312 North River Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
(734) 483-1520

info@ypsifoodcoop.org

 

Open Daily
9am - 9pm

Closed on
Thanksgiving Day
 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ...since 1975

 

 

 

 

 

A Day In The Life Of A Wood-Fired Brick Oven...

Heating up the oven

It takes hours to build up the heat in the wood-fired oven to the required 475-525 degrees.  Baking in the brick oven is an all-day process.  To begin, waste pallets and urban downed wood are burned in the center of the oven for a couple hours.  Then the ashes of the fire are scraped out.  The heat has slowly been absorbed into the bricks that make up the oven, where it is stored all day, allowing for baking of many different batches of bakery products.  The temperature slowly drops as the bricks cool off.  The hottest temps are used for breads; then pies, granola, and other items follow to bake at lower temperatures.

River Street bakers work hard.  There's the woodcutting and fire-building that brings a shine to the brow and leaves smudges of soot.  Then there's the mixing and shaping hundreds of pounds of dough, and loading the loaves into and out of the oven, each baking day.  It sends our bakers home in a dusting of flour.  River Street bakers feel — and look! — like equal parts blacksmiths and bakers!

Learn more about wood-fired brick ovens:  www.ovencrafters.net

Fresh Today!

Co-op Bakery:
We are baking Tues,
Thurs and Saturdays;
bread is available at
9AM when The Co-op
opens. Plus, YFC is
continuing to offer Avalon
International Breads. We
are baking pies and all
our Sweets as usual.
Regular Baking Schedule

Deli Delights
   Sandwiches
   Fresh Salads
   Deli Dips!
 See Facebook (below) for
     daily soups & chili

Fresh Produce
   Local Pie Pumpkins
   Organic Pears
   Mich Honeycrisps
   Organic Pinata apples!
  
Sweet of the Week
 *Check the Cake Stand*
   Cheesecakes
   Carrot Cake
   Pear, apple, pecan
     pies and more!