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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


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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Comments 24 New Comment

John Cannata
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!

January 19, 2012 10:35 AM
Eileen Hsu
Douglas Elliman Real Estate

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
Steve Hoffacker
New Home Sales Trainer/Coach, Sales Books Author
Hoffacker Associates LLC


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


January 19, 2012 02:16 PM
Laura Filip

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
Marilyn Harrell
Wixom Lake - Beaverton MI
ReMax Riverhaven

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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