The Paddock is now very proud to have Jo from Rise Bakery on board which means The Paddock will be offering freshly baked handmade bread as part of the weekly delivery service as well as within our Farm Shop. Jo hand-bakes each loaf with love and care in her home in Stocksfield using locally grown organic wheat flour, which is traditionally stoneground by wind power in Northumberland.
Situated 2 miles North of Hadrian's wall, the flour for the bread is provided by Gilchesters. Deep in the heart of Northumberland is the North East’s only organic flour mill where they gently stone grind, rare breed grains into some of the finest flour you can lay your hands on. From seed to soil to stone grinding Gilchesters organics work with nature milling only the grains they grow. At Gilchesters, on the site of a roman fort the work with nature growing and milling heritage grains and rearing white Galloway rare-breed cattle to combine a balance between farming and wildlife conservation. The choice of heritage wheat grains as well as rye, spelt and even older Emmer and Einkorn cereals is the result of painstaking research into organic crop husbandry on the farm over the last eight years. The organic farming methods allow them to produce the food people want in harmony with our surroundings. Modern farming production methods often ignore the fundamental principal of growing crops and livestock within the natural constraints of the land.
Jo then turns this beautiful organic flour into very tasty bread (I can vouch for it, I have tried it and it is delicious!!) With no additives, just flour, salt, yeast and water, it doesn't get much tastier, fresher or more local than this!
Orders for bread must be placed along with orders for veg/eggs and all your other goodies by Sunday evening at the latest to be received on the following Wednesday or Thursday. Jo will then bake the bread fresh for you on a Wednesday morning we will deliver it along with your order. Please bare in mind if you receive your delivery on a Thursday, the bread will have been baked on a Wednesday. The bread will freeze.
Alternatively, you can collect your bread from our Farm Shop on either a Wednesday or Friday from 12pm - you may pre-order or just pop in and collect a loaf. We will be baking small and large, white and wholemeal loaves on both days and a different weekly special, which could be anything from a seeded loaf, a fruit loaf to a soda bread.
Small loaves £1.60
Large loaves £2.50
Special Loaves usually a mixture of 50/50 white and wholemeal organic flour and organic ingredients £2.80 - please contact Laura or visit the facebook page or Farm Shop to find out the weekly special for the week.
If you wish to order a loaf to go alongside your veg box, please select your loaf from the drop down menu below. Alternatively, add your favourite loaf to your regular order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!
Please note, the bread is hand baked in small batches and as such, we have a limited capacity with regards to how many loaves can be baked and delivered each week.