We decided to call our small bakery ‘bread & roses’ in honour of Rose Schneiderman, an American socialist, feminist and one of the most prominent women labour union leaders of the 20th Century.
She first coined the phrase in a speech given in 1911:
What the woman who labours wants is the right to live, not simply exist — the right to life as the rich woman has the right to life, and the sun and music and art. You have nothing that the humblest worker has not a right to have also. The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too.
Schneiderman believed that everyone was entitled to food and beauty and we do too so if you’re in Cork City some Saturday morning come down and see us at the Coal Quay market. We’re there from 8.30am – 2pm selling our bread and yakking with our customers. It’s a fantastic market and we’re delighted to be part of it.
If on the other hand you’re involved in catering and are looking for a special bread for your business then get in touch. We love playing and experimenting with different ideas. It makes us happy.