So, who bakes the loaves?
Nate Kemperman does, and the Co-op is lucky to have him! After baking bread at The Café (yes that The Café, and yes that good bread) for seven years (and other midwest bakeries for five prior years), Nate took a hiatus to focus on his other passions and to reset his internal clock from all the early morning bread baking shifts. During that time he helped run Mustard Seed Community Farm, built a farmhouse by hand and played old time music with the Porch Stompers.
Nate joined the Co-op Bakery staff around two years ago with eagerness to bake delicious bread again. Over the last few months he has been tinkering with our kitchen equipment to test the perfect loaf. Now with a new mixer and steam deck oven, Nate is excited to launch Wheatsfield’s bread line. Nate thinks a good loaf of bread is flavorful, versatile and beautiful.