Free-Range Eggs

Free-Range-EggsLauren’s WF Bakery is committed to using free range eggs.  Local and farm fresh when possible.  If you ever wondered why Lauren’s goodies vary in color, you can usually find the answer in the eggs.  Free roaming chickens are often higher in beta-carotine and can sport some pretty spectacular yolks.

Local Coffee with Local Baked Goods

san marcos coffeeWe love to enjoy a fresh breakfast scone or sweet dessert with a rich, yummy cup of coffee. Of course, the best coffee in Central Texas is created right here in San Marcos, Texas! Redbud Roasters is our favorite coffee and that’s not just because it’s local, fair-trade, shade-grown and organic it’s also absolutely delicious!! We’re so lucky to have such a great company producing great coffee right here in San Marcos, Texas! Here’s a little tid-bit about them, you can also read more on their site at : www.redbudroasters.com or visit them at the San Marcos Farmer’s Market (read about it on our blog post here)

Redbud Roasters is a local Mom and Pop shop in San Marcos, TX, founded in 2010 by Austin and Mary Van Zant, longtime residents of the Hill Country area. The redbud tree is one native to the area and was chosen as our name and logo to represent us as a local business.

We are artisan small batch roasters, which help bring the full flavor of the coffee bean to your cup. All of the coffee beans are fair trade and organic, as well as 100% Arabica, the premium bean. Additionally, and perhaps most importantly, they are shade grown, which means rainforests are not cut down in order to grow this coffee. They are roasted locally for the freshest bean in the area.

Find out more about this great company on their blog here!

 

 

San Marcos, TX Farmers Market

Have we told you lately, how much we love being a part of the San Marcos, Texas community? One of the real joys of being a part of this business community is the encouragement we receive from other local businesses. This is perhaps shown best every Saturday, all year round, at the San Marcos Farmer’s Market which happens on San Antonio St. between LBJ and Guadalupe Streets from 9am-1pm.

Here you’ll see the true heart of the city as local vendors bring their premium goods to the San Marcos square. You’ll often see the same familiar businesses each week and sometimes see a few new friends join the ranks of the best vendors in Central Texas. Find out more about this great group of venders here: www.sanmarcosfarmersmarket.com

Some of the Farmers Market vendors are Red Bud Roasters & Terracycle, follow their links below!

RED BUD ROASTERS – a local Mom and Pop shop in San Marcos, TX, founded in 2010 by Austin and Mary Van Zant, longtime residents of the Hill Country area. The redbud tree is one native to the area and was chosen as our name and logo to represent us as a local business. Our coffee comes from Costa Rica, Bolivia, Sumatra, Ethiopia Yirgacheffe, Nicaragua, Colombia, and decaf from Mexico. It’s all fair trade, organic, shade grown, and 100% Arabica. Find out more here: www.redbudroasters.com

TERRACYCLE- items to collect and bring to the San Marcos Farmers Market to support Edible San Marcos fundraising efforts for local school gardens – all empty plastic bottles and cans, chip bags, Scotch tape, Kashi boxes, drink pouches, personal beauty containers, plastic cereal bags, Elmers glue, Huggies diaper wrappers, candy wrappers, used cell phones, pens/highlighters, lunch kits, Neosporin tubes, cookies wrappers, energy bar wrappers, Colgate packaging, cheese wrappers/bags, used inkjet and toner cartridges, tortilla bags, Solo Cups, used electronic equipment, used computers, used cameras, Colgate Wisp packaging, wine corks, Dropps pouches, GoGo Squeeze pouches, gum packaging, jewelry, yogurt containers, wine pouches, Sprout baby food pouches, Revolution Food packaging and graphic calculators. Find out more here: Terracycle Campaign’s Facebook page

 

 

 

san marcos bakery radio station

The Splendid Table, KUT (fm 90.5)

san marcos bakery radio stationAnother favorite at Lauren’s Wildflour Bakery is the Austin, Texas radio station KUT on FM 90.5. Every Sunday morning we warm up a yummy scone, poor our coffee and listen to the “The Splendid Table”!

The Splendid Table is hosted by Lynn Rossetto Kasper every Sunday morning as she enlightens her audience with great information about current food issues and policies. Long before eating local became a catchphrase and farmers’ markets became ubiquitous, The Splendid Table was talking about the changes needed in the food system and what was happening on the grassroots level. In fact, when The Splendid Table first went on the air, host Lynne had to make sure to define such terms as “organic” and “sustainable” for listeners. Today those terms have become part of the everyday lexicon, and people’s hunger for wholesome food and the rituals surrounding it has only increased.

Audiences have continued to grow, and broadcasting peers have taken note as well: The Splendid Table has won two James Beard Foundation Awards (1998, 2008) for Best National Radio Show on Food, a Gracie Allen Award in 2000 for Best Syndicated Talk Show, and four Clarion Awards (2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010) from Women in Communication. Lynne is also included in the James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America.

From its first mealtime brainstorm to the award-winning weekly program it is today, The Splendid Table continues its celebration of food and the roles it plays in our lives.

On KUT, support for The Splendid Table is provided by Wheatsville Co-op, Three Forks, Cantina Laredo and Cool River.

San Marcos, A Texas Natural!

sanmarcos_riverHere at Lauren’s Wildflour Bakery, we feel priviledged to be able to bake in the city we love. San Marcos, Texas is a wonderful place to live, work and enjoy life! Our favorite part of San Marcos has to be the people and then the river!

Swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving in the crystal clear San Marcos River are very popular recreational activities in San Marcos. Tubing, canoeing, and kayaking are also great ways to enjoy the river, and there are several beautiful campgrounds downstream of San Marcos.

Find out more about San Marcos, Texas at the city’s website here: http://www.ci.san-marcos.tx.us/