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Five Points Bakery: Bringing Local Foods to Your Table Year-Round
Five Points Bakery: Bringing Local Foods to Your Table Year-Round

“We are raising the bar on local food,” says Kevin Gardner, proprietor of Five Points Bakery and just one of the many popular vendors at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. “Sourcing our ingredients from local farmers and producers whose intentions are pure, we provide whole foods, in harmony with our values as well as our bodies. We strive to overcome the limitations of our current food system and reclaim our food heritage through education, thoughtful consideration of all we do and a dedication to sustainability.”

With their store and bakery located at 426 Rhode Island St. in Buffalo, Kevin and wife Melissa reward their loyal customers with 100 percent whole grain breads, fresh ground flour, baked goods, pastries, seasonal pizza and delicious burritos. Additional product offerings include farm-fresh dairy, meat, eggs, dry goods, frozen products and quality beverages.

“At Five Points Bakery, we work hard to find farmers that fit with us best,” added Kevin.  “We believe in the personal relationships forged with farmers, thus, putting a face to the foods we consume. This can broaden our community, empowering us to make better choices for ourselves and one another. By purchasing locally we create a system in which farmers get a fair price for their crops and can continue sustainable farming practices. It also enables us to be more self-reliant and therefore more secure in the way in which we feed ourselves.”

Also unique to Five Points Bakery is their “Bread Share” program, the goal of which is to produce fresh, organic bread at an affordable price, reduce waste, and develop a community of people to support that goal.

The bread share emulates the CSA (community supported agriculture) model, redefining the relationship between producer and customer. Customers, by purchasing a bread share, get a better price for their bread and are assured that exactly what they want is ready, fresh, and made just for them. 

“Melissa and I, as well as the bakery, benefit in many ways, from the income that we can count on and knowing exactly what to make, to the many friendships we have made, and the great ideas you all have,” said Kevin.

Here’s the breakdown of how it works: Members pay upfront for 52 loaves of bread at a 25 percent discount and receive them, one per week, for an entire year. The Bread Share annual renewal date is September 21 and costs $200 per year. You can join the program at any time, with the price pro-rated for each week until the next annual renewal. Pick-up is from noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays at the bakery. You can change what you receive in your share as many times as you like throughout the year. And, if you forget to pick up your share, it is donated to a worthy cause.

“The Bread Share members are the core of our business; they invest their money, enrich our neighborhood, support our values, and make our Thursdays such a joy,” said Melissa.

Five Points Bakery is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday. For more information, please call 886-5038 or visit their website at www.fivepointsbakery.com. 


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