Whitesburg KY

Thankful for volunteers


Pictured (left to right) are Gwen Johnson, Roy Tackett, Michelle Bentley, Evelyn Rose, Mandy Fleming, Mary Sturgill, and Jayden Sturgill (seated group).

Pictured (left to right) are Gwen Johnson, Roy Tackett, Michelle Bentley, Evelyn Rose, Mandy Fleming, Mary Sturgill, and Jayden Sturgill (seated group).

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

Happy holidays from our place to yours!

The Santa Drive -Thru and Santa letter drop-off was so much fun. We had a blast interacting with the children. We had wonderful bagged treats too. Our Black Sheep crew consumed lots of hot coffee trying to stay warm and being sure not to miss seeing a single family who came. By the end of our two hours we were cold but happy to come in to the roaring fire in the brick oven to warm by. This is the stuff memories are made of. We served a lot of families a little Christmas cheer. As I always say…”Not bad for a pandemic.”

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.

Remember these items will not always be available. They usually take a minimum of 3 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…

Mouthwatering Black Sheep offerings:

Cream Horns

Sweet Scones: 8 per round

Flavors are seasonal mostly. Strawberry, Blueberry, Triple Berry, Apple Cinnamon, Orange Cranberry, Lemon White Chocolate, Maple Nut, Banana Nut, Gingerbread, etc.

Savory Scones: 8 pieces

Bacon, sausage, or ham with cheddar and chive. Vegetarian Cheddar Cheese and Chive.

Quiche: 8 pieces

Vegetarian with tomatoes, spinach, onion, green pepper, mushrooms and Cheddar cheese.

Quiche: 8 pieces

Either sausage, bacon, or ham with onion, green pepper, tomatoes, cheddar.

Cinnamon rolls: 6 rolls

Long Johns: Sold individually

Strawberry, Lemon, Raspberry, Chocolate, or Bavarian Cream filled.

Honey Knots: Sold individually

Knots of our Challah Bread dough painted with honey hot from the oven.

Cookies: By the doz

Peanut butter, chocolate chip, sugar cookie, jeweled shortbread, thumbprint, walnut shortbread, oatmeal etc.

Pies: Chocolate, Coconut Cream, Butterscotch, and Cream

Apple, Pecan, Derby, Seasonal fruits, Tanglewood, etc.

Yule logs, gingerbread people, stollen, etc. for the holiday season

Breads: Sourdough ( vegan), white, whole wheat, Challah

Hot rolls 15 per order (vegan or not)

Soups: 1 gallon and a loaf of bread, or 1 quart and 3 pieces of bread, or an individual serving with a piece of bread

Herbed Tomato, Chicken Noodle, Chicken and Rice, Cream of Potato, Cream of Broccoli, Bean Soup, Lentil Soup, Harvest Turmeric, Minestrones, Chicken and Dumplings, Beef Stew

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 p.m. 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 whelms.

We are so thankful for all the volunteers (Mandy, Reed, and Billy Sageser AKA Santa) and to the Black Sheep (Evelyn, Mary, Michelle, Jayden, and Roy) who work cheerfully, tirelessly, and efficiently keeping the dough rolled and rolling in. Thanks to all of you! Thanks Billy June Richardson and the Letcher County Culture Hub for your donations. It truly takes a village!

You can bring the children to do their schoolwork if you don’t have a good connection. We ask that a responsible adult accompany the children and see to them. Wi-Fi 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 the coolness of the 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.

The Bakery will be open from 9: a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 23 and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, and on Christmas Day from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.. Holiday mornings we will always be open from 8 a.m. to 12 noon to allow folks to pick up special orders and things we have on hand. 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.

Weekly Quote: Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it. -Veronica Roth

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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