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Here's What's Sprouting This Spring!

Posted on Mar 4, 2014

Greetings friends!! 

We’ve only a few more weeks to go before we can officially say “welcome spring” and the budding trees are eager to congratulate you on making it through! It’s been a while since we’ve used this medium to reach out to you but that’s not to say its been all hibernation this winter. In fact, we have been busy crafting plans to make 2014 the most dynamic year Back to Eden Bakery has seen yet! Some ideas are still germinating but here’s a preview of some of the seeds we are planting this year.

As many of you know last year we partnered up with Trailhead Coffee Roasters to provide you with some of the best beans Portland has to offer. In the fall we finally added espresso to our menu with four non-dairy milk options to choose from. Well, this year we are incredibly proud to introduce our very own “Back to Eden Blend” co-created with the folks at Trailhead. Ethically sourced and sustainably grown, the beans in our custom blend come from Peru and Colombia through the Cafe Femenino Coffee Project. A social program focused on empowerment, network building and income generation,  every cup of coffee or retail bag you purchase helps to enhance the lives of women and their families in coffee growing communities around the world. Follow the links to learn more about Cafe Femenino, Trailhead Coffee Roasters and our coffee offerings.
In the baking department we have added many new exciting flavors that are sure to delight you this season:
Since we’ve been talking coffee, nothing pairs better than one of our morning pastries. Our Citrus Ginger Scone has been winning fans over since we introduced it last month. The perfect alchemy of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, lemon zest and crystallized ginger this scone is not only perfection in flavor but its texture simply can’t be beat.
Inspired by your favorite childhood snack we’d like to introduce to you our latest dessert item (drumroll please...) our brand new PB&J Whoopie Pie! Just imagine two perfectly moist yet chewy peanut butter cookie cakes sandwiched together with a concord grape buttercream filling! To sum it up, heartwarmingly nostalgic and oh so delicious!!
If a light breakfast or brunch is what you are after you might want to consider our Biscuits with Mushroom Gravy. Just this week we stepped it up a notch by giving you the option of adding a housemade gluten-free walnut oat sausage patty. Hearty, savory and seriously satisfying, this new menu item is sure to be a hit. Word to the wise, the early bird gets the worm if you know what we mean!
Last but not least, we’d like to show you all a little customer appreciation for sticking with us this winter and braving the elements to show us your support. Last year we collaborated with our friends over at Seed Garden Designs to create the perfect image for our new t-shirts. Inspired by our company’s mission to plant something in return, the image not only bears a message of hope and renewal but are locally printed using American Apparel’s sustainable tee made of 100% organic cotton. For the rest of the month you can save 50% on our t-shirts when you make a $25 purchase or more in store. And to really show you our appreciation we will be raffling away five t-shirts on April 1st. No purchase necessary! No fooling! To enter all you have to do to is use the Contact form on our website.
As you can see 2014 is off to a great start around here and we will be making more of an effort to keep you dialed in and inspired. Checking in with our blog is one way to stay informed and don’t forget to visit our Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter for more up to the moment information.

We are so grateful to be of service to you and wish you all the best as always!

Cheers!
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