Have you tried the new pesto bagel?

This past week we’ve introduced a new bagel to the mix.

Our pesto bagel uses fresh garlic (and scapes while available) from our garden, fresh basil from Glade Road Growing, and is topped off with Parmesan cheese! I wish I could show you a photo but they just go too fast!!

So here’s a picture I drew instead.

Pretzelephant
No it’s not a picture of the pesto bagel, but this majestic pretzelephant is far more interesting.

So anyhow come and try out the a pesto bagel this week at the Farmers Market.  As always, pre-orders are welcome!

-The Pie Guy slice of pie

Coming soon

Apple Pie with Spiral cut crust

Pie Crust close upWe’ll be sharing our bagels, pitas and pretzels this Saturday May 24th at the Blacksburg Farmers Market. As always, pre-orders are encouraged.

But wait there’s more! If all goes well, there will be pie! What kind you ask? That part we’re keeping under wraps until we have a chance to confirm some fresh local goodies that we hope will be making an appearance as the filling. I can’t wait to get these fellas to the table!

See you soon!
– The Pie Guy
slice of pie

What’s in the oven?

Saturday 5/24/2014 @ The Blacksburg Farmers Market.

Bagels $1.50/each, $8/half dozen, $15/dozen

Classics: Plain, Garlic and Onion, Poppy Seed, Sesame, Everything
Whole Wheat: Plain, Sesame
Sweet: Cinnamon Raisin, Cherry Almond, Cranberry Pumpkin Seed, Maple Pecan
Savory: Asiago, Dill, Garlic Parmesan, Jalapeno Cheddar, Parmesan Peppercorn, Pumpkin Seed Cheddar, Rosemary and Dried Tomato, Sea Salt

Pitas – $1.50

Our pitas only come in one variety: Delicious.

Pretzels – $2

Twists or Knots: Sea Salt – Maple glazed!!!

Did you miss our Maple Pretzels?

Maple glazed pretzels baking in the oven

A wonderful thing happened this past weekend when we were baking.  We ran out of cinnamon! Ok actually we just forgot to bring it. Luckily we had some maple syrup for our maple pecan bagels.  What happened next was a leap in pretzological evolution. The new maple glazed pretzels were such a hit they’re sure to make it back to the market this week.  Only problem is making enough for you to try!

So come on down to the Blacksburg Farmers Market this Saturday May 17th and find out what all the fuss is about! As always, pre-orders are encouraged.

See you soon!
– The Bagel Lady
icon-bagel

What’s in the oven?

Saturday 5/17/2014 @ The Blacksburg Farmers Market.

Bagels $1.50/each, $8/half dozen, $15/dozen

Classics: Plain, Garlic and Onion, Poppy Seed, Sesame, Everything
Whole Wheat: Plain, Sesame
Sweet: Cinnamon Raisin, Cherry Almond, Cranberry Pumpkin Seed, Maple Pecan
Savory: Asiago, Dill, Garlic Parmesan, Jalapeno Cheddar, Parmesan Peppercorn, Pumpkin Seed Cheddar, Rosemary and Dried Tomato, Sea Salt

Pitas – $1.50

Our pitas only come in one variety: Delicious.

Pretzels – $2

Twists or Knots: Sea Salt – Maple glazed

May 3 at the Market

We’ll be back at the Blacksburg Farmers Market this weekend! As always, advance orders are accepted. Just email us with what you’d like 🙂

Here’s what we’ll have!

Bagels $1.50/each, $8/half dozen, $15/dozen

Classics: Plain, Garlic and Onion, Poppy Seed, Sesame, Everything
Whole Wheat: Plain, Sesame
Sweet: Cinnamon Raisin, Cherry Almond, Cranberry Pumpkin Seed, Maple Pecan
Savory: Asiago, Dill, Garlic Parmesan, Jalapeno Cheddar, Parmesan Peppercorn, Rosemary and Dried Tomato, Sea Salt

Pitas – $2

Our pitas only come in one variety. Delicious.

Pretzels – $2

Twists: Sea Salt – Cinnamon and Sugar
Knots: Sea Salt

See you soon!

– The Bagel Lady & The Pie Guy
icon-bagel slice of pie

April is here!

Bagels on a cooling rack

When our lovely Bagel Lady started selling at the Farmers Market last fall, it wasn’t long before she was able to sell her 10 dozen bagels. Sometimes it took as little as 45 minutes!  So in January when the Pie Guy started helping out we got to talking about our baking future. And then it hit us, what on earth were we going to do when the Blacksburg Farmers Market went from 8am-2pm in April? Sit around for 5 hours after we’ve sold out?  I guess it would be nice to get to visit with all the market patrons but no… that wasn’t going to work.

The Bagel Lady loading bagels onto a cedar plank

Our Bagel Lady is loading up a set of bagels on our custom cedar planks

“Wouldn’t it be amazing we said if we could somehow bake 20 dozen bagels??  Wow what a target!” we said.  After researching, practice, late nights, and early mornings we’ve gotten better at our craft. Thanks to your support we’ve grown far past our expectations. For the month of March we’ve baked and sold as many as 25 dozen bagels, pitas, pretzels and pies at a single market.  But April and its 8am start time was approaching fast and we could only expect to grow even more.

More talking, researching, and planning have led us to a new goal. We’ve been improving our skills, finding new recipes (you’re going to love them!), restructuring our processes, and upgrading our equipment. We worked hard to make our process as efficient as possible without cutting any corners on the baking process or the ingredients we use.  So even though we make a lot of bagels, each one is sure to be as good as the next.

Bagels in a tray with pies displayed in front

Some of our beautiful bagels and our first market pies. S’mores and Apple!

Some of these changes have already been implemented but others are going to take a little more time.  Because of that we’ve decided that we’re going to take a few weeks off from baking while we get everything perfected.  So sadly, we will not be at the market for a little while.  If for no other reason, we need to catch up on some sleep!

Keep following us here as we share more about our story and of course you’re always welcome to contact us with any special inquiries you might have!

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