The Fresh Loaf

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Shipping Sourdough Starter

April 13, 2013 - 9:37am -- JPenton

I would like to ship my sourdough starter to my father, I live in NY and he is in Alabama. We both got the same starter for Christmas from King Arthur flour and his did take like mine did. I now have two starter "working" with the intentions of giving him one. 

Does anybody have advice or tips on what to do or go about this? 

Do I need to bulk up the starter before shipping or make it sturdier somehow?

Please advice. 


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Advice on Shipping

June 10, 2012 - 3:49pm -- mizmaven

Hello all,

I have been lurking on here for months and so appreciate all of the fabulous information you talented folks are so willing to share.

I am new to the world of Artisan breads but I think I am becoming pretty good at it.

I have recently started selling at 2 local Farmers Markets and have done the obligatory Facebook business page and website.

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Lunch in Afghanistan

January 29, 2008 - 10:22am -- ehanner

As some of you will remember, I shipped a care package to a family member who is serving his 4th tour in the Middle East that included rye bread. The idea was to send the components to have the men be able to have a ham and cheese sandwich with all the fixings. There was much discussion about the best way to ship the Sour deli style Rye bread. In the end I bucked up and tried everything, not wanting to put all my eggs one basket. I made 3 loaves to be shipped in a paper bag wrapped loosely in plastic and I made 4 loaves sealed then puncture the seal in plastic.

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