Sweet Water Baking Company: high quality ingredients, prepared with care
Sweet Water Baking Company, named “Best Bread” in Main Line Today‘s July 2014 issue, is the featured baker for our upcoming What’s for Dinner? fundraising event.
Owners and bakers Saul and Natalie Schwartz have been baking in brick ovens for over 14 years. A few years ago, they wanted to move to this area to get closer to their roots and for their children to attend the local Waldorf School. In 2007, they serendipitously discovered that the bakery at Camphill Village Kimberton Hills needed leadership, and was even originally designed in the 1980s to someday accommodate a wood-fired brick oven. They have been baking a variety of delicious breads and cookies, and preparing granolas, side by side with the villagers ever since.
All of the bakery’s products are made here in Kimberton Hills, with the highest quality ingredients:
- Organic and local whenever possible
- All of the whole grain flour is ground fresh in a slow moving stone mill
- The unbleached white flour comes directly from a mill in Minnesota and retains the wheat germ
- The crew uses a combination of organic sugar and Sucanat, a completely unrefined sugar
- Fresh, cultured butter
- Unrefined salt
Everything Sweet Water makes is handmade with care in small quantities:
- The bread is mixed and shaped by hand and baked in a wood fired brick oven
- The bread is all naturally leavened
- The cookies are scooped by hand, then baked, bagged and delivered fresh
- Granola is made with presoaked oats, coconut oil and just enough Sucanat sugar
For our upcoming What’s for Dinner event, Sweet Water Baking Company will be baking specialty baguettes to accompany our hors d’oeuvres.
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Our inaugural farm to table fundraising event What’s For Dinner? will be held on Friday, September 26, starting at 6 p.m.
The evening’s menu will be filled with local and organic foods, many also biodynamic, either grown or raised right in Kimberton Hills, or by our neighbors. The event will begin with hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, cyser and cider in the Secret Garden Herb Garden, followed by dinner in the Camphill Café. Between courses, attendees will hear directly from the growers and producers to learn more about the foods served that evening, including everything from pork to produce.
The menu will feature food and beverages from:
Birchrun Hills Farm
Blue Marble Beverages
Kimberton Hills Dairy
Seven Stars Farm
Sweet Water Baking Company
Victory Brewing Company
Yellow Springs Farm
Tickets range from $125 per person to $250 for VIP seating. Reservations may be made online at http://www.camphillkimberton.org/whatsfordinner. Please RSVP by September 19.