stephen blanchard and christine burke

Our Story

Hi there, thanks for visiting! My name is Stephen Blanchard – I’m the owner/baker 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 9 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 and Janie’s Mill. 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.

Now Expanding!

Originally we started our bakery from home right before the pandemic hit, but recently we have partnered up with Wild Flour Bakery in South Milwaukee, therefore we now have a storefront! We have known them for a while now and are looking forward to a bright future together! This now gives us the opportunity to not only expand into a storefront, but also expanding to all different kinds of baked goods that we were not able to do from home.

Each week starting Wednesdays we will have both Stephen’s Breads and Wild Flour goods in the storefront! (Mondays and Tuesday will be spent prepping for the store front) We are planning on making some brand new baked goods to fill the storefront, along with some delicious breads of course! For you Wild Flour lovers out there do not worry, you will still find their famous brioche buns, muffins, cookies, cranberry walnut breads and more too!

We are working on expanding the store front to offer more to you, not to take away. So please be patient with us as we work on expanding. Thank you all so much for your support! Without all of you none of this would have been possible. We have come such a long way since a cancelled market on March of 2020 with 70 loaves of bread, to a whole bakery now! We hope to see you this week at Wild Flour!

Wild Flour Bakery
Tuesday – Friday, Between 8am – 4pm
(Hours are subject to change)
1205 Milwaukee Ave,
South Milwaukee, WI 53172

Find us at all Outpost locations!

Farmers Markets & Events

See below for the list of farmers markets we are attending this season and our pop ups! We will be bringing a different variety of bread each each event.

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.

Farmers Markets

Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market

Saturday November 6th – April 9th
8:00am – 11:30am
GATHER at Deer District
333 W Juneau Avenue, Suite B,
Milwaukee, WI 53203

We care about what you eat which is why we have now partnered up with
Milwaukee Farmers United!
Now you can have not only our breads, but a wide variety of artisan goods from all over Wisconsin delivered straight to your door!

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