our breads & pastries
we make it slow....
At HeartStone Artisan Bakery, we honor the art of bread-making. We make our breads in small batches, using levain—a natural yeast starter—and mix by hand or in a gentle fork mixer. Using a cool, slow fermentation process, we shape, score and load each loaf by hand, baking them in a traditional wood fired oven and Italian steam tube deck oven.
We use organic, whole grain and stone-milled local New York flours from Farmer Ground Flour in Trumansburg, Champlain Valley Milling in Westport, and Gianforte Farms in Cazenovia. All additional flour used is from King Arthur Flours.
Each week, we offer approximately 25 varieties of breads—many of which are made of 50–75% organic and local flours, and five that are 100%.
We use Kriemhild Dairy Farms grass fed butter for our delicious pastries, and use locally sourced organic milk, free range eggs, and fresh fruit from our farm or other local farms whenever possible. These treats are baked in the early morning before markets open and change seasonally. Popular varieties include chocolate and almond croissants, fruit danish, babkas, ginger tiles, cookies, muffins and cakes.
Our beautiful Alambria Springs Farm produces many of the vegetables and herbs we incorporate into our breads. We grow nearly half an acre of garlic just for our Garlic Lovers loaf and focaccia flat breads!
A wealth of new research shows naturally fermented foods and sourdough breads provide health benefits by breaking down absorption prohibitors such as phytic acid and lectins, and predigesting gluten. This process releases and increases nutritional value and aids in digestion. Many customers who can't eat regular yeast breads tell us they are able to enjoy HeartStone sourdough breads.
We're proud to be members of the Bread Bakers Guild and honored to be part of the growing Northeastern Bread Basket, helping to bring revitalize food security and improved health to the region. Utilizing locally-grown organic grains and employing residents to work on our farm and in our bakery leads to a stronger, and more secure and sustainable community.