Companion Bakery Porridge Bread Collaboration

This week at Fair Shares we are featuring a collaborative loaf of bread from Companion Bakery. They are incorporating ingredients from our farmers to make a bread that is distinctly Saint Louis in flavor. The loaf is naturally leavened with a touch of honey, and includes organic rolled oats from Brian Severson Farms and organic pecans from Missouri Northern Pecan Growers. The oats are cooked into a porridge and then incorporated into the final dough, giving a unique texture and improved flavor.

We get especially excited about these collaborations because they have a story behind them. When you eat it you’re supporting a local bakery, and several local farms. We think you’ll taste the difference.

This is a limited edition bread. One week only!


Photos courtesy of Josh Galliano and Josh Allen

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To Betty and me, Fair Shares means security and fairness. It is great to know that every week we will be able to move product and receive a fair price for it. I am proud to be part of the Fair Shares team.

Alan Nolte, Nolte Hills Farm, Morrsion MO
Nolte Hills Nursery