Where can I find your bread?
We currently have two method to satisfy your bread needs:
Bread Club — our monthly subscription providing fresh bread every week for one month
Freewheel Farms — visit us at the farmstand every Wednesday from 5-8pm in Summerhill. You may pre-order for pick-up.
Both options are available in our online shop.
What is naturally leavened bread?
Naturally leavened bread is simply three ingredients: flour, water, and salt. Widely known as “sourdough,” naturally leavened bread is made of a naturally occurring culture of fermented water and flour — so it’s 100% free of commercial yeast. We adopt a slow fermentation practice and an old-world approach to our bread making.
We refrain from using the term “sourdough” for our bread, because of the connotations attached to it — acidic, overly tangy bread. Intensely sour bread is not our thing and won’t be coming out of our ovens. We do, however, know how to create a naturally leavened loaf that is robust, slightly sweet, nutty, aromatic, and can transport us back to our days of baking bread in Europe.
Where do you source your flour from?
We source our flours from a variety of farmers and millers in the South — DaySpring Farms (Danielsville, GA), Carolina Ground (Asheville, NC), and Lindley Mills (Graham, NC). Every farmer and miller we work with strives to grow and mill organic grains from their own farms or various farmers throughout the South.
What are stone-ground flours? How about roller-milled flours?
A quick explanation — A wheat berry has three parts: the endosperm, bran, and germ. When stone milled, the wheat berry remains in its natural, original proportions when milled. Using stoneground flour in our bread allows us to provide a more nutrient-dense product compared to the commercially processed breads available in groceries. We do, however, use roller-milled flours in some of our breads. Roller-milled flours are refined 'white' flours containing the fluffy endosperm but no longer the bran and germ. This in turn explains our usage of stoneground flours!
How long will my loaf last?
The fermentation process of 100% naturally leavened bread can allow the loaf to last to up to 5 days if properly stored. We suggest wrapping your loaf in a cotton or paper bag to ensure it does not dry out or soften by humidity. The crust can be “revived” by running the loaf under water, then popped into the oven at 400 degrees for 5-8 minutes until the crusts feels crisp to the touch.
You can also freeze your bread — simply slice your loaf, wrap in plastic wrap, and freeze until ready for use.
Why is the bread so dark?
We love bold bakes! Deep, caramelized crusts indicate proper fermentation and complex flavors, so that’s why we bake dark.
Do you have gluten-free bread?
We do not provide gluten-free bread, however, the fermentation process of naturally leavened bread makes it more gut-friendly for gluten-sensitive folks.
Does Osono Bread have a brick and mortar?
Nope, not yet. We’re a cottage food bakery — meaning we can bake out of our home kitchen. It’s our dream to expand into having a physical location to nourish a community. We hope through your support we can continue to reach that goal. Follow us on social media for updates.
Can you accept wholesale accounts? How about catering orders?
Our cottage food license allows us to take catering orders. Send us an email detailing your request. We ask for a 72-hour notice in advance.
Do you offer private classes/workshops? Do you complete consultancy work?
Yes and yes. As for classes, check out our workshop page! We teach sourdough courses at the Learning Kitchen every month. If you are in need of an consultant for your microbakery, please email us your inquiry.
How does a bread subscription work?
Do you deliver Bread Club loaves?
As we’ve expanded, delivering 30+ loaves a day around our city wouldn’t be feasible from a logistics standpoint but also costs! We wouldn’t want to charge you $12-15 for a loaf of bread— that’s absurd. To keep things affordable and sustainable for everyone involved, we’re sticking to a pick-up method. We hope you understand!
I want to skip a week during my subscription — what do I do?
Please notify us as soon as possible. We need at least 72 hours to make a proper arrangement.
Can I gift a bread subscription?
Of course! Ensure the recipient’s contact information is filled in the provided form when checking out.
I want to cancel my subscription. Do you offer refunds?
Cancellations will be accepted up to 7 days prior to the scheduled first week of pick-ups. No refunds will be provided for orders that are cancelled with less than 7 days notice due to costs incurred by the initiation of an order.
If you’d like to cancel your order, you must do so directly by emailing us at email@example.com