Oryana is happy to announce our newest local bread vendor, Common Good Bakery! They will be making several varieties of bread exclusively for sale at Oryana, so you can still visit the bakery on 14th Street for delicious loaves and pastries.
Common Good Bakery’s purpose has a lot in common with Oryana’s mission, to better the lives of everyone they encounter including neighbors, customers, team, purveyors, and partners.
“Yes, we make killer bread and pastries, but we also aspire to be a leading positive influence within the communities we serve.”
According to owner Jason Gollan, they source many of their ingredients from the co-op, including organic flour and grains. The gas-fired, brick-lined oven from Italy was custom built in 2017 and took a week for Jason and his team to install. The oven is very efficient, holding its heat well, and stays on continuously. Jason’s whole operation is efficient as well, with several key pieces of equipment to streamline things, such as a dough divider for buns and a conveyer system to load and unload the oven.
Jason’s team is efficient too. “We cross train everyone and most things we make, we all have a hand in it. We work together on everything.” The bakery exudes a warmth and friendliness that is evident while the staff is working. Even interlopers from Oryana who are interrupting the work flow to take photos are welcome in the production area.
“We didn’t think we were going to be doing wholesale baking,” Jason remarked as he was making hamburger buns for another Traverse City business. “But then businesses like Oryana called us, and here we are!”
The Common Good Bakery bread case is located at the end of the bread aisle across from the Cafe. Here is a rundown of what we’ll be selling:
Ingredients: Organic Whole Wheat Flour, Whole Wheat Flour, Salt, Wild Yeast. Loaves $9.95 • Rolls $1.25
Ingredients: Organic Whole Wheat Flour, Whole Wheat Flour, Sprouted Organic Rye, Sprouted Organic Spelt, Sprouted Organic Wheat, Salt, Wild Yeast. Loaves $9.95
Whole Wheat Sourdough
Ingredients: Organic Whole Wheat Flour, Whole Wheat Flour, Organic Whole Rye Flour, Salt, Wild Yeast. Loaves $9.95
Unbleached Wheat Flour, Organic Whole Wheat Flour, Salt, Wild Yeast. Loaves. $9.95 • Rolls $1.25