Barrio Bread

$19,685 of $25k goal

Raised by 255 people in 16 months
Don Guerra  TUCSON, AZ
My name is Don Guerra and I am Tucson's Community Supported Baker!

My Barrio Bread loaves have created an enthusiastic group of bread lovers, who appreciate the results of long fermentation, hearth baking, and attention to craft and nutrition. After six years of baking in my garage turned bakery, demand for my bread far surpasses production capabilities. It is time to expand!

I'm very excited to announce that I was selected as a recipient for the USDA Local Food Promotion grant! These important funds will be crucial as I build collaboration within the local grain economy of Arizona, purchase new equipment to expand my production, and increase my use of local grains.

Yes, this means that Barrio Bread will be moving into a new premises in the coming year!

I need your help with this project, because expanding a business in today’s economy takes a great deal of money. The US Department of Agriculture believes in my vision and now I am asking my community to do the same.

My job is to come up with the additional funding to make this dream come true. With your support, I will be able to increase the availability of Barrio Bread to you, my community. I will also be able to continue my work with farmers, scientists, and food producers to ensure that we have a viable and healthy grain economy. Using local flours, reduces the carbon footprint of my loaves, invigorates our local economy, and requires a my personal investment. Additionally, I will be able to focus on local education and my Bread Without Borders project.

Minimizing my debt during this expansion, will make it feasible for me to ensure my dedication to the finest quality bread, while taking on a significant increase in overhead costs.
I like to think that all of you will share a little piece of the new oven that is used to bake your bread, just like the age old tradition of the community oven located in the heart of many villages. Barrio Bread will always be devoted to the community it serves, as well as, the larger community of bakers and bread lovers around the world.


Come on Barrio Bread Fans... Let’s make this happen! I NEED YOUR SUPPORT NOW!
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Posted by Don Guerra
15 months ago
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Bread With a Story

Not all bread comes with a story like Barrio Bread. Seed to loaf, Barrio Bread is built on and for our community. These loaves combine the best of years of baking experience, driven by a passion for education and community development. Arizona grains currently make up 55% of my flour and is projected to grow during my grant cycle.

I am still trying to generate the matching funds needed to access my grant, but have confidence that together we can make this happen.

Your Community Supported Baker,

Don

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Posted by Don Guerra
16 months ago
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Don needs additional funding to make this dream come true. With your support, he will be able to:

Increase the availability of Barrio Bread to you.

Continue to work with farmers, scientists, and food producers to ensure that we have a viable and healthy grain economy. Using local flours, reduces the carbon footprint of Barrio Bread loaves and invigorates our local economy and food production.

Don will be able to focus on local education and his Bread Without Borders project. Don has taught and presented with the UofA, Tucson Village Farm, and Native Seeds/SEARCH, Hayden Flour Mills, as well as, traveled to Taiwan and Mexico to teach about his craft and business model.

Minimizing debt during this expansion, will make it feasible for Don to ensure his dedication to the finest quality bread, while taking on a significant increase in overhead costs.

Don says, “I like to think that all of you will share a little piece of the new oven that is used to bake your bread, just like the age old tradition of the community oven located in the heart of many villages. Barrio Bread will always be devoted to the community it serves, as well as, the larger community of bakers and bread lovers around the world.”

Don's bread can be found at the following locations.

The Coronet
Good Oak Bar
R Bar
Maynards- January 5th
Tucson CSA
Plaza Palomino Framer’s Market
River Road Gardens/ Tucson Waldorf School
Several local schools

Come on Barrio Bread Fans, I need your support!
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$19,685 of $25k goal

Raised by 255 people in 16 months
Created December 6, 2015
$50
Lisa Barrow
4 months ago

Sorry this took me so long :). I can't believe I haven't gotten to the store yet. Will soon!

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Melisa Ambers
5 months ago

Congratulations to you all! We are very excited...have enjoyed your bread since we moved to Tucson last year and look very forward to visiting you more frequently now. Thank you!

$25
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5 months ago
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Idle Hands Bread Company
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Laura Jimenez Guerra
5 months ago
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