What is Naturally Leavened?

Most of our breads are naturally leavened. We are using the natural yeast in the air to leaven the bread instead of conventional yeast you buy in the store. We refer to our bread as naturally leavened instead of "sourdough", because our breads have more in common with the European bread making traditions. We feel that people would be confused to find that our breads are not as sour as those that are of the San Francisco style.


Why is natural leavened bread better for you?

Simply put the phytase enzymes released by the yeasts as the dough acidifies effectively pre-digests the flour, which releases the micronutrients and in turn reduces bloating and digestive discomfort. Naturally leavened bread is essentially a fermented food which may be good for those who are sensitive to gluten.


What flour do we use?

We source 100% organic non-GMO flour from Central Milling. We source our grains from Anson Mills.