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COVID-19 exposure causes temporary close of bakery


Check out our websites: www.blacksheepbrickoven.org and www.hemphillcenter.org and our Facebook pages please.

Sadly, we have staff who, through no fault of our own, have been exposed to COVID 19. Therefore, we will shut down operations until Jan. 28 to allow for quarantine and deep cleaning.

We feel we must put this out there so no one gets sick because of our negligence. It is the only way to stop this wicked virus from further spread. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Once we resume operations on Jan. 28 . . .

In an effort to keep everyone safe we are doing carryout, curbside, and deliveries. You may put on your mask and come in to order and select from our products. You will always be welcome.

You may special order by Monday.

Remember, these items will not always be available. They usually take a minimum of three hours each to prepare. Some take 24 hours. This is not frozen food or package mixes. That is the taste difference. These items are lovingly prepared from the best things we can lay our hands on. Only the best for you . . .

Please do not try to order online. We cannot check messages if we are really busy. Call (971) 867-4337 to order please. If there is no answer call back please. We do not have call waiting. Sorry for the inconvenience.

We have partnered with Fast FUD to deliver. They will deliver your order for $7 within 15 miles of Black Sheep Bakery. If you live farther than 15 miles away, don’t fret. They charge just 25 cents for each additional mile. Just call and place your order and they will pick it up and bring it to your doorstep or workplace. It’s a great service. They always wear gloves and a mask and contactless delivery can be arranged by asking. We are thankful for this new enterprise in the community. Our hours are Thursday and Friday from 4:30 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Pizza is not available until 4:30 p.m. on those days as it takes that long for the oven to heat back up. Remember we are cooking with wood in a primitive oven. There is no temperature control dial so we cannot turn it up or down. We are cooking the ancient way. We are subject to Mother Nature’s whims.

You can bring the children to do their schoolwork if you don’t have a good Internet connection. We ask that a responsible adult accompany the children and see to them. WiFi available 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days per week. You are welcome!

“Because all our children are above average.” Garrison Keiller

The new pavilion provides us with a place for family gatherings and outside marketing of goods made or grown in our community can also happen on Saturday mornings. If you see folks out there peddling their wares stop and check it out. Please feel free to schedule outside events when you need to. We ask the scheduling to omit Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. as we want to encourage a neighborhood marketplace for cottage industry and entrepreneurial pursuits. We have a vision to boost the economy through tourism and cottage industry. Hopefully you will add us to your list of stops on Saturday mornings since the bakery is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Due to cold weather the Narcotics Anonymous meeting will no longer be meeting at Hemphill Community Center until further notice. We will update you as we have new info.

If you are interested in T-shirts and aprons check out our merchandise page website above. You can purchase online.

We have updated the menu on Facebook. Please check that out. Don’t forget if you want to ensure you get what you need, please call and place an order with us by Monday evening the week you need it. That way we will have a heads up and can plan our week for maximum efficiency to make your request. We want our products to be fresh so we do not make things days ahead. We do not use preservatives therefore we cannot make things much ahead. Our GMO-free products are made by hand the ancient way. Our breads and pastries take all day to make. Many of them are made from fermentation methods that take 24 hours or more. We make our foods from scratch.

There will be space to market craft items inside on consignment coming soon. If you are interested in marketing your art with us please let us know.

Weekly Quote, What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Events and Schedule:

The bakery will remain open regular hours for carryout, curbside, and delivery. Music events are cancelled until the government restrictions are lifted. Thank you!

Inclement weather policy: In case of cancellation of events, please check the Facebook accounts two hours before the scheduled event for postings.

Stay safe and sound! We will make it through this with the help of God and our leaders. Cooperation and extreme care are what it takes. See you soon!

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Proverbs 17:21-23

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