Breadhive is a small cafe and wholesale bread bakery in Buffalo, NY. Their mission is simple: “Good bread, good work.”
Their bakery is a worker cooperative, owned by its workers. Currently there are five worker-owners who are equally responsible for the bakery’s ongoing operations. They are sustained by the investment of 65 community members who own nonvoting shares of the bakery.
They produce all of their bread, bagels and pretzels using a long ferment sourdough process. They use two kinds of flour: organic whole grain flour milled in central NY by Farmer Ground Flour and high quality bread flour from King Arthur, an employee-owned business. When possible, they love to use produce from local farms to create colorful and flavorful variations on their classic sourdough.