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A Sweet Deal for Bakers and their Valentines from Grand Central Bakery and Stone-Buhr Flour


Media contact: Amy Brown, 503.341.3795

PORTLAND, Ore. – January 21, 2011 – Nothing says “I love you” like a home-baked goodie. This Valentine’s Day, treat your sweetie to a jam heart cookie and all the tools to make them at home. On Saturday, February 12, 2011, Stone-Buhr Flour, one of Northwest’s oldest flour companies, and the beloved Grand Central Bakery are teaming up to offer a Valentine treat any home cook would love.

Stop by the Hawthorne , 2230 SE Hawthorne Blvd., or Multnomah, 3425 SW Multnomah Blvd., bakery café and pick up a copy of The Grand Central Baking Book for the sweet price of $20 (list price $30) and take home a free two-pound bag of Stone-Buhr All Purpose Flour, the same Food Alliance certified flour used in the bakery’s nine Portland and Seattle locations. Visit between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and meet the authors Piper Davis and Ellen Jackson, gather pearls of baking wisdom as well as two previously unpublished recipes for the bakery’s classic Goldendale loaf and a Valentine’s Day favorite, jam heart cookies. More than 800 two-pound bags of Stone-Buhr Flour will be available for Portlanders to take home and enjoy. No purchase is necessary. Signed copies of the specially-priced baking books will be available at all Portland Grand Central Bakery locations.

About Stone-Buhr Flour
One of America’s oldest flour brands, Stone-Buhr’s Washington White All-Purpose Flour is the first major brand to be certified sustainable. Milled from wheat sustainably-grown and harvested by Shepherd’s Grain, a group of Oregon, Washington and Idaho family farmers dedicated to “no till” and “direct seed” practices, the Food Alliance certified flour demonstrates Stone-Buhr’s commitment to preserving the health and prosperity of family farms and the environment. Additional track-ability is available on Stone-Buhr’s Find the Farmer website, which allows customers to enter a unique code from their bag of flour in order to identify the farm where the milled wheat inside was grown.  Follow Stone-Buhr on Facebook and Twitter for news, recipes and updates.

About Grand Central Bakery
At Grand Central Bakery, everything starts from scratch, because fresh, locally grown ingredients just taste better.  Regional produce inspires the rotating menus and the baked goods reflect the best of the season. Grand Central’s eclectic bakery cafés are places where customers can enjoy a diverse selection of hand-made pastries, scratch-made soups and salads, and delicious, made-to-order sandwiches. In addition to its six Portland retail locations, Grand Central’s artisan breads can be enjoyed at many of Portland’s finest restaurants and purchased at many of Portland’s markets, including Zupan’s, New Seasons, Fred Meyer, Whole Foods and PastaWorks. Learn more about Grand Central Bakery at, follow the bakery on Twitter @GrandCentralPDX or become a Facebook fan at .

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