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.

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

South Milwaukee Market
Thursday June 2nd – October 13th
3:00pm – 7:00pm
11th Ave & Milwaukee Ave
South Milwaukee, WI 53172

Tosa Farmers Market
Saturday June 4th – October 15th
8:00am – 12:00pm
Hart Mills Parking Lot
7720 Harwood Ave
Wauwatosa, WI 53213

Shorewood Farmers Market
Sunday June 13th – October 30th
9:30am – 1:00pm
(Near Benjamin Church House, Shorewood, WI 53211)

Kenosha Harbor Market
Saturday May 14th – October 29th
9:00am – 2:00pm
Kenosha Harbor Market
2nd Ave & 56th Street
Kenosha, WI 53140

Oak Creek Farmers Market
Saturday May 14th – October 22nd
9:00am – 1:00pm
Drexel Town Square
361 W Town Square Way
Oak Creek, WI 53154

Greendale Downtown Market
Saturday June 18th – October 1th
8:00am – 12:00pm
Village Center
Broad Street (Between Northway & Schoolway)
Greendale, WI 53129

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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