Great Harvest Bread

A Fresh Start


Rochester 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 meets our community’s unique needs. The “Franchise” part gives us access to the recipes and processes that GH has continuously improved for over two decades. The result is breads and sweets that will knock your socks off!

The Owners


I grew up in Butte, Montana and relocated here in 1997. I felt that Rochester would be an excellent place to open this healthy, community oriented business that I had always been so fond of. The store opened in November 5, 2004.

Moving from Montana (home of the best wheat in the country!) to Rochester in 1997; I quickly fell in love with Rochester! The decision was easy that this was the perfect place to open a healthy, community oriented business & raise a family. Two precious daughters and 6 years later I am reminded every day that this decision was the right one! It is a joy to be a part of this community.

Traditional Ways


At Great Harvest, we're dedicated to the traditional ways of bread making. We're a 'low tech,' old fashioned, scratch bakery. We use pure, wholesome ingredients. We add no fats, oils or preservatives. Each loaf is kneaded by hand. It takes time and a lot of work, but we truly enjoy keeping things deliciously simple.

Whole Grains


Our flour is the heart and soul of our bread. That's why we're both bakers and millers. At the crack of dawn each morning, we stone grind high protein Montana spring wheat into the freshest flour possible. Nothing's added or removed. This is the magic of whole grain breads and sweets. That gives each loaf a pure, rich wheat flavor you'll never taste from flour that's days old.

A Free Slice


You can always stop in for a free, thick slice of fresh bread from our breadboard, and stick around for a while to enjoy the sights and smells of our fresh bread baking.

Our Mission


- Be Loose and Have Fun
- Bake Phenomenal Bread
- Run Fast to Help Customers
- Give Generously to Others

Great Harvest Bread of Rochester

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