Buying Bread

Bread Tree Baking Co. does not have a brick and mortar storefront at this time. We have a licensed baking facility where we prepare all our products. Please note that we work with gluten, peanuts, and tree nuts in our facility, though we do make some flour free and nut free items. Send us an email with your questions!

Our baked goods can be found in

GRINNELL, NEWTON, & DES MOINES, Iowa

  1. Grinnell area weekly delivery (free!)

    • Sign up for weekly emails on our Home page to know when online ordering has been turned on for Wednesday delivery

    • Visit our Order page to place your order when the time comes (see instructions in our emails or down below)

    • We recommend that you put a cooler or other sealed box out on Wednesdays where we can drop off your order safely!

  2. Esther & Co. weekly

    • An amazing yarn, gift, & local foods store in downtown Newton located at 122 N 2nd Ave. W

  3. Grinnell Farmers' Market

  4. Middle Way Farm weekly CSA

    • See their website to order every week in Grinnell & Newton seasonally

  5. Iowa Food Co-Op in Des Moines

    • ​See our products at their Franklin Ave. location every other week

Thawing & Reheating Instructions

Bread Tree breads freeze and reheat very well. In fact, if you aren't going to finish a loaf within a couple days, you should put it in a plastic freezer bag for storage in the fridge. When it is time to eat, we recommend popping your loaves in the oven for a crisp crust and a soft, warm interior! Place fresh, frozen, or thawed loaves in a preheated 350°F oven or toaster oven directly onto the oven rack. Time in the oven will vary, but typically between 5 and 20 minutes depending on the size of the loaf and whether it is frozen. Let it cool slightly before slicing or breaking to serve. You can also thaw frozen loaves and store them in bags in the refrigerator for daily toast. Amazing! (Please note that we do not sell unbaked bread or dough; all our frozen products are already baked.)

Online Ordering

If you live in Des Moines, you can find our products at the Iowa Food Cooperative store location on Franklin Avenue every other week.

We deliver (for free!) baked goods within the Grinnell city limits every Wednesday using our online ordering system. Each week we let everyone know via email that it is time to order and you can order from a selection of fresh day-of breads, dessert options, and frozen loaves of other varieties. (Our frozen breads thaw, reheat, and toast very nicely.) We offer many breads, such as 7-Grain, Sourdough, Breakfast Swirl, Baguettes, and Green Olive-Pimento. We are regularly adding new items to our product line, both breads and sweets! Check out our Products page or sign up for weekly emails on the Home page. You can also send us feedback on the items you've tried!

Please know that we love corresponding with our community of bread lovers. Never hesitate to reply to our weekly email. However, we prefer that you order through the online system so that we may more reliably get your order right. Grinnell delivery customers can pay with cash or check when they choose Manual payment during checkout, which can be left in the cooler or container you put out for us. If ordering online is more than you want to manage, feel free to reply to our email. If you forget to place your weekly order, you can find us at the other listed locations above or send us an email to see if we can fit your order into the delivery schedule. This will depend on what is still available before we head out.

To order through our website for Grinnell Wednesday delivery:

  1. Sign up for our weekly emails on the Home page

    • We announce what products are available and other details for the week.

    • The email will also let you know that the online store is ready for orders.

  2. Make an account if you have not previously done so

    • Click Log In on the upper right hand side of the screen on our website.​

    • On the new page that appears, click Sign-Up.

    • Enter your information, create a password, and click Submit.

    • Your name will now appear in the upper right corner of the main screen.

    • Click on your name and a dropdown menu. You can see all your info here.

    • Now that you have an account, the website will remember you.

  3. Place your order for Grinnell delivery after our email is sent out

    • Click Order in the top menu bar on the main page.​

    • All available products for that week will appear, both fresh and frozen.

    • Click on items to see descriptions and ingredients.

    • Add items to your order by clicking Add to Cart.

    • Each time you click Add to Cart, a previous cart will appear. Click anywhere else on the screen to continue shopping.

    • When you're ready to check out, click the View Cart button at the bottom of the cart previous or click the shopping basket icon above your name on the top menu bar.

    • Click Checkout.

    • Follow the prompts to enter your address and contact information.

    • You will have the option of either Credit Card payment or Manual payment. Selecting Manual payment will allow you to pay us at your drop site or through mail.

    • When you click Place Order, you will be sent a confirmation email receipt. You can also see your order history by clicking My Orders in the dropdown menu under your name on the top menu bar on the main page.

If you are experiencing difficulty with the website, please contact us through email.

Contact Us

Bread Tree Baking Co., LLC

Business Mail: 3019 340th St, Gilman, IA 50106

Use this address for writing checks.

Baking Facility: 3635 Hwy 146, Grinnell, IA 50112

BreadTreeBaking@gmail.com

 

Phone: (641) 260-0284

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