Step through the screen door and into community. As Hico’s original bakery and farm-to-table kitchen, we serve what we love – upscale Southern comfort food with a smile. Fresh-from-the-oven local sourdough, our signature cinnamon rolls and hand pies, epanadas, kolaches and other pastries, and coffee roasted & brewed in-house – these are the smells that welcome you as you walk in the door to our happy place. At Two Clay Birds Bakery and Kitchen, we know that food is more than just something to fill your belly. It’s a manifestation of a deep longing to return to something that is as old as humankind itself – a connection between people and their food. Eating is an activity that can allow people to share in community. Don’t be surprised if you sit at a table with a stranger and leave with a new friend! Of course, you can also check out our bookshelf full of books and magazines and settle down in a quiet spot.
While we fix your meal or bakery items in the kitchen, feel free to browse our shop – Two Clay Birds Garden Market. Part farmers’ market, part country store, we feature gifts and items for foodies and naturalists, as well as the work of talented local artisans and craftspeople. On our shelves you’ll find local Hico honey, just-roasted coffee beans from Hico Coffee Roasters, our own Two Clay Birds pepper sauce, cold-process soaps, pottery, locally-made, small-batch preserves and pickles, and other nostalgic farm-to-table items sure to warm your home and your heart.
Before starting our shop, our goal in moving here was to start a market farm that could feed our community. And it has grown from there. At Two Clay Birds Farm, if it’s not fit for our loved ones to eat, we won’t grow it or sell it. When in season, we offer produce that is responsibly-cultivated, heirloom, and from organic and non-GMO seed. We use only a combination of organic compost, simple clays and oils, all-natural nutrients, water, and sunshine to care for our plants. We grew up just down the road from Hico and came here all of our lives for various needs. We were glad to return to our roots and slow life down a bit. Often, our fast-paced society doesn’t allow for us to stop and smell the proverbial roses – much less the tomato leaves, the squash blossoms, or the sweet center of a ripe watermelon. Our goal is to change that, to the extent that we can. We invite you to slow down with us and experience the meaningful and profound effect that food has on our lives and our senses of joy and abundance. Drop by and find out why we say: Good Food Makes Your Mouth Sing!