The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts


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JustinB's picture


Hi everyone! My name is Justin, I work at a bakery in the Sacramento area. We make artisan breads; Rustic french, sourdough, ciabatta, pugliese, foccacia and challah. I've been baking for a little over 1.5 years. I make about 1600 loaves of various bread a week (aiaiai!) It's exhausting, but quite possibly the most interesting/fun thing I've ever done! I don't have any formal schooling for bread, and have learned everything hands-on and for more of the "why" aspect, reading. I love learning about new breads, and this site is great!

cranbo's picture

Nice to have you here. 

So what do you find are the biggest daily challenges working in the bakery?

JustinB's picture

Not enough time in the day!

skyline1241's picture

hi and welcome

andrewbl73's picture

Justin, are you still on here and baking?  I live in sacramento too.