Happy Christmas to all our Bread Fans!
Staff of Life Bread Company is an artisanal baking company specializing in European style breads.
We use traditional techniques to maximize the flavor and quality of the bread. We are a production-only bakery, and we sell our breads at farmers markets in Harrisonburg and Leesburg, Virginia. We also offer them at the Friendly City Food Co-op, 150 Wolfe St. and JMU's Grace Street Market at the Student Success Center in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Operating as usual
Happy Christmas to all our Bread Fans!
At the Co-Op Today: MULTIGRAIN SANDWICH, WHITE CHEDDAR BLACK PEPPER FLATBREAD, THREE-GRAIN SOURDOUGH, BRIOCHE ROLLS, PLAIN & SEEDEDBAGUETTES, PLUS CHOCOLATE BABKA.
We will be closed for the holidays and will resume Co-Op deliveries January, 4th.
Have a Very Merry New Year!
Staff of Life Bread Alert:
The bakery will be shut down from December 23 - January 3, 2023.
Any communication responses will be delayed until we return after New Years Day.
A safe and merry time to all!
So many good things at the Saturday Farmers Market! This is our last Saturday Market for 2022 : SEEDED SANDWICH, RYE WITH CARAWAY, CHEDDAR BEER BATARD WITH PALE FIRE BREWING'S RED MOLLY, WHITE WHEAT SOURDOUGH, GINGERBREAD RYE, STOLLEN, CHOCOLATE BABKA - and special guest bread MINI CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT BABKA; FOCACCIA, BREADSTICKS, BAGUETTES; OLIVE ROSEMARY, WHITE CHEDDAR ARTICHOKE, & THREE CHEESE BASIL BUNS; CRANBERRY ORANGE BRIOCHE, CINNAMON ROLL BUNS, CIOCCOLATINI, & ALMOND TWISTS.
For last minute gift-giving: the STAFF OF LIFE BREAD Pizza & Bread Peel is a limited special item made especially for us from the retired proofing boards at the bakery. Food grade sealant protects the strong and lightweight Baltic birch plywood. So pretty with natural wood grain and spiffy SOL logo it can also be used as kitchen decor!
Happy Holidays from Staff of Life Bread!
Last chance to order online for Saturday morning bakery pick-up: http://eatmorebread-harrisonburg.square.site, Friday 6 am.
Online ordering for Saturday morning bakery pick-up is open: http://eatmorebread-harrisonburg.square.site.
Remember that Staff of Life Bread will be closed December 21- January 4, 2023. There will be no deliveries to the Co-Op during that time as well.
Please enjoy your Holidays!
Great bakes this morning & going to the Co-Op: WHITE WHEAT SOURDOUGH, SEEDED SANDWICH, RYE W/CARAWAY, CHEDDAR BEER BATARD W/ Pale Fire Brewing's Red Molly, PLAIN & SEEDED BAGUETTES.
Dear Bread Fans:
I got some feedback that there was some sticker shock about CHOCOLATE BABKA today. Well, the funny thing is...I did not increase the price. It is the same price as the last time we made it at Valentine's Day & Mother's Day.
The price of the Stollen did increase and all our brioche and cheese items will increase next week to $3.50. My raw material costs have increased just as your grocery bills have increased.
I am also having to adjust wages again for the new minimum wage increase.
I cannot continue to absorb all the pricing changes as I, too, need to pay my bills. This is not a hobby for me.
I am saying these things without rancor, increases need to happen and this is a fact of our modern life. Yes, I wish things were better or different but we have each other and Staff of Life Bread continues to make high-quality products with exacting standards.
The tiny team at Staff of Life Bread thanks you for understanding and we wish you a very Happy Christmas and New Year!
Ho-Ho-Ho! Bundle up and come to the Saturday Farmers Market: ALPENBROT SANDWICH, WHOLE WHEAT SOURDOUGH, GOUDA BATARD, PUMPERNICKEL DELI RYE, HUTZELBROT, CHOCOLATE BABKA, & STOLLEN; BREADSTICKS, FOCACCIA, and BAGUETTES; OLIVE ROSEMARY, WHITE CHEDDAR ARTICHOKE or THREE CHEESE BASIL BUNS; CRANBERRY ORANGE BRIOCHE, ALMOND TWISTS, CIOCCOLATINI, & EGGNOG MONKEYBREAD.
Bread & Pizza Peels made from our retired bakery proofing boards!
A great last-minute gift for your favorite Bread Fan.
You can order online for next week if you run low on time or energy.
Remember that Staff of Life Bread will be closed for the holiday DECEMBER 22- JANUARY 4, (no markets, no Co-Op deliveries) so stock up on your favorites.
A Staff of Life Bread upcycled Baltic birch Bread & Pizza Peel makes a great holiday gift.
Online ordering for bakery pick up until 6 am Friday: http://eatmorebread-harrisonburg.square.site.
Online ordering is open for Saturday morning bakery pick-up: http://eatmorebread-harrisonburg.square.site.
Hurry! Supplies of your favorites may go fast.
We are short-staffed at the bakery this year and want to make sure we can make your deliciousness happen for the holidays!
SPECIAL ORDERS NEED TO BE SUBMITTED BY SUNDAY, DEC. 11. This applies to larger orders.
Remember to send your Leesburg Farmers Market orders to [email protected], using the items listed on our ordering site for Harrisonburg as a reference of what is being produced. ( http://eatmorebread-harrisonburg.square.site)
ORDERS NEED TO BE SUBMITTED BY FRIDAY, 6 AM - the day before the market, for all your regular, smaller orders.
This applies to Harrisonburg & Leesburg Bread Fans.
Many thanks for your ongoing support!
Eat. More. Bread.
New Bread this week at the Friendly City Co-Op: PUMPERNICKEL DELI RYE - dark sourdough rye without caraway seeds great for aged cheeses!
Also : GOUDA BATARD, ALPENBROT, WHOLE WHEAT SOURDOUGH, PLAIN & SEEDED BAGUETTES.
Today: MULTIGRAIN SANDWICH, SEMOLINA SANDWICH, SPELT SOURDOUGH LEVAIN, PRETZELBROT, GINGERBREAD RYE, STOLLEN; BREADSTICKS, FOCACCIA, BAGUETTES; SAVORY BUNS; CRANBERRY ORANGE BRIOCHE, EGGNOG MONKEYBREAD, ALMOND TWISTS, CIOCCOLATINI.
PIZZA PEELS are the featured gift item this year! Upcycled from our retired proofing boards. Made from Baltic birch plywood. Light weight & strong - just wipe down and you are ready to produce great breads and pizzas. Only $20!!!
Nothing makes you happier than spending your precious time on posting, then it disappeares......
Today, at your soggy Saturday Farmers Market: MULTIGRAIN SANDWICH, SPELT (SOURDOUGH) LEVAIN, SEMOLINA SANDWICH, PRETZELBROT, GINGERBREAD RYE, & STOLLEN; BAGUETTES, FOCACCIA, BREADSTICKS; ARTICHOKE, BASIL, & OLIVE ROSEMARY BUNS; CRANBERRY ORANGE BRIOCHE, ALMOND TWISTS, CIOCCOLATINI, EGGNOG MONKEYBREAD.
Our Staff of Life Pizza Peels are available - own a piece of the bakery with these trim and light-weight upcycled Baltic birch plywood "retired" proofing boards. Sealed with food-grade sealant, hand wash & do not soak or submerge in water. A great gift for your favorite Bread Fan or pizza magician, only $20!
SEASONAL and FESTIVE despite the weather, come support LOCAL!!
Online ordering for Saturday morning bakery pick up is open until 6am Friday! Http://eatmorebread-harrisonburg.square.site.
Forgive the delay - the web page was very cranky this week!
Online ordering is open: http://eatmorebread-harrisonburg.square.site for Saturday morning bakery pick up!
A new look for SPELT SOURDOUGH this week at the Friendly City Co-Op, plus: MULTIGRAIN SANDWICH, PRETZELBROT, SEMOLINA SANDWICH, PLAIN & SEEDED BAGUETTES.
Holiday breads will continue throughout December, too.
Loading up for the Co-Op! See you next Monday.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving, Bread Fans
Stuffing bread and so much more at the Tuesday Harrisonburg Farmers Market!
SEEDED SANDWICH, COUNTRY WHITE BATARD, WHITE CHEDDAR BLACK PEPPER FLATBREAD, WHITE BRIOCHE DINNER ROLLS, PUMPKIN BRIOCHE ROLLS, APPLE CIDER BABKA; BAGUETTES, FOCACCIA, ROSEMARY BREADSTICKS, BRIOCHE OR SEEDED SOURDOUGH DICED STUFFING BREAD; SAVORY BUNS; BRIOCHE POCKETS; CINNAMON ROLL BUNS, MANDORLATINI, ALMOND TWISTS, & CIOCCOLATINI.
Enjoy the last Tuesday Market of 2022!
Buy fresh, buy local.
This APPLE CIDER BABKA could be yours!
Come to the Tuesday Harrisonburg Farmers Market to get APPLE CIDER BABKA, PUMPKIN BRIOCHE ROLLS and WHITE BRIOCHE DINNER ROLLS, plus SEEDED SANDWICH, COUNTRY WHITE BATARD, WHITE CHEDDAR BLACK PEPPER FLATBREAD and so much more!
Remember, we will not be at the market on Saturday, so this is your last chance for these lovelies.
Today at the very cold but bountiful Saturday Farmers Market: SEEDED SANDWICH , PEPITA RYE, WHITE CHEDDAR BLACK PEPPER FLATBREAD, PANE ALLA RICOTTA, BRIOCHE DINNER ROLLS, PUMPKIN LEVAIN, PUMPKIN BRIOCHE ROLLS; SEEDED OR SOFT WHITE DINNER ROLLS, BREADSTICKS, FOCACCIA, BAGUETTES, DICED STUFFING BREAD - SEEDED SOURDOUGH OR WHITE BRIOCHE; OLIVE ROSEMARY BUNS, WHITE CHEDDAR ARTICHOKE OR THREE CHEESE BASIL BUNS; CINNAMON ROLL BUNS, MANDORLATINI, PUMPKIN PIE KOLACHE - DAIRY-FREE, CIOCCOLATINI, ALMOND TWISTS; APPLE CIDER BABKA!
We also have the new up-cycled PIZZA & BREAD PEELS. Own a little piece of the bakery! These used to be hard working proofing boards that were actually used at the bakery. The Baltic birch plywood is sealed and lightweight, featuring the Staff of Life logo. The perfect gift for a foodie or Bread Fan!
Thank you to all the Leesburg Bread Fans who have placed orders from Saturday Market pick up!!!
Online ordering for Saturday morning bakery pick-up is open: http://eatmorebread-harrisonburg.square.site
These Pumpkin Brioche and Dinner Rolls - Plain or Seeded - are on the way to the Co-Op today & Friday.
Get them while they last!
Today at the almost-last Tuesday Farmers Market: PANE ALLA RICOTTA, SEEDED SANDWICH , PEPITA RYE, WHITE CHEDDAR BLACK PEPPER FLAT BREAD; BRIOCHE POCKETS - PESTO & THREE CHEESE, FOCACCIA, BREADSTICKS, PLAIN OR SEEDED BAGUETTES; SAVORY BUNS; CINNAMON ROLLS, MANDORLATINI, PUMPKIN PIE KOLACHE- dairy free!, CIOCCOLATINI.
This week at the Friendly City Co-Op: SEEDED SANDWICH, PEPITA RYE, PANE ALLA RICOTTA, WHITE CHEDDAR BLACK PEPPER FLATBREAD, PLAIN AND SEEDED BAGUETTES.
Also - Wednesday & Friday deliveries will include SOFT WHITE or SEEDED DINNER ROLLS!!! Just the thing to round out your Thanksgiving meal or make the cutest sliders with your leftovers!
Seeded rolls are vegan, soft white are not.
Thanksgiving Holiday Special orders need to be emailed to me by Tuesday evening, November 15: [email protected] so that ingredients and time are available for next week's production.
Check out our offerings at StaffofLifeBread.com for planning.
Today at the Saturday Farmers Market: ALPENBROT, RYE LEVAIN, CHEDDAR BEER BATARD W/PALE FIRE BREWING'S RED MOLLY, HEART OF WHEAT, PANE ITALIANO, & PUMPKIN BRIOCHE ROLLS; FOCACCIA, BREADSTICKS, BAGUETTES; OLIVE ROSEMARY, BASIL, OR ARTICHOKE BUNS; CINNAMON ROLLS, MANDORLATINI, ALMOND TWISTS, CHOCOLATE BRIOCHE CUPS, AND A FEW CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE BRIOCHE.
Get them while you can!
The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
Remember those who have served and how lucky we are to know them.
Online ordering for Saturday morning bakery pick-up: http://eatmorebread-harrisonburg.square.site
Today at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market - come treat yourself to a post-voting treat: ALPENBROT, RYE LEVAIN, HEART OF WHEAT, CHEDDAR BEER w/Pale Fire Brewing's Red Molly, PLAIN & SEEDED FULL-SIZED BAGUETTES; FOCACCIA, BREADSTICKS, BRIOCHE POCKETS; OLIVE ROSEMARY, ARTICHOKE or BASIL BUNS; CINNAMON ROLL BUNS, ALMOND TWISTS, CHOCOLATE BRIOCHE CUPS, & MANDORLATINI.
Please support local food producers!
Working the most pivotal position in any food related business requires the right person. Could that be you?
Staff of Life Bread needs a person with the ability to clean dishes, sinks and special cleaning tasks on Saturday afternoons, about two Saturdays a month, plus Monday afternoons during our busier times.
Detail oriented, repetitive and methodical work and a good understanding of safety and sanitation is preferred. Training is provided. We try to avoid any contact with hazardous chemicals. Lifting up to 30 lbs. to waist height and bending over a 3-compartment sink are the major physical requirements.
Anyone 16 and up can apply AND 14-15 year olds with a desire to complete a work permit with the commonwealth of Virginia and parental consent.
Training wage listed, raise after training based upon performance and experience.
Come join our small team to make our bakery the cleanest and safest in the valley!
Mixing and forming dough for an artisanal micro bakery in Harrisonburg that is expanding.
Sun & Thurs shifts 2-8pm; Mon & Wed shifts -3pm as needed. The right person(s) may want to move into baking and full-time hours. Currently no benefits but may be possible in the future since we want the RIGHT person. Physical work lifting 50 lbs repeatedly throughout the day/evening. Operating commercial production equipment with training, moving to working independently. Simple math and ability to follow instructions in English required. Little to no customer interaction. Raise after training completed.
Today at the Saturday Farmers Markets: MULTIGRAIN SANDWICH, WHOLE WHEAT SOURDOUGH, CHEESE AND ONION FLATBREAD, OATMEAL PORRIDGE SANDWICH, GRECIAN FIG ALMOND, PUMPKIN LEVAIN BATARD; FOCACCIA, BREADSTICKS, BAGUETTES, SAVORY BUNS; ALMOND TWISTS, CINNAMON ROLL BUNS, MANDORLATINI, CHOCOLATE BRIOCGE CUPS, & PUMPKIN CHALLAH KOLACHE -NO DAIRY!
Dinner Rolls start next weekend! There will be a limited supply.
Oven shot of the PUMPKIN LEVAIN PUMKINS, the specialty seasonal bread of the week! Only a few in the pumpkin shape, all the rest are batards.
A real pumpkin sourdough seasoned with organic sage, caramelized onions ( from North Mountain Farm) with a touch of bleu cheese. A real savory sensation!
Online ordering is extended until 3 pm today for Saturday morning bakery pick up since there were posting difficulties this week!
Dinner Rolls will be available the week before Thanksgiving AND Pumpkin Brioche Rolls will be available next weekend.
Today at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market: MULTIGRAIN SANDWICH, CHEESE & ONION FLATBREAD, WHOLE WHEAT SOURDOUGH, OATMEAL PORRIDGE BREAD, DEMI BAGUETTES; BRIOCHE PESTO POCKETS , SAVORY BUNS, FOCACCIA, BREADSTICKS; the last APPLE CHAI MONKEYBREAD, CHOCOLATE BRIOCHE, MANDORLATINI & ALMOND TWISTS.
Holiday breads start next week!!
We're A Production-only Bakery, And We Sell Our Breads At Farmers Markets In Har
Harrisonburg: We sell our breads at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market every Saturday. April through November: 8-1, December through March, 9-1 in the Turner Pavilion, Liberty Street. We also sell them at the Friendly City Food Co-op: 150 E Wolfe St. Leesburg: Saturdays from May through October, starting at 8 a.m. in Catoctin Circle. November through April: Saturdays, 9-12. For directions: http://www.loudounfarmersmarkets.org/Leesburg.php.
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