We are opening our bakery on Tring High Street, where we will be offering a range of sourdough bread and French pastries served with great coffee and food, and we want your help to buy more equipment to expand our range and offer the best products we can. Please take a moment to read more about our project and to take a look at our rewards.
We launched our small bakery in September 2017. Our first year we focussed heavily on doing events and markets getting to meet a lot of our customers for the first time. For our second year we moved away from events and focussed our attention on baking classes to a great success. After having to stop our close-knit classes, we launched our web-shop and delivered thousands of packages to many loyal, and new, customers.
We regularly receive messages or questions asking “where can I buy your porridge loaf?" or "will there be cinnamon knots this Saturday at...?" and the answer more often than not is no. We’re unable to fulfil demand for our products because many of our wholesale customers are unable to offer our full range of produce. We realised from this that what we need is a place of our own where we can make the things we (and you) love every day.
We put an offer on our property in Tring back in July and it's taken until the middle of December to get the keys, and now we're full of excitement and anxiousness - probably in equal measure! We've seen a lot of people on social media debating what the Tring Motorist Centre might be next, and it's been very hard to keep the news to ourselves!
Half of the shop floor will be dedicated to seating, with a casual environment, where you can relax and enjoy our products along with a great coffee! We will also be constructing a small kitchen where we will be offering a range of light breakfasts and lunches, with a heavy emphasis on our breads! The shop side will be offering the largest range of our products you can find anywhere, with a greater selection of bread than what you’re used to, and a range of new pastries and viennoiserie not yet seen!
We will be supporting local producers, using artisan products, and working closely with our suppliers and local chefs to deliver the highest quality products we can.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
We've been very lucky this year to even be able to continue baking through COVID-19, let alone be in a position to expand, and we're grateful for the support that we've received throughout 2020.
On this page you’ll find a range of options for helping to sponsor our project which we'd love for you to have a look at! Please do remember that every little bit really goes a long way.
We will be using the all the money invested through our crowdfunding campaign to invest in new equipment for the bakery that will allow us to offer a wider range of products at a higher quality than ever before!
Choosing Tring as the home of our bakery was probably the best decision we made. Over the years we've met a lot of people through events and baking classes, and some people we only interact with online but feel like we've met - though that may be the case for everyone in this COVID-19 world. In all honesty, the thing we're looking forward to most about the shop is being able to actually meet everyone and put faces to names! We can't think of a better place to have our shop than on Tring High Street!
Thank you for taking the time to have a look at our project also and we hope to see you soon!
All bread photos courtesy of Joris Verstrepen