Great Harvest Bread Co. of Amelia Island Now Open

Great Harvest Bread Co. of Amelia Island in Fernandina Beach loaves of bread.

Three beautiful loaves of bread, ready to eat! / Photo courtesy of Great Harvest Co. of Amelia Island

Great Harvest Bread of Amelia Island started offering its delicious breads on Sadler Road in Fernandina Beach Jan. 13.

They know the meaning of fresh bread: theirs is made from whole wheat that they freshly grind into flour every day. With freshness like that, there’s no need for preservatives or additives.

And here’s something this foodie (and her foodie children!) really appreciates: every time you visit, you can count on getting a free sample slice of bread, still warm from the oven.

Great Harvest Bread Co. is a national company, but the nearest of its bakeries was almost 200 miles away from Amelia Island — until now. Owners Dirk and Jodi Henson explain on their website that it’s a “freedom franchise.” That means they use recipes and methods procures at the original Great Harvest–which started in Montana and continues to use wheat from Montana family farms–but they customize their bakery to fit our community.

A sneak peek at part of the seating area inside Great Harvest Co. of Amelia Island in Fernandina Beach.

A sneak peek at part of the seating area before opening day. Photo courtesy of Great Harvest Co. of Amelia Island.

In addition to savory breads, they offer sweet breads, scones, muffins, cookies, sandwiches and breakfast as well as drinks.

Check out their Facebook page to get a look at their offerings. Or, better yet, go to their website for the menu of breads and sweets they’ll be serving up this month. Honey Whole Wheat, Cheddar Garlic and 9 Grain are among their featured breads. Among sweets, there’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chip bread, and the interestingly-named Toe-Curling Brownies.

Their sandwich menu has all kinds of options… even peanut butter and jelly for those of us who will be bringing pint-sized fussy eaters along.

They also offer catering services and gift baskets.

If you want to go:

When: Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Where: 820 Sadler Road (next to CVS), Fernandina Beach, FL

Contact: Call 904-277-4747 or email contactus@greatharvestamelia.com

Online: Visit their website at http://greatharvestamelia.com/ or go to their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/greatharvestamelia

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