Portland’s Bowery Bagels delivers Artisan New York City-Style Bagels for Exclusive Partnership with New Seasons Market
Portland, Ore.—June 25, 2012— New Seasons Market is pleased to announce a partnership with Portland’s newest bagel company, Bowery Bagels. New Seasons Market will be the exclusive grocery retailer of Bowery Bagels in 2012, offering freshly baked plain, poppy seed, sesame seed, sea salt, onion, everything, whole grain, cinnamon raisin spice, and pumpernickel bagels at all 12 locations throughout the Portland-Vancouver area.
A perfect match for New Seasons Market’s dedication to home grown products, Bowery’s bagels are hand-rolled, fermented through a long, slow process that brings out the dough’s flavor and texture, boiled in small batches, and baked to chewy perfection each morning. Bowery Bagels will be delivered fresh to each New Seasons Market location within hours of baking, for that fresh-out-of-the-oven flavor.
Bowery’s New York style bagels are made with simple ingredients, including Shepherd’s Grain flour from the Pacific Northwest and locally milled Bob’s Red Mill flours and grains for incomparable texture and flavor.
Bowery owner Michael Madigan, the founder of Portland’s culinary incubator KitchenCru, began earlier this year to realize his life-long dream of opening a bagelry churning out the kind of bagels he grew up eating in New York. The result is Bowery Bagels, a company that prides itself in using the best ingredients, hiring locally, and taking care of its employees and customers. Bowery is quickly making its mark on the Portland bagel scene with its newly opened Old Town bagelry on NW Broadway.
“As soon as I tried Bowery Bagels, I was hooked. The high quality of the ingredients were immediately evident in the flavor and texture,” said Krista Anderson, New Seasons Market’s Prepared Foods Merchandiser. “As I talked with Michael and learned more about his background as the founder of KitchenCru, I knew I wanted to introduce our eaters to his products. His commitment to fostering the success of other small food businesses is thrilling. It’s a uniquely Portland venture: a little business school for entrepreneurs. We love that, and we’re excited to feature his Bowery Bagels in all of our in-store delis.”
“We are so proud to be New Seasons Market’s newest partner,” said Michael Madigan, owner of Bowery Bagels. “The decision to choose New Seasons Market as our exclusive grocery partner was easy, because we share the same goal of providing the best products possible while using high-quality, local, and sustainable ingredients. New Seasons’ support for local small businesses improves the food chain for our entire community, from the farmers and bakers to store employees and shoppers. We’re excited that our bagels will be among the many unique and delicious artisan products New Seasons makes available to everyone throughout the region.”
New Seasons Market will continue to offer locally made, hand formed, wood-fired bagels from Tastebud and from Broadway Bagels in selected stores.
About New Seasons Market
Founded by three Northwest families 12 years ago, New Seasons Market is proud to be home grown, locally owned and operated, and one of the largest private employers in the region. With 12 locations across the Portland metro area, each New Seasons Market is a neighborhood grocery store offering everyday values on a large mix of products from Frosted Flakes to local free-range chicken. In 2013, New Seasons Market will open a new store in Portland’s Boise neighborhood. Get to know New Seasons Market at www.newseasonsmarket.com or stay in touch at facebook.com/NewSeasonsMarket.