312 North River Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
(734) 483-1520

info@ypsifoodcoop.org

 

Open Daily
9am - 9pm

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ...since 1975

 

 

 

 

 

How We Bake

Baking at the Co-op Bakery:

The beauty of a wood-burning oven is that it bakes without ever having to turn on the gas.  And, at the Co-op Bakery, we've taken the notion one step further by installing 60 solar panels on the roof. Thirty are dedicated to powering the Bakery, providing 100% of the electricity to run our conventional oven, mixers, coolers, lights, etc. The savings in energy costs will help us continue delivering more bread value for your dough.

An active sourdough culture

A word about sourdough: sourdough is a symbiotic culture of yeast and lacto bacteria that is an alternative to commercially available yeast.  Sourdough starter is fed with flour and water and captures wild yeast from the air.  "San Francisco sourdough" has the iconic tartness often associated with sourdough bread, but not all wild yeast results in an intensely tart, vinegary bread. Ypsilanti sourdough starter has its own distinctive, delicious taste, which is not particularly sour. Since the wild yeasts that leaven the Co-Bakery's bread come from the Ypsilanti air, they are unique and a bit different than those found anywhere else — a taste of our home along the Huron.

At the Co-op Bakery, we're equally committed to sourcing close to home, proud of our friends that grow and mill in southeast Michigan, including Westwind Milling Co., Harvest Time, and Heartland Mills.  We want to keep the distance between hearth and home as short as possible.

Learn more about using wild yeasts and sourdoughs at sourdough.com/ -- and maybe try this at home! 

Fresh Today!

Co-op Bakery:
We are baking Tues,
Thurs and Saturdays;
bread is available at
9AM when The Co-op
opens. Plus, YFC is
continuing to offer Avalon
International Breads. We
are baking pies and all
our Sweets as usual.
Regular Baking Schedule

Deli Delights
   Sandwiches
   Fresh Salads
   Deli Dips!
 See Facebook (below) for
     daily soups & chili

Fresh Produce
   Lots of Citrus!
   Organic Pears
   Mich Honeycrisps
   Organic Braeburn apples
   Crimini & Oyster
      Mushrooms!
  
Sweet of the Week
 *Check the Cake Stand*
   Cheesecakes
   Carrot Cake
   Apple, pecan & fruit
     pies and more!