Our Great Harvest in Burlington is the realization of our dream. Years ago, Ethan and I decided to create a life that would allow us to work together in our own business, to live in a beautiful town of our choosing, and to raise a family with a healthy work-life balance. Building off of Ethan's years of baking experience at the Great Harvest in Missoula, Montana, we decided to open our own store. After roadtrips from the West to the East, we chose Burlington over many other cities. We moved here in 2002 and opened our doors in July of 2003.
The Burlington Great Harvest looks like no other Great Harvest out there. We operate under a “Freedom Franchise.” The “Freedom” part means that we get to run our business in a way that authentically reflects our community as well as us the owners. We get to make our own choices and truly own every aspect of our business. The “Franchise” part gives us access to the recipes and processes that GH has continuously improved for over three decades. The result is breads and sweets that are like no other.
Burlington has become our home. This bakery is truly family owned, you will see our two boys and little girl running around, 'helping' at the kneading table, rearranging the lobby, and drawing in the office. The bakery has become a big part of who Ethan and I are in Burlington. We are grateful for the role that the bakery allows us to play in our community, supporting local causes, employing amazing people, participating in the thriving local food web, and bringing people together over bread made with heart.
We love being part of the ancient tradition of baking, and being able to offer you the opportunity to buy bread from the place it is made. We’re excited to bring this tradition to you, our neighbors and friends.
Thanks for stopping by, we’re glad you came!
~ Sara & Ethan Brown