In some ways, Backyard Bread began when Sam was 16 and built his first oven. A few friends helped carry clay from the stream down the hill, and so began the new adventure with bread. Since then new ovens have been built with new people, and new breads have been baked.
But one thing hasn't changed: people are still drawn to the backyard when the smoke starts to rise. A musician plays, the first pizza comes out and all of a sudden we have a party.
Backyard Bread is not about baking the perfect loaf; it is about starting that party, again and again, in Sam's backyard and yours. We believe that communities will be at their best when the oven is hot, the pizza is plenty, and people are fed.