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Potsdam Food Co-op Bakery

Above: Baker Chris Affrey weighs bread dough before shaping.

A toast to bread—the Potsdam Food Coop's new wood-fired brick oven is producing crunchy, chewy sourdough and wholewheat breads. Todd Moe talks with the Coop's first baker, Chris Affrey (left).

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Above: The Potsdam Food Coop's Carriage House Bakery.

Below: Wood-fired bread oven at the Potsdam Coop. The design is similar to most traditional European wood-fired ovens.


Right: Chris places bread
into the wood-fired oven.
He bakes 60 loaves per day.

Above: Sourdough bread gets one final rest before being placed
into the oven.