PANCAKE PRE-GAME: Shagbark Seed & Mill

Shagbark Mill & Seed spelt flour makes the pancakes for the annual Aquabear Pancake Breakfast at ARTS/West on Sunday, January 29 from 1pm-4pm.

The best day of the entire year is approaching. Aquabear Legion’s annual Pancake Breakfast is Sunday, January 29th at ARTS/West in Athens, Ohio! Last year we decided it made sense to involve the unbelievable local food community here in the Athens area with our fundraiser to help support unbelievable local music and the best day of the year became even better. ALL WEEK we will be spotlighting the local food producers and businesses we are working with this year. See you all at the Aquabear Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, January 29th from 1:00pm-4:00pm at ARTS/West, 132 West State Street in Athens.

Shagbark Seed & Mill make spelt flour that make our pancakes! And they make a lot of other fantastic things too like tortilla chips, black beans, and more. You can find their products at Casa Nueva and in Avalanche Pizza, and of course weekly at the Athens Farmers Market.

From their website, “Shagbark Seed & Mill Co. was launched by the Appalachian Staple Foods Collaborative (ASFC) as its first business toward building a sustainable staple food system model in our region. Shagbark Seed & Mill Co. key function is in having the necessary processing equipment to turn out dry beans and grain, seed, and flour for consumers. Shagbark’s line of flour, dry beans, and whole grain will lay the foundation for adding cereals, mixes, and breads in the next year. Among our most recent new products are 100% whole spelt artisan bread and corn tortilla chips and crackers.”

Aquabear (all local) Pancake Breakfast at ARTS/West on Sunday, 1/29

Aquabear's annual Pancake Breakfast is Sunday, January 29th from 1pm-4pm at ARTS/West in Athens

It’s the beginning of a new year and that means… It’s Aquabear Legion Pancake Breakfast time! This year we host the best breakfast of the year at ARTS/West on Sunday, January 29th from 1pm-4pm. Last year’s event was so much fun and the food was great so we decided once again to go ALL LOCAL with the food, local food being used to support local music makes sense to us! This year will mark our SIXTH Pancake Breakfast.

$5 will get you:
• all-you-can-eat pancakes (made with Shagbark Mill spelt flour and Snowville milk)
• Donkey Coffee
• Snowville Chocolate Milk (while it lasts)
• and special treats throughout the afternoon
• Sticky Pete’s Maple Syrup and homemade butter and whipped cream from Snowville products (while it lasts)

and for a bonus $1 upgrade donation (no limit, while supplies last) you can choose:
• a Blockhead Donut (from Fluff Bakery) OR
• a piece of delicious King Family Farms bacon

Special thanks to ARTS/West, Snowville Creamery, Sticky Pete’s Maple Syrup, Donkey Coffee, Fluff Bakery & Catering, Shagbark Mill & Seed, King Family Farm, Athens Farmers Market, and everyone else who is helping out. This year we are raising money to help with costs for the 6th annual Aquabear County Fair on March 9-10 in Athens, which this year will be FREE and general operating costs and all that too.

Help support the Aquabear and eat some awesome food. The event will take place in the basement of ARTS/West at 132 W. State Street in Athens, free parking is available in back.

Pancakes in Review!

Thanks to all who came out for our annual Aquabear Legion Pancake Breakfast at ARTS/West last Sunday. It was our most successful one yet, and I have to say it was the tastiest one too. Lots of thank you’s and love to send around so please see below and support those who support the Aquabear! Pictures from John McVicker, and more below!

There are a lot of local businesses and awesome individuals who helped make this event happen and a big Aquabear thank you goes out to ARTS/West (for the space!), Snowville Creamery (for milk, cream, and half & half!), Shagbark Seed and Mill Company (for flour for our pancakes!), Donkey Coffee (for the coffee and cups!), Jackie O’s (for fresh baked bread!), King Family Farm (for our bacon and eggs!), Coonskin Sugarbush (for the maple syrup!), Athens Farmers Market, Tim Peacock & Matt McElroy (for playin’ 78’s all afternoon!), Becky Whittington (for making sausage gravy!), Noah Andrews & 5unday 5essions for coming down to cover the event, all of Aquabear Legionnaires who helped cook/mix/wash dishes/and everything else, and a big thank you to the Lauchnor, Burton & Landon families (for lending griddles to make our pancakes!)

Aquabear Pancake Breakfast is Sunday! All Local Food!

Come eat (all local) pancakes with us on Sunday, Jan. 30 at ARTS/West from 1pm-4pm!

Sunday, Jan. 30 at ARTS/West from 1pm-4pm!

Aquabear Legion will be holding its annual Pancake Breakfast at ARTS/West on Sunday, January 30th from 1pm-4pm. Aquabear is working with Snowville Creamery, Donkey Coffee, Shagbark Mill, Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery and a whole bunch more so that people can support local music while eating local food. ONLY 5 BUCKS! Bring friends, tell people, and help spread the word. ARTS/West is located at 132 W. State Street in Athens (up the hill from town at the fork in the road by the cemetary) and the breakfast takes place in the basement.

The Aquabear Legion Pancake Breakfast will feature all you can eat pancakes (made with Shagbark Mill flour and Snowville Creamery milk), Jackie O’s fresh baked bread, and all you can drink Donkey Coffee for only $5! There will also be (King Family Farm) bacon upgrades available for a small donation. Money raised at the event will go to Aquabear Legion to help us continue our programming and work throughout the year and will help with our initial non-profit filing costs. The event will also feature Tim Peacock and Matt McElroy spinning 78 rpm records all afternoon long.

Todd and I are headin’ to the Athens Farmers Market on Saturday morning to pick up some bacon, syrup, and a few more things too. Come on out and eat some very good local food and support your Aquabear! Find the event on Facebook here.