"How can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like kleenex?"
— Julia Child
We believe that the strength of family and the power of the community are fueled by real, wholesome food and the knowledge of what’s inside of it.
Healthy people make healthy families. Healthy families make healthy communities. Healthy communities make a healthy world. It all starts with you. Choose to know what’s in your food!
The Orion Bread Co. is proud to be located in the heart of Old Town Cottonwood on Historic 89A. In the last four years we have watched Old Town grow from a quiet place with many empty buildings to a thriving place to wine, dine, dream and shop! Co-Owner, Trecia Taylor, is active in the community by serving as Treasurer on the board of the Old Town Association. Click here to find out what the Old Town Association does for your community! We are so excited to see the people of Cottonwood and all over the world fall in love with Old Town the way that we did back in 2007. We look forward to many more community events and partnerships with other merchants in Old Town to work toward a truly unified community that appreciates the uniqueness in each of us!
On Tuesday, July 10th, 2012, The Orion Bread Co. of Old Town Cottonwood celebrated 5 years in business! The Orion Bread Co. is known for its all natural and fresh approach to hand-made or "artisan" bread, pastries and sandwiches! In addition to our retail location in Old Town, our bread can be enjoyed at several local restaurants and grocery stores in the Verde Valley, Flagstaff and Prescott. Check out our sister company: Orion's Flour Garden Cafe and Gluten-Free Bakery
Have you ever read the ingredient listing on a loaf of bread on the grocery store shelf? It is common for dough conditioners, preservatives and sweeteners to be added to mass-produced bread. Most of the time these artificial additives are put into bread to make it softer, sweeter or able to sit on the grocery store shelf for two weeks…and then on your shelf for another month. At Orion Bread, we believe this is WRONG!
Did you know that all you need to make bread is flour, water, salt and yeast? The only additives you will see in our products are NATURAL and added only for taste and variety. It is a common misconception that yeast needs sugar in order to rise. Instead of adding unnecessary sweeteners to our bread, we use Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) as a catalyst for our yeast. This also serves as a natural preservative, but doesn’t preserve it for more than a few days on your counter. However, if you’d like to conduct a colorful science experiment, go ahead and leave it there for a month and see what happens! Check it out!