Windy Wednesday – Become a P.U.R.E. Genius!

IMG_5188Companion is proud to be partnering with Pure Power, a voluntary renewable energy program for AmerenUE’s Missouri electric customers. This Wednesday, November 4, stop by any of the Companion cafes to enroll and help invest in local, Green-e Energy. When you enroll in Pure Power, AmerenUE buys local Green-e Energy certified, renewable energy certificates (RECs) and retires them on your behalf. This certification guarantees that your Pure Power premium supports renewable sources, and keeeps the economic and environmental benefits local. To support your decision to join this great program, Companion would like to reward you! When you visit one of our cafes and enroll, you will receive a custom Companion/Pure Power t-shirt or a $15 gift card to Companion. If you can’t make it this Wednesday, Pure Power representatives will be at our cafes again next Wednesday, November 11 to share more information and help you enroll. For more information, visit And check out our photo gallery below of last week’s event!
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Companion Named Official Baker of Farm Aid 2009!

Companion has been named the Official Baker of Farm Aid 2009, to be held at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on October 4, 2009! All of our bread provided for the concert is made using all organic flours, and we’re thrilled to be a part of such a great cause. Farm Aid proudly supports and raises money for farmers across the U.S, and promotes awareness of the Good Food Movement. Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp organized the first Farm Aid concert in 1985 to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on their land. Dave Matthews joined the Farm Aid Board of Directors in 2001. Farm Aid has raised nearly $35 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture. Learn more here.
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Know Your Food Dinner – Local Harvest Cafe


Patrick Horine, Josh Allen & Clara Moore

Spent a wonderful evening among local vores enjoying some delicious foods created by Chef Clara Moore, of Local Harvest Cafe. Menu items included: ~Rarebit and Housemade Mustard with Hand-Dipped Companion Pretzel ~Black Pepper Goat Cheese Salad with Centennial Farms Apple Butter Vinaigrette ~Missouri Pork Meatballs with Centennial Farms Applesauce and Companion Sweet Potato Bread Stratta ~Companion Raisin Brioche Bread Pudding We were incredibly honored to be included in their week long anniversary celebration at their great spot on Morganford in South St. Louis. For more information, go to
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CollaBREADtive Series 2 Launches at Art Outside

Series 2 of Companion’s CollaBREADtive program launched under sunny skies and flavorful aromas at Schlafly’s Art Outside event, September 12 – 13. The eight participating chefs joined Josh Allen for a series of tasty cooking demonstrations throughout the gorgeous weekend. Crowds converged on the tent to taste samples of the chef’s dishes and Companion’s breads. See below some photos from the event.
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