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Help us bring a bakery to Newberg! We are all about building friendships and creating beautiful baked goods.
Help us bring a bakery to Newberg! We are all about building friendships and creating beautiful baked goods.
280 backers pledged $30,722 to help bring this project to life.

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Newberg needs a bakery, and we will provide excellent bread and pastries for our community. We plan to open in October, 2013.

Ciabatta Rolls!
Ciabatta Rolls!

Using local and wholesome ingredients we will make artisan breads and rolls, scones, cookies, bagels (boiled, of course!), cinnamon rolls, and pizza. Simple breakfast pastries will be available as well as daily soups, sandwiches and "pizza-by-the-plank". Gluten-free and naturally yeasted options will also be available.

Our Experience and Hope

We both have professional baking experience, and are committed to creating a space that expresses our values of beauty, simplicity, and community. Several tables will be available in our dining area, and our kitchen will be "open," allowing you to sit at the counter and enjoy a great pastry or cup of coffee while watching us knead the dough or shape the bagels.  Newberg Bakery is all about building friendships and creating beautiful baked goods.

Brenda at work with cookies, while Bruce stretches ciabatta dough.
Brenda at work with cookies, while Bruce stretches ciabatta dough.

You can help!

Your partnership through financial contributions will allow us to purchase the heavy equipment we need to make these wonderful products and create a community bakery. Because we're starting from scratch, we have the opportunity to turn our place into a beautiful gathering and work space. A professional designer is going to work with us to deepen the character of the space. Equipment-wise, your contributions will allow us to purchase a 4-tier deck oven, a 60 quart mixer, a convection oven, and a commercial refrigerator and freezer. The oven alone, with stone decks and steam injection to provide that crispy crust on artisan breads, will run $13,000. The large mixer is $3,000! You'll have to come in and see the size of these things you're helping us buy!! Your contributions will help us create a special place to bake great goods for the Newberg community, restaurants, and Community Supported Agriculture projects (CSAs).

Remember: Your card will only be charged if we reach our goal by August 14, 2013.

Our Hazelnut Cream cake.
Our Hazelnut Cream cake.

Here’s your role:

  • Hit the PLEDGE button. You'll be prompted to give your information so we know how to contact you. (It is sort of like starting an account with Kickstarter). All you have to do is enter your email and create a password. Easy, right?
  • Then you'll be sent to Amazon to give secure payment information. If you already have an account with Amazon, you're good to go!
  • Pledge $10 or more (again, your card will only get charged if we reach $30,000 by August 31, 2013)
  • Please share this project with everyone you know! And check out our facebook page for updates and "like" us.

Thanks for working with us to bring a bakery to Newberg!

Don't forget the bagels, boiled of course!
Don't forget the bagels, boiled of course!

Risks and challenges

Bruce has spent three years baking in the bakery at Bob's Red Mill outside Portland, and Brenda has years of experience providing catered pastries and meals for the many different communities she is involved in. We recognize that starting a business has a lot of "non-baking" tasks associated with it, and our experience in event planning, communications development, and executive support will help us rise to that challenge.

Our biggest challenges are going to be getting the word out that we exist and reminding ourselves to keep relationships prioritized over striving to do more. Two CSAs and three restaurants have already contacted us about providing bread for them. It would be easy to get too busy. But our Quaker values remind us that "enough is enough" and relationships are more important than expansion (thank you, John Woolman!)

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    For this vote of support you'll get your name on our Grand Opening banner and receive an invitation to our Investors Event...the pre-opening party just for our sponsors!

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    You'll get the above, plus a card from us good for a loaf of bread or two pastries of your choice, regular or gluten-free. (For those of you who don't live near enough to stop in and say hello, consider a vacation in Oregon's Wine Country!)

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    This is our "Bread Share" level of commitment. You'll receive 1 loaf of regular or gluten-free bread a week for 4 weeks. If it needs to be shipped to you, we'll have to cut that down to just one shipment of two loaves, to cover our shipping costs. And of course, you'll be invited to our Grand Opening Investors Event!

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    Procure for yourself a limited-edition "Newberg Bakery" T-Shirt! We won't be selling these in the store, so this is your only opportunity! OR you can use this as TWO BREAD SHARES. And come to our Grand Opening, of course!

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    This is your only chance to gain a "Newberg Bakery" apron to sport around town! Show that you are an investor and that you can whip up a storm in the kitchen (it also makes a great Halloween costume). You can also request FOUR BREAD SHARES at this level if you prefer (16 loaves of bread over 4 months, or 4 shipments of 2 loaves each).

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Come on in for our Grand Opening Investors Event, but also make a date with us for your personalized BAKING CLASS for Two! We'll reserve our kitchen to spend some time with you and a friend, unveiling the secrets of beautiful breads or pastries of your choice. OR gain SIX BREAD SHARES at this price (one loaf a week for six months, or six monthly shipments of two loaves each).

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    Enjoy a catered dinner for you and three friends. Bruce and Brenda will create a delightful evening of food, beauty and community, with your input in the menu options. Together we'll celebrate Newberg Bakery and friendship! (Sorry to those of you living outside Oregon and Washington, we have vacation limits these first few months of opening our own business! Maybe we'll hit those of you in Ireland in 2015!)

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    Pledge $2,000 or more About $2,000

    You'll bless our socks off! And receive weekly bread for a WHOLE YEAR! (Or if we're shipping it to you, it will be 2 loaves once a month). You have no idea what a boost of encouragement your gift will be to us!

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    BREAD FOR A DECADE! That's right! We'll be so appreciative of your support of us that we'll provide you with weekly bread for the next TEN YEARS! Just come in and pick out what you want every single week! (We can't commit ourselves to monthly shipping for 10 years, so this is only for people who will be stopping in).

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Funding period

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