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Pre-Order Holiday Desserts…today!

8 Dec

With a week and some change until Christmas, we’re preparing our kitchen for some major holiday pie baking!  Need to relieve some stress??  We can help with the dessert!

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We highly suggest that you pre-order your goodies for pick up the two days before Christmas.  The earlier the better!  While we plan to have desserts on hand these two days for last minute grabs, they may go quickly.

To pre-order, simply stop by, call, or email (info@flourandco.com) your order by December 20th.  Note: If you leave a message or send an email to place an order, your order will not be complete until you hear back from us, and we take your credit card information.  Another note: These desserts will be available all month long for special order.  We just need 24 hour notice.

eggnogpie

Eggnog Pie

eggnogpiewhole

Eggnog Pie

Crostata

Pear Cranberry Crostata

brown sugar nut pie

Brown Sugar Chocolate Nut Pie

Here are a few other important details…

Corporate Pie Deliveries – we’re delivering pies to your company!  You just need to order 12 pies (as gifts or submit a bulk team order) and we’ll deliver for free on the 23rd and 24th.  It’s a great perk for the team and a little less running around for everyone.  Dessert for the family will be complete!

Cookie Decorating Kits – we’ll bring the goods to you including sugar cookie cutouts, colored frosting in decorating bags, and sprinkles.  As always, everything is all natural and delish!  Minimum 20 people, 72 hour notice required.

Holiday Gifts– we have a number of pretty holiday gift packs that are prefect for hostess gifts, corporate gifts, teacher treats, friends and family.   We can customize them too.  Just ask, reserve ahead, and we’ll have them ready for pick up at your convenience!

December ‘Raising Dough’ – We’re collecting toys for the Fire Fighter’s Toy Program in San Francisco.  Drop off your new, unwrapped toys for kids in our bin by December 23rd.  We’ll drop them off before Christmas.

Holiday Hours: Christmas Eve 6:30a-2p; Christmas Day closed; New Year’s Eve 6:30a-2p; New Year’s Day closed.  All other days we will be open our usual 6:30a to 4pm.

Thank you for your support, friendship, and business this past year!  We love what we do because of you…and couldn’t do it without you.  Have a wonderful December and New Year!

~Emily & Team

The Bakery Life: It’s Starting to feel like Christmas at Flour & Co

10 Dec

Happy Holidays!  With whatever you are doing to celebrate (or not) the holidays, we’re raring to bake lots o’ pies and cakes to help make it a little less stressful (and delicious of course!).

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If you want to leave dessert to us, we highly suggest that you pre-order your goodies for pick up the two days before Christmas.  The earlier the better!  While we plan to have desserts on hand these two days for last minute grabs, they may go quickly.

To pre-order, simply stop by, call, or email (info@flourandco.com) your order by December 20th.  Note: If you leave a message or send an email to place an order, your order will not be complete until you hear back from us, and we take your credit card information.  Another note: These desserts will be available all month long for special order.  We just need 24 hour notice.

eggnogpie

Eggnog Pie

eggnogpiewhole

Eggnog Pie

Crostata

Pear Cranberry Crostata

brown sugar nut pie

Brown Sugar Chocolate Nut Pie

Here are a few other important details…

Corporate Pie Deliveries – we’re delivering pies to your company!  You just need to order 12 pies (as gifts or submit a bulk team order) and we’ll deliver for free on the 23rd and 24th.  It’s a great perk for the team and a little less running around for everyone.  Dessert for the family will be complete!

Holiday Gifts– we have a number of pretty holiday gift packs that are prefect for hostess gifts, corporate gifts, teacher treats, friends and family.   We can customize them too.  Just ask, reserve ahead, and we’ll have them ready for pick up at your convenience!

One of our gift packages for the holiday season...can be customized to you!

One of our gift packages for the holiday season…can be customized to you!

December ‘Raising Dough’ – We’re collecting toys for the Women’s Daytime Drop-in Center in Berkeley and for the Fire Fighter’s Toy Program in San Francisco.  Drop off your new, unwrapped toys for kids in our bin by December 23rd.  We’ll drop them off before Christmas.

Thank you for your support, friendship, and business this past year!  We love what we do because of you…and couldn’t do it without you.  Have a wonderful December and New Year!

~Emily & Team

Raising Dough: Girls on the Run, September 2015

1 Sep

We’re excited to get movin’ this month by featuring Girls on the Run as our September Raising Dough organization.  Each month our Raising Dough Campaign brings a collaborative, neighborhood approach to raising a little money and awareness for a great, locally represented organization.  Our friends and neighbors drop their change in our donation box, we match the donations, and we plan a group volunteer event (whenever possible) so that we can experience the organization beyond handing over a check.

Girls on the Run is focused on inspiring adolescent girls to live a ‘joyful, healthy, and confident’ life.  It’s about living without boundaries and going after dreams.  Running plays a big role in teaching these life skills.

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Let’s Raise Dough for this wonderful cause – even pennies count in our donation box!  If you’d like to get involved in a bigger way, here’s a blog post about how one person did just that.  Start running!!!

 

Raising Dough: Boys & Girls Club (Tenderloin) and Flour & Co

2 Jun

In May, we raised awareness for Movemeant, an organization that brings new light to positive body image.  Thank you for dropping your change in our collection box.  We’ll be counting (and matching) the funds this evening.

In June, we’re featuring the Boys & Girls Club for Raising Dough.  The organization helps young people, especially those who are disadvantaged, to realize their full potential.  The clubs provide a safe place for kids to go after school, on weekends, and during the summer, when they might otherwise be alone at home.  Literacy, healthy eating, and fitness, are just a few ways that they help to make a positive impact on these young lives.

SF Farmers Market gives Youth nutrition ideas - kids from the Tenderloin B&G Club

SF Farmers Market gives Youth nutrition ideas – kids from the Tenderloin B&G Club

Besides collecting money in our donation box, we’re excited to be volunteering this month on Tuesday, June 16th, from 12:45pm-4pm.  We have space for 8 to support the literacy program at the Tenderloin club, right in our back yard.  We’ll be meeting there for a quick intro to the club and our activity for the day, and then we’ll spend time with the kids for the rest of the afternoon.  Email Emily at info@flourandco.com if you’d like to join us!

The Bakery Life: Mother’s Day and Movemeant (Raising Dough) at Flour & Co

30 Apr

Remember celebrating May Day when you were a kid?  My sister and I would put together little care packages of flowers and goodies for our neighbors.  We’d hang them on their front door knob, ring the door bell, and run like heck so they wouldn’t see us.  What fun!  Call it inspiration for some grown up fun tomorrow.  Pack up a goodie box and/or flowers and drop it on your coworker or teacher’s desk when they aren’t looking.  Make sure to accompany it with “happy May Day!”

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May also equals Mother’s Day!  Moms are deserving of some special treatment on May 10th (well, every day really), and we’re here to help with the sweets portion.  Here’s what we’ve got planned for the weekend:

~ Cherry Pie

~ Peach Blackberry Crostata

~ Mini Strawberry Rhubarb Crostata

~ Triple Chocolate Caramel Brownies (heart shaped)

~ Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

~ Heart Shortbread Cookies (in cute packages)

Mini Strawberry Rhubarb Crostata

Mini Strawberry Rhubarb Crostata

 

Tcho Chocolate Mini Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Tcho Chocolate Mini Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

While we will have treats available for walk-ins, be sure to get Mom the treat of her choice by reserving ahead of time.  We’re taking orders now for pick up on Mother’s Day (or whenever you are celebrating with her).  Call (415-992-7620), email (info@flourandco.com) or stop in to place an order.

Our Raising Dough organization for May is Movemeant, an organization addressing our society’s issue with negative body image.  Besides dropping change in our donation box throughout the month, you can also get involved in their upcoming Dare to Bare festival on May 16th at the Marina Green from 11am to 4pm.  What a great way to get moving towards a positive body image!

One pager movemeantLastly, a quick update on our new Berkeley Bakery.  We’re still working on getting building permits from the City of Berkeley.  It’s a process that always takes time and time…and more time.  We’re crossing our fingers that we’ll have them in June!  Then the fun really begins.  More soon…

With love,

~ Emily and the Flour & Co Team

Raising Dough: Flour & Co and GiveMeTap

3 Apr

Our Raising Dough campaign for March tugged at our heart strings with our fuzzy four-legged friends as the beneficiaries.  You dropped $85 worth of your change in our donation box, and we’re matching that for a total donation of $170.  Thank you!

We’re excited to be partnering with GiveMeTap this month (and moving forward).  The gist?  Having a vessel for water (reuseable) and places in the city where you can refill your bottle without having to feel like you have to buy something, gives clean drinking water to people in Africa.

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We’re rolling out a Flour & Co/GiveMeTap water bottle that you can purchase for $20 at the bakery.  Part of the proceeds will give a person in Africa 5 years of clean water.  Each time you refill your bottle, another day of clean water is given.  You can read the nitty gritty here.  Any way you look at it, we’re pretty excited to be partnering with GiveMeTap!  So, buy a bottle, use our water station all you want, and drop change in the donation box — all of which will be making a big wet impact.

The Bakery Life: Christmas 2014 at Flour & Co

14 Dec

Hopefully, you’re getting into the spirit of the season because it’s only one and a half weeks to Christmas (sorry to break the news if you are feeling behind!).  Who’s ready with bells on!!?? Luckily, we’re feeling ready in the dessert department, so let us help check something off your list.

Here’s what we’re baking the for the holiday:

The lineup

If you want to leave dessert to us, we highly suggest that you pre-order your goodies for pick up the two days before Christmas.  The earlier the better!  While we plan to have desserts on hand these two days for last minute grabs, they may go quickly.

To pre-order, simply stop by, call, or email (info@flourandco.com) your order by December 21st.  Note: If you leave a message or send an email to place an order, your order will not be complete until you hear back from us, and we take your credit card information.  Another note: These desserts will be available all month long for special order.  We just need 24 hour notice.

eggnogpie

Eggnog Pie

eggnogpiewhole

Eggnog Pie

Crostata

Apple Crostata

brown sugar nut pie

Brown Sugar Chocolate Nut Pie

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Gingerbread Cake

9-grain Dinner Rolls

9-grain Dinner Rolls

Here are a few other important details…

Corporate Pie Deliveries – we’re delivering pies to your company!  You just need to order 12 pies (as gifts or submit a bulk team order) and we’ll deliver for free on the 23rd and 24th.  It’s a great perk for the team and a little less running around for everyone.  Dessert for the family will be complete!

Holiday Gifts– we have a number of pretty holiday gift packs that are prefect for hostess gifts, corporate gifts, teacher treats, friends and family.   We can customize them too.  Just ask, reserve ahead, and we’ll have them ready for pick up at your convenience!

One of our gift packages for the holiday season...can be customized to you!

One of our gift packages for the holiday season…can be customized to you!

Don’t forget Santa’s Cookies!  We know how busy it gets as Christmas approaches, so let us prepare Santa’s cookies.  Only thing left for you to do: Arrange them on a pretty plate and place in Santa’s favorite spot.  The box will include 6 mini cookies: sugar cutout, chocolate peanut butter sandwich, and ginger molasses ($8.50).

December ‘Raising Dough’ – We’re collecting toys for the Raphael House this month.  Drop off your new, unwrapped toys for kids in our bin by December 23rd.  They especially love crafts, books, and teen appropriate gifts, but all toys are welcome.  We’ll drop them off before Christmas.  We’re also volunteering December 18th (making dinner for the families).  Let us know if you’d like to join by emailing Emily at info@flourandco.com.

We’ll leave you with our bakery Christmas tree and a great big HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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Raising Dough: Flour & Co and the SF Food Bank

1 Nov

In October, we featured a neighborhood favorite on our community board, Project Open Hand.  Thanks to you, we raised $96.  We’ll be donating a total of $192 with our matching.  We also had a great time volunteering one evening in their prep kitchen.  We had a group of 7 including Flour & Co team members and guests.  Thanks to everyone who supported our cause in one way or another.  We couldn’t do it without your help!

November marks the beginning of the holiday season, starting with Thanksgiving.  We thought it appropriate to do a can drive and support the SF Food Bank for the month.  We’ve got a pail ready for your donations, so drop by non-perishable foods if you’d like to join in.  We’ll be dropping the goods off just before Thanksgiving.  We’ll also be collecting change in our community board box.  Finally, we’ll be volunteering as a group on Tuesday, November 11th from 6pm – 8pm.  We have 10 spots available and you are welcome to join us.  Just email Emily at info@flourandco.com to inquire about participating.

We’re excited to be making this holiday season something special for those who aren’t as fortunate.  Thank you for joining us!

~ Emily Day

Raising Dough: Project Open Hand and Flour & Co

1 Oct

In September, we had a wonderful month of giving to Project Night Night.  You dropped a whopping $179  in our donation box, and with our matching, we’ll be donating $358 to this deserving organization.

We also had a great time volunteering as a team.  We helped move supplies and inventory them to make room for more supplies.  A special thanks to Jo, a regular guest at Flour & Co and neighbor, who joined us for this event!

Flour & Co Team Volunteering at Project Night Night

Flour & Co Team Volunteering at Project Night Night

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In October, we are Raising Dough for Project Open Hand, an organization right in the neighborhood.

Project Open Hand “provides meals with love to seniors and the critically ill. Every day, we prepare 2,500 nutritious meals and provide 200 bags of healthy groceries to help sustain our clients as they battle serious illnesses, isolation, or the health challenges of old age.”  Watch this short video to see and hear more about the impact that this organization makes each day.

As per usual, we’ll be collecting donations in our community board box throughout the month of October.  We’ll also be volunteering on October 15th from 5 to 7:30pm in their kitchen.  If you’d like to join us, email Emily at info@flourandco.com.

Thanks for your continued donations and support.  We have fun working with these organizations each month and like teaming with you to make a little bigger impact.  A little money and time goes a long way!

~ Emily Day

 

Raising Dough: Flour & Co and Project Night Night

2 Sep

We (the collective version…including you) Raised LOTS of Dough in August!  Our most successful Raising Dough Campaign yet, with all $520 (including our matching and one guest’s very generous $200 donation) going to Larkin Street Youth Services.  Thanks for dropping your change and checks into our donation box.  We couldn’t do it without you!

In September, we are supporting Project Night Night.  Project Night Night’s mission is “to provide Night Night Packages, free of charge, to homeless children from birth to pre-teen who need childhood essentials to feel secure, cozy, ready to learn, and significant.”  These packages include a blanket, book, and stuffed animal, delivered in a very cute canvas bag.  Project Night Night delivers over 25,000 bags to homeless kids each year. 

 

Help us Raise Dough for this worthy organization in one of three ways:

  • As always, drop your change or bills in our Community Board donation box
  • Bring by new children’s blankets, books or stuffed animals and we’ll donate them at the end of September
  • Volunteer with us this Monday, September 8th, at 6pm.  We’ll be helping them get ready for a new delivery of Night Night supplies (email info@flourandco.com if interested)

Thanks for your continued support ~ every penny counts!

~  Emily Day

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