The Montana-based franchise company was opened in Burlington by Sara and Ethan Brown in 2003 and after 15 years of operating the business, they sold it to Chris Brown and Joanne Casale on July 31, 2018. Great Harvest Bread Company in Burlington is a "Freedom Franchise" of Great Harvest Bread Company, meaning Chris and Joanne have the freedom to run their business in a way that makes sense for them and in a way that benefits our community. Whole wheat is ground fresh in the bakery each morning on a stone mill and used in the day's breads and sweets. The wheat comes from family farms in Montana, while many of the other ingredients come from family farms in Vermont and New England. Great Harvest makes a variety of fresh-baked breads, as well as muffins, scones, cookies, and bars. You can find an assortment of their breads in our Bakery Department.