stephen blanchard and christine burke

Our Story

Hi there, thanks for visiting! My name is Stephen Blanchard – I’m the owner/baker at Stephen’s Breads. I was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I started making bread to learn the process and to be able to make my own bread several years ago. I made my own starter which is now about 9 years old. At the beginning I didn’t understand what was all required to end up with the loaves of bread people see in books and in bakeries. It took a lot of time, research and trial and error to get to the breads you see today. Now, I’ve turned my learning and enjoyment of bread making into a business serving the Milwaukee, WI area!

Keeping It Local

I locally source all the grain that goes into the bread from farms in Wisconsin and Illinois, specifically Anarchy Acres and Janie’s Mill. All my breads are naturally leavened which means they are considered Sourdough. Every loaf of bread has a mix of Heritage Grains and Ancient Grains and they are all whole grains, every part of the wheat berry is used. Some of the flour is sifted to help lighten the bread to give it a nice rise.

Bread Subscription

“The Farmers Market Season if over, how do I get my bread!?”
Don’t worry, you can still get our breads delivered straight to you!

Check out our Bread Subscription program, and you can get bread delivered to you every week or ever other week. Each month you will be able to choose from a list of our delicious breads at a really great cost, so don’t miss out this winter!

Milwaukee Farmers United

Want more than just bread? No worries!
We care about what you eat which is why we have now partnered up with
Milwaukee Farmers United!
Now you can have not only our breads, but a wide variety of artisan goods from all over Wisconsin delivered straight to your door!

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