This summer, and again this fall, people are flocking to the Abigail's Oven booth for our REAL™ sourdough bread. With 8 or 9 markets every weekend, our baking team is busier than usual, at times making 2800 loaves in a single day, which can take most of a day to bake. And that is a feat in itself since every loaf is hand shaped and placed in a hot cast iron Dutch oven (we have 155 in all), baked for 40 minutes, then cooled, sliced, and packaged fresh for farmers markets.
This last weekend, I was privileged to work alongside Abigail at the Sundance Harvest Market and I found it interesting who attended and bought bread. There were the young health-conscious hipsters, older couples arm-in-arm, the weekend vacationers who discovered the market as a lucky weekend plus, and the bikers, who just off the mountain were anxious to carbo load with our bread.
But all combined, these folks were bonkers for our garlic rosemary sourdough bread. Of course, I love to tell customers about the sandwich series on the blog for #NationalSandwichMonth and how this bread makes the most amazing paninis. And then there is the simple Italian dinner bread with a light smear of butter and sprinkling of parmesan cheese under the broiler for just a few moments. The more I think of it, maybe its me that likes the bread and talks our customers into trying it.
Others Reasons Why Our Customers Love Garlic Rosemary Sourdough
There are a few others reasons why Abigail's Oven customers may prefer our garlic rosemary sourdough bread over other flavors at farmers markets:
- Flavor: Garlic rosemary is a classic flavor combination that is loved by many people. The garlic adds a savory and pungent flavor to the bread, while the rosemary adds a fragrant and herbaceous aroma.
- Versatility: Garlic rosemary sourdough bread can be enjoyed in many different ways. It can be eaten on its own, toasted, or used to make sandwiches, paninis, and croutons. It is also a great accompaniment to soups and stews.
- Popularity: Garlic rosemary sourdough bread is a popular flavor at farmers markets because it is unique and flavorful. It is also a good way for farmers to showcase their fresh herbs.
In addition to these reasons, Abigail's Oven customers may also prefer their garlic rosemary sourdough because of the quality of the ingredients used and the way the bread is baked. Abigail's Oven uses organic flour and spring water, olive oil, fresh garlic, sea salt, and dried rosemary in their bread, which they bake in individual cast iron Dutch ovens. This results in a flavorful and crusty bread that is sure to please even the most discerning palate.
Here are some additional thoughts on why garlic rosemary sourdough bread may be popular at farmers markets:
- Farmers markets are often associated with fresh, local food. Garlic rosemary sourdough bread is a great example of this, as it is made with fresh herbs and flour.
- Farmers markets are a great place to find unique and specialty foods. Garlic rosemary sourdough bread is a less common flavor than other types of sourdough bread, so it may be more appealing to shoppers who are looking for something different.
- Farmers markets are a social experience. People often go to farmers markets to shop for food, but they also go to socialize and meet with their neighbors. Eating garlic rosemary sourdough bread from a local bakery is a great way to support the community and enjoy a delicious treat at the same time.
While you may have missed Sundance's Harvest Market, this weekend we will be at Farmers Markets in Ogden, SLC Downtown, Murray, So Jordan, Draper, Daybreak, Provo, and Spanish Fork. We will have samples of all our flavors, including: Country Loaf, Rustic Wheat, Country Seed, Cinnamon Swirl, Jewish Rye, Jalapeño Cheddar, and of course, Garlic Rosemary. Samples are free and plentiful, so come see which ones you prefer. And let us know in the comment section below, if I am right about our garlic rosemary.
And if you can't make it to a market you will find fresh bread at more than 30 stores throughout Utah. You can also come by The Store at the Bakery today (we are open Mon 12:00 PM-5:00 PM, Tue 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, and Wed-Fri 10:00 AM-5:00 PM) at 421 South 200 East in Spanish Fork, Utah).