Prepare to meet your baker!

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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.

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Todd Clark (broker w/ Ken's Home Team)
Keller Williams Realty
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The best part is each of the girls got to bring a dozen rolls home. So, guess what we are having with dinner tonight.

 

January 18, 2012 12:23 PM
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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... 

January 18, 2012 12:42 PM
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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? 

January 18, 2012 01:07 PM
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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.

January 18, 2012 01:51 PM
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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!!!!! 

January 18, 2012 03:17 PM
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Todd, wow!  What an education.  This is so unlike the home economics classes that we took (from nuns) when I was in high school!

January 18, 2012 03:53 PM
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Wayne Johnson
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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.

January 18, 2012 04:22 PM
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Fantastic photos, Todd.  Looks like it was a fun learning event with quite a delicious ending!

January 18, 2012 05:02 PM
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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.

 

January 18, 2012 05:02 PM
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Todd that is a great Blog, it sounds like a great place to go for FRESH bread, Thank you for sharing

January 18, 2012 07:37 PM
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Todd -- Delicious post. Fresh warm bread with butter. What's better than that?

January 18, 2012 08:37 PM
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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

January 18, 2012 10:02 PM
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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!

January 18, 2012 10:59 PM
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Todd

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

January 19, 2012 05:31 AM
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Joan Cox
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Todd, what an experience those girls must have had!     The smell of freshly baked bread is still my fav scent!

January 19, 2012 08:46 AM
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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!

January 19, 2012 10:35 AM
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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.

January 19, 2012 12:28 PM
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Todd,

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

Steve

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

January 19, 2012 07:12 PM
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Reminds me of the "How it's Made" tv show! Enjoyed learning a little about the wheat bread and bees. Have a great week.

January 22, 2012 10:11 PM
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