The Coop receives fresh baked bread deliveries from Break Alone Bakery three times a week. Offering up organic ciabatta, baguette, french sourdough, or sour rye, it’s hard to resist these artisanal creations. Bread Alone is a family-owned, values-driven bakery. They’ve been baking their breads since 1983, using organic, stone-ground flours, water, organic grains, sea salt, and little else.
It all began in 1983 when Daniel Leader moved his family from NYC to the Catskill Mountains to bake organic breads on the hearth of a wood-fired brick oven. A chef by training, Dan learned to bake naturally-fermented, artisan breads touring bakeries in Paris. Dan wanted to bring this pure, honest craft to his home and community.
Bread Alone is and has always been committed to simple life and living grounded in nature, community, and simple and honest breads and foods. True to form, Bread Alone’s first oven was built by Dan and friends in the community. Our first loaves were sold out the side door of the bakery, or out the trunk of the family station wagon.
“We believe that organic food production is the right choice for individual health, for our earth, and for the farmers that work our fields. This value started with a commitment in the early 1980’s to a life that is closely connected to the land. Our dedication to organic grains started with simple farm visits and conversations many year ago. Today, the support for organic agriculture and products is much wider. We are extremely proud to maintain this commitment and to bake Certified Organic breads for our customers.”