When the Grand Lake Farmer’s Market was suddenly cancelled due to poor air quality this weekend, Chase and I panicked. He had already made all the bread and paid for two days of rent. With the Farmer’s Market being his only source of income these days, we knew we were going to take a big financial hit. After that moment of panic, we decided to create a plan. I would put out the word inviting everyone to meet us at our home on Lake Merritt in order to pick up freshly baked bread. The next day, Chase would be readily available to run up and down the stairs from our apartment to the #breadmobile
to pass out bread to customers. We had no idea if anyone would show up. Yet to our surprise, the community came out in numbers! Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for your endless support and for putting on those face masks and braving the smoky air. We are so deeply grateful for each and every one of you. We also want to give a HUGE shoutout to our dearest friend, Lisa Jackson (@good_on_paper
), Co-Owner of @morningtide.shop
, and Mama of two stunning, wild boys and the cutest little pup Frankie. She is one of the busiest humans we know, always doing for others, championing for her family and friends, creating thoughtful and joyful community events through her shop, AND cooks homemade meals most nights during the week. I simply don’t know how she does it all! On Saturday, she took it upon herself to be our bread mule for the day. She reached out to her community, spread the news, collected orders, drove all the way from the Berkeley Hills to our home to pick up all the bread, THEN hand-delivered every single one of those 30+ loaves. Wow. Just... Wow. Lisa, you have been one of our biggest champions and our most fearless warrior since day one. We are forever thankful for you and every big and little thing you do for us!