HOW TO PURCHASE OUR BREAD
We primarily sell at local stores and farmer's markets. Some stores that carry our bread include:
Healthy Heart (Alliance)
Health Hut (Chippewa, PA)
Zoe Farms (Canton)
Molnar Farms (Poland)
Supplement Station (Salem)
Feel free to call or text anytime. We also offer pickup, for orders of 5 loaves or more. We ask that you have your request in by 5pm Wednesday for our end of the week baking.
ABOUT JOE & HIS BREAD...
I remember seeing the rack, full of bread, and thinking, ‘this
is the greatest thing in the world’. I believe at that moment I realized
my life calling. It was December of 1995; I was just out of high
school in my little home town in Northern Michigan. I walked up to
the door of Gerard Grabowski with an earnest desire, “I want to learn
this”. I was so impressed with the basic ‘down to earth’ wood fired
brick oven and using organic products to make real bread.
What Gerard was doing was such an inspiration; I knew this
is what I wanted to do. That one knock on the door lead to my 6 1⁄2
year apprenticeship with Gerard. I could not have asked for a better
teacher, he had apprenticed under the ‘old world’ brick oven bakers
Needing more to sustain my growing family, I was forced to change occupations and during that time, made the
move to Ohio. Dad, my life mentor, knew the passion I had for following this old world tradition of baking and never
stopped encouraging me to bake again. I never lost the vision and in the spring of 2015 supported by my wife and
inspired by friends and family, I began feeding my sourdough ‘mother’ again. I started with just a handful of customers,
mostly friends and family.
Building life giving bread that is wholesome, organic,
isn't destroying our bodies and can be consumed by people
struggling with food allergies, is very fulfilling for us. It’s such a
blessing to see family members, with leaky gut and food allergies,
enjoying a slice of the Einkorn wheat bread with no negative
results. We are privileged to be using 100% organic Einkorn
wheat, locally grown in southern Ohio. Einkorn is one
of the oldest grains known and has many health benefits. We use
only 100% organic flour from a local distributor for all our breads.
We consider it a great blessing as a family to be part of a community helping each other
find a better life-style, in this toxic environment. Working together as a family creates strong family bonds, many real
life lessons, experiences and wonderful memories.
Our son finds great pride and joy being the ‘fireman’ keeping the stove loaded and
burning while it is heating up to bake. We currently bake up to 30 loaves at a time. Our daughters
help where they can. We love what we do...meeting people, helping people, and trying to make
this world a better place.
We give all glory to God, Our heavenly Father for His bountiful blessings and guidance.
Joe and Rose Stellema