Great Harvest Bread

A Fresh Start


HISTORY

Great Harvest Bread has been baking authentic whole grain breads since the 1970′s, long before it was trendy. Founders, Pete & Laura Wakeman opened their first bakery in Great Falls, MT. Word spread fast about their uniquely flavorful bread made with pure-and-simple ingredients and wheat purchased from local farmers. It didn’t take long before neighbors asked about starting up their own Great Harvest. In 1978, the freedom franchise was born and the next bakery opened in Kalispell, Montana. Slowly and organically, Great Harvest began to grow into the nation’s first family of independently owned and operated whole grain bread bakeries. Authenticity, a spirit of camaraderie and individuality remain the foundation of the organization. We consider ourselves a Co-Op of bakeries, sharing recipes and techniques with each other. The Boise location opened in November, 1982 at its current location on Fairview Avenue near Curtis Street. It was one of the first handful of Great Harvest Bakeries in existence today. You will find that no two bakeries are alike, all dependent upon the local market and the owners.
 

OUR OWNERS
We're Zane and Heather Colby and excited to be part of the Great Harvest family!



Great Harvest Bread of Boise, ID

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