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Nov 20, 2008 05:54 PM

MSP - Day Old Bread - Organic??

I want to make dressing/stuffing from scratch since all the commercial stuff has GM soy lecithin, high fructose corn syrup, and/or other unwanted stuff in it, yet I don't want to pay $3 for a 12 oz. bag for commercial "organic" stuffing either. If I can find a source of day-old organic bread I can use to make my own stuffing/dressing, that would be great. I simply can't see myself baking up batches of bread just to let good, freshly made bread go to waste for stuffing/dressing - yet. However, if there are no good "go-to's", I'll use my quick, no-knead recipes, and maybe chip in a "regular" one to boot.

All I really want is a decent supplier of day-old organic bread that I can use. Is there such a place in town? HELP!!!

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  1. Could you purchase organic bread a few days in advance?

    Then when you are ready to prepare the stuffing its "day old"

    There are plenty of suppliers of organic bread all over town.

    ditto on the "unwanted stuff"

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    1. re: St Paul Susie

      I "could" do that, but it would be cheaper for me to start up a double batch of "no-knead" bread now, and bake it, dry it, and use that.

      I'm simply looking for an outlet that sells day-old organic bread for cheaper prices.

    2. If I recall correctly (and I would even be willing to call today to confirm), I think Mississippi Market sells day-old bread, and much of their bread is organic, but to be honest, I wouldn't count on being able to secure it right before Thanksgiving as they don't have a lot of it, even on a non-holiday. A lot of the bakeries themselves donate their bread to homeless shelters.


      1. Franklin Street Bakery's breads are half price bread on Sundays. You'd have to check with them on ingredients, I'm not sure that they're organic. Also, they're only open from 8AM-Noon on Sunday, so plan on getting there early.

        1. It is not organic but Bread Coffee & Cake in the West Side neighborhood of St. Paul (385 Wabasha Street S, 651-222-7608, sells their day-old breads at a discount everyday. As you enter the door, they are displayed on a shelf on your left across from their regular display cases. They are closed on Sundays. If you go there, you may want to try their cold-brewed coffee.