have:

Rustic Sourdough 

White Sourdough

Whole Wheat Porridge Bread w. Oats

Kalamata Olive

Cranberry Walnut

Rye w. Caraway

As always every loaf is naturally leavened, made with organic ingredients, and baked fresh through the night for the morning of the Market.

I'll also have the Take-N-Bake artisan Pizza Crust and some fresh peach galettes!

The strawberry-bluebarb galettes that started it all...

The strawberry-bluebarb galettes that started it all...

WINTER BREAD SHARES

Here's the lowdown:

Become a member

A non-refundable $10 deposit secures your place on the Bread Share.  If you have participated in my Share program previously OR contributed to my Kickstarter campaign that fee will be waived.  There will be a limited number of shares available.  I will be offering members a four week bread share for $28.00 per share.  That’s $28 per month for one loaf of bread each week. 

Purchase online

            At the start of each month, you can go to http://www.mamabakesbread.com/ where you will be able to select a product titled “Bread Share”.  The cost will be $28.  There will be an option for delivery with a fee of $2.00.  I am happy to deliver within 3 miles of Lander City Limits.

Choose your bread - Every week I will have the following bread available to choose from:

  •   Rustic Sourdough
  •   White Sourdough
  •   Whole Wheat Sourdough
  •   Specialty Bread of the Week

I’ll rotate through at least one of my many options such as: Roasted Potato-Herb, Cranberry-Walnut, Kalamata Olive…etc, etc… You will have plenty to choose from, and I will try to focus on what is seasonally available.

Delivery Schedule

October 5, 12, 19, 26

November 2, 9, 16, 23

December 7, 14, 21, 28

January 4, 11, 18, 25

February1, 8, 15, 22

March 1, 8, 15, 22

April 5, 12, 19, 26

 

The Details

  • Each week an order form will be sent via email on Monday and orders will need to be placed by Wednesday at noon for a Friday evening delivery.  All my bread requires soaking or fermentation of some kind so advance notice is necessary for happy bread.
  • Bread can be delivered within 3 miles of Lander, or you may pick it up on my front porch at 531 Shoshone St.  PLEASE NOTE: I cannot guarantee delivery in poor weather as I do not have a four-wheel drive vehicle. 
  • Bread can be left in a specified location if you will not be home.  You are responsible for your bread once it has been delivered.
  • All dates are subject to change or cancellation- You will be compensated appropriately in such cases.

Please Note: All products and goods have been produced in an unlicensed, unregulated, and uninspected home kitchen.  By purchasing these product buyers acknowledge and assume the inherent risks involved.

Please fill out the form below and I will email you the sign up form to be returned to me.

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See you this Saturday @ City Park 9-11:30!

It's Hump Day! A Look at this weekends Farmer's Market

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It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

There's another Lander Valley Farmer's Market on the horizon and I am gearing up for all the action.  This week I'll be baking through the night to bring you some fresh, hand-mixed, artisan bread.  The following will be available:

Rustic Sourdough ($6.50 per loaf) The go-to table loaf that is perfect for all applications.  Rip off a hunk and nosh.  Slice and make the worlds fanciest grilled cheeses.  Sourdough french toast?  fahgeddaboutit!

White Sourdough ($6.50) Same as above, but with all white flour.  Mellow, sweet.

Smokey Paprika Sourdough ($8)  it's sultry- like the weather in Lander, Wyoming right now.  Pair it with some cool, tangy goat cheese and I think you'll be in Heaven.

Golden Raisin & Fennel ($8) Little drops of golden sun carry this loaf over your tongue- hints of aromatic licorice finish it off.  Utterly decadent.

Kalamata Olive ($8) This seems to be everyone's favorite bread! White sourdough embraces those lovely salty purple Greek olives.

Baking through the night gives you the absolute freshest bread available.  Put that in yer pipe and smoke it!

Baking through the night gives you the absolute freshest bread available.  Put that in yer pipe and smoke it!

I am also testing out some new flour - Sir Galahad Artisan Flour.  This flour is NOT organic like the previous bread flour I have been using, but according to all the fancy folks in the world of artisan bread it is THE flour to use.  Thanks to Locally owned Grocery store Mr. D's Food Center for searching it out and bulk ordering it for me!  As always, I strive to use mostly organic products in my bread from flour to fruit to seeds to herbs and will continue to use organic whole wheat and rye flours, among other things.

In other news:  I know that all the advice in the World will tell me to leave Politics out of my business, but I am going to donate a portion of this weeks sales to Together Rising.

 In my mind, every human deserves dignity, respect, and empathy.  There are children (5 year olds!) having to represent themselves in immigration court.  As a mother, my heart literally hurts knowing that many of them will never see their families again.  I simply cannot stand by and not try to help.  When I launched my Kickstarter I saw first hand the generosity of people in my community and beyond.  I will forever be paying it forward.

From their website: "100% of what Together Rising receives from your tax-deductible donations goes toward advocacy & reunification efforts for these families"  So when you buy your loaf this weekend, know that it is putting people on the ground to help the children.  Please also consider donating directly to Together Rising- one of my very favorite organizations.

The Farmer's Market will be hoppin' this Saturday morning 9-11:30 at City Park!  We'll have live music and lots of folks in town for Climber's Fest.  We'll see you there!

Elena

 

 

4/21 Farmer's Market

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Last week's Garden Expo was tons of fun!  There were vendors galore with incredible goods and it was great to meet new gluten-loving faces and see my tried and true followers.  

Believe or not, this table was empty by noon...

Believe or not, this table was empty by noon...

I'll be around for the next two Farmer's Markets up on the hill and will open both up to pre orders.

This week I will have:

  1. Rustic Sourdough (contains some whole wheat)
  2. White Sourdough
  3. Cranberry Walnut
  4. Kalamata Olive
  5. Sunflower Rye

As always, my bread is made with organic flours and naturally leavened (sourdough).  

If you would like a loaf please shoot me an email mamabakesbread@gmail.com and you can pick it up at the Farmer's Market this Saturday, or I will deliver after market within city limits.

Kickstarter Update- We are FUNDED!

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Friends, Family and Fans,

My Deepest gratitude for the support you've shown.  Not only are we funded, but the pledges keep coming in and we are at $4529 as of this writing.

We talked about this for MONTHS before taking the plunge, and I'm not sure I ever believed it was really going to happen.  I am a self-taught baker and this all came out of a curiosity to see what I was capable of and a drive to provide my family with nourishing food.  Being able to turn it into a means of income for my family is a gift that YOU have bestowed upon me- and for that I am truly grateful.

The Kickstarter will run until March 17th and all contributions made to that point will go toward a mixer and other materials needed for the in-home bakery.

 

THANK YOU for your support!

 

 

2018: The Year of Bread

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Last year was Full.  Ups, downs, and every iteration in between.  The tiny human I grew is already 8 months old, can you believe it?

Tiny Human, AKA Ruby

Tiny Human, AKA Ruby

 Here we are in a new year and I am pleased to be able to get back to doing what I love: baking bread for my Lander community.  I am totally inspired and coming up with new flavor combinations for sourdough and testing out recipes like a madwoman.  

I have huge hopes, dreams, plans, expectations for the business this year and I will tell you more about them soon.  In the meantime, thank you for being a part of the journey and letting me feed you.  Expect a website overhaul in the weeks to come!

 

Gratefully, 

Elena

 

 

 

Taking a pause for new beginnings...

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Spring is the time of new life!  The birds have returned to lend their voices to the morning hum.  The wildflowers are slowly poking their pretty heads up from the soil.  The kids have resumed their shoeless shenanigans!  ...And I am growing a tiny human that is set to emerge mid-may.  Yep, this Mama has been baking all kinds of bread this winter!

My seasonal bread shares are coming to an end on April 21st.  I will not be baking for our rad farmers market this summer, but I will still be participating on the board as much as possible and I am looking forward to all the exciting activity this season.

Bread Shares will resume next Fall.  I am looking forward to this time off to be with family and perfect my bread for next season. 

Don't forget to get your buns to the Lander Valley Farmer's Market every Saturday in City Park!  Have a glorious summer, friends.