By Makenna Adams
Nestled snugly in a white paper bag lies a soft, Nutella challah bun. Warmed by the sun, the bun accompanies a loaf of black sesame seed bread, olive and rosemary sourdough, and a buttery fig shortbread cookie.
As the worker at the Saratoga Farmers’ market hands me my purchases, I think to myself, “Oh my god, I love bread.” And it’s true. If you love bread, or baked goods of the highest quality (as you should), the way I do, I demand that you shop at Little Sky Bakery.
Based in Mountain View, Little Sky Bakery distributes to various farmers markets up and down the South Bay Area weekly. I return to my local market every week without fail, exclusively for their superior baked goods. Often, I follow them to other markets, once visiting their booth three times at three different locations in one week.
What sets Little Sky Bakery apart is quality. You can tell just by admiring their seemingly endless array of confections that each piece is made with passion and care. My personal favorite treat, which I, regrettably, have only had once because it was a test-item: rosemary chocolate muffins. The combination may sound unique, (and it is), but the chocolate and rosemary play off each other so harmoniously that they create an absolutely ethereal flavor profile. I may sound like I am exaggerating, but please believe me: I would sacrifice my left leg and pawn off every item of value I own just to try that limited-edition muffin again.
Each treat, regardless of what you choose, I promise will delight you. Like I mentioned, my regular order consists of Nutella challah, two types of whole-wheat bread, and a shortbread cookie. The Nutella challah is unbelievably soft, with a rich, velvety chocolate interior and thin, golden-brown crust. Both the black sesame seed bread and olive rosemary sourdough are made with whole wheat flour, giving them a welcome, toothsome texture that is perfect for soaking up olive oil and balsamic vinegar (my favorite mode of consumption) or providing the perfect foundation for sandwiches. Finally, the shortbread cookie: a ribbon of luscious dried figs lies sandwiched between two layers of buttery, savory-yet-sweet shortbread. Their products are so. fantastically. good.
Please, for the sake of my left leg and my family’s heirlooms, make a journey to Little Sky Bakery. I’ve included a list of their regular stops so that you can try their glorious products for yourself. They also deliver to homes, so visit their website, https://littleskybakery.com, if you can’t make it in person.
Saratoga Prince of Peace Lutheran: Wednesdays 2-6pm
Portola Valley Farmers’ Market: Thursdays 2-5pm
Los Altos Downtown Farmers’ Market: (May through September Only)
Downtown Palo Alto Farmers’ Market: Saturdays 8am-12pm
Saratoga at West Valley College: Saturdays 8:30am-1pm
College of San Mateo Market: Saturdays 9am-1pm
Menlo Park Farmers’ Market: Sundays 9am-1pm
Mountain View Farmers’ Market: Sundays 9am-1pm