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Bimbo Bakeries

I’m not sure where we picked up these bread racks but they’re pretty fitting, eh?  We only have four and, man, have they come in handy!  I need to find out where I can get more.  With “Bimbo Bakeries USA” imprinted on them.

So remember I was doing a little baking to fill in at the farmer’s market until the garden starts to produce?  Ha.  It seems that baking is becoming a full-time profession for me.  Sourdoughs, French breads, soft sandwich breads, aged rustic breads…  And the sweet breads have become quite popular — sweet lemon bread, sweet orange marmalade bread, and pumpkin cinnamon bread.  I’m having trouble keeping up with demand with my crappy little one-rack oven.  We have a spare oven in the basement that someone gave us.  Assuming it’s in working condition, I’m hoping Steve can get it installed in the next week or two.

FYI:  I’ve decided I don’t want to mix this personal blog/journal/family photos with the biz side of things.  David is currently working on getting me set up on a new, separate site:  SlowMoFood.com.  I’ll let you all know when that’s up and running so you can take a peek.  In the meantime, I set up a Facebook page for it here:  Facebook/SlowMoFood

The garden is behind where I’d like it to be but certainly ahead of last year.  I’ve gotten in a second planting of bush beans and am still working on getting the last of the peppers in the ground.  I’ll try to finish that this next week, along with seeding some melons.  It’s still dry as a bone here, although we did get a very welcome 4/10″ several days ago.  There’s another chance for rain this weekend so everyone cross your fingers!

In my busy-ness, I didn’t make my usual birthday post but Nellie turned seven about a month ago!  Good grief, they grow up quickly!  She got several girly things for gifts but her favorite was having Grandma Kaye take her to a real beauty salon for a fancy-pants haircut.

In the animal department, things are going pretty well.  We’re now up to 24 ducks, including some Anconas I bought from a fellow vendor at the market last week.  I’m really, really, really liking ducks.  We had six geese but a coon or other nasty thing dug under their night pen and took the three smallest of them.  Our turkeys kept dying off until we only had a few left.  I finally got around to mentioning it to Gail, our turkey guru, and she suggested they might be eating the medicated chick feed.  Yep, sure enough, I had been mixing medicated chick grower with higher protein game feed for them as I had read somewhere on the internet.  We’ve now stopped that and we’ve had no more deaths.

The bees.  Oh, don’t ask about the bees.  I’ve been so busy, I haven’t checked them in forever.  I hope to get out there and do that this next week but don’t hold your breath.

So, yes, we’re still alive.  Things are going well — very well.  I love working at the market.  The customers are great and, even better, my fellow vendors are wonderful.  I was pretty intimidated by most of the other vendors at first, thinking they’d be competitive & snooty. Afterall, they’re all so experienced and I’m so very new to it all.   Nope, they are incredibly generous and welcoming, openly sharing their knowledge with me, friendly & chatting all morning long.  It’s a great group of people and I’m very thankful to be a part of them.  I look forward to each & every Saturday morning.  Pretty cool stuff.

Back to bimbo baking!

8 Responses to “Bimbo Bakeries”

  1. Kristin June 15, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    That is awesome, Diane. I am glad you are comfortable at the Farmer’s Market. Your description of your market sounds quite like ours here in NH. I don’t sell at the market and never have, however as a long time customer of the market I can easily see the comraderie between all the different farmers/vendors.

    I know you are a very busy lady, but I wanted to stop by and say “Hey!”

    Hugs,

    Kristin :)

    • Diane June 25, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

      Hiya, Kristin! Glad to know you’re still around. I was just thinking about you the other day. :-)

  2. Ilene June 16, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

    It so happens that I have about six of those same Bimbo bread trays that I found in the recycling bin! I use these things for all kinds of stuff and wonder how in the world I got along without them! And one day I was in Food Pyramid and saw the bread man stocking shelves from Bimbo trays!! Heh!

    Oh, you are soooo busy. Wish I lived closer, I’d come help. We got a little rain early yesterday morning. But it’s never enough. Want. Want. Want.

    • Diane June 25, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

      Heck, if you were any closer, I’d have already kidnapped you!

  3. Jo June 19, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    Diane-
    I actually used to inspect a Bimbo Bakery Warehouse in SW Florida. They pronounce in “Beembo.” Either way it is still funny.
    Good Luck on your baking!

    • Diane June 25, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

      “Beembo” just makes it all the funnier! I can hear Desi Arnaz calling me a beembo right now…

  4. feather June 24, 2012 at 10:48 pm #

    If you have a Mexican store near you they stock Bimbo products. The have all of the type things that Hostess and Little Debbie have.

    • Diane June 25, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

      I wonder if they’d sell me some? I’ll keep an eye out and ask!

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