Without bread, flour would be so abundant it'd coat the entire earth in a fine white powder, causing museum curators to accidentally collect hibernating bears that appeared petrified. Keep flour where it belongs with today's deal: for $5, you get $10 worth of freshly baked breads and other sweet treats at Great Harvest Bread Co.'s downtown Salem, South Salem, or West Salem location.
Great Harvest specializes in baking tasty delicacies and healthy, homemade breads ($5.25–$8.95 per loaf) that are high in fiber, free of preservatives, and crafted every day with freshly milled flour. The bread selection changes each day of the week according to a monthly schedule, but often includes luscious loaves of honey whole wheat and Dakota bread—a baked bundle of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and millet. For carb connoisseurs who prefer breaded delights that are easily juggled, Great Harvest bakes scones, muffins, cookies, cinnamon rolls, and bars. Deli sandwiches are also available at the downtown and West Salem locations.
Great Harvest’s devotion to the art of bread making is audible in the early morning, when its on-site mill softly hums as it grinds grain into flour. All the freshly ground flour is used soon after it's milled, so loaves plump superbly in the oven. Each freshly baked bread bundle has been kneaded individually by hand and comes out of the oven with old-timey, fun-to-slice irregularity.
Great Harvest Bread Co.
Each of Salem's three locations have been owned by the Scheel family since 1989. At each of these locations, chefs combine Great Harvest's venerated, additive-free recipes with their own to craft a heart-healthy assortment of whole-grain breads and baked goods using freshly ground flour and local honey. Each location designs their own menu that employs the season's freshest ingredients and harvests the warmest loaves from bread-bearing trees.