THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK
11.17.2014 - 11.21.2014
“I'm grateful for always this moment, the now, no matter what form it takes.” – Eckhart Tolle
Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, November 17 – Friday, November 21:
Join us on Monday, November 17 for Third Mondays @ The Factory. Come and connect with fellow sewers and share inspiration while working on your latest project.
The Factory Store and Café will be open on November 29 as we participate in Small Business Saturday. Stop by The Factory to shop locally and receive 25% off your in-store purchase.
There’s still time to pre-order the fourth installment from our Alabama Studio Series, Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns. All pre-orders will ship in the spring with a special surprise. When you pre-order a copy, you can request to receive an electronic postcard at checkout that can be easily printed and wrapped for a holiday present.
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Stop by any weekday at 2:00pm for a guided tour of our space, including The Factory, the Alabama Chanin production and design studio, and Building 14.
Join us for lunch at The Factory Café this week and enjoy our fresh, seasonal offerings.
Just in time for holiday celebrations, we now have freshly baked whole cakes available to purchase for $38 each from The Factory Café. Please give at least a 24-hour notice when placing your order.
Also, don’t forget to check out our ready-to-go items like fresh ciabatta bread, egg salad, pimento cheese, and our soup of the day.
Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 3:00pm
*Lunch service begins at 11:00am, but coffee and snacks are available all day.
Below is the menu for Tuesday, November 18; check back each day for an updated menu.
Four Deviled Eggs
made with locally-sourced, farm-fresh eggs 4.95
Bowl of White Bean, Turnip Green, and Sausage Soup
served with toast 6.50
Pimento Cheese Sandwich
served open-faced 7.45
Gram Perkins’ Homemade Egg Salad Sandwich
served open-faced 7.45
Grilled Cheese Sandwich 4.95
Roasted Vegetable Sandwich
on house made ciabatta with fresh ricotta,
served with your choice of chips or a side of The Factory Salad 10.95
Root Vegetable Chicken Pot Pie
with red and gold beets, greens, and Shogoin turnips with a puff pastry crust,
served with a side of The Factory Salad 11.95
Sweet Potato Quiche
made with sweet potatoes, caramelized onions, and gruyere,
served with roasted cauliflower,
and a side of The Factory Salad 10.95
The Factory Salad
made with farm fresh greens, cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber,
and shaved parmesan, tossed in a house made lemon citronette,
served with a hard-boiled egg 7.50
selection of our house made cakes 3.95
a duo of Pear-Prosecco and Peach-Bourbon
with topped with lime salt 3.75
Sweet Potato Panna Cotta
with house made marshmallows and pecan streusel 2.95
Homemade Apple Crisp
topped with freshly whipped cream 3.75
Two Deviled Eggs 2.45
Side of The Factory Salad 3.95
Cup of Soup with toast 4.50
Roasted Sweet Potatoes 3.25
Roasted Cauliflower 3.25
Route 11 Potato Chips 1.50
Two Cast Iron Pimento Cheese Cornbread Sticks 2.95
Half Pimento Cheese Sandwich 3.95
Half Gram Perkins’ Egg Salad Sandwich 3.95
Choose three of the sides listed above,
served with your choice of tea or coffee 10.95
Enjoy your lunch on exclusive Alabama Chanin @ Heath Ceramics dinnerware.
In 2008, Alabama Chanin moved operations from a three-bedroom house at Lovelace Crossroads on the outskirts of Florence, Alabama, to a former textile manufacturing facility built in 1982 in the local industrial park. The Factory, as the space is called, has become not only home to the Alabama Chanin design and production studio but also to workshops, events, and dinners. The space is filled with books, music, the hum of making, and more recently, machines for the new A. Chanin line. In 2013, Alabama Chanin began an expansion of The Factory that includes a new event space and full-service café, and houses workshop headquarters and the flagship store.
Our community was, for generations, home to textile mills that employed an incredible number of area residents. This industrial building, The Factory, where we work and spend hours of our lives has seen thousands of workers pass through the doors over the years; it has heard the hum of machines running and the voices and laughter of employees passing the day away. This building is part of Alabama Chanin’s history, but, more importantly, it is part of our community’s history—a symbol of economic boom, hard times, and community rebuilding.
MULETOWN ROASTED COFFEE + THE FACTORY BLEND
My mornings always start with coffee. Like many of you, the act of drinking coffee has long been a part of my daily routine. So, I was excited when approached with the idea of crafting my own organically-sourced blend. If you’ve visited The Factory lately, you’ve probably enjoyed a cup of our house coffee, which is roasted by Muletown Roasted Coffee, based in nearby Columbia, Tennessee. I drink it at home, in the car, at work (and I’ve noticed most of our staff does as well. If you happen to drop by when we are having a meeting, you’ll find most of us taking sips between taking notes). We have several former baristas and coffee aficionados on our team and we all agree: our Factory blend is borderline addictive. The flavor is smooth, yet dark, with a buttery feel and a slight dark chocolate finish. Delicious.
You can purchase The Factory Blend at our café or from our online store.
Read more about Muletown Roasted Coffee on our Journal.