Saturday Farmers’ Market Vendor Feature: A Bread Affair
This week’s featured vendor is A Bread Affair! A Bread Affair is a local organic bakery that serves up the best of the best in terms of bread and pastries in Vancouver. All local, organic and non-GMO, just really delicious and wholesome food. They are at the UBC Farm Market every week, so be sure to get yourself a tasty treat, or a loaf of bread from them before the end of the season.
What products are for sale at the market?
At the market, we sell our full range of bread and pastries. So we have our sourdoughs, buns, our cookies, croissants- basically everything we sell at the bakery.
What product would you say is the most popular, and which is your favorite?
Oof, that’s tough. Definitely our sourdough! People certainly come hunting for the sourdough and our cookies at the market. My favorite is the peanut butter cookie for sure!
What would you like customers to know about A Bread Affair?
I would want them to know that this is artisan-style food, everything is made in small batches, with no mass production, everything is a little bit different. That’s the beauty in it! And this is why I love to eat this type of food.
Your ingredients are all locally grown, how local are we talking?
Well, we source ingredients from local farmers, we are locally operated, a large portion of wheat is grown in the Fraser Valley. We have our 100 mile bread, and this was our first loaf that was truly local to Vancouver, with everything grown within 71 miles of the city.
Where can customers find you other than the UBC Farm Saturday Farmers’ Market?
We are at markets all around Vancouver, and we are also located on Granville Island, which is where our central bakery is located.
Are there any products that can be purchased at the central bakery that are not found at markets?
Ice cream sandwiches and classic sandwiches. We have all sorts of sandwiches, my favorite being the “Turkey in a Dress.” It’s homemade turkey and stuffing on a cranberry semolina bread, it’s pretty unbelievable.