The Bakehouse project has progressed well over the last month. May has seen us having a stall at a Farmers’ Market, launching a new baking and wellbeing project, running a breadmaking workshop, even appearing in the Guardian!

breadtalkWe started the month by launching a new wellbeing project in conjunction with Impact Initatives at St John’s Cafe and Centre on Palmeira Square, Hove. Funded by a grant from the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership this project is aimed at men over the age of 50 and focuses on breadmaking as a mindful act, encouraging participants to be active and connect with other members of the group.

We’re continuing to have a pick up point for our bread at The Hive, with ordered breads able to be picked up between 12 and 1pm on alternate Saturdays, as well as on Fridays 3-4pm.  We’ll be baking pain de campagne (sourdough), seeded malthouse, white tin and light rye loaves every bake, with bagels and the #fridaybun available on Fridays.  If you’re interested in buying bread from us then we’ll have an order form in the Hive, or you can email orders to us on To see when we’re baking, and what you can order, you can visit our buy bread page.   Our bagels continue to be a popular choice on the menu at The Hive. So why not go down and treat yourself to a lunch one day.

farmers market (2)Our stall at Hove Farmers’ Market last month was a real success. Thank you to all of you who came along and said hello, it was a good opportunity to get our bread to more of the community, and talk about the project. We’ll be having a stall at the next Farmers’ Market on the 20th June, and will be regular stallholders as the market returns to St Philip’s Church Hall on the 3rd Saturday of every month.

everyday breadWe have also ran our first couple of Everyday Bread workshops. Participants arrived at 10am and left at 2pm with the breads they had made, and recipes to continue their breadmaking journey. During the workshop we explored a variety of techniques to help bake bread successfully, enjoyed a light lunch, and had the chance to connect with members of the community.  We are running this workshop again on Tuesday 7th July, and are looking to repeat it again in the coming months. If you’d like to come along, either visit our website or email for further details or to book a place (£50 fee includes the lunch and recipes).

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