March 30, 2022

National Sourdough Bread Day

Top down view of a Sourdough loaf in hand.

Celebrate National Sourdough Bread Day with us.

April 1st is National Sourdough Bread Day and over at Source, we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate. We will be offering samples of our multigrain sourdough bread from 12pm-2pm on Friday, April 1st. We hope you stop by to celebrate with us and try some of our freshly baked bread from local bakery, Madame Lecker. 

History of Sourdough

One of the oldest forms of grain fermentation, sourdough is believed to date back to ancient Egypt around 1,500 BC. Often considered tastier and healthier than conventional bread, it remained the customary form of bread leavening until only a few centuries ago and has recently had a resurgence. Sourdough is produced through the process of long fermentation of the dough using bacteria, lactobacilli, and yeasts. Using naturally occurring yeasts and friendly bacteria rather than cultivated yeast, causes the bread to have a slightly sour, but pleasant taste. As part of the California Gold Rush, sourdough was the main bread made in Northern California and remains a significant part of the culture of San Francisco today. The bread was so common during the gold rush that the word “sourdough” became a nickname for the gold prospectors. San Francisco sourdough is the most famous sourdough bread made in the United States and the  San Francisco variety has remained in continuous production since 1849, with some bakeries able to trace their sourdough  starters back to California’s Gold Rush period. The long, rich history of sourdough makes it the perfect bread staple to enjoy in your home. Not only do we love to use our sourdough for dipping in olive oil, smothering with sauteed greens and as a breakfast staple but it also makes delicious sandwiches and is the perfect side for soups and stews. 

Source Sourdough

The multigrain  sourdough available at Source was created by Monica Sarmiento-Stadlin and Catherine van den Bossche of Madame Lecker Bakery. By joining forces through their passion for baking and wanting to provide their families, especially their children with natural and healthy food, Madame Lecker Bakery was created. Influenced by old European and Latin family recipes, Monica and Catherine are happy to share their traditional and delicious artisan baked goods not only with Source but with their community as well.

All of the fresh artisan breads and pastries at Madame Lecker Bakery are handmade from scratch. Practicing old bakery traditions and handcrafted techniques and using their own natural leaven (Sourdough), Madame Lecker has created recipes consisting of non GMO whole grain flours from the best high quality US mills, with no preservatives and no artificial ingredients. The long process of making their bread involves a slow fermentation of the dough, followed by hand shaping and slow rising before baking, reaching the perfect flavor and consistency. This process allows for a true artisan, natural and healthy product, nutritional and easy to digest. Madame Lecker has a baking facility in South Miami and  has partnered with Source to offer their delicious and nutritious sourdough weekly. You can order your multigrain sourdough loaf each week with Source and it will be baked fresh every Monday and then delivered to our market. Pickup of this amazing bread is available on Mondays from 3pm-6pm.

About Source 

Source offers a selection of the highest-quality produce, goods and more sourced local, organic, ethical, sustainable and as regenerative as possible. From the farm box to the market, all of our products are for and from the earth. We are committed to sustainable practices for an invested connected community, in an authentic space that will endure.

Visit our website to place  your order online for pickup, orders typically ready in 1-2 hours, or stop by our market located at 275 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (entrance is around the corner of Alhambra Circle and Salzedo St) to shop our Sourdough and so much more.