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Monday, July 26, 2021

BREAKING NEWS: St. Paul Location Temporarily Closed

Early Sunday morning a fire caused damage to the utility service and back exterior of the building our bakery shares with other businesses (Jamba Juice and The Cheese Shop). Without electricity we cannot provide our baked daily breads. Therefore, until power is restored, our St. Paul bakery location will be temporarily closed. The repairs will likely take more than a few days.

Thankfully, no one was hurt and the damage was not structural and mostly contained to the building's exterior. We will update you as soon as we have more details.

In the meantime, our two other bakeries will be able to provide the full range of bakery items. They are located in Edina and Minnetonka.

Closer to the St. Paul side is the Fresh Thyme Grocery Store in the Prospect Park neighborhood on University Avenue (just past KSTP's studios). Fresh Thyme carries a nice range of our daily breads. Please check them out at 24 30th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Blueberries Have Arrived!

Fresh blueberries from our region have a very limited season. The harvest starts in early June and ends just a few weeks later. This is when we bake Blueberry Scones and Lemon Blueberry Muffins and Breads.

We source our blueberries from a key growing area in Michigan that harvest berries with just the right profile for baking. The blueberries we use have a perfect balance of bright colors, tart taste and inviting aromas. Enjoy! 

Monday, June 7, 2021

Complimentary Mini Blueberry Scone -- Today Only!

For Tuesday, June 8—welcome fresh blueberries back with a complimentary Mini Blueberry Scone. We are making 200 at each bakery for you, our dear customers. No purchase necessary. While supplies last!

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Learn More About Our New Rewards Program

Our new rewards program will replace the Baker's Dozen punch cards. You can sign up by downloading the Breadsmith app, (at the Apple Store, or the Google Play store) or by registering online (we prefer you download the app). Once you've joined, all of your purchases will build rewards.

Just signing up earns you a complimentary daily loaf!

Why change programs?

Ultimately, it's to help improve tracking your earned rewards and to minimize the loss of paper punch cards. Formerly, we gave a punch for each loaf purchased. But with new items such as granola, and standards like muffins and scones what earned a "punch" or "stamp" became vague. So, we worked toward purchase value. But, then how was a $6.48 purchase translated into "punches" compared to a purchase of $6.54. Seems easy, until you are the customer two cents short of gaining the bonus of rounding-up! Even at our best there was always the possibility of losing a Baker's Dozen card, or sending it through the wash!

I'm convinced there is a nearly full one in a car I sold a few years ago!

So, 

Now, with each purchase you make: merchandise or bread, at whatever amount, it all will add to your rewards. One dollar spent earns one point. Sixty points are worth five dollars of in-store value.

The attached PDF gives more details.

We appreciate you, and we will continue to add punches and redeem the Baker's Dozen cards through October 1, 2021. So, keep checking the glove box, you pockets and seasonal purses/wallets to find those partially filled punch cards!

And, be sure to sign up today by downloading the Breadsmith app.

Download from the Apple App Store

Download from the Google Play App Store

Or by registering online by visiting this webpage.

Remember, a complimentary daily loaf is waiting for you!  

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Teachers, Visit Us May 5. A Gift Awaits You!

For many years we have featured a "Thank A Teacher" moment in our bakeries. For all they do, and especially for their endurance and innovations this past year, we want to spotlight Teachers. Please tell the teachers you know that we are happy to gift them a complimentary Banana Bread or Honey Wheat loaf. Curbside or in-store we are hoping to see many teachers on Wednesday, May 5. 

Of course, while supplies last, or until we close for the day! Please help us run out; tell a teacher!

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

New Items in the Bakery

Crispy Flatbreads, Granola, English Muffins, and the list goes on. Over the past two years we have significantly added and adjusted the items that are available in the Bakery and you've responded enthusiastically. Thank you.

We are always exploring ways to improve recipes and add new favorite items. One example is our English Muffins. While we've had an English Muffin Bread in a loaf form for many years, it's taken us a long time to perfect the mix and bake of the traditional muffin size. We enjoyed many of the results, but now we have a result that we are confident matches your expectations and ours. 

Friday, March 19, 2021

Available Easter Favorites Now Available

Welcome to the bakery a traditional favorite--Hot Cross Buns.

Available as:

Hot Cross Buns, or

Hot Cross Bun Loaf, or in a

Hot Cross Bun Tray (9 minis)

Hot Cross Buns will be available through Saturday, April 3rd.