Sweetwater Baking Company is located in Kimberton, PA on the grounds of Camphill Village, a community for adults with developmental disabilities. The bakery has formed a wonderful partnership with Camphill by giving residents a chance to learn a vocation and practice new skills. Current bakery owners, Saul and Natalie, explain, “We work with a crew of apprentices, interns and community residents who are interested in learning about bread making.”
With the help of their crew, each week the sweet aroma of freshly-baked bread, cookies and granola fills the air at the adjoining Camphill Café. True to their artisan roots, Sweetwater Baking Company does not compromise on quality, and remains dedicated to the time honored practice of making bread. “Our methods involve taking the time to make the best products without the stabilizers, preservatives, flavor enhancers and other things that even natural and organic foods may contain. The result is a healthier, higher quality product that can’t be copied by taking shortcuts. It’s a process that takes almost three days from beginning to end.”
Traditional baking methods, combined with the use of organic and local ingredients whenever possible, are essential to the quality of their baked goods. “Our whole grain flour is milled here in the bakery with a special stone mill that was imported from Austria. We use the most local, simple and highest quality ingredients that we can find. For instance, the spelt that we use is grown just down the road in Kimberton.”
When asked about the most rewarding aspect of running the bakery, Saul replied, “There is no one thing that is most rewarding about this work. I am grateful to be able to make a good product that is nourishing and satisfying to eat; to work with the great diversity of people who offer their time and enthusiasm; and to work with people with special needs, who are so good at just being themselves. Being able to support my family in a way that feels wholesome, in a beautiful place, with supportive people all around, is a priceless gift that I wish more people had the opportunity to experience.”
Sweet Water Baking Company sources all organic ingredients including oats, coconut, sugar, millet, sesame & pumpkin seeds, peanuts, butter, and more from Kimberton Whole Foods. Learn more about our commitment to local vendors.
9 thoughts on “Sweetwater Baking Company, Kimberton, PA – 15.8 miles”
Just today I was lucky enough to try your delicious Rustc White bread served by Pleasant Pastures farmers at Glen Cove NY. It’s absolutely delicious and super wholesome, just the way God intended us to have. I already purchased the loaf of your bread and will continue purchasing and serving it to my family. I also hope my gluten intolerant son will be able to enjoy the real bread. Thank you so much for going the extra miles and baking such healthy breads.
Thank you for reading! Have a wonderful day, Renata!
I drove there a few months ago to purchase Sweetwater Bread. Now, of course, I am sheltering in place at home. Is there anyway you can mail me loaves of this bread? I would pay whatever shipping! I live in Philadelphia
Hi Victoria, Thanks for reaching out! Unfortunately we cannot ship product at this time. We look forward to seeing you in the store again when you are able to make the trip.
I am addicted to the French baguette. Best ever. I cut it into chunks to serve with meals, and store it in the freezer. I am so sad when I get to KWF, and they are out of it.
Hi Julie, Thanks for your feedback, we’re so glad you like it! We’d be happy to special-order a baguette for you so that there’s always one available when you plan to shop – please call your local store if you’re interested in setting that up. Thanks for shopping with us. -Emily at KWF
Thank you! Will do.
how many calories is in a 1/2 inch slice of your Pennsylvania 100% Spelt Bread that I purchased in Mom’s Organic Market?
Hello Barb, Thank you for reaching out. Please contact Sweetwater Baking directly, here: (610) 935-1060