Rise & Shine

Our bakery team is up early every morning creating house-made baked breads, pastries and confections using fresh and real ingredients.

If you are looking for vegan, gluten-free ingredient goods (GFI*) or no-bake raw goods, we have them!

All our baked foods are prepared using unbleached, unbromated flour, and many are made with whole wheat. You will find we also use organic whole grains such as quinoa, flax and chia to keep our breads healthy and nutrient-dense. Any sugar that we use is pure - natural cane sugar, organic raw agave, or liquid cane sugar. We ground our grains fresh for our breads, so they don’t oxidize.

Come taste how fresh bread tastes when it’s straight out of the oven. You won’t be able to help yourself once you smell what we are baking!

Any goods we bring into our bakery from other bakeries in Richmond are locally sourced and kept to our quality. We only work with bakers who meet our baking and ingredient standards in order to provide you with gluten-free ingredient goods or raw baked goods that are the freshest and healthiest for you and your family. In our store you will find bread from Lecker Baking Company, Sub Rosa Bakery, Idle Hands Bread Company and Montana Gold Bread Co.


No Bleached or Bromated Flours

Azodicarbonamide, chlorine dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide are a few of the hazardous chemicals used to bleach flour, simply to provide foods with whiter colors. Potassium bromate is a category 2b carcinogen used in bromating – a process that improves the elasticity and rise of commercially-produced dough. The European Union prohibits the use of chlorine bromates and peroxides. In the UK and Canada, bromating has been banned.

Though our government has yet to ban these practices, we have already done so. The goods produced in our bakery are free of bleached and bromated flours. It does not, however, affect the deliciousness of our products.

No Dyes, Hormones, Stabilizers and Preservatives

We’ve brought the hammer down on the use of food dyes, growth hormones, preservatives, and stabilizers in the production of cheese. Food dyes contain harmful synthetic ingredients, growth hormones are harmful in and of themselves, and preservatives like potassium sorbate damage us at the expense of clearing mold and bacteria that would not be present in sanitarily produced cheese. The cheese at Ellwood Thompson’s is free of all of these things. We proudly promote good food made under natural means.

Local, Pasture-Raised Eggs

We only use local, pasture-raised eggs from chickens that are fed non-GMO feed, in our bakery items. If we are unable to source local, pasture-raised eggs, as an alternative we will carry organic, cage-free eggs.

*Gluten Free Ingredients (GFI): Products labeled GFI are made with 100% Gluten-Free ingredients. We make these products in house in a kitchen that is not certified Gluten-Free and may contain trace amounts of gluten.

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