i cannot believe this is my life

we did it, dudes, we finally opened our doors. we’re open everyday, i’m here everyday, and it is totally, totally awesome.


if you haven’t come in to say hey just yet, don’t worry, just come on by when you have some time to drink a coffee & eat a slice of toast & soak up some good vibes. (yes, good vibes, you bet your ass i said that, and i mean it too.)

i am having so much friggin fun, i really cannot even believe that this is my life. i feel like i won the god damn lottery. i get to do the work that i love so much, with people that i love so much, in a space that i love so much. couldn’t really get much better if ya ask me.


i don’t mean to boast, rather, just to share my excitement, and to say thanks to everyone who helped make this thing happen. next time i see you i am going to hug you and lift you right up off the ground and laugh, and maybe i will even kiss you right on your face.

y’all have been going bonkers for the dark mountain rye, which makes me so so so excited, because it’s my favorite bread too. i had no idea that folks would dig on it so hard, but i’m way down. its very different from all the other bread we make… its 100% rye, and its jam packed with sesame, sunflower, flax seeds & corn meal. it’s dense as hell and it will nourish you on your mightiest of adventures. check it out here, about to go into the oven:


so many of you have been coming in, it’s crazy, i had no idea that it was going to be this busy. we are making almost 1,000 slices of toast on the weekends, we’ve already broken two commercial toasters, and this past Sunday i sold almost 200 loaves. 200 LOAVES IN ONE DAY??!?!? it wasn’t even a holiday!! man oh man oh man oh man.


phew. anyway, thanks again, and i cannot wait to keep partying with you all.

oh crap – we need your help! we are having a public hearing down at City Hall for the parklet that we wanna build out front of The Mill. we need as many people as possible to come to the hearing and speak up in support of the project. here are the details:

WHEN: Wednesday, March 13 at 9am

WHERE: Room 400 at City Hall

WHY: cuz we wanna build a parklet in front of The Mill, and we can’t do it without folks coming and showing the powers-that-be that we have support from the people.

if you can make it that would be A M A Z I N G. thanks in advance my dogs.

❤ josey


12 comments on “i cannot believe this is my life

  1. Kevito Beals says:

    So awesome, Jos! Love you and your love for what you do.

  2. Parklet, Hell Yeah! Can’t wait to get over the bridge and taste some of your hot oven stuff. OUTSIDE!

  3. Stefanie Weigand says:

    Hey… you wanna mail some of that ridiculous-sounding dark mountain rye back to VT?

  4. ddub says:

    In line with the pricing of your toast, will it cost $5 for a seat outside?

  5. Steph says:

    I’m so happy for you. It sounds like a crazy awesome dreamland. I can’t wait to visit.

  6. Deepa says:

    Josey! Woohoo! congratulations.Heartfelt In bread we trust…

  7. Jean says:

    hey josey, jean your neighbor here. are you guys doing a petition for your mill’s parklet? the guys at pak wan (16th at valencia) are asking folks who come in for food to sign a petition to get a parklet. couldn’t hurt bringing some signatures in addition to people presence to your hearing march 13…good luck!

  8. Iris says:

    Hi Guys, do you guys grow your own coffee beans? If not, have you ever heard of Root and Branch Organic in the UK? The owner is young and energetic like you guys and looking for a US outlet. Check out their Facebook page. I know Ben really well.

    You guys are awesome


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