What a couple of weeks it has been! After having a great time sharing about Super Sprout™ at the International Bread Symposium (read about that here), we did a more in depth presentation with Chef Peter Reinhart of Johnson & Wales at the Asheville Artisan Bread Festival to a packed crowd of bread enthusiasts. We got to meet tons of awesome bakers and reconnect with old friends at one of our favorite events. We also attended a workshop with Weaver Street Market where they made great pretzels with our Super Sprout™ Sprouted Flour. We introduced some new products and really enjoyed the wood fired pizza! Asheville never disappoints, so read on to find out what went on!
Early Saturday morning we set up our table at the Bread Festival and enjoyed seeing some new faces around the room as well as many old friends. We passed out free samples of Super Sprout™ Spelt and Super Sprout™ Rye to all of the bakers and started buying what would be a gracious plenty of awesome breads. Some of the bakeries who were there baking with our flour included:
City Bakery, Asheville
Weaver Street Market, Durham/Chapel Hill/Carrboro/Hillsborough
Ninth Street, Durham
Backwoods Bakery, Jackson and Swain County Markets
Sprout Momma, Hilton Head Island
West End Bakery, Asheville
Flatrock Village Bakery, Asheville/Fletcher
Underground Bakery, Hendersonville
and our friends Andrew Ullom, Richard Orris, Emily Beuhler, and Forno Bravo as well.
In the afternoon we presented on Super Sprout™ with Chef Peter Reinhart, and then watched Jon and Chris from Weaver Street Market whip up some Super Sprout™ Wheat pretzels in their workshop. They baked them off in the mobile oven provided by Backwoods Bakery and everyone got to try some!
This year, we debuted Super Sprout™ Rye and Super Sprout™ Spelt in 2 pound bags at our booth and got a chance to taste the Super Sprout™ Rye mixed with our NC Bread flour in the pizza made by Andrew Ullom of Union Special Bread (Raleigh) at the bakers dinner. It was truly alive and full of flavor! So good!
We got to meet many bakers we've been talking with in person and enjoyed seeing old friends at the festival. We wrapped up the weekend with a delicious meal at Rise Above Deli in Asheville (more coming soon!). We have been following them on instagram for some time, but got to meet them in person at the presentation and truly enjoyed eating our Super Sprout™ in some of their sandwich bread. If you haven't been, make sure to check them out next time you are in Asheville!