Looking for great bread and time well spent? Head to Flowers & Bread for a hands on experience with bread making and floral arrangement or pick up something to enjoy on the patio!
What’s in a name? Well, when it comes to Flowers & Bread it’s quite literal. The founders Sarah and Tricia believe in simple pleasures: flowers, bread, and a good cup of coffee (But Flowers & Bread has a better ring to it than Flowers, Bread & Coffee). They think of these things as beauty, sustenance, and good conversation – and we need all three.
Sarah and Tricia’s relationship dates back to their time in culinary school. When Tricia, who also owns The Seasoned Farmhouse, was looking for a business partner she brought on Sarah to teach a class or two and now she teaches all the time. After a class about how to make butter they decided to go with good butter you also need good bread, so they decided to do just that! They believe that simple pleasures are most meaningful when you a part of their creation and thus Flowers & Bread is focused on being a recreational learning space for bread making, flower arranging, and cooking in a wood-fired oven.
During the day and evenings, their space hosts a variety of seasonally inspired classes from floral parties to sourdough-bread baking to cooking seafood and pizza in the wood-fire oven, to special pop-up dinners crafted by Executive Chef Anthony Schulz. Find out more about their seasonal classes, series, and pop-ups here.
Don’t have time for a class and just need to fulfill a hankering for good bread? They do also offer a cafe menu Tuesday-Sunday with a variety of fresh-baked breads, pastries, breakfast, and lunch items, including a soup of the day and a PB&J of the day with homemade jam, as well as Backroom Coffee espresso and coffee!
To name a few, they have salads, sandwiches, bagettes, epi wheat stalks that don’t require a knife and instead pull apart, foccacia, bundt cake, foccacia, fancy versions of Pepperidge Ffarm cinnamon swirl bread which will knock the socks off of the other stuff, a chocolate bread made with chocolate milk and choc chunks which is worthy of all the praise, Snowville yogurt and granola, local hard boiled eggs, and lot of local flowers and food items.
During our visit, we were walked through the making of tussie mussies, aka nosegays, by Mallory. While simultaneously stuffing our faces with fresh bread, we learned not only how to assemble them, but also the meaning behind the flowers. For example, yellow flowers were used as an invitation to have an affair back in the day. Another fun fact, women used to place nosegays in their cleavage to cover up the stench in the streets before modern plumbing.
Once providing background into the meaning of each type of flower or greenery, Mallory walked us through the step by step process of making our own nosegays, picking and choosing (and sometimes politely fighting over) the flowers we wished to use in our arrangements. It was awesome seeing how each person brought together similar flowers in different ways.
There is also a private event space upstairs that would be perfect for your next celebration, such as bridal and baby showers, rehearsal dinners, graduations, and anniversaries. Getting married soon? They offer a DIY bridal class to make your own flowers – hello savings! You can assemble your flowers the night before your wedding and then store them on site overnight.
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Blog Post & Photos by:
Erin, The Spiffy Cookie