Crich opening hours: Monday Closed - Bread available at Crich Butchers. Tuesday - Friday 8am - 5pm. Saturday 8.30am - 4.30pm. Sunday 9am - 4.30pm
Crich telephone: 01773 857074
Coming back to Matlock very soon! We are delighted to announce that we will be supplying bread to Peli Deli, the well-known and lovely Café in the centre of Matlock. It is right in the middle of Matlock on the main roundabout so from January, you will be able to enjoy a coffee there and then pick up one of our loaves - fresh every day! Read more on Peli Deli's webpage.
Welcome to the loaf. We are a busy and vibrant artisan bakery, delicatessen and café in Crich and also a branch in Matlock, Derbyshire.
We sell a wide range of specialist bakery products, home made café food and deli-style groceries. We make bread, cakes, pizzas, pies, quiches, salads, hot and cold snacks, soups and a whole load more deliciously irresistible, top-quality goodies. Most of what we serve is made from scratch and contains no additives or preservatives.
As well as being able to visit us in Crich, we also regularly attend a number of markets and food fairs. There is a full list of events on the blog and you can also keep up to date with what's coming up for the loaf by looking at the calendar on the news page.
Our branch in Matlock Green, Matlock closed recently after four years of loyal support from our customers there. We would like to thank you for supporting us and also reassure you that the loaf is as strong as ever and continues to bake, thrive and grow from our bakery and café in Crich.
Though our own premises in Matlock Green are now closed, our commitment to make bread from the loaf available in the town is as strong as ever. The weekly market in Hall Leys Park on a Wednesday goes from strength to strength and Andrew Binder will continue to bring bread, scones and pastries to that right through the winter and beyond. Just make sure you get there in good time - we do sell out early most weeks! Andrew is happy to take regular orders for bread and will have a form available for you to complete with a regular order from this week.
We also attend the monthly Farmers' Market in Matlock on the third Saturday of the month - also in Hall Leys Park. Again, Mark will be delighted to take any regular orders you may have to make sure you get the bread you would like.
We are also delighted to announce that from January 2015 we will be supplying our bread to Peli Deli every day for sale and for use in the café. There will be more news about this during December.
Finally, we would be very happy to consider any further options for supplying bread in Matlock. So if you have any suggestions, please get in touch.
You can keep up with the latest news about our business and look at a calendar of events coming up on the news page.
There is also a regularly updated blog and an email newsletter which you can sign up for.
The latest newsletter contains information about the new menu, Pizza nights, bread baking demonstrations and courses, new products to try and much more.
We have now published dates for courses through the first half of 2015. All details about the content of the courses and booking information are on the courses page. Including details about buying a voucher to give to a friend or family member as a lovely sustainable gift.
Andrew has been working on a new course to cover German baking, having lived there for a year and recently visited two German bakeries. All details are on the courses page. He is also putting the finishing touches to a 'Breads of the North' course for later in the year. If you have any further suggestions, just with any ideas you have for new courses you would like to see.
Now that we have a van (pictured), and with the extra space that we have in the bakery, we can attend many more markets and events.
Regularly we are at:
Brampton Food Market, Brampton Road, Chesterfield - first Saturday of the month, 10am - 2pm
Belper Farmers' Market, Market Square, Belper - second Saturday of the month, 9am - 2pm
Matlock Farmers' Market, Hall Leys Park, Matlock - third Saturday of the month, 9am - 2pm
Bakewell Farmers' Market, Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell - last Saturday of the month, 9am - 2pm
Chesterfield Farmers' Market, Marketplace, Chesterfield - second Thursday of the month, 9am - 3pm
Derby Farmers' Market, Marketplace, Derby - third Thursday of the month, 9am - 2pm
Buxton Fine Food Fair, Bottom of the Slopes, Buxton - last Friday of the month, 9am - 4pm.
Tempt your taste buds with a delicious special pizza which changes every week. On Wednesday 29 October it is Caramelised onion, plum, prosciutto crudo and goat's cheese.
The list of special pizza toppings that I am planning for the rest of the year is on the pizza menu page. If you have any suggestions, just drop me an email!
We are regularly fully booked, so do phone to reserve your table if you fancy a pleasant evening of good food and convivial company. View the pizza menu here and though we don't have a licence, you are welcome to 'bring your own'. Call 01773 857074 to book a table or order a takeaway pizza.
If you have ever wondered how healthy bread at the loaf is, then I have written this blog entry in response to a recent newspaper article. I aim to highlight just how healthy the bread we bake is. In essence, all you need to know is that our bread is deliciously tasty, very digestible and 100% additive-free.
We are delighted to have signed up to the Real Bread Campaign's 'Loaf Mark' scheme. As a way of making sure that bread-buying customers across the country can identify bakers who are baking real bread - bread made without artificial additives or processing aids - there is now a stamp of assurance, the loaf mark, for you to look out for.
At the loaf, we are proud that every single loaf we produce meets the Real Bread Campaign's definition of 'real bread' so we can use the loaf mark for all the bread we sell. Look out for it at the loaf and in other bakeries across the country.