Raven Breads is a small, bicycle-based bakery in Bellingham, WA, making whole grain, naturally leavened bread and 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 inspiration. To find out what's in the oven this week, sign up for the newsletter.
Sophie came to baking sideways, through farming, ecology, and a fascination with food systems and fermentation. She builds recipes, mixes dough, bakes, rides bike deliveries, and occasionally remembers to catch up on bookkeeping, social media, and sleep. You can read her post-bake, pre-market early morning writing on food, business, bicycles, and other less bakery-relevant topics in the weekly newsletter, alongside the week's menu, and can find her most Saturdays at the Bellingham Farmers Market.
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