Oh Canada! Glad to be Home, Feeling Inspired & Green

posted May 7, 2016, 7:18 AM by Shelley Raniowski
Well a couple weeks in France was wonderful!  Most of the days were spent in central Paris visiting local Boulangeries.  Seeing lots of great breads & Pastries!  I have lots of new ideas to try out & play around with.  I can't wait to share some of my new ideas with you all.

The trip also gave me a great chance to think about what kinds of things I want to do with my business.  As my business is a reflection of who I am, I want to be able to offer the things that I would like to see available.  This means locally made products.  Locally produced ingredients where possible.  Green packaging options.  Reusable packaging option where possible.

We are going to be changing our labeling a little bit to allow for bilingual labeling.  This change in labelling will allow labels to be potentially reused.  We will be removing our ingredient lists from the label, however we have always prided ourselves on our transparency when it comes to the ingredients included in our breads, and will still continue to make those ingredients lists available to you.  We will always have a "binder" at the market with the lists.  We are also going to be transitioning our website here, so that you will be able to get the ingredient list, simply by clicking on the appropriate recipe in the sub menus of the Menu.

We will be also make a transition into some reusable packaging options.  I am hoping to work with a local seamstress to create reusable cloth bags for the breads.  We will eventually be phasing these bags into use, these bags will have a slight additional upfront deposits, however as we intend for them to be reusable, you will only have to pay a "initial" bag fee/deposit, then you will have the option to reuse or exchange your bag each week (or whenever you are buying our bread).  Should you wish to return the bag, we will be happy to refund your "deposit".  We will still keep a small supply of plastic bags for those who prefer to continue using the plastic bag, however we will be introducing a small plastic bag fee for the plastic bags.
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