Sour Duck Market Previews Pastries at Benefit Bake Sale

Proceeds support Jabo's Garden at Zilker Elementary

Sour Duck Market has added another bake sale to their busy schedule before their slated winter debut. Their third sale to date – October 7, 10am-1pm, or until sold out – benefits Jabo’s Garden at Zilker Elementary and the sneak peek event hints at pastries inspired by cherished childhood treats.

Photo by Richard Casteel

The youngest member of the Odd Duck and Barley Swine team will be a casual, all-day mash-up of restaurant, store, bakery, and bar, located on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near Chicon Street.

Much like its siblings, Sour Duck Market is rooted in sustainable food and farming. Their devotion to locally sourced foods and ingredients is not only shared by Jabo’s Garden, but a passion project for the owner/chefs Bryce Gilmore and Mark Buley. In 2014, Odd Duck partnered with Zilker Elementary to expand the garden and show the next generation the connection between the environment, their health, and their taste buds.

Although the partnership is fairly new, the story of the garden goes back nearly a decade. When Jerry “Jabo” Dean’s grandson was attending Zilker Elementary, he began volunteering his time in the garden with his grandson’s entire kindergarten class. Every year since then, Dean has been at the garden, volunteering his time and working with the kids. This “outdoor classroom” aims to create and sustain an organic edible garden that is fully integrated into the school’s culture, curriculum, and food program.

Photo by Richard Casteel

Over the last several months, Sour Duck Market has put on bake sales to benefit local nonprofits like the Greater Houston Community Foundation Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund and the Central Texas Food Bank’s “Summer Meals That Matter” program. They’ve raised more than $8,000 since July.

Accompanying the new restaurant, Barton Springs Mill will also be at the bake sale, selling their fresh, stone-milled flours that Odd Duck and Sour Duck use in their baked goods.

See the Facebook event for more info.

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