Breadfarm is a hand-formed, artisan bakery located in the small village of Edison, Washington. Just off of Chuckanut Drive, you can find us nestled at the bottom of Blanchard Mountain in Skagit Valley. Breadfarm is committed to sustainable food production. Using old fashioned techniques, our loaves are natural leavened to ensure moistness and flavor. You will find our bread to be light in texture and full of the best ingredients. We are a passionate bunch of bakers, doing our part to change the world, one loaf at at time. Enjoy!
Whenever possible we source ingredients locally. From stone-ground wheat, fine rye and cornmeal from Fairhaven Mills, wheat flours from Bluebird Grains and local eggs and dairy, to potatoes from area farmers, the Breadfarmers believe in supporting our neighbors in farming, business and commerce.
By building relationships with our suppliers we establish a level of trust and understanding which translates to the knowledge of where our ingredients originated and the methods and ethics under which they were produced. We minimize the energy use and cost of transportation by purchasing local too. And, of course, this imparts our loaves with the flavor of home.
We are committed to quality and freshness. Each loaf is hand formed and carefully tended through each stage of the baking process. We deliver fresh baked bread to our customers daily. We donate our day-old loaves to local food banks or for farmers to use as feed.
Scott started his artisan baking career with Black Bear Bakery, a certified organic artisan bread bakery in Portland Oregon. Scott polished his baking skills with Grand Central Bakery as Production Manager in Portland, Oregon and later, Seattle. During his tenure in Seattle, he pursued lots of "breaducation", attending classes at the CIA Greystone, the National Baking Institute in Minneapolis, the Ritz Escoffier in Paris and the San Francisco Baking Academy. Scott oversee's the bread production at Breadfarm.
With a work history in sales of fine wines and gourmet coffee, Renee oversees the Sales, Marketing, Farmers Markets and development of ancillary items at the Breadfarm. She spends some free time volunteering for the Bellingham Farmers Market, as well as the local Slow Food Convivium.
Nell joined the Breadfarm staff by birth in 2006. She is good at teaching her parents not to work so much, and also at keeping the tempo lively around the bakery. While she's a bit short, she loves catching the eyes of our retail customers and helping them with their bread needs as well as running to the back of the bakery to get the timer on the oven. In late 2010, she started an egg business aptly named Nell's Happy Hens. An aspiring artist, she also enjoys creating art in any and all mediums. She currently tends 5 hens and occasionally sets up her own sales booth adjacent to the Breadfarm, where she sells a limited quantity of organic eggs and handmade cards.
Urban joined us in October 2010. He doesn't spend much time at the bakery as he's happiest running around with rescue vehicles and trucks or sneaking a taste of dough. His dad thinks he'll make for a bread delivery driver one day. In the meantime, he's pretty into just being a kid and is becoming quite the connoisseur of cookies.
Caryn Jarvis is our lead baker and is ultimately responsible for ensuring the bread that graces your table is up to our standards. She is a member of the Bread Bakers Guild of America and has attended baking courses at San Francisco Baking Institute in addition to regional classes offered via BBGA, including Flatbreads and Vienoisserie.
Iris Collinge is our lead retail and ancillary baker. She's a member of the Bread Bakers Guild of America and has attended classes on Whole Grain Pastry and a Vienoisserie course at San Francisco Baking Institute.
The rest of our Breadfarm staff is comprised of a lively bunch of folks...they come from all around the country. As far as we can tell, they end up in this area of the state because it's such a great place to live. We all seem to have a common dominator of loving good food and promoting local, sustainable living. A big part of what makes our products so good, is the dedicated individuals whom make them. We are just lucky they found us!
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