Raven Breads is a small, bicycle-based bakery in Bellingham, WA, making whole grain, sourdough bread & pastry with organic ingredients grown and gathered (with a few tropical exceptions) in the Pacific Northwest. The selection changes from week to week, depending on the season and the baker's whims. To find out what's cooking this week, sign up for the newsletter.
That's me, Sophie! I came to baking sideways, through farming, ecology, and a fascination with food systems and fermentation. I build recipes, mix dough, bake, market, and occasionally remember to catch up on bookkeeping, social media, and sleep. I love that there's always something new to learn in this business, even if that learning is often built on missteps and small disasters. But more importantly, I love making flavor-dense, ingredient-inspired bread and pastry that's as satisfying for you to eat as it is for me to dream up.
We work hard to find the best ingredients from local producers and distributors. The bulk of the ingredients come from the following vendors:
FLOUR + GRAINS: Fairhaven Organic Flour Mill
HONEY: BeeWorks Farm + The Valley's Buzz
CHOCOLATE: Theo Chocolate
FRUITS + VEGGIES: Whatcom farmers and my neighborhood gleanings
SEEDS, SPICES, SUGARS: GloryBee + Hummingbird Wholesale
EGGS: Broad Leaf Farm
BUTTER: Mother's Choice
HERBS: the back garden