Visit to The Mill at Janie's Farm

Visit to The Mill at Janie's Farm

On Friday March 16th, Rey, Erinn, and I went up to Ashkum, IL to visit The Mill at Janie's Farm, where we have been getting some of our local flours. Jill Brockman-Cummings gave us a wonderful tour of the mill and talked to us about some of the new things they're going to be doing this summer!

Here is a link to their page: https://www.themillatjaniesfarm.com/

Here is a link to my interview with Jill for The Land Connection: https://thelandconnection.org/blog/heirloom-organic-and-heritage-oh-my-interview-jill-brockman-cummings

And, here are some pictures from our tour:

 

"Our Farmers" Page is LIVE!

"Our Farmers" Page is LIVE!

As members of the local food economy, Rey & I both believe that being transparent about where our ingredients come from not only builds trust between Lucky Pierre, our consumers, and our farmers, but it also allows for increased direct connections between our consumers and farmers, thereby strengthening the local food economy as a whole.

With that being said we are launching the "Our Farmers" page on our website (which you can reach from the top navigation bar).

The "Our Farmers" page lists all of the local farms that we are currently sourcing ingredients from, what we are sourcing from them, why we use their products and provides links to their websites and order forms so that you can order from them too! We will always tell those who ask exactly where we get an ingredient from and why. This page not only holds us accountable but allows others in the community who love our products to learn where their food comes from and what amazing local offerings there are from small, sustainable farms.

Urbana Market IN the Square

Urbana Market IN the Square

So we wanted to take this opportunity to let everyone know that we will be at the rest of the Urbana Markets IN the Square. Those dates are listed below:

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  • February 10th & 24th
  • March 10th & 24th
  • April 14th & 21st

You can always expect the usual fare from us, including:

  • Doughnut Holes
  • Cinnamon Roles
  • Orange Poppy Seed Rolls
  • Bagels
  • Bialys
  • Philadelphia-style Crumb Cake

We will also be using the market as a pick-up location for our online orders, and as a place to offer doughnut samplers of our upcoming special glaze series. So come see us every 2nd and 4th Saturday through the end of April, and get Lucky!

 

New Tea Glazes Coming Soon!!

New Tea Glazes Coming Soon!!

Rey and I both love Tea. Green, Black, Herbal; we love them all. And this is the perfect time of year for lots and lots of tea. Whether you are getting over a cold or just curling up under a blanket with a book, tea is one of the most therapeutic libations around. Rey has been wanting to make a line of tea glazes for a while now, but with the end of winter approaching (hopefully) we figured we should phase out our winter seasonal flavors and phase in the new Tea Series of doughnuts by Lucky Pierre Bakers.

The flavors we are going to offer are:

  • Moroccan Mint
  • Hazelnut Rooibos
  • Princess Grey
  • Matcha
  • Chai
  • Chamomile Blood Orange

We will be offering the flavors as a doughnut hole sampler pack this Saturday, February 10th at Urbana's Market IN the Square. After that, they will become available to our wholesale accounts and for special order through our website.

We hope that as we begin to try out our new special lines of glazes, whether this tea series or our upcoming beer series or flower series, you'll take the opportunity to try something new.

NOTE: All of the teas we are using for these glazes are Fair Trade teas.