Home Delivery FAQ

How do I place an order for home delivery with Groundwell Farm Baked?

The most effective way to order is by calling or texting us at 615-670-8510. If you are ordering early in the week you can use e-mail (groundwellfarm@gmail.com) or facebook messages, but you can text us all the way up to wednesday evening (we bake on thursdays) If you set up a standing order, you only need to notify us of special additions, changes or holds on your order.

Do I need to order every week to be a delivery customer?

No! Standing orders can be set up on a weekly, bi-weekly, or even monthly basis. But if you don’t want or need a standing order, keep our number (615-670-8510) on hand for birthday parties, holiday dinners, or other special events!

Is there a minimum order to qualify for a standing order?

No! One customer receives just one pound of Danish Butter Sandwiches per month, another, 3 Danish per week, yet another 1 loaf of Sourdough White per week. If you live outside our range you may meed to become a delivery spot/coordinater by finding others in your area to join in your order to make the drive to your area affordable for us.

Is there a benefit for me in becoming a Delivery Hot Spot/Coordinator?

Yes! If you increase our customer base enough for us to drive out of range you will receive a portion of your order free!

Am I restricted to the weekly menu for my orders?

No! The earlier in the week you order the better, but up until Wednesday evening you can order just about anything we would typically bake. If you order early folks will be notified that that item is available for them to order as well. In this way our customers ultimately create much of our menu!

Outside of receiving excellent, fresh baked goods at my door, what advantages are there to becoming a GFB delivery customer?

  1. Occasional free samples of new products
  2. Compliance with dietary restrictions you may have
  3. Organically grown garden plants and vegetables in season
  4. Farm fresh eggs (when our chickens start laying)
  5. A detailed list of the herbal remedies we have to offer
  6. Greater variety, freshness, and wholesomeness than any other bakery in town!

New Direction!

At the end of January we will be closing our storefront location at 200 Church Street in Lafayette, TN. It was a short lived adventure that brought us many good things like local exposure, of course, but also new friends and a better picture of what our local community wants in the way of baked goods.

We are already moving strongly in a new direction with our little bakery! We have several folks signed up for our home and business delivery service and we will be vendors at the 3rd Annual Handmade Market in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on February 1st!

Here are both the sign up form for home and business delivery, and a sample menu. Keep in mind that this service is designed to better serve your needs for baked goods, so if you have any special considerations (food allergies or sensitivities) please let us know so we can work with you! Contact us at 615-670-8510 if you’d like to join in, or print and fill out your form and drop it by 200 Church Street before January 25!

Feeling Ornamental

This week I experimented for the first time with salt dough. Some of you may remember this interesting artistic medium from grade school (either your own or your children’s). Salt dough consists only of flour, salt and water and with it you can produce quite remarkable things. Baskets, wreaths, dolls, picture frames and so much more! With this being my first time I kept it pretty simple and seasonal, borrowing some from techniques I’ve used in the past (and hope to use in the near future) decorating cakes with fondant and marzipan!

These are available for sale here at Groundwell Farm Baked at 200 Church street! I’ll be working with salt dough some more and also moving into Pate Morte (similar to salt dough but made with sugar and a tiny bit of yeast) as time goes on!

Cozy on a Rainy Winters Day

Here I sit in my cozy little storefront in Lafayette, TN. waiting for someone to play backgammon with.

It’s cool out but not too cold and we’ve been so busy this morning that my husband has gone home to roll out more pastries so we don’t run out before the end of the day!

There’s a light misty drizzle falling outside and I can’t help but feel a little bit snackish! Perhaps after a bit I’ll make myself a sandwich on some Cheddar Cheese Sourdough!

To distract myself perhaps I’ll learn some new Christmas carols on my trusty ukulele.

In the past week we’ve done quite a bit of work to find ways of better serving our customers. For example we have started a Baker’s Dozen Club

We also printed up Holiday ordering menus

And worked up a plan to offer Home and Business Delivery to our customers who may not have the time in their increasingly busy lives to stop in at the store!

So stop on in at 200 Church Street (Between the Square and Key Park) and see what’s happening! Maybe even play a game of backgammon with me!

Adult Erector Set!

At long last we have begun constructing the walls of the Craftshack! It feels so good to have my great grandfather’s tools in my hand once again! Here are a few quick pics of the erector set and a bit of the work, updates will be forthcoming!

On Fire!

I feel better already! Since I made the decision yesterday to leave Facebook next week, space has already opened up in my brain! I’m making more plans and accomplishing more. I can think clearly enough to actually write a little something!

So here’s a little helpful hint for anyone who has the occasional back spasm. Make Sriracha!

Sriracha beginnings

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Coming Out of Dormancy

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This is how I feel. Like a flower just aching to burst into bloom. It’s been a while since I’ve written, I guess I’ve been in hibernation. But, though it is only February, the world is coming back to life, and I’m coming right along with it!

I finally had the opportunity to spend some time in my central medicinal herb garden this afternoon and it was such a profoundly refreshing experience that I had to share it. I thought a good many thoughts and here are just a few of them.

My primary purpose was to clear out at least the edges so that last year’s perennials (and hopefully some self seeding annuals as well) could begin to recover from their own long winter’s nap. As I cleared, I came up against a typical quandary for a “natural” gardener like myself. many of the “weeds” that I was clearing away with their intensely netted webs of roots, are actually medicinal herbs themselves! There was chickweed (highly nutritious and useful for healing skin conditions and easing bronchial distress), and yellow dock (a wonderful liver tonic) in the way of my Valerian (calms anxiety and gives rest to insomniacs) and my hyssop (immune system booster). So how do we choose? Why is one herb more deserving of the space than another? Mostly, I’d say it is a matter of effort. I intentionally planted the Valerian and hyssop, while the other plants (not really weeds at all) volunteered to come up there. Also, the Valerian and Hyssop will never choke out the chickweed and yellow dock, but the reverse is not necessarily true. So weed I did, and ruthlessly at that.

My secondary purpose was to get this aging body moving! Pulling out the strawberry hoe and using my muscles to achieve a goal just plain feels good, and without the fusty aroma of a gym!

And last but certainly not least, there was the silence. Oh the blessed silence. Of course there were sounds, there were songbirds singing, Guinea fowl “potracked” nearby, neighbors conversed, and naturally there was the sound of that hoe breaking through to the precious soil. It was more of a spiritual silence, away from the distractions of this computerized world.

I hope you have a piece of soil for yourself. Whether it be a garden, a small square of land in front of a walk up apartment, or even a five gallon pail full of purchased soil, plunge your hands in and see what you find. You may just discover that you’ve been more asleep than you thought. Let that piece of soil bring you back to life too!