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Leaven’s story starts at home. Our baking staff has roots in the seacoast and Southern Maine artisanal bread movement.

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Flour. Water. Salt.

Our breads are all sourdough, but not sour.  Using a few local ingredients, our breads are perfect for any occasion.

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Why Sourdough?

We believe in the power of local fermentation to leaven our doughs without the use of commercial yeast.

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Where to find our bread…

Golden Harvest - Everyday
Portsmouth Market - Saturdays from 8 AM- 1 PM  
Teatotaller - Everyday but Tuesday
Seacoast Brothers Butcher Shop - Open 9am-7pm Monday - Saturday 9am-6pm Sundays
Rolling Green Farmers Market - 2nd & 3rd Saturdays • Nov. 11, 18 • Dec. 9, 16, 2017 • 10 – 2 1st & 3rd Saturday • Jan. 6, 20 • Feb. 3, 17 • Mar. 3, 2018 • 10 – 2
Exeter Market - Thursdays from 2:15 PM- 6 PM  
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Upcoming Events:

GRAND RE-OPENING: New Leaven Breads - OCTOBER 22nd, 3pm: We’re up and baking for area markets, and we’re looking forward to sharing our new space with you all and giving you an update on things to come. Join us on Sunday, October 22nd, for a preview of our new bakery and a taste of our newest flavors. Event is FREE but space is limited so please ...
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Why Sourdough?

All our breads our sourdough, but they are not sour.  We believe in the power of local fermentation to leaven our doughs without the use of commercial yeast.  This creates a more complex flavor with a long proofing process and breaks down the gluten in flour naturally.