The one thing we love about our customers and fellow farmers market vendors is the sense of community. When we needed a kitchen after the closure of the Bakeshop, lots of people were on the lookout for us. And since a lot of you have been asking about the progress of a more permanent home (the search continues!), I thought I’d at least share some details about where we’ve been baking lately.
Cowbell Kitchen welcomed us into their kitchen in June and helped us get back up and running after our hiatus. If that name sounds familiar to you, it’s probably because you’ve had one of their delicious grilled cheeses or baked goods at one of the area farmers markets or at their flagship store in Leesburg that just opened in October. Cher, Dan, and the whole gang there welcome every customer into their store like they are family and it was an honor to be a part of their world for a bit.
(What’s even more impressive is that they had space in their hearts for us at all despite still being in turmoil over the tragic loss of their co-owner KK barely a month earlier. I never had the pleasure of really knowing KK, but everyone I’d ever spoke with had only wonderful things to say about her and it’s clear the community lost a great light. They’ve set up a fund in her honor if you’d like to donate.)
In July, we shifted our operations to the “Fish Bowl” over at Cookology in the Dulles Town Center. They are all about teaching kids and adults how to cook in super fun classes and they are launching an “incubator” program to give kitchen space to businesses who need it. In fact, they’re launching a new location in Arlington this Fall that will primarily house their incubator program. The team over there reached out to all the former Bakeshop Girls and Noshy is happy to be a guinea pig for this program.
So that’s the story of what’s happening while we work on finding a home of our own again! We’re so glad we’re able to continue making your lives more memorably scrumptious and we’re so thankful to everyone who’s helped us do so.