History, Community, Creativity and Pie
When people ask why we’ve undertaken the task of preserving this old building the answer is simple. It just seemed right. Our parents or grandparents were farmers and the building brings back memories. The way it feels, the smells, we’ve all been here before. It’s a part of an important connection between animals, farmers, community, and the cycle of growing food.
So many people passed the building by, but we saw potential to take care and lovingly restore this old place. As plans have progressed, it’s grown from our original idea for a simple pie shop to include a cafe, restaurant, marketplace and teaching kitchen - in a way this old building has inspired us to do more. We’re creating a gathering place to honor the past, present and future of real food. Handcrafted, personal, and from the heart.
So What's Inside?
Come in through the original, historic entryway with sunlight streaming through the old glazed windows. Where once there were sacks of grain and farming necessities, you’ll now find locally grown bouquets of fresh or dried flowers, gardening and beekeeping supplies and heirloom seeds, plus seasonal popsicles or pie milkshakes sold out of the old window above the grain scale.
The center of the old building will become a cafe and marketplace with coffee, pastries, breads, and, of course, a great piece of pie. Shelves will be stocked with all kinds of locally produced dry goods and sundries. House made pickles, jams, mustards, vinegars and chutneys. Homegoods from local artisans and all manner of pie making needs – pans, plates, rolling pins, pie birds, pie boxes, cookbooks and more. We’ll even have pet treats and supplies. We'll no longer be the place to buy baby chicks come spring, but we’ll have bundles of chicken herbs to keep your backyard hens happy.
Beyond the coffee shop and market, glass barn doors offer a look into the final main floor space: the teaching kitchen. Here, you can learn how to make the perfect pie or master all kinds of techniques and menus. Whether you come with family, friends or solo, we think cooking together is one of the best ways to celebrate, experiment and have fun.
The raftered ceiling and original brick walls of the second floor offer another place to come together; this beautiful, comfortable room will be at the ready for events, weddings, meetings or parties. The basement wine cellar will also provide a relaxed space for private gatherings.
The original Feeders Supply Building connects to the modern, new (pie shaped!) building housing our two restaurants. On the first floor, Ginger and Baker offers a relaxed, casual space with plenty of outdoor dining. A sample breakfast menu might include local chicken and biscuits, Ginger and Baker burritos, a galette with local veggies and goat cheese or chilaquiles pie with fresh pico di gallo. Meet for lunch and enjoy fresh salads, house smoked ham sandwiches, chicken potpie or soup made straight from the garden. If you want a casual dinner with friends, try the braised bison short ribs or Ginger and Baker buttermilk brined chicken with house-made bread and butter pickles.
Directly upstairs is The Cache, an intimate restaurant offering a thoughtful, creative take on seasonal, Colorado ingredients. Weekend brunch menus might include freshly made pastry or cheese boards, local trout or signature huevos rancheros. In the evening, The Cache will feature local beer, rare spirits and great wines. Enjoy bison tartare, a proper rib-eye, lamb chops or country-fried chicken. We hope The Cache, named for the Cache la Poudre River, will become another hideaway worthy of putting on the map.
So that’s a sneak peek, we’re continuing to refine and reimagine as we renovate and build, and we’ll keep you informed as construction progresses. Let us know what you think, and we can’t wait to welcome you to 359 Linden Street!