Our Story – The Beginning
Over the past six years, the idea of The Bread Shed has slowly evolved from merely a thought, to a dream, to a goal, and eventually in the spring of 2011 this dream became a reality for me, Brittany Migneault.
My inspiration for the bakery came from my Uncle, Glenn Loati, the owner of La Panciata. La Panciata is an Italian bread bakery in Northfield Vermont. Soon enough I found myself sharing his passion for baking bread and I became totally immersed in the whole process, from perfecting the recipes to developing connections with the local community.
It has been a long journey since I began thinking more seriously about my vision and mapping out a plan of how I could bring my ideas to life. My uncle has taught me everything I know about baking from the ingredients and chemistry, to the 2nd generation recipes, to the intricacies of creating and managing a successful bakery. With each new day, my excitement grew, and my passion only deepened. From day one, I knew that I had found my passion, my life, in baking.
After my apprenticeship with my uncle, most of my journey was spent in my kitchen,, baking and baking again until the my breads were up to my highest of standards, refusing to deliver anything but the best to my prospective customers.
The Bread Shed opened their doors in April to rave reviews. As word started to spread about my products, the bread made its way into local Farmer’s markets and into several local restaurants and storefronts in Keene.
This has been a whirlwind experience and the business has already begun to grow and I hope to continue to thrive with the amazing support of my customers in this wonderful community and am eternally grateful to you, my customers, for the hand you have made in making my dreams become my everyday reality.