Spring is a time for optimism, and this year more so then ever before. With warmer temperatures and lower Covid levels, April 22nd will be the launch of a weekend long party at Hartford Baking Company Farmington (767 Farmington Ave, Farmington), to finally celebrate the grand opening of the third HBC cafe location. Although HBC Farmington opened in December 2021, the grand opening was pushed until it felt safe to celebrate. In the email, you will find your media invite to sample the menu, take photos, and chat with Company President, Scott Kluger. For the public, we will be offering the following:
Seedlings to the first 100 customers! In celebration of Earth Day, the first 100 customers on Friday, April 22nd will receive seedlings to take home and plant free of charge. In addition, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will have the following specials:
BOGO (buy one get one free) on all prepared coffee and tea drinks – including cold brew! HBC will also be debuting their new weekend menu additions with $5 pancake stacks and $5 French toast. These new items will take up a permanent place on the menu moving forward as well.
In addition to the specials listed above, Hartford Baking Company will be donating a portion of the weekend’s profits to two local causes: our neighbors at the Hill-Stead Museum, and Hartford’s Camp Courant: the campus of which is located in Farmington, CT and offers free summer programming for Hartford Youths every summer for six weeks.
About Camp Courant: Camp Courant’s mission is to provide Hartford children equal opportunity to participate in recreational and educational experiences that balance fun with enrichment while expanding horizons, instilling confidence, promoting healthy lifestyle choices, and inspiring big dreams for the future. Campers become part of a historic camp community that continues to grow and evolve, but has also stood the test of time for 127 years, providing a free, safe, and fun summer camp experience for the children that attend annually. http://hartfordcourant.org
About Hill-Stead: Hill-Stead is the first architectural project of Theodore Pope Riddle (1867-1946), the fourth registered female architect in the country, an early proponent of historic preservation and caretaker of the family art collection. Designed as a country home for Theodate’s parents, the 33,000 square foot, 1901 Colonial Revival mansion has welcomed over 1 million visitors since opening to the public. Hill-Stead is located in the heart of the historic Farmington Village and considered to be: “perhaps the finest Colonial Revival house and museum in the United States” (National Historic Landmark Report) and houses some of the most important impressionist paintings in the world. http://hillstead.org
About Hartford Baking Company: Back in 2010, we started with one baker, four baristas, and a mission – to give our hometown a great bakery, and make the greatest products we possibly could. We wanted to attach Hartford’s name to something superlative and create something the community would be proud of. A few years later, with a good dose of hard work and a little luck, we’ve grown to over 50 employees and deliver to restaurants and grocery stores in all corners of the state. Our philosophy is simple: we use the finest flours, quality butter, and European chocolates we can get our hands on. During the growing season, the selection in our pastry case is determined not by our bakers, but by the local farms we partner with for their amazing fruits and vegetables. In an industry obsessed with convenience and speed, we decided to go the other direction. Unbleached flours and preservative-free ingredients are essential to our values and we pride ourselves on doing things the hard way – valuing taste, texture, and process above all else. http://hartfordbaking.com