Great Harvest Bread Company is a business that I write about with some reluctance. I love them so much, that I am afraid if word gets out about them, I won't be able to get near the place.
They are a business that represents themselves well. They bake a darned good loaf of bread and take care of their customers. It is a simple thing and their breads are one of my simple pleasures.
They bake a variety of bread, but some of my favorites are Honey Whole Wheat, Brownie Bread and Chocolate Babka. The Cinnamon Swirl is always a delectable choice as well. I go weekly and make my purchases. One loaf of the Honey Whole Wheat lasts about a week.
They have a calendar that they give out to patrons that shows the breads that will be made each month, and which breads will be available on specific days. I keep it on the fridge and scheme which bread will be coming home with me each week. The calendars aren't the only things that they give out. When you walk into the bakery you're cheerfully greeted and asked if you would like to try a free sample of their fresh bread. Imagine the surprise on a first timer's face when they are handed an entire slice of bread! I am not exaggerating on this, they cut a full slice for you to sample.
Prices are average for a large loaf of bakery fresh bread. About $4.00 for sandwich breads and slightly more for dessert type breads. It is worth every penny when you try that first slice (on them). They also give back to the community with charitable contributions earned from their "Baker for a Day" program. Which shows that they not only care about the bread they bake, but the people who will eat it.