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Feb 19, 2011 12:49 PM

nashua getting a good harvest bread company

it's going where the florist shop used to be....across from country tavern. sorry, baby on my lap.

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  1. we saw the sign...what is a "good harvest bread company"? chain?

    16 Replies
      1. re: rizzo0904

        oh well, i was so hoping for a real bread bakery....schlepping from boston gets old....

        1. re: qianning

          Instead of going to Boston for bread, have you tried The Good Loaf in Milford? Not really convenient from Nashua, but closer than Boston.

          1. re: solargarlic

            i haven't. where is it in milford? in truth i go to boston more often than i go to milford....

            1. re: qianning

              Rt. 13 N ... so if you are going through the oval, you continue North toward New Boston and it is right after the Citgo station.

          2. re: qianning

            Dutch Epicure farther out on Rte 101 has an excellent selection of hand made breads.

            1. re: whs

              Their stuff is very good....I dont' go there as often as I should.

              1. re: rizzo0904

                they are my fall back option...but still not in the same clas as say hi-rise, clear flour or iggy's .....

              2. re: whs

                I went there for the first time last week. Got some desserts with my son. The food was good, not incredible (soupy "creme brulee") and the atmosphere was strange to me....large space, yet pretty dark. The ladies behind the counter did not seem interested in helping me at all. The Good Loaf is much brighter and I always appreciate the good service there. Now the GL sweets aren't always the greatest (I've gotten a dry cupcake there and a couple of other things I didn't care for), but I would still go there instead over DE for the more positive experience. GL does also seem to be a bit more expensive.

                1. re: solargarlic

                  You either "get" or "don't get" DE. Not a place I would sit down for a meal. Mike is a master baker and pastry chef; he did an amazing wedding cake for our civil union a few years back. Compared to Linda at Good Loaf? Both are superior bakers--Linda is carrying some dessert items now but we were not impressed, beyond the coconut cupcakes. Mike was the guy who supplied those lovely little tarts and and creme caramel to Michael Timothy--though he says those days are gone. Another plus for DE is their cheese selection-they carry an excellent, edited group of fine New England cheeses.

              3. re: qianning

                Hi All! My name is Jeremy and our family is opening the Great Harvest Bread Co. in Nashua. While we are a "franchise", every bakery in the Great Harvest Family is independently owned and VERY unique! The "Franchise" doesn't own any bakeries either. My wife's family has lived in Nashua for over 35 years and i can assure you we are a real bakery! We will be milling our whole wheat berries into flour on a daily basis in store to make sure the bread is the freshest available. I don't want to turn this into an ad so I'll stop here but if you're interested you can Google us and find more details about our family and our bakery. The search for great whole grain breads is exactly what led us to Great Harvest and we hope to have the chance to show you what we can do soon!

                Jeremy St.Hilaire
                Owner - Great harvest Bread Co.
                Nashua, NH

                1. re: jeremypst

                  Thanks for the info. I checked out the website yesterday and it sounds yummy.


                    1. re: rizzo0904

                      We'll be opening in early April. Construction is done and we'll be spending the next week building the big oven. After that we'll move in the rest of the equipment and get baking! You can find a link to our face book page on the website for the most current photos of the build out. It's been pretty amazing turning a greenhouse into a bakery. And on a side note, George (owner of the Blushing Rose) will be keeping his shop in the building too so he's not going anywhere!

                      Thanks for checking out the site!


                  1. re: qianning

                    If you haven't experienced a Great Harvest Bread Company you are in for an unexpected surprise. They are a franchise but individually owned. They use special high quality ingredients, grind their own flour and make breads and sweets daily. Very addictive. Went to one where I used to live and can't wait for this one to open!!!