Nestled in the hills of Fairfax, Vermont, Brotbakery was opened in 2012 by bakeress Heike Meyer. Growing up in Germany, Heike was heavily influenced by the rustic, hearty country loaves you still find in many European bakeries, with inspiration from the rich food traditions and bread skills in the Americas. Over the summer, you can find hand-shaped breads freshly baked in the wood-fired oven at the Brotbakery along with other ancient grain breads and even some unusual pastries and cakes. Join us for a virtual lecture-style class where we’ll learn about the process of making natural sourdough breads from Heike and get an introduction to maintaining a starter and baking with sourdough. Heike loves to use local flours in her breads, so what better way to focus on local staples for the last week of We ♥ Local month? This class will be held on Microsoft Teams, and joining instructions will be sent to participants in advance.