Hi! Welcome to Great Harvest Bread Co. in Newtown Pennsylvania!
We're Jess and Darron and we purchased the Great Harvest Bread Co. in Newtown in October 2012. It's a dream come true — our dream! Our passion for fresh, great tasting, nutritious bread, and our desire to run a community-based business around which we can raise a family, led us to Great Harvest. They have been making great bread for communities across the U.S. for over 30 years.
Great Harvest Newtown 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 the unique needs of Newtown and Bucks County. The “Franchise” part gives us access to the recipes and processes that Great Harvest has continuously improved for over three decades. It's a win - win and the result is breads and sweets that will knock your socks off! I bet you didn't know that we mill our own wheat flour right in the bakery daily and we use only fresh, natural ingredients, with no preservatives or modifiers - the way bread is supposed to be made!
We moved back to Pennsylvania from Florida to purchase the Great Harvest Newtown. In Florida, we worked together at the same construction company, Darron as a field engineer and Jess in marketing. But we wanted more of a connection to our community and so we packed away our warm weather clothes, bought winter jackets and moved back to where Jess grew up. Jess attended Conestoga High School in Chester County and Darron graduated from the University of Hawaii. In fact, we met while we were both volunteering on the Big Island to save the Hawksbill Sea Turtles.
We have been "foodies" for a long time. In Florida, we were the youngest certified barbecue judges in our area. We also brew our own beer (but that's not for sale at the bakery!).
Well enough about us, what about you? Come by the bakery, get a free slice of delicious bread and say hello!
Thanks for stopping by, we’re glad you came!
Jess and Darron Smith