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Market update and news!

Okay, bad news first. The markets were deserted today and with the continued hard rain tomorrow we’ve decided to cancel our Friday markets. If you were planning on stopping by, please call us as we will be in our kitchen tomorrow and you could pick up product there.

The good news is that starting next week, we will also be at the Brookline Farmer’s market on Thursdays!

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Also, we are loving our new oven. Here are pictures

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of the perfect specimens coming out of our oven–of course, it helps to have talented baking staff! Thanks Noelle, for the perfect french macarons. And look at Anna’s beautiful biscotti!!! I can saw they taste as good as they look.

 

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Rain or shine we will be at all our our FMs this week!

Come on out and see us.  We have lots of yummy things, and a new fresh fruit tart made with made with homemake almond paste inside! They sold out super quickly at our markets on Sat!

We know it isn’t fun for anyone to be out in the rain, particularly our customers, but please show your support for all the producers who show up at the markets during this unusually rainy season. Rain is one of the hardships of outdoor farmer’s markets! If i am reading my weather charts correctly, we had record rain yesterday and last week, for these dates. Chance of rain continues throughout the 10 day forecast. So arm yourself with an umbrella and rainboots and  come on out and show your love! Violette Bakers, and all of the FM vendors, will certainly love you back. 🙂 Thanks.

 

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First market of the season!

Kaila, Katie, Larry and Lily at our first market of the season! Dewey Sq!

Kaila, Katie, Larry and Lily at our first market of the season! Dewey Sq!

Yummy cakes!

Yummy cakes!

Lemon-Lavender Cake!

Lemon-Lavender Cake!

Gluten Free Bakers!

Gluten Free Bakers!

Gluten free for everyone!

Gluten free for everyone!

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hopeful that we will start baking tomorrow, 6/3/13

Just got news that one inspector can’t come until tomorrow (boo hiss). Fingers crossed he comes first thing in the A.M. or possibly today.  Not being able to use the kitchen would be, difficult. So please all, say a prayer to the Goddess of Inspectors so she gets him in and out quickly for us. .. 🙂

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No markets this week, kitchen opening delayed!

We are sad to say we had to cancel the markets this week. The team is working tirelessly to get us into the kitchen, but these things always take longer than one would hope.  Sorry to disappoint, but see you all next week at the markets!

Also, we are doing a cake test bake on our new  oven on Friday. It has some great features that should help our gluten free products, particularly breads, be even better. If anyone would like to order a cake for this weekend let me know! We need to know how many cakes to test bake!

 

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Busy bees, soon to be busy bakers

We are busily at work getting our new kitchen set up. Fingers crossed that it will be up and running next week.  I will post our first menu of the season soon! I just ate a lovely honey-apricot, so for sure we will have a vanilla cake/cupcake with fresh apricot buttercream on the menu!

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French artisan foods

I am bringing back from France a few artisan foods from this region  (Cevennes/Languadoc Roussillon) to sell at our Pop Up. Come on in and check them out. Things like french mustard w/truffles or with figs, Mediterranean salts infused with local herbs, lovely infused french teas and unusual french coffees, sheep’s milk conserves, Cocoa with french spices, and more! Quantities are very limited, so make sure you stop in once our Pop Up is up and running.

I’m also bringing back a few copies of a french poetry book that won this year one of the most prestigious awards in France for poetry. The book is hand made, using an old fashioned french printing press and original art. The books are signed and numbered by the artists (the poet and the fine artist.) I know the poet and she has entrusted me with two copies of her very limited edition book. So if you love french poetry come check that out as well!

Our first market is May 31st at Copley Sq!

 

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7 farmer’s market’s starting May 31st

We will be at seven (7) markets this summer, in addition to our pop-up bakery at 1001 Mass Ave in Cambridge (we are in the basement–it’s our temporary home!) Come see us at the markets starting May 31st. We will post an update when the pop up will be ready to visit!

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News and where you can find Violette gluten free

We’ve added two more farmer’s markets to our list: Copley Sq on Fridays and Roslindale Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings. Roslindale is the oldest, and some say the largest, Farmer’s Market in the Boston region. My very first job when i was 14, by the way,  was working at the large permanent Farmer’s Market in Los Angles. I worked at Clara and Joe’s Bread Bin, so i guess you can say i’ve come full circle.

In addition to our  7 farmer’s markets (Thurs-Sunday), we are also going to launch our pop-up bakery at 1001 Mass Ave in Cambridge, where our new temporary kitchen is located. More on that when we launch, which will be AFTER we get ourselves acclimated to the new market schedule.

You will see new faces at the markets. I will be in the kitchen most of the time, while we have dedicated staff for the markets. Some of our new bakers will also be helping out at the markets a couple days a week. More on our new staff when i can post pictures of them! I think i’ve put together a really great team of food/farmer’s market  lovers.

Lastly, I am leaving for France on Saturday and hope to bring back lots of yummy French delicacies  to use in our baking!

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