Your bread subscription questions... answered!
In July, we rolled out Friday bread subscriptions, and it's been a blast. While we have these FAQs available on another page on our website, we wanted to call your attention to them! (Related PSA - September 7 is the deadline for September subscriptions, and first pickup is September 9!)
1. How does this work?
You’ll sign up online for one month at a time. Then, you’ll pick up your bread from our cottage bakery (i.e. our home) in the Guilford Hills neighborhood between 12 pm and 6 pm on Fridays. And if you live within 2 miles, we'll deliver to your door!
Your bread will come with details about what you’re getting, instructions for storing and freezing, and additional tips and fun facts.
What types of bread will I get?
We have something for those who prefer predictability and for those who like to mix it up. Check out our menu page for all the details!
Is everything sourdough?
Other than our gluten-free bread, everything we make is sourdough-based, with rare exceptions. If you’re new to sourdough, please know this does not mean everything will taste sour or be a crusty loaf. Sourdough bread is as versatile as the rest of the bread world; it’s just made with natural leaven instead of modern commercial yeast.
I'm not a huge fan of commitment, so I’m not sure about this subscription thing.
If it seems like too much bread, feel free to split with someone! Just sign up with one name, and you guys can figure out the splitting logistics. If you do end up with leftover bread, our loaves come with freezing instructions, so there’s no need to waste. We also offer the option to make one-time bread purchases.
What if I don't like a certain week's variety?
We’ll always share the upcoming month’s varieties on our menu. If you’re not interested in a certain week’s variety, you can email us to opt for the rustic sourdough loaf instead.
I'm not going to be around a certain week. Can I skip?
You’ll pay for four weeks of your subscription upfront. If you have to miss a week, you can arrange for someone else to pick up your bread. IF (that’s a big if) we have room in our freezer, we’d be happy to store it for you. Just let us know if you won’t be around!
Why buy this bread when I could just pick some up from the store?
So many good reasons! Here are our top three:
1. Our bread is fresher, healthier, and made with higher quality ingredients than what you'll find at the store.
2. You’re helping equip youth aging out of foster care with each purchase. (10% of net sales go to local nonprofits working toward this cause!)
3. Yes, you could get cheaper bread at the store. But even many of the mass-produced grocery store options are at least $5 a loaf these days. Consider supporting a small business instead!
What other questions do you have? Let us know in the comments. We hope to see you in September!