Mama Bakes Bread

Beautifully made artisan breads crafted with a focus on traditional techniques


Mama Bakes Bread Gift Certificates!

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What doesn’t go bad, go out of style, and is totally unique? A Mama Bakes Bread gift card! Available in 1, 2, 3, or 4 loaf quantities you can make the family foodie supremely happy. If you’re like me and still have a few folks on your ‘Nice List’ to check off, consider gifting them these one-of-a-kind stocking stuffers.


I recently read an article that suggested that we gift each other experiences rather than things.

Consider this: fresh bread is very much an experience… Engage all your senses: close your eyes and smell the freshly baked bread, you hear the blistered crust crackle as you slice through it and it gives way to the custardy crumb, simply begging for a slab of butter or a dip in some quality olive oil… YUM! This is one pleasant experience that will linger on your taste buds and presents an opportunity to share something wholesome with your friends and family.


Mama’s Bread is always fresh, hand-mixed, naturally leavened (sourdough) and made with organic ingredients. I purchase my flour bulk through Mr. D’s, another locally owned business.

A Mama Bakes Bread gift card is a lovely way to support your community this season while giving a completely unique and delicious gift to your loved ones!


See the Listing in my shop to purchase your gift card and it will be mailed out by the next day. Alternatively, if you would like to pick it up at my house we can make arrangements.

Gift Cards can be redeemed any time after January 1st.

Happy Holidays!


Sign up for Bread Shares and get Free Bread!

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What is the Winter Bread Share Program?  In a nutshell:  it's the perfect antidote to a blistery winter day.  Every Friday you get the loaf of your choice delivered to your doorstep!

1. Pay for your month of Bread (online, check or cash)

2. Each week: choose your loaf (through email)

3. Open your door on Friday afternoon to a fresh, warm loaf!

4. Repeat!

In an effort to fill the last remaining spots on my Winter Bread Share list I am giving away a free loaf of bread to everyone who signs up for Shares this week!  That's right, return the form and deposit to me by this Saturday and get a free loaf of Rustic or White Sourdough bread!  Please fill out the form below to receive the full details and necessary form and you'll be on your way to a Winter filled with fresh, warm, hand-mixed sourdough bread- the Real Deal!

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Farmer's Market and Bread Shares sign-ups continue!

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This weekend at the Lander Valley Farmer's Market I will have:

Rustic Sourdough 

White Sourdough

Whole Wheat Porridge Bread w. Oats

Kalamata Olive

Cranberry Walnut

Rye w. Caraway

As always every loaf is naturally leavened, made with organic ingredients, and baked fresh through the night for the morning of the Market.

I'll also have the Take-N-Bake artisan Pizza Crust and some fresh peach galettes!

The strawberry-bluebarb galettes that started it all...

The strawberry-bluebarb galettes that started it all...


Here's the lowdown:

Become a member

A non-refundable $10 deposit secures your place on the Bread Share.  If you have participated in my Share program previously OR contributed to my Kickstarter campaign that fee will be waived.  There will be a limited number of shares available.  I will be offering members a four week bread share for $28.00 per share.  That’s $28 per month for one loaf of bread each week. 

Purchase online

            At the start of each month, you can go to where you will be able to select a product titled “Bread Share”.  The cost will be $28.  There will be an option for delivery with a fee of $2.00.  I am happy to deliver within 3 miles of Lander City Limits.

Choose your bread - Every week I will have the following bread available to choose from:

  •   Rustic Sourdough
  •   White Sourdough
  •   Whole Wheat Sourdough
  •   Specialty Bread of the Week

I’ll rotate through at least one of my many options such as: Roasted Potato-Herb, Cranberry-Walnut, Kalamata Olive…etc, etc… You will have plenty to choose from, and I will try to focus on what is seasonally available.

Delivery Schedule

October 5, 12, 19, 26

November 2, 9, 16, 23

December 7, 14, 21, 28

January 4, 11, 18, 25

February1, 8, 15, 22

March 1, 8, 15, 22

April 5, 12, 19, 26


The Details

  • Each week an order form will be sent via email on Monday and orders will need to be placed by Wednesday at noon for a Friday evening delivery.  All my bread requires soaking or fermentation of some kind so advance notice is necessary for happy bread.
  • Bread can be delivered within 3 miles of Lander, or you may pick it up on my front porch at 531 Shoshone St.  PLEASE NOTE: I cannot guarantee delivery in poor weather as I do not have a four-wheel drive vehicle. 
  • Bread can be left in a specified location if you will not be home.  You are responsible for your bread once it has been delivered.
  • All dates are subject to change or cancellation- You will be compensated appropriately in such cases.

Please Note: All products and goods have been produced in an unlicensed, unregulated, and uninspected home kitchen.  By purchasing these product buyers acknowledge and assume the inherent risks involved.

Please fill out the form below and I will email you the sign up form to be returned to me.

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See you this Saturday @ City Park 9-11:30!

Weekend Market AND Bread Shares!

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We are on the cusp of another gorgeous weekend and the Lander Valley Farmer's Market!  I'll be there and several of your favorites will be back on my table.  Here's a look at what will be offered:

 $6.50 - Rustic Sourdough - Everyone's favorite tried and true.  With 10 % Organic whole wheat flour, you get a lovely nutty flavor and soft, open crumb.

$6.50 - White Sourdough - Just as good as the above, minus the whole wheat.

$8 - Whole Wheat w/ Organic Millet - hearty and healthful for the perfect toast.

$8 - Cranberry Walnut - Slather me with butter and call me breakfast!

$8 - Sesame - Loaded with toasted sesame seeds- delicious!

$8 - Roasted Potato Herb - This week i'll be using fresh oregano from my garden

$5 - Take-n-Bake Pizza Crust - made with organic bread flour and bakes up like a bubbly, flaky dream.

And lest we forget...


$4 - Rustic Mini Galettes with Organic strawberries and blueberries.

NOW on to Bread Shares


I'm getting started with Share sign ups early this year as I've had lots of folks curious how they're going to deal with bread withdrawals once the Market is over! 

 Never fear, Bread Shares are here!

Please fill out the form below and I will e-mail you with all the details you need to get  on the road to a cold winter filled with fresh, warm, sourdough bread.  

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Come by the Farmer's Market this Saturday at City Park 9-11:30 and enjoy live music, produce, dairy, fresh coffee, kombucha, and of course freshly baked artisan bread!  See you there.



It's Hump Day! A Look at this weekends Farmer's Market

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It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

There's another Lander Valley Farmer's Market on the horizon and I am gearing up for all the action.  This week I'll be baking through the night to bring you some fresh, hand-mixed, artisan bread.  The following will be available:

Rustic Sourdough ($6.50 per loaf) The go-to table loaf that is perfect for all applications.  Rip off a hunk and nosh.  Slice and make the worlds fanciest grilled cheeses.  Sourdough french toast?  fahgeddaboutit!

White Sourdough ($6.50) Same as above, but with all white flour.  Mellow, sweet.

Smokey Paprika Sourdough ($8)  it's sultry- like the weather in Lander, Wyoming right now.  Pair it with some cool, tangy goat cheese and I think you'll be in Heaven.

Golden Raisin & Fennel ($8) Little drops of golden sun carry this loaf over your tongue- hints of aromatic licorice finish it off.  Utterly decadent.

Kalamata Olive ($8) This seems to be everyone's favorite bread! White sourdough embraces those lovely salty purple Greek olives.

Baking through the night gives you the absolute freshest bread available.  Put that in yer pipe and smoke it!

Baking through the night gives you the absolute freshest bread available.  Put that in yer pipe and smoke it!

I am also testing out some new flour - Sir Galahad Artisan Flour.  This flour is NOT organic like the previous bread flour I have been using, but according to all the fancy folks in the world of artisan bread it is THE flour to use.  Thanks to Locally owned Grocery store Mr. D's Food Center for searching it out and bulk ordering it for me!  As always, I strive to use mostly organic products in my bread from flour to fruit to seeds to herbs and will continue to use organic whole wheat and rye flours, among other things.

In other news:  I know that all the advice in the World will tell me to leave Politics out of my business, but I am going to donate a portion of this weeks sales to Together Rising.

 In my mind, every human deserves dignity, respect, and empathy.  There are children (5 year olds!) having to represent themselves in immigration court.  As a mother, my heart literally hurts knowing that many of them will never see their families again.  I simply cannot stand by and not try to help.  When I launched my Kickstarter I saw first hand the generosity of people in my community and beyond.  I will forever be paying it forward.

From their website: "100% of what Together Rising receives from your tax-deductible donations goes toward advocacy & reunification efforts for these families"  So when you buy your loaf this weekend, know that it is putting people on the ground to help the children.  Please also consider donating directly to Together Rising- one of my very favorite organizations.

The Farmer's Market will be hoppin' this Saturday morning 9-11:30 at City Park!  We'll have live music and lots of folks in town for Climber's Fest.  We'll see you there!