Great Harvest Bread Company Review

Are you looking for a healthy, whole grain bread and sweets for your family? Store bought bread cannot compare to the delicious breads from the Great Harvest Bread Company. Baked fresh daily by scratch, breads from the Great Harvest Bread Company are 100% whole grain made with freshly milled flour daily. No preservatives are added either!

Great Harvest Bread Company Review

My kids and I visited the Fairlawn, Ohio location and are hooked! I reviewed the Fairlawn location a couple years ago but there is always something new at Great Harvest. They always have your favorites at Great Harvest but many items are changed daily, giving you something new to try all the time. In fact, samples are always free and delicious at Great Harvest, so try before you buy!

Local owners, Kim and John are the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. They love their company and it shows. They take pride in providing families and local businesses the tastiest and healthiest products around. It is a pleasure to support a locally owned and operated business with people like them and when the products are so delicious!

Like I said, they grind their own wheat daily with their stone-grind, using the entire wheat kernal. This provides you with a healthier end product compared to other breads that are made from stripped down wheat. You can taste the freshness in each bite of the 100% whole-wheat breads and treats like cookies and scones.

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Great Harvest Bread Company Breads and Sweets

Don’t think you can’t afford to feed your family healthy breads. Compared side by side with the “whole wheat” breads at the grocery store, Great Harvest Bread Company loaves are not only tastier and healthier for you, the 2 lb loaves are usually less expensive ounce for ounce. There is no reason not to treat your family to breads and sweets that are better for you, while costing the same or less. Plus, since the breads are baked fresh daily with fresh ingredients, they store longer than breads that took longer to get to the grocery store, to the shelves, and to your kitchen.

Lunch at Great Harvest Bread Company

Looking for a healthy alternative to fast food while out and about with your family? Great Harvest Bread Company serves lunch Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 am—2:00 pm.

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Great Harvest Bread Company Lunch

A hearty sandwich is more than satisfying! Whole grains keep you fuller longer, what a healthy and delicious alternative. My kids enjoyed a peanut and butter sandwich, chips, and fresh baked cookie during our visit. Who can possibly resist that? You can also choose from Tuna Salad, Chicken Salad, Vegetarian, and fresh cut deli meat sandwiches.

Great Harvest Bread Company Products for sale

Great Harvest Bread Company has all kinds of delicious jams, spread, butters, dipping oils, granola, soup mixes, pasta salad kits, and cookie mixes. The Maple Syrup is Ohio made. You can even buy the daily milled whole wheat flour and even un-bleached white flour by the pound.

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Great Harvest Bread Company Products

The cookies mixes are prepared on location using the fresh milled flour. We received a Chocolate Chip Cookies Mix in our gift basket as well as baked cookies. The fresh baked cookies from  Great Harvest Bread Company are phenomenal. And HUGE! I wasn’t sure how if the cookie mixes could compare but I was eager to see.

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Nothing beats a gigantic cookie from  Great Harvest Bread Company but their cookies mixes come very, very, very close! They were simple to make by adding butter, water, and an egg. They taste so delicious that I had to freeze 1/2 so we wouldn’t eat them all in one night. Of course that didn’t matter when I un-froze them the next day because they were just that good! I am going to pick up several bags to keep on hand for when I need to bring a treat somewhere, they will think I’m the best baker!

 Great Harvest Bread Company Gift Baskets

All of the above items as well as fresh baked breads, cookies, and more can be added for a beautiful Great Harvest Bread Company Gift Basket. It is the perfect for corporate gifts, new moms gift, house warming gifts, birthdays, Christmas, and more.

Our gift basket was full of amazingly delicious treats. My family enjoyed devouring it all. Honey Whole Wheat loaf of bread, six giant Cookies, one pound of Granola, a jar of gourmet Strawberry Jam, jar of gourmet white chocolate Peanut Butter, a Great Harvest bread knife, and package of chocolate chip cookie mix.

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Great Harvest Bread Company Gift Basket

I would love to receive another one in the future as a gift and will be sure to think of it the next time I want to spoil someone.  Whether you choose one that is pre-designed or design your own, it is the gift that fits all sizes, interests, and age groups. You can’t go wrong with a Great Harvest Bread Gift Basket.

Great Harvest Bread Company Gives Back to the Community

Fairlawn, Ohio’s Great Harvest Bread Company are also big on community involvement and their generosity is unmatched. They donate to schools, churches, veterans, cancer walks, etc. Email Kim and John if you have a need for auction baskets, bread donations, or if you would like to create a fundraiser with Great Harvest!

Tours for small groups also available. My kids were happy to get a tour of the Fairlawn, Ohio Great Harvest Bread Company

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Visit Great Harvest Bread Company in Fairlawn, Ohio Plus BOGO Coupon

I hope you will stop by the Fairlawn, Ohio location to pick up delicious breads and treats for your family. Be sure to join their mailing list on their webpage too.

Great Harvest Bread Company BOGO COUPON

Get a FREE loaf of Honey Whole Wheat or Honey White Bread with the purchase of any other loaf of bread at regular price.  Exclusions apply: (1) not valid with other offers, (2) one coupon per person per visit, (3) valid at the Fairlawn bakery only, (4) valid now through August 8, 2011
Visit the Fairlawn, Ohio Great Harvest Bread Company Facebook Page for great coupons and to find out what is hot out of the oven today. Curb-side service available with a call ahead!

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Great Harvest Bread Company Fairlawn Ohio

Great Harvest Bread Company
3900 Medina Rd
Fairlawn,Ohio 44333

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This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Great Harvest Bread Company who provided the products for review and giveaway.

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