Since I first launched Heldeberg Market in June 2010, Iâ€™ve been working hard to source dietary staples made by local farms and businesses- veggies, meats, eggs, honey, and more.Â Bread is something I have been trying to source from the get go.Â However, mills in our corner of the country are few and far between, so itâ€™s not easy to bake a truly local bread.Â The best ingredients you can really find consistently are flours milled in the Champlain Valley (where the All Good Bakers source their local flours).
Like most people involved in the local foods scene, Iâ€™ve heard a lot of great things about the new bread CSA offered in Albany.Â Itâ€™s a cool and innovative idea- offering local bread. When I received an email from the All Good Bakers a couple weeks ago I was so excited to set up a partnership.Â They dropped a couple of samples off to my home last week, and it was delicious.Â After my long search for a quality baker to include in the market, I knew working with the All Good Bakers was an opportunity too good to pass up!
All Good Bakers was founded by Nick and Britin Foster in Albany when they began baking for area farmersâ€™ markets seven years ago. Their mission is to support local farms and bring their community affordable, healthy breads. About 80% ofÂ theirÂ ingredients are sourced from local farms, including hormone-free eggs and dairy items, all-natural maple syrup, and pesticide-free fruits, vegetables and grains. Organic flours are locally milled, and New York grown wheatÂ is used whenever it is available. For ingredients not produced in New York State, Nick and Britin turn to local businesses to help source sustainable, all-natural, and preservative-free items including spices and sugar.
Currently, the All Good Bakers operate as a Community Supported Bakery and do not have a commercial retail space. Nick and Britin come to the Heldeberg Market hoping to make their products available to a wider market of people, especially those who recognize the importance of buying local.
Heldeberg Market is excited to bring you these new products! The All Good Bakers are the first non-farm member of the Heldeberg Market, but we feel they fit in swimmingly! Afterall, their bread is as local as it gets in Albany County! Nick and Britin go the extra mile to buy from our local farmers, source organic and all-natural ingredients, and provide customers with quality, locally produced food. We all have the same mission: providing quality food that you can feel â€œALL GOODâ€ about eating.
Enjoy and eat bread!