About Leaven & Love
This Bend, Oregon-based gluten-free sourdough business has undergone many transformations. It began as Kinder Bakehouse, transformed into The House of Yarrow, and is now Leaven & Love Organic Bakehouse.
Why Leaven & Love? If you're a bread maker yourself, you may know that leaven is part of what goes into our gluten-free sourdough. It's the prefermentation process of mixing sourdough starter with flour and water.
But "leaven" actually has a second meaning as well - "a pervasive influence that modifies something or transforms it for the better." That hit home for us since that's really what we are trying to do here. We are foodies who are passionate about organic, slow food that nourishes our bodies and the earth.
What about the "& Love" part of the name? Well, that's easy - we put a lot of love into this bread! Making things with our hands is truly an act of love. We even say sweet blessings to the bread for its journey into the oven.
So there you have it!
Thank you for supporting this small, family business. Thank you for nourishing yourselves and your loved ones. We deeply appreciate you!
Ashley & Jeff
Psssst if you love high-quality, nourishing organic food, we bet you'll love Leaven & Love's sister company, Mythical Chocolate. We use direct-trade, heirloom cacao to make ceremonial cacao, truffles, and chocolate bars. A dark chocolate lovers dream!