Clean, Fresh, Local Foods. Affordable, Seasonal Breakfasts & Lunches, Artisanal Loaves made with NY flours, From-Scratch Baked Goods and Desserts, all prepared in-house from responsibly grown, primarily local ingredients.

540 Delaware Avenue
Albany, NY 12209


Wed: 6 & 8pm Farm to Chef Dinners (reservation only)

Thurs/Fri: 11am-7pm

Sat/Sun: 11am-5pm

(kitchen open from 11 to 5, limited sandwich menu available between 5 and 7pm)
Loaves, Baked Goods, Sandwiches!

Please visit our website for current menu and supplier information:

Friday, June 1, 2012

Giving New Meaning to the term "Summer Tour"

Greetings Friends!

Opening our new shop has been a whirlwind experience and with the Saturday Delmar Farmer Market starting up tomorrow, we expect more of the same! We are very happily ensconced in our new home at 540 Delaware Ave. and we are so grateful for the outpouring of support and encouragement we've received from all of you. Thank you. We've got some exciting new happenings for the summer to announce!

Phish  Always Wins
("THE Summer Tour")
Anyone who knows Nick personally is aware he busts his you-know-what all year long, reserving his time off and limited "fun money" for just a few nights a year to see Phish in nearby cities.  He works 12-16 hours a day, 6 days a week and very much deserves this time to nourish his well-being! Our Sous Chef, Lauren Ciaglo, will be filling in for him by baking our loaves while Nick takes his short walkabouts this summer.

"AGB Summer Vendor Tour"
We'll visit six of our local, sustainable suppliers this summer and write up a blog post, with photos and details about production for each, on From Scratch Club! We look forward to helping you get to know our (and YOUR) local food producers! We've updated our suppliers list to show all of the individual vendors with whom we are now working.

On our list to profile this summer:

"From Scratch Club Academy Summer DIY Food Tour"
DIY Food Classes starting in June in our kitchen! (can you tell we're excited?)
$45 per person, per class
All Classes on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30pm (except Kids)

Kids in the Kitchen, June 25th, Monday 6-8pm
DIY Starter Sampler, June 26th
Water-Bath Canning Basics, July 3rd
Home Dairy 101, July 10th
Summertime Condiments, July 17th
Jelly, Jam,Preserve-What's the Difference? July 24th
Food Preservation 101, July 31st
DIY Home & Body Sampler, August 7th

"Enjoy Local Foods (Tour)"
We're there every week, in sun and rain.
Everything you need is at the market, with over 60 vendors this year!
9am-1pm, June-December,
332 Kenwood Ave.
Bethlehem Central Middle School
Next week we start hosting pickups for R'eisen Shine's year-round, whole diet CSA in the back garden! DJ and Dottie are going to help us grow what we can in barter. They've got a great blog that illustrates the trials and triumphs of farming (follow the link above).

New Spring Menu

Introducing: Our New Hot Breakfast Menu!
Soon to be available
7am-11am Wed-Fri, Sat/Sun 9am-3pm

Quail Egg Crostini
Fried Egg and Cheese Sandwich
Buttermilk Biscuit and Southern Style Gravy
Doctored Grits
Seasonal Hash
Quick Oats with Britin's Butter, Cinnamon & Pure Maple Syrup
(more to come as Nick finalizes other specialties)

 You heard it here first, we are going to start opening earlier during the week! And serving egg sandwiches, as has often been requested.  We realized we are missing weekday morning drive-by traffic and the opportunity to provide a hot breakfast for those of you who travel Delaware Ave. on your way to work. We also realize we need to work on being open later (at least some nights) and have plans to do so as soon as we are able. Trust the wheels are turning! We'll keep you posted on when the new menu/hours will begin.

We hope you'll visit us through the summer and get involved in the activities we have planned. We aim to be a good-food-community-hub. I think we're on our way!

The AGB Team

Nick Foster

Britin Foster

Lauren Ciaglo
Sous Chef/Canner

Liz Alan
Customer Service/Jack of All Trades

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