Hello from Central Ohio
My return to bread-baking is a return to a former life when I was a full-time homemaker. Everything that came out of my kitchen was from scratch. I did bake bread at that time, but it was never like my mother said my grandmother made when she was baking 15 loaves of bread a week.
For several years, I have done holiday baking for hire, and have spent the last several months researching and developing new products to make this a year-round venture. Farm Market season begins in just a few weeks, and Ohio's cottage industry laws allow me to jump into this with both feet, without the huge capital outlay of a commercial site. In addition to bakery items, I also offer jams, jellies and fuit butters, made in season, seasoning blends, mixes, spaghetti sauce, salsa and hopefully, my soon-to-be world famous Bloody Mary Mix!
Of course, one of my products will be bread. Not those white loaves the Amish sell by the roadside on the weekends, but artisan-style. My man discovered this site while looking for information on baking stones, and we've found it incredibly helpful. I'm still fighting a little with sour-dough, but have created some amazing savory breads.
May your yeast and starters never fail!