In 1983 Daniel Leader moved his family from NYC to the Catskill Mountains to bake organic breads on the hearth of a wood-fired brick oven. A chef by training, Dan learned to bake naturally-fermented, artisan breads touring bakeries in Paris. Dan wanted to bring this pure, honest craft to his home and community.
Bread Alone is and has always been committed to simple life and living grounded in nature, community, and simple and honest breads and foods. True to form, Bread Alone's first oven was built by Dan and friends in the community. Their first loaves were sold out the side door of the bakery, or out the trunk of the family station wagon.