The breads from Our Daily Bread and The Gluten-Free Bakery, its dedicated gluten-free facility for baking, are welcome additions to the packaged bread choices at Wild Oats Market. Located in Chatham, New York, recipes for ODB’s gluten-free breads were developed over the course of several months by baker Tim McGuire, who made 37 test batches to achieve the ideal balance among the main ingredients, which include buckwheat, sorghum, fava flour, brown rice flour, egg whites, and canola oil. The Gluten-Free Bakery sources as many local and regional ingredients as possible, a quest made easier by the fact that New York State is one of the largest producers of buckwheat in the country.
The final product is substantial but not too dense, firm enough to slice easily, and able to handle sandwich fillings without crumbling mid-bite. Wild Oats stocks the bakery’s gluten-free original sandwich bread, gluten-free seedy sandwich bread, and gluten-free buckwheat bread, in addition to its gluten-free ginger and GF chocolate chip cookies, and its gluten-free chocolate almond and GF ginger almond biscotti.
Wild Oats also carries several varieties of Our Daily Bread’s regular breads (baked in a separate facility from the gluten-free baked goods), including French country white; rustic Italian; olive levain; whole wheat oat pain; and sunflower, millet, flax & whole wheat.
Pictured here is Our Daily Bread/The Gluten Free Bakery baker Tim McGuire, who visited our store in January. Tim will be at Wild Oats for another visit on Friday, August 1, which is our next Member-Owner Appreciation Day. Please stop by and say hi, and try some of Tim’s tasty breads and baked goods. Tim will sample some of his extraordinarily yummy gluten-free creations; and in a separate location of the store, we will have Our Daily Bread regular breads for you to sample and enjoy. We hope you can join us August 1!