As each Batch arrives on doorsteps and you fine folks discover the goodness that awaits inside, we'll share the stories of the great people making, baking, and crafting each month's contents.
Today we profile the very first purveyor who said "Yes!" to the crazy idea of Batch: Claire Meneely, owner of Dozen Bakery.
Batch members got a chance to taste Dozen's fantastic strawberry bread in our Rise & Shine Batch, but, of course, there's a lot more where that came from. What began as a holiday cookie pop-up shop is now a thriving business (set to open its first brick and mortar retail shop very soon). From cookies to breads, and scones to brownies, Dozen's ability to bake something special is worth seeking out.
Claire found her way back to her hometown of Nashville after spending time in Paris and San Francisco. What she learned there influences what she makes here. When you take that knowledge and passion and combine it with quality local and organic ingredients, then you come up with something that you'll skip dinner for.
A big, huge thanks to the kind people at Style Blueprint for talking about us today.
In fact, if that's how you've found your way here, thanks to you, too!
Here's some nice things they said about us:
And just like that, Batch #1 is a wrap.
Our Rise-N-Shine Batch will be on its way to 20 states in just two short weeks. Our five - yes, five! - purveyors are excited to be a part of our inaugural Batch and you'll be learning a lot more about them very soon.
As you'll notice, Batch #2 is up and ready to order. Not only can you order the October "After Dinner" Batch, you can also sign you or a friend up for another seasonal subscription (October, November, December). If you already signed up for a season with Batch #1, don't sweat. We'll remind you when it's time to re-up your subscription for three more months.
When we began this journey a few months ago, we weren't entirely sure how long it might last. While dreaming about the concept, we got great verbal feedback from friends, family, and colleagues, but we knew that the true test would come when it was time for people to put their money where they mouth was and actually subscribe.
And as we've mentioned, we were blown away by your support for all things local.
So today, we're announcing that Batch is here to stay. We're no longer in "beta" as they say in the high(er)-tech world. From now on, anyone can sign up for any Batch on a monthly or seasonal (three-month) basis.
What's also cooler, is that we've begun dreaming even bigger, thanks to you. Over the next few weeks we'll be offering our first gift set, full of locally-made products. This allows you to send a thoughtful and unique gift to someone you care about (while also knowing ahead of time what you're sending).
And the dreams won't stop there. Thanks for letting us think big.
Last year, one of our founders was trying to send a clever, unique, meaningful, and "local" gift box to some friends out of state. He simply wanted to share some of the food that made Nashville so awesome. But, he couldn't find a way to send a box of delicious local treats so he put one together himself.
And now, nearly a year later, Batch Nashville is ready for launch.
No longer are you stuck scurrying around town looking for the latest delicious food product. You'll no longer be in the dark about the new coffee roaster, the latest bakery, or the freshest batch of breakfast food.
And, our friends who live nearby and run small businesses that make awesome things now have an easier way to get in front of new customers that love what they're making.
Thanks for taking this journey with us. We're now open for business, selling seasonal (three-month) and monthly batches for your enjoyment.
And stay tuned - if all goes well we'll also be solving one of our founder's problems and finally make a holiday gift box of local Nashville goods much easier to send to loved ones across the country.