No matter the time of year, a delicious baked good is hard to pass up. Especially when they are made with seasonal, fresh, local ingredients and made within walking distance of your place of employment. The Railroad District welcomes a new resident with two decades of experience dishing out pies, cookies, and a plethora of fun dishes unique to the new location to their Ashland clients.
Four & Twenty Blackbirds
130 A Street, Ashland, OR 97520
HOURS: Seven Days a Week
A quintessential Ashland bakery recently relocated to a more foot-traffic friendly location. Moving from Ashland Street near the University to a cozy corner two blocks from downtown was exciting for new owner, Shawna Hanan. Though, longstanding customers who patronize the bakery year after year accompanied by their Shakespeare visitations were caught in a state of shock when their favored pies & muffins weren’t in their usual spot. Nonetheless, the amount of new business that the new location has the opportunity to bring is above and beyond the previous storefront and offers easier access to downtown clientele. Word on the street is that surrounding businesses are thrilled to have a new addition to their list of delicious lunch options.
Just the other day, I had myself a Blueberry Muffin. Not normally being a fan of warm blueberries, I made a willing exception for this scrumptious morsel. The muffin was delightfully airy while being filling and full of flavor. While I scarfed down the muffin, a friend took a bite into a Peach Turnover, which are not only handmade but handheld. As peach juice oozed from the corners of the pie, a smile came over his face accompanied with a heartfelt “mmmmyummm”.
Their handmade pies, cakes, cookies and pastries have been crafted to perfection for over 20 years. All items are made from scratch, the old fashioned way, using many organic and local ingredients. There are no hydrogenated oils or preservatives, just the way Ashlanders like it. Owner Shawna Hanan supplies all the eggs for her baked goods from own home farm, Blue Heron Farm, and her two small children picked all of this years blueberries from a local U-Pick farm.
“I want my children to grow up in a world where they know exactly where their food comes from, supporting local farmers and continuing to strengthen our community.”
Beyond the bakery storefront, their tasty treats are also available at locally owned and independently operated grocery stores, coffee shops and restaurants. Call to place an order or look for their fresh baked cookies, muffins, turnovers, pies, and cakes at the Ashland Food Co-op and Shop ‘n Kart.