What is a starter?

A starter is a simple combination of flour, water, wild yeast and beneficial bacteria.  The purpose of the starter is to both leaven and develop the flavor of the bread.   In order to get a good rise on our breads we have to wait longer than if we were to use a baker’s yeast, but the difference in the final product is definitely worth the wait. 

My store doesn’t carry your bread, what can I do?

Let your store know that you want Jessica’s. Fill out a store comment card or speak to a manager. Most stores take customer feedback like this very seriously and love to hear your suggestions.  

How should I store my bread?

The best place to store your bread is on your counter or in a bread box at room temperature.  Just make sure to keep it away from sunlight, heat, and high moisture areas, all of which will cause the bread to mold early. We do not recommend storing Jessica’s in your refrigerator. Even though it will keep your bread from molding, it will dry it out. 

Can I freeze it?

YES! You can store your bread up to 3 months in the freezer and thaw out a few slices at a time when you want them.  The best way to freeze it is to put a second bag around your bread and seal it as tightly as you can. 

Where can I buy it?

Jessica’s is currently available in the North East. You can find it in the bakery section of Market Basket, Roche Brothers, Hannaford, and at a variety of other local stores. Please use our LOCATOR to find a store near you.  If you are looking for something specific, we recommend that you call the Bakery at the store in advance since not all of our breads are sold at all locations. 

Is your wheat genetically engineered?

We proudly use only Non-GMO wheat flour. We test our breads to confirm that they do not contain GMO’s. Any ingredients, such as oils and veggies, that are supplied by outside vendors with signed documentation stating that their ingredients are not produced or grown with GOM’s.  Look for the NON-GMO logo on our breads. 

Do your products have allergens in them?

Yes! Our products contain Wheat, and are made in a facility that processes milk, soy, eggs, and tree nuts.  

Do you make gluten-free bread?

We do not currently make any gluten-free breads, nor do we plan on making any in the near future.  It is very difficult to make a gluten-free bread that would fit Jessica’s high standards.