Prepare to meet your baker!

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

Meet Jim and Robin Condie, the owners of the Clackamas Great Harvest Bread Company located in the Clackamas Promenade on Sunnyside Ave. This great family brought in the young women’s group of our church which my daughter is a part of.

Clackamas Great Harvest Bread Company

Their goal today was to teach the girls how to make bread and teach them about grains and what they can do for our bodies. Wow, I learned a lot while I was there and was amazed at what the Condies have to do each and every day to bring us this awesome tasting bread.

Clackamas Great Harvest Bread Company

Clackamas Great Harvest Bread Company

I was amazed to find out that an unbroken wheat berry will last forever. They have found 3000 year old wheat berries and planted them and they grew. (How cool is that?) But, there are 3 parts to the wheat berry that are similar to an egg. The shell is wheat bran, the inner part is white flower and then the center is the wheat germ. (Did not know that)

Clackamas Great Harvest Bread Company

So, the girls started out by rolling dough for rolls they were going to make themselves. Then once they were done, we got to see what actually went in to the process of making bread at the Clackamas Great Harvest Bread Company.

Clackamas Great Harvest Bread Company

rolls

Great Harvest Bread Company

Now, I thought the dough came in frozen each day, but much to my surprise, they actually mill the wheat right there in the store. Then from there they mix the different kinds of dough that makes all the breads they sell, roll them by hand and then cook them up in their giant oven.

Great Harvest Bread Company

They do this all before they open the doors, just so we can have fresh bread. Now, they repeat this throughout the day and wow, it takes some work! Not only by the people that work there, but by Mother Nature.

Great Harvest Bread Company milling machine

You see not only does Mother Nature supply the wheat, but her little bees supply the honey that is used in a lot of their recipes. Great Harvest Bread uses about 625 lbs of honey every week or two. (The average bee makes only ¼ a teaspoon in their lives. So, what that means is a half of a million bees where kind enough to make that home for this bread that tastes so good. (Thanks bees)

625 lbs of honey

honey whole wheat

So, come by the Great Harvest Bread Company in Clackamas and enjoy some fresh made bread daily as it will be some of the best bread you have ever had.

Posted by


Todd Clark (broker w/ Ken's Home Team)
Keller Williams Realty
Todd@IFoundYourNewHome.com
Phone: (503)524-9494
Fax: (503)746-9573

 

 

 

 Follow Todd Clark on FacebookVisit my websiteFollow me on Twitter



 I am a licensed Realtor who specializes in Washington County, Oregon and also work in both Clackamas and Multnomah Counties including the cities of Aloha, Beaverton, Canby, Clackamas, Gladstone, Gresham, Happy Valley, Hillsboro, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Sherwood and Tigard. All information contained in these posts are copyrighted and cannot be used without prior written approval authorization from the author me Todd Clark. If you are looking for an outstanding agent please give me a call I would love to help you with all your real estate needs.

 

What if there was a way you could search the  MLS for FREE just like Realtors

Now you can access the MLS using similar tools as Realtors. You are in control of what you want to search for, and you can search the MLS at your leisure. The information you submit in the form below can also be used to put you on an automated system where you'll be emailed all homes that meet your search criteria. You'll get internet access to a website that includes pictures, prices, and addresses to real estate that's listed in the MLS!

5 Star Professional 2011  5 Star Professional 2012

MyFreeCopyright.com Registered & Protected

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
Real Estate General Information
Location:
Oregon Clackamas County Clackamas
Groups:
ActiveRainPhotoBlogger
Dedicated Bloggers
It's all about them (ThemThem)
Local Expert
Posts to Localism
Tags:
baker
clackamas
great harvest bread company
wheat
honey
todd clark
the friendly home team
free mls search

Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Ambassador
2,034,852
Todd Clark
Keller Williams Realty - Beaverton, OR
Broker - Beaverton, Oregon Real Estate Expert - (503) 524-9494

The best part is each of the girls got to bring a dozen rolls home. So, guess what we are having with dinner tonight.

 

Jan 18, 2012 12:23 PM #5
Ambassador
1,209,764
Paul Henderson
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
I always put my clients first in any transaction!

Great Harvest Bread has become an icon for successful franchises. The interaction between the different owners gives them a step up on any competition. I have looked at franchises in the past and stumbled upon Great Harvest through a client who was an owner... 

Jan 18, 2012 12:42 PM #6
Rainmaker
156,644
Jack Tenold, Reverse Mortgage Specialist Washington | Oregon | California - refinance & purchase
First Priority Financial NMLS 3257 - Spokane, WA
Reverse Mortgage Specialist

Enjoyed reading your blog...great title by the way and good photography.  Fresh bread is one of life's great pleasures.  I'm sure everyone enjoyed the experience, the education and the food.  Now, do the boys get to do this too? 

Jan 18, 2012 01:07 PM #7
Ambassador
884,989
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com - Albuquerque, NM
AlbuquerqueHomes.com, Albuquerque Homes Realty

Todd outstanding title that caught my attention right off the bat!  Great pics and Localism.  You knocked this one out of the park my friend.

Jan 18, 2012 01:51 PM #8
Rainmaker
1,076,919
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorado - Aurora, CO
Your Colorado Real Estate Resource!

Todd.  Oh thanks so much.  Now I have a craving for home made wheat bread.  Bread is one of my biggest weaknesses.  I haven't found a great diet yet where I can eat all the bread I want and still lose weight.  Darn!!!!! 

Jan 18, 2012 03:17 PM #9
Ambassador
2,417,030
Patricia Kennedy
Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. - Washington, DC
For Your Home in the Capital

Todd, wow!  What an education.  This is so unlike the home economics classes that we took (from nuns) when I was in high school!

Jan 18, 2012 03:53 PM #10
Rainmaker
565,956
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Todd, That is one of my greatest food weaknesses- a great piece of bread and quality butter. I guess if I could keep it to one piece and not several pieces I'd be in better shape. Nice to spotlight the good work of the local business.

Jan 18, 2012 04:22 PM #11
Rainer
83,450
David Artigliere
Reading, Pottstown, Norristown, Philadelphia - Collegeville, PA
ARTI Home Inspections, ASHI Certified Home Inspector

Fantastic photos, Todd.  Looks like it was a fun learning event with quite a delicious ending!

Jan 18, 2012 05:02 PM #12
Ambassador
2,034,852
Todd Clark
Keller Williams Realty - Beaverton, OR
Broker - Beaverton, Oregon Real Estate Expert - (503) 524-9494

On my diet and exercise program I'm not supposed to eat bread either, but I told my trainer that sorry, can't give it up! Still at 60 lbs weight loss, so I guess I'm doing everything else right though.

 

Jan 18, 2012 05:02 PM #13
Rainmaker
528,501
Ken 360.609.0226 Vancouver Homes for Sales
Ken's Home Team at Keller Williams - Vancouver, WA

Todd that is a great Blog, it sounds like a great place to go for FRESH bread, Thank you for sharing

Jan 18, 2012 07:37 PM #14
Rainmaker
621,810
Barbara Altieri
RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate - Shelton, CT
REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale

Todd -- Delicious post. Fresh warm bread with butter. What's better than that?

Jan 18, 2012 08:37 PM #15
Ambassador
1,563,939
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Todd, great Localism post on the Great Harvest Bread Co. There's nothing better than bread right out of the oven, it pulls apart so easy and if the butter is there it's sinfully good

Jan 18, 2012 10:02 PM #16
Ambassador
1,302,636
William Johnson
RE/MAX Associates - San Diego, CA
San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE

Hi Todd, this is very impressive and the photo story is so well done and provides almost a documentary in photos of the bread making process. Very well done!

Jan 18, 2012 10:59 PM #17
Rainmaker
1,422,682
Tom Braatz
Re/Max Realty Center 262-377-1459 - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha

Todd

What memories the smell of bread brings back. There is something magical abou the smell of fresh bread right out of the oven

Jan 19, 2012 05:31 AM #18
Rainmaker
1,463,698
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Todd, what an experience those girls must have had!     The smell of freshly baked bread is still my fav scent!

Jan 19, 2012 08:46 AM #19
Rainmaker
398,596
John Cannata
214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com - Frisco, TX
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance

That is super cool that they teach the girls like that, plus Im sure the girls have a lot of fun. You have to love fresh bread!

Jan 19, 2012 10:35 AM #20
Rainmaker
660,166
Eileen Hsu
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON

Ha, I was going to comment something about the exercise and diet in my earlier comment, but I think it is worth it to treat yourself once in a while especially good bread, this way you can stay focused and motivated.

Jan 19, 2012 12:28 PM #21
Ambassador
1,955,076
Steve Hoffacker
Hoffacker Associates LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
New Home Sales Trainer/Coach, Sales Books Author

Todd,

Great post. Love the topic but all of the photos really make it special. :)

Steve

Jan 19, 2012 02:16 PM #22
Rainmaker
401,622
Laura Filip RE/MAX UTOPIA | Whitesboro Tx 76273 903-271-4978
RE/MAX UTOPIA Whitesboro Tx 76273, Serving all of Texoma - Whitesboro, TX
Your locally owned RE/MAX OFFICE WHITESBORO TX

Now how fun was this day??? I bet it was awesome spending time with your daughter making memories that will last a lifetime...

Jan 19, 2012 07:12 PM #23
Rainmaker
285,956
Marilyn Harrell
ReMax Riverhaven - Beaverton, MI
Wixom Lake - Beaverton MI

Reminds me of the "How it's Made" tv show! Enjoyed learning a little about the wheat bread and bees. Have a great week.

Jan 22, 2012 10:11 PM #24
Show All Comments
Ambassador
2,034,852

Todd Clark

Broker - Beaverton, Oregon Real Estate Expert - (503) 524-9494
Ask me a question
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information