Stephen's Breads
stephen blanchard and christine burke

Our Story

Hi there, thanks for visiting! My name is Stephen Blanchard – I’m the owner/master bread maker at Stephen’s Breads. I was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I started making bread to learn the process and to be able to make my own bread several years ago. I made my own starter which is now about 7 years old. At the beginning I didn’t understand what was all required to end up with the loaves of bread people see in books and in bakeries. It took a lot of time, research and trial and error to get to the breads you see today. Now, I’ve turned my learning and enjoyment of bread making into a business serving the Milwaukee, WI area!

Keeping It Local

I locally source all the grain that goes into the bread from farms in Wisconsin and Illinois, specifically Anarchy Acres, Janie’s Mill and Meadowlark Organics. All my breads are naturally leavened which means they are considered Sourdough. Every loaf of bread has a mix of Heritage Grains and Ancient Grains and they are all whole grains, every part of the wheat berry is used. Some of the flour is sifted to help lighten the bread to give it a nice rise.

Home Bakery

We are a home bakery located in Saint Francis, WI running under the WI cottage food guidelines.
Therefore we do not have a storefront, but you can place an order on our site, and you can choose to pick up at our home or we have delivery options. It takes about 2 to 4 days to complete the order and we will reach out to you when the order it ready for pick up.
We are also in several Farmers Markets, check out which ones we are in below.

Farmers Markets

See below for the list of farmers markets we are attending this season! We will be bringing a different variety of bread each week to the markets.

Be sure to pre order on our site ahead of time for fast pick up and to ensure your bread! When checking out you can choose which market you would like to pick up. You can pre order anything on our site two days before the market, after that you can still pre order the breads we will be bringing.

Here is what we are bringing Saturday to the Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market, Feb. 27th:
Country Wheat
Honey Oats
Rosemary Garlic

Milwaukee Rye
Baguettes and other baked goods!

Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market
Saturday 8:30am – 12:30pm
Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory
“The Domes”
524 South Layton Boulevard
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53215
(We will be there every other Saturday starting Nov. 14th)

Sussex Indoor Winter Market
Sunday 8:00am – 2:00pm
Sussex Civic Center
N64 W23760 Main St.
Sussex, WI 53089
(Every other Sunday starting Dec. 6th)

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