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Be a backer say bakers

Real Bread Campaign microbakery guide readers urge people to help fund new edition.

For week three of our crowdfunding campaign, we asked readers of the original edition of Knead to Know who run successful bakeries to say what the book meant to them.

Markus Drayss kindly created this short video of comments from Simon Cobb (Stoneham Bakehouse), Emma Parkin (Emma's Bread) and Cath Lloyd-Williams) The Doorstep Baker.

Keep pledging

With thanks to everyone who's pledged so far, we still need your help to reach our stretch target of £10,000

Not only will this enable us to print more copies of Knead to Know…more, our community (micro)bakery handbook, but also to run our planned Friends in Knead initiative. 

We’re talking with organisations including The School of Artisan Food, The Luminary Bakery and Better Health Bakery about how we can work together to give extra support to would-be bakery entrepreneurs who face extra barriers to setting up in business.

Please pledge today

We’re not expecting everyone to chip in £1000, like two very generous Real Bread bakeries each have done – we’re grateful for every tenner or more.

Readers' comments

“Knead to Know was a fantastically useful resource when we first started on our bakehouse journey.” Simon Cobb, Stoneham Bakehouse, Hove
“Start off with the best information you can get and a copy of Knead to Know.”
Emma Parkin, Emma’s Bread, Exeter

“It has been invaluable to me and I’d really recommend it.”
Cath Lloyd-Williams, The Doorstep Baker, Wyre Forest 

“The Knead to Know handbook inspired and guided me in the setting up the Lewes Bread Club, which made Real Bread for and with the local community from 2011 - 2016. Handbooks like this are invaluable for aspiring community bakers.” Robin van Creveld, Community Chef / Lewes Bread Club

“I have a copy of the 2013 reprint and love it. The whole Real Bread Campaign is a fabulous organisation - supporting the accessibility of Real Bread for everyone can only be a great thing.” Amy Ford

“I simply hope your book will help me fulfil a lifelong dream of setting up a bakery when the time finally comes! Thanks for helping achieve the dreams of many soon-to-be-proper-bakers :-)” Sonia Juarez Florencio

“We got a lot out of the original [book] when starting our microbakery, which has been our contribution to the community during lockdown.” Andrew Neagle, ANUNA Craft Bakery, Carmarthenshire

“The first edition helped Tensheds Bakehouse get up and running. I hope this one does the same for many more.” Tim Nash, The Tensheds Bakehouse, Essex

Published 19 Jul 2021

Real Bread Campaign: The Real Bread Campaign finds and shares ways to make bread better for us, better for our communities and better for the planet. Whether your interest is local food, community-focussed small enterprises, honest labelling, therapeutic baking, or simply tasty toast, everyone is invited to become a Campaign supporter.

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