sustainability

We approach sustainability as caring for the well being of each other and for our environment. This is a delicate balance at times that is often a win win and at times requires compromise. For example, do we source all things organic and charge more, possibly out pricing our neighborhood? Or do we focus first on local and fellow small businesses that work responsibly to provide a quality ingredient we are proud to use that allows us to make bread for everyone and pay our employees well? In an ongoing effort to work towards the health of our neighbors and this big blue marble here's where we are at:

ZERO WASTE

Brake Bread is on its way to becoming a zero waste bakery. By starting as a bike based subscription service, we omitted the waste of overproduction and became St. Paul’s only carbon free carb delivery. Now with an added retail storefront, we have transitioned to compostable packaging and organics recycling, reducing our current weekly garbage to the equivalent of a 2 person home. Plus, if you return any of our packaging we’ll see it on to its next life. 

OUR local producers and suppliers

Swany White – Freeport MN

Wheat Bread Flour
Organic Whole Wheat
Organic Rye
Organic Rolled Oats
Organic Steel Cut Oats

WHOLE grain milling - Welcome mn

Organic Buckwheat
Organic Sesame Seeds
Organic Sunflower Seeds
Organic Hi Lysine Cornmeal
Organic Brown Flax
Organic Whole Wheat Pastry Flour

Baker’s Field Flour – Mpls MN

Whole Wheat and Sifted Whole Wheat - Grown with organic practices

Bootstrap Coffee Roaster – St. Paul MN

Coffee. Many Fair Trade and Organic

Stony Creek Dairy – Melrose MN

Vat Pasteurized Low Temp Whole Milk
Butter
Heavy Cream