News / Real Bread Campaign

Remember, remember Sourdough September

The Real Bread Campaign is calling on Real Bread bakeries, baking schools and other additive-free fermentalists to make their plans for this year’s annual, international celebration of genuine sourdough, and the people who make it.

For the seventh year running, the Real Bread Campaign is rallying bread lovers worldwide for a whole month dedicated to the oldest (and many people say the best) way of leavening a loaf.

The power of three

At its simplest, genuine sourdough is made using just three ingredients. This year’s Sourdough September will revel in the amazing alchemy of crafting just flour, water and salt into delicious, golden Real Bread.

Using this holey trinity, novice home bakers and true artisans alike can nurture the yeasts and bacteria naturally present in flour to foster a thriving sourdough starter culture, whose microbial magic makes the dough rise.

September is also a time for everyone to say no to sourfaux by baking or buying at least one loaf of genuine sourdough and sharing it on social.

Time to get doughing!

Real Bread bakeries, baking schools and other organisers are encouraged to start planning classes, tastings, feasts, sourdough starter giveaways and more now. They can add details of their sourdough shenanigans to the Real Bread Campaign calendar.


T: @RealBread
F: RealBreadCampaign
I: @RealBreadCampaign

Urban Food Fortnight

Real Bread bakers (and other folk who grow, make, cook, sell and save good food) in London are also encouraged to plan and add details of Urban Food Fortnight events and activities between 19 September and 6 October to the Urban Food Fortnight map.

Tell Boris no #ChildHealthUTurn

Take our online action

Published 5 Jun 2019

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.

Latest related news


Tell Boris no #ChildHealthUTurn

Support our charity

Your donation will help support the spread of baking skills and access to real bread.


The Green House
244-254 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9DA

020 3559 6777

Sustain advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, promote equity and enrich society and culture.

© Sustain 2022
Registered charity (no. 1018643)
Data privacy & cookies