Join me on my dining adventure to Stevens Point Area restaurants as we follow our fork, this time at the Earthcrust Bakery tucked inside the Stevens Point Area Co-op. This blog is part of a video series that highlights farm to fork cuisine. For more information on farm to fork cuisine, check out the Central Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas.

The Earthcrust Bakery is very warm and welcoming, just like their baked goods. The kitchen area is cozy and has so much life to it. I could smell the bread baking in the oven and I could see finished cinnamon rolls calling my name. Just by talking with the bakers, I could tell that they are very passionate and dedicated to providing the community with all-natural and organic food. 

Know before you go!

Hidden treasure 

The bakery is found inside of the Stevens Point Area Co-op. This year they are celebrating 45 years of service to the community! At the co-op you can choose from a wide variety of products and you can also find Earthcrust’s fresh bread, cookies, and muffins, along with frozen cinnamon rolls, danishes and savory pastry pockets.

Fresh and From Scratch

All of their baked goods are made from scratch with organic and local ingredients. Indulging on a homemade cinnamon roll or cookie is totally worth it because the ingredients are natural and unprocessed. The cinnamon rolls are sprinkled with a natural unrefined sugar. If you prefer a savory treat, don’t miss their lunch pastries made with locally grown vegetables. 

Don’t mess with a good thing 

The bakery has been in the area for 41 years and the recipes have been passed down since the very beginning. The sunflower millet bread is one of them. I tried a piece that had just come out of the oven. I spread some butter on it (how bread should be eaten) and I could taste everything! It had a little crunch to it and the flavor was both nutty and sweet.          

A big thank you to Mary, Margaret and the Stevens Point Area Co-op for letting me come in and sample freshly baked goodies. Are you interested in sustainability? Stop by the Co-op to find more information about community agriculture and other farm to table programs. While you’re there, grab a freshly baked goodie from the Earthcrust Bakery. You won’t be disappointed!

Where: The Earthcrust Bakery
Address: 633 2nd St, Stevens Point, WI 54481
Website: spacoop.com/earthcrust-bakery

Stop by the Co-op to learn more, including how to become a member.

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