News & Updates

The Bridge Discontinuing Operations on August 25

Posted on August 9, 2017

Dear Zanesville Community, I’m writing to tell you that The Bridge is closing at the end of this month. Our last day of operations will be August 25, 2017. Thank you so much for supporting our business and mission over the past year. We’re so unbelievably blessed by all of the friends we’ve made. The customers, the farmers and the staff—there is so much love in this community, and we will be forever touched by that. When we purchased TheRead More

Havens Hill Farm Tour

Posted on August 2, 2017

Our second stop on the farm photo tour is Havens Hill. Jenny and Keith have always inspired us with how much they accomplish on their small homestead while raising small children. The Bridge is fortunate to source honey and berries from the Havens family. Keith is the beekeeper and Jenny is the berry picker. They took me all around their farm, from the acreage with the old house across the road, to the bunnies and ducks in their backyard. I knowRead More

100% grass fed beef- McNutt Farm II

Posted on June 29, 2017

We feel fortunate to source the beef for our 100% grass fed burgers from Michael & Phyllis McNutt.  They welcomed us to their farm recently to give us a tour and let us take photos to show you where your food is coming from. The McNutts live in a way that reminds me of this quote from Wendell Berry, “Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do to you.”  They practice sustainable farming techniques, including pasture rotationRead More

Introducing Our Updated Menu – Spring 2017

Posted on May 16, 2017

We have updated our menu. Download a fresh copy by clicking here. We’ve made some small changes to our offerings throughout. Most notably, we’ve added some favorite breakfast and lunch specials as permanent entrees, including our Breakfast Bowl (eggs, meat, cheese and veggies, over a bed of home fries), and our Tilapia Po’Boy (a fish sub sandwich). We’re now offering our breakfast all day as well.  Come in for our world famous 3-egg omelet, or stuffed french toast, until 8pmRead More

Month of May – Half-Price Happy Hour

Posted on May 1, 2017

Join us any day in the month of May between 2pm and 5pm for half-price drinks and pastries. All of our delicious pastries are homemade in-house by Katie, and we can’t wait to share them with you. We’re open Tuesday through Friday. Learn more about our location. See you soon! Want to stay up to date about specials? Join our e-mail list.

Hiring Social Enterprise Management Intern

Posted on March 31, 2017

We are seeking a Social Enterprise Management Intern for a one-year term. This paid position is ideal for a college student or budding professional with an interest in transforming communities and sustainable social enterprise. Those with unconventional paths are encouraged to apply. Check out the PDF linked below for complete details. Download the Full Job Description and Instructions for Applying Here: Social Enterprise Management Intern 2017

State of the Mission – Spring 2017

Posted on March 2, 2017

Dear friends, supporters and patrons, Yesterday marked 6 months since Muskingum Valley Community Development was formed and purchased The Bridge. I’d like to update you on how things are going. We believe that transparency is the bedrock of functional community. If we can’t be honest with one another, how will we help our neighbors in their triumphs and struggles? Our door is always open, and we’ll always provide honest answers. We can break our mission down into three identifiable objectives.Read More

Introducing Dinner Service and Evening Hours

Posted on January 2, 2017

We are very excited to begin offering dinner service, and extended evening hours! Our new hours will be: Tuesday – Friday: 10am to 8pm Saturday: 9am to 8pm Closed Sunday & Monday We will offer our regular breakfast and lunch service from the time we open until 4pm, at which point we will switch to dinner for the remainder of the afternoon and evening. Stay tuned for updates and announcements regarding our new dinner menu!  As always, everything will beRead More

5 Ways to Help The Bridge

Posted on November 29, 2016

We need your help. We have not yet reached sustainability as a business, and we’re running out of time to do so. In September, six families invested in the café. Regular people. Not rich people, or millionaires, most of these families contributed $1,000, and it was a lot for them to give.  But it was important to them, because they believed in the mission of The Bridge, they believe in what God is doing in Putnam, and they believe thatRead More

Introducing Our New Website!

Posted on November 24, 2016

We are pleased to unveil our new website! Please pardon our dust as we polish off the information and build out new pages. Learn more about our food here, or download our menu. Learn more about our coffee and drinks here, or download a drink menu. Or learn more about our mission here. We are excited to continue serving our customers and our community.  Please contact us at 740-487-1329 or by email at