Organic Bakery Joins Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance
Bread Alone Bakery named a founding member of new organization
NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (April 19, 2012) - Bread Alone Bakery, a local bakery and cafe with three locations in the area, has joined the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance as a founding member.
The bakery, which opened in 1983, has been a Hudson Valley staple for years, known for its organic, whole grain breads baked in a wood-fired oven. Bread Alone has grown significantly over the years, and its breads are now served in cafes and sold at markets across the state, including Albany, the Berkshires and both sides of the Hudson River, as well as New Jersey and Long Island.
“We are very pleased to join the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance, as we feel that this group will make great strides in promoting the variety of outstanding companies in our region in the food and beverage and related industries,” said Dan Leader, co-owner of Bread Alone Bakery. “Growing Bread Alone in the Hudson Valley has enabled us to have the best of both worlds - proximity to the greatest city in the world, beautiful mountain views and a majestic river valley.”
Based in Boiceville, Bread Alone uses organic grains in its hearth-baked breads, and has a strong focus on continuing to bring in grain that is grown closer to home. The bakery purchases its whole wheat from Farmer Ground Flour in Ithaca, and its apples, pumpkins, raspberries, rhubarb, peaches, maple syrup, herbs and onions come from various local farms. In addition, Bread Alone’s three cafes in the area have become favorite meeting places for people to enjoy coffee, sandwiches, soups, breads, baked goods and more.
The Food & Beverage Alliance focuses on helping food and beverage companies in the region work together as strong partners and market their products all over the United States. Launched by the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp. (HVEDC), the organization includes food businesses, farmers, vegetable growers, beverage makers, distributors and other organizations in the industry.
“We are thrilled to welcome Bread Alone to the Food & Beverage Alliance,” said Mike Oates, president and CEO of the HVEDC. “This is a business that has achieved great success in our region over the past three decades, and its focus on using local ingredients in its products make it a great fit for our new organization. We look forward to working with Bread Alone to bolster the awareness of Hudson Valley food and beverage organizations in the near future.”
In addition to its business locations, Bread Alone has also helped launch the “South Africa Whole Grain Bread Project,” a nonprofit organization that helps bring the art, science and business of bread baking to rural, impoverished communities in South Africa. The organization is looking to expand its scope globally in the next year. For more information on this project, visit http://www.SAWGBP.com.
About Bread Alone Bakery: Bread Alone is a bakery that produces a wide variety of breads and other baked goods, using the best organic and whole grains. Started in 1983 by Dan Leader and now run by he and his partner, Sharon Burns-Leader, the bakery works to help bring the grain-based economic infrastructure back to the Hudson Valley through its commitment to the “breadbasket of America.” The main Bread Alone Bakery and Cafe is located at 3962 Route 28 in Boiceville, and it also has cafe locations in Woodstock and Rhinebeck. For more information, visit http://www.breadalone.com/.
About Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC): HVEDC represents seven counties in Hudson Valley. This public-private partnership markets the region as a prime business location to corporate executives, site selection consultants and real estate brokers. HVEDC also helped start the branding and promotional effort for NY BioHud Valley. For more information on Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation or to review available business sites, visit http://www.HVEDC.com or call CEO Mike Oates at 845-220-2244.